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All in the Family

Season 4 Episode 1

We're Having a Heat Wave

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Aired Unknown Sep 15, 1973 on CBS
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We're Having a Heat Wave
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A heat wave hits New York, putting all of the Bunkers in bad moods and, to put salt on an already open wound, the air conditioner breaks down. When the house next door is put up for sale, Archie puts together a petition to prevent more minorities from moving into the neighborhood. Henry Jefferson hops on board when he discovers that a Hispanic family is looking at the home.moreless

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  • This is the first, and probably the only episode of "All in the Family" where the phrase "Goddamn it" is used.

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    Archie shouts the g.d. phrase when he's fed up with Mike rambling about Watergate. Edith runs up to Archie and says, "you shouldn't swear like that". Archie replies that the two words (God and damn) are right out of the Bible, and aren't swear words.



    Even though this show was post-Hays code, some words and phrases that are more accepted on TV these days were still looked down on in the 1970s. It was shocking to many people to hear Archie say "g.d." on prime-time TV in 1973. This scene was cut entirely during the first syndication, but I believe TV Land airs this entire scene uncut.moreless
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

Victor Argo

Victor Argo

Mr. Estrada

Guest Star

Mel Stewart

Mel Stewart

Henry Jefferson

Recurring Role

Vincent Gardenia

Vincent Gardenia

Frank Lorenzo

Recurring Role

Betty Garrett

Betty Garrett

Irene Lorenzo

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Mike: Watergate. Watergate. Watergate. Watergate. Watergate.
      Archie: Cut that out. God damn it!
      Edith: You shouldn't swear like that. Ever since this Watergate thing it's been GD this and GD that.
      Archie: I didn't swear. GD. That's not swearing. The first word is God. How can that be a swear word? It's the most popular word in the bible. The second word, damn, that's a perfectly good word, you hear it all the time, like they dam the river to keep it from flooding it. And you read in the Bible that some guy was damned for cheating or stealing or having sex in the family. And who damned him? Who else? God. God damned him. Edith, beautiful words right out of the Bible.

    • Archie: I'm reading a magazine. Would you all be quiet so I can consecrate?

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