All in the Family

Season 4 Episode 5

Archie, the Gambler

Aired Unknown Oct 13, 1973 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Barney Hefner's wife is called "Mabel" in this episode, but later in the series, she is known as "Blanche."

  • Quotes

    • Archie: Do you know, Edith, that there a lot of husbands out there who hit their wives whether they deserve it or not?
      Edith: Archie, maybe I could forgive you if you hit me. But I don't think I could ever forgive you for making me hit you.
      Archie: What does THAT mean?
      Edith: It means you lied to me, Archie.
      Archie: Hey! Listen now, Edith. (points to his cheek) I still got no feeling here.

    • (After Archie comes down from the bathroom.)
      Archie: Edith, let me tell you something about beer. You can never buy it. You can only rent it!
      (Archie laughs but Edith is not too happy.)
      Archie: Hey, come on now! What's the matter? Did I just hear the phone ring?
      Edith: (tersely) Yes.
      Archie: Who was it for?
      Edith: It was for you.
      Archie: Well, don't just stand there, Edith. What was it?
      Edith: It was Glow Worm in the fifth!
      (With that, Edith slaps Archie hard across the face and runs upstairs. Archie can't believe it.)

    • Archie: One thing about beer Edith, you never buy it, you only rent it.

    • (after Edith quickly pulls out a pencil)
      Archie: She slings it out like Matt Dillon.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Archie: (after Edith quickly pulls out a pencil) She slings it out like Matt Dillon.

      Archie refers to the famous Marshal of Dodge City, Matt Dillon, of the show Gunsmoke.