"Where's Archie?"
Season 5, episode # 8
# 93 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All In The Family" episode
Series: All In The Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date November 2, 1974
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Written by Barry Harman & Harve Brosten
Directed by: H. Wesley Kenney
Guest starring
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Where's Archie? was eighth episode of the fifth season and the 93rd overall episode of All In The Family. The Season 5 episode first aired on CBS-TV on November 2, 1974. Written by Barry Harman and Harve Brosten, and was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.


Archie mysteriously disappears while traveling to a union convention in Buffalo, leaving Edith fraught with worry. Edith receives the news that Archie never made it to the hotel in Buffalo, from several of his old lodge buddies, which caused her to worry.

Episode summaryEdit

This first episode of a three-part story arc finds Edith preparing for a Tupperware party while Archie is away attending a lodge convention in Buffalo. The tranquil mood in the Bunker household is shattered when Archie fails to call Edith as he promised, leading Edith, Mike, and Gloria to worry that Archie has met with an accident.

"Where's Archie?" was taped at the beginning of All in the Family's fourth season to compensate for Carroll O'Connor's walkout due to a salary dispute. Reportedly, producer Norman Lear intended to kill off Archie if negotiations with O'Connor fell through. As it turned out, the "death of Archie" episode was rewritten as an installment of the Lear-produced Good Times when star John Amos left that series.

Note: Isabel Sanford (as Louise Jefferson), Betty Garrett (as Irene Lorenzo), Charlotte Rae (as Miss Lillian Henderson) and Hector Elias (as Alfredo Estrada) all guest star in this episode.

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