All in the Family

Season 3 Episode 1

Archie and the Editorial

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Aired Unknown Sep 16, 1972 on CBS
9.3
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Archie and the Editorial
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Archie gets fed up with a television editorial when this week's issue concerns gun control. Archie rails against gun control, battles it out with Mike and ultimately decides to go on the TV show with a rebuttal. Later, Archie meets his two biggest supporters -a pair of stickup artist who rob him at gunpoint.moreless

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  • A very bad and incorrect view on the issue of Gun Control.

    1.0
    This show has the issue of Gun Control very, very wrong in several points. First, New York City has some of the strongest gun control laws in the US. Second, even with the strongest gun control laws in the US, "bad people" are always, I repeat always going to be able to get guns and they will use them against good people. Third, this show did not mention any of this information.The show gave you the idea that because Archie says everyone should be "packing a rod", it gives the "bad people" the ability to get guns and to use them in criminal acts.Even when this was first shown in 1972, it is a very very misleading show.THis is the type of thing the "get rid of all guns and we will be safe" people want to show. They are completely wrong. I repeat, they are completely wronf. If "good people" want to be able to defend them-selves, then they must have the ability to do so. Otherwise, "Bad People" will always be taking things from "Good People".Granted, I am not saying everyone should be carrying a gun, not without proper training and not without a permit, but if a person wants to carry a gun and has a permit, then they should be able to do so within the laws of the land.This is one time when "All in the Family" got it completely wrong.moreless
  • Archie, while watching TV gets enraged when an anti-gun editorial is voiced on TV. After arguing with Mike and Gloria about it afterwards, he decides to call the station to get them to broadcast him on TV with his side of the subject.moreless

    9.0
    A classic episode, not to be taken seriously of course. It's supposed to hit on the naivety, or narrowmindedness of Archie. Don't walk away from this all long-faced, it's funny!! My favorite part of the episode is when Gloria says to Archie,(paraphrasing): "Daddy, do you know how many people were killed last year by the result of guns?", and Archie replies(paraphrasing again): "Would you be any happpier if they were all pushed out of windows, little girl?" I just start roaring every time I see that episode, or laugh when I think about it. A definite one to see if you ever get a chance to. It's one of my top ten All In The Family's to watch, along with the one with Lionel and his uncle visiting the Bunkers when they move in.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

Diane Sommerfield

Diane Sommerfield

Judy

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Val Bisoglio

Val Bisoglio

Gangster

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Brendan Dillon

Brendan Dillon

Bartender (uncredited)

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Mike Evans

Mike Evans

Lionel Jefferson

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