Pay the Twenty Dollars
Season 4, episode # 23
# 84 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date March 9, 1974
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Written by Robert L. Goodwin & Woody Kling
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring
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Pay The Twenty Dollars was the 23rd episode of the fourth season and the 84th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 4 episode first aired on CBS-TV on March 9, 1974. Co-written by Robert L. Goodwin and Woody Kling, the episode was directed by John Rich.


George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley) demands to know why Archie paid him for his drycleaning with a counterfeit $20 bill.

Plot summary

George Jefferson's contention that Archie Bunker was placed on this earth just to make trouble for him seems to be confirmed when Archie accidentally pays George with a counterfeit 20-dollar bill. Much as it pains him, Archie bends over backward to rectify his error, only to make the situation even worse.