| Season Five, episode # 1|
|Series:||All In The Family|
|Air date||September 14, 1974|
|Written by||Don Nicholl, Michael Ross and Bernie West|
|Directed by:||H. Wesley Kenney|
|IMDB||The Bunkers and Inflation (Part 1)|
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The Bunkers and Inflation (Part 1) was season opening episode of the fifth season and the 86th overall episode of All In The Family. The Season 4 episode first aired on CBS-TV on September 14, 1974. The first installment of a four-episode story arc that was written by Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, and Bernie West, the episode was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.
Archie's union calls a strike, leaving the family to begin adjusting to not having a steady income.
Season four of All in the Family gets under way with the news that Archie's union is going on strike. The action could not happen at a worse time; the Bunkers' bank account is at an all-time low and the cost of living is at an all-time high.
Note: Betty Garrett appears in this episode as Irene Lorenzo. Isabel Sanford (as Louise Jefferson), Sherman Hemsley (as George Jefferson), Mike Evans (as Lionel Jefferson), and Billy Halop (as Bert Munson) all also appear.