All in the Family

Season 4 Episode 7

Archie and the Computer

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Aired Unknown Oct 27, 1973 on CBS
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Archie and the Computer
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A computer error leads Edith into collecting a small fortune in quarters sent to her in the mail by a prune company. When Archie discovers this, he immediately wants to keep the money and doesn't want Edith to say anything to the company. However, Archie has a computer problem of his own when the Veteran's office officially declares him dead.moreless

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  • From the beginning when Edith explains the way it started with the prune company sending her quarters, through Mike's mixed up phone call concerning chickens overturned on the highway, all the way to the tag with Archie being declared a woman by the VA admoreless

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    ...and I'm not sure why. There are no heavy political statements, no 70s era guest stars... just an examination of man vs machine : Mike decrying computers as a sign of dehumanization, and Archie defending them as a symbol of American success. However had this show been filmed 25 years later I wonder if the roles would have been reversed with Mike defending the work of Bill Gates, a contemporary of his; while Archie, creature of habit and suspicious of anything new, not touching a pc with a 10 foot poll.moreless
Jean Stapleton

Jean Stapleton

Edith Bunker

Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner

Michael Stivic (1971-1978)

Sally Struthers

Sally Struthers

Gloria Stivic (1971-1978)

Carroll O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor

Archie Bunker

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