All in the Family

Season 8 Episode 8

Archie's Bitter Pill (1)

Aired Unknown Nov 06, 1977 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Part one of a two part episode sees Archie deeply depressed because Archie's Place is not doing any business and bill collectors are calling. Archie soon turns to pills to combat the depression.

    I found it rather difficult to put into words just how this episode is one of the best not just of the season, but of the entire series. One thing that is quite easy to say is the late Carrol O'Connor gives his best performance of the series here. The final scene at the bar when Archie comes crashing back to reality will stay with you long after you have seen this episode. Jean Stapelton is just as tremendous in this episode with yet another excellent performance. The episode also has the right amount of laughs as well. Classic episode.
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