Prisoner in the House
Season 5, episode # 16
# 100 overall in series (209 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date January 4, 1975
Production code
Written by Teleplay by:
Bud Wiser and Lou Derman & Bill Davenport
Story by:
Bud Wiser
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro & H. Wesley Kenney
Guest starring
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Prisoner in the House was the 16th episode of the fifth season and the 100th credited overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 5 episode first aired on CBS-TV on January 4, 1975. Written by Bud Wiser, Lou Derman and Bill Davenport from a story by Wiser, it was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.


Archie is dismayed to learn that the plumber who is doing work in his home has employed a furloughed prisoner from Sing-Sing.

Episode summary

Archie and Edith are having a problem with their plumbing so they call of friend of theirs, Mr. Strinksi, a plumber. who brings and assistant named Nick Howard. While Archie is at work, the assistant tells Edith that he is a convict on a work furlough. Edith is okay with it, but she is afraid of what Archie may think. Eventually, he finds out and spreads the news all over Kelcy's bar. The plumber decides not to finish the job and that he can't use the assistant anymore. Edith encourages him not to give up.

Note: Sidney Clute appears as Mr. Strinski the Plumber, and Cliff Osmond appears as Nick Howard