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"Mike Comes into Money"
Season 3, episode # 8
# 45 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date November 4, 1972
Production code 310 (3x8)
Written by: Michael Ross & Bernie West
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring: None in episode
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Mike Comes into Money is the 8th episode of the third season and the 45th overall episode All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on November 4, 1972. Directed by John Rich, the story was written by Michael Ross with Bernie West.
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Synopsis

When Mike inherits some money, he donates $200 to the George McGovern campaign. Coincidentally, it comes at the same time Archie is demanding $200 for rent, and it results in yet another argument.

Summary

In this episode the ball starts rolling when Mike unexpectedly receives a 200-dollar inheritance. Archie wants Mike to hand over the money for household expenses. Instead, liberal Mike donates the 200 dollars to the presidential campaign of George McGovern.

Trivia/Notes

"Mike Comes Into Money" was originally telecast on November 4, 1972 -- three days before McGovern lost to incumbent Richard Nixon (bad news for Mike, perhaps, but a bottomless source of satirical material for the series!).

Quotes/Scene Exceprts


  • Archie: Look at this water bill - eighty dollars! My luck I got the only Polack (referring to Mike) that showers regular.

  • Archie: Do you hear your daughter turning on her father that way? Twenty-two years, I've never heard her open her yap like that!
  • Edith: Well, she's just sticking up for her husband!
  • Archie: Ahhh! For the live of me, I'll never understand women. The way they marry some guy who always makes a fool of himself... but still they *love* him!

[sarcastically]

  • Edith: That's right, Archie.

  • Gloria: Well, what do you want me to do?
  • Edith: [Screeching] I don't know! All I know is you ruined your father's dinner!
  • Gloria: I said I was sorry! Well, excuse me for living!
  • Archie: What is all the hollerin' out here?
  • Gloria: Nothing!
  • Archie: For a minute I thought I was in the back room of a Greek restaurant!

  • Mike: Here's a dime, Arch.
  • Archie: Aah, that won't pay for all of your showers.
  • Mike: No, but it'll pay for yours!

Cast (in credits order)

Main cast

Recurring cast/characters

None

Guest starring

None