The Insurance Is Cancelled
Season 2, episode # 10
# 23 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date November 27, 1971
Production code
Written by Lee Kalchiem
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring
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The Insurance Is Cancelled is the tenth episode aired during the second season and the 23rd overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 2 episode first aired on CBS-TV on November 27, 1971. Directed by John Rich, the story was written by Lee Kalchiem with Michael Ross and Bernie West.

Philip Proctor of Firesign Theater fame appears as Wendell. Rafael Campos also appears as Little Emanuel.


At the same time Archie is told to lay off part of his crew at work, he gets a notice informing him that his homeowner's insurance has been canceled.

Plot summary

So often the dispenser of thoughtless discrimination, Archie finds himself forced to take his own medicine. This occurs when the Bunkers' home insurance is canceled thanks to the company's new racial red-lining procedures. Archie's plight at home is contrasted with his on-the-job decision to lay off a Puerto Rican employee.