| Season 5, episode # 22|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||March 1, 1975|
|Production code||522 (5x24)|
|Written by:||Lou Derman and Bill Davenport|
|Directed by:||H. Wesley Kenney|
|Guest starring:||None appear in this episode|
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(Season 5 finale)
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Archie makes a bet that he can go without a cigar longer than Mike can go without eating, making for a very stressful weekend for the Bunkers and the Stivics.
Archie comes home irritated about a woman who asked him to put out his cigar on an elevator. He argues with Mike and Gloria about the new law about not smoking on elevators, to which Archie sarcasticly blows a "raspberry". In a show of will-power Mike and Archie make a $20 bet. Mike agrees to give up eating for two days if Archie can give up smoking. Suspicious of each other, they sleep in the same bed and drive each other crazy.
The next day, the two drive each other even crazier when Mike reveals all the hiding places where Archie has hidden cigars. Archie then tempts Mike with pudding while Mike tempts Archie with smoking. Finally, Edith puts a stop to the nonsense, by suggesting that Archie light up at the same moment that Mike takes a bite of pudding. Archie cheats and doesn't light the cigar but, while mocking Mike, karma intercedes and he burns his fingers with the match. It is never revealed whether Mike paid Archie the $20.
Cast (in credits order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael "Meathead" Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic
Guest stars/Recurring cast
No guests or recurring cast members appear in this episode.