All in the Family

The Blockbuster

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 11/13/71
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  • Episode Description
  • The Bunkers are having problems with their furnace which gets Archie entertaining the idea of possibly moving to California. When an unscrupulous black real-estate salesman, Mr. Byrd, offers Archie a hefty sum of money for his home, Archie is all for it despite Mike's warnings that Byrd is a blockbuster (someone who persuades white home-owners to sell by appealing to the fear that minority groups will move into the neighborhood causing property values to decline).moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jean Stapleton

    Edith Bunker

  • Rob Reiner

    Michael Stivic (1971-1978)

  • Sally Struthers

    Gloria Stivic (1971-1978)

  • John Rich (II)

  • Austin Kalish

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Archie: You're colored. Chester Byrd: Yes I am. Archie: You didn't sound colored on the phone. Chester Byrd: I used the white telephone.

    • Edith: (in response to the broken furnace) Archie made a joke about it. 'Looks like we got a religious utility here. It never works on Sundays'! (laughs)

    Notes (2)

    • This episode was videotaped on September 24, 1971.

    • Archie discloses that he paid $14,000 for his home twenty years ago, and thinks he can get $22,000 for it today.

    Trivia (1)

    • The lighting in this episode could have been better. For instance, as the family is at the table eating breakfast( in the opening scene), you can notice shadows all around Edith when Archie sits down.

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