All in the Family

The Elevator Story

Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 1/1/72
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  • Episode Description
  • The Bunkers are celebrating Edith's birthday at an Italian restaurant in the city when Archie discovers that Edith failed to mail out a payment to the insurance company. This leads him to run across the street to drop it off. However, on his way he gets stuck in an elevator along with a pregnant Puerto Rican and her husband, an aging hippie, and an erudite black businessman.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jean Stapleton

    Edith Bunker

  • Rob Reiner

    Michael Stivic (1971-1978)

  • Sally Struthers

    Gloria Stivic (1971-1978)

  • Carroll O'Connor

    Archie Bunker

  • Alan J. Levitt

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • During Edith birthday Archie gets stuck in the elevator.

    By yuki_megami, Sep 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Mike: I'd better go over to the Friedman building and try to find him at the insurance office. Ma, can you remember the name? Edith: Archie Bunker.

    • Archie: (trapped in an elevator; trying the elevator phone) Hello? Operator? Carlos: (to Archie) Señor? Archie: Operator? Carlos: Señor? Archie: Would somebody translate for this Spic here and tell him I'm trying to use the phone? Carlos: Is no need; this… uh… "Spic" speak English. Archie: Well, then you oughta know that I'm trying to call for help. Carlos: I try to tell you, the phone only rings in the janitor's office. Archie: Well, then, that's who I'm trying to call. Carlos: I am the janitor.

    • Mike: Ma, can you remember the name of the insurance guy? Edith: Um... It's a German name... Hinklemeyer. That's it. Archie: Hinklemeyer, okay. (exits) Gloria: Ma, are you sure that's the name? Edith: Yeah. Hinklemeyer, that's it... Or Swanson.

    • Carlos: Let me expplain something to you, Mister. 1: How many children we have is 'cause we love each other very much. 2: You talk very intelligent, Mister, but you're not so smart.

    • Archie: I saw a lot of action in the war. Hugh Victor Thompson III: During KP or latrine duty? Archie: As a soldier in the Army Air Corp, that's the only place we'd see you people. Hugh Victor Thompson III: As an officer in the Intelligence Division, I would never have seen you.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode was videotaped on November 19, 1971.

    • This episode was videotaped on November 19, 1971.

    • Edith Diaz will show up as ANOTHER very pregnant lady in a classic episode of Barney Miller ("Happy New Year")

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