All in the Family

Season 7 Episode 13

The Baby Contest

Aired Unknown Dec 11, 1976 on CBS

Episode Recap

While babysitting Joey, Archie takes polaroids of the child to enter into a beautiful baby contest. Mike and Gloria come over to pick up Joey and find out about Archie's idea, protesting the whole idea and telling him to forget it. Mike and Gloria deride pageants in general, but Archie ignores their request. He submits Joey's photo anyway, and later finds out that Barney Hefner has submitted a photo of his granddaughter as well. The two feud over whose offspring is cutest, and both proceed to cast illegal votes to the newspaper when their two grandchildren are finalists. However, both Archie and Barney are disqualified when the votes that they cast turn out to be from the same person - who has been deceased for several weeks.