All in the Family

Season 1 Episode 8

Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood

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Aired Unknown Mar 02, 1971 on CBS
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Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood
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When Jim Bowman sells his house, Archie discovers that a new family is moving to the neighborhood. Fearing that Jim sold to a Jewish family, he goes over to investigate, only to discover that the new family is black. Archie quickly hopes to round the neighborhood up and try to force the family out of the area. However, Archie is in for a shock when he discovers it is Lionel's family that has come to the neighborhood.moreless

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  • Lional is moving to Archie's neighborhood.

    10
    Archie learns that his next door neighbor is saling his house.Thinking that he sold his home to the jews.But finding out that he sold it some black family.He thought to gather his neighbors to prevent them from moving into the neighborhood.But than Archie learns that it is Lional family that is moving to the neighborhood.Which got Archie shocked of course.



    Yeah and who to thought that Archie was about to get Lional family.But just to put an big note on it.Lional is almost liked Archie's best friend.moreless
  • one of the best

    8.7
    this episode has to be among my favories, Edith is si happy to have new nieghbors and Blinly accepts the Jeffersons, Archie is disgusted someone he felt was on his side " sold out" once again they use the comecic prejudice of Archie to prove so many points I think this episode alone could of launched the Jeffersons as a show
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

Vincent Gardenia

Vincent Gardenia

Jim Bowman

Guest Star

Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford

Louise Jefferson

Recurring Role

Mike Evans

Mike Evans

Lionel Jefferson

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In this episode the Jeffersons house is said to be two doors away, and of course later it will be right next door to the Bunkers.

    • Lionel says his aunt is moving in with them, but doesn't mention his uncle. Later we meet his uncle, but never hear about his aunt again.

    • Archie reminds Jim Bowman that Mr. McNab sold his house to a Jewish family when he left the neighborhood. However, in the previous episode, the Bunkers have the McNab's doormat on their porch, because the McNab's dog chewed up theirs.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mike: In today's society, if something doesn't work, you throw it out.
      Archie: Well, you don't work. Maybe we better throw you out.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode was videotaped on February 12, 1971.

    • Vincent Gardenia plays Jim Bowman in this episode, the neighbor who sold his home to the Jeffersons. Gardenia would appear again in Season Three in the role of Curtis Rempley, the swinging husband in "The Bunkers and the Swingers." Throughout the remainder of the series, Gardenia would be featured in the recurring role of Archie's oversensitive and culinary neighbor, Frank Lorenzo.

    • Isabel Sanford makes her first appearance in the recurring role of Louise Jefferson.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Louise: Fine, how you like Doris Day.

      Louise was talking about a widow raising two sons and working as a secretary for a magazine publisher. The series ran from 1968-1973.

    • Trying to make conversation, Archie asks Louise how she "liked The Julia Show last night. He is alluding to a black comedy series that ran from 1968 - 1971 and featured a widowed black woman trying to raise her young son and balance a career as a nurse.

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