All in the Family

Season 2 Episode 6

The Election Story

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Aired Unknown Oct 30, 1971 on CBS

Episode Recap

Gloria and Mike are canvassing the neighborhood for political votes. Gloria is particularly excited because it's her first time voting. Their involvement in the upcoming election triggers an argument with Archie. Edith comes home from grocery shopping, excited because Ferguson's Market "broke the code." Archie has a challenging time deciphering what exactly this means. He grows even more frustrated when he learns that Claire Packer, the woman who's running for office on Mike's and Gloria's efforts is stopping by the house. Their argument escalates when Gloria tells Mike that Archie isn't even voting. Claire comes by and she and Archie engage in a political heat, in which Archie prophesies that "if you liberals get your way, there'll be the sound of a giant flush - America going down the toilet." Archie gets so incensed that he decides to vote after all.

Among the canvassers, a gay and lesbian duo stop by, and Archie makes short work of "Tutti and Fruiti." Lionel is the next one to stop by, and endorses a guy named DeAngelo. Archie and Edith run off to vote, only to discover that Archie isn't eligible because he hasn't voted in so long. Edith, however, is registered and uses her vote to help shoo in the candidate he opposes.

 

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