Archie Bunker's Place

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Episode Guide

    • Death of a Saint (1)
      Death of a Saint (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      5/3/81
      9.9
      Murray turns down his mother when she asks him visit so he can go on a date and propose to his girlfriend, but Murray feels very guilty after his mother passes away while he's on a date. Over taken by guilt he drives his fiancée away, she insted takes a promotion in San Fransisco. Murray realizes his mother died happy, but it may be too late to save his relationship.moreless
    • Harry's Investment
      Harry's Investment
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/25/81
      9.9
      Archie wants Harry to buy back Murray's share of the bar. Both Harry's wife and Archie are upset to learn Harry invested in McFenneys, a competitor bar and grill.
    • Marriage on the Rocks
      Marriage on the Rocks
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/12/82
      9.9
      Harry's wife kicks him out of the house, so Archie offers him his date.
    • The Red Herring
      The Red Herring
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      1/30/83
      9.9
      Archie throws a party for Mr. Van Ranseller, but when Van Ranseller's communist friends drop in, Archie becomes upset.
    • A Small Mafia Favor
      A Small Mafia Favor
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/23/80
      9.9
      An old friend of Murray's comes to visit, but he's also a crime kingpin. When Murray unknowingly signals the death of a rival mob boss, Archie fears retalitation.
    • The Night Visitor
      The Night Visitor
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      1/17/82
      9.9
      Someone is breaking into Archie's storeroom at night. Jose is put on night duty to find out who it is. He discovers it's Raul, who has lost his apartment and has no place to live.
    • Barney the Gambler
      Barney the Gambler
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      2/1/81
      9.9
      Barney's win streak comes to an end, as does the patience of his bookie.
    • I Can Manage
      I Can Manage
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/20/83
      9.9
      Gary convinces Archie to go to a convention for busisness management. Archie goes, reluctant until he meets the female instructor and the two of them hit it off. Archie learns she's married but she still wants him anyway.
    • Relapse
      Relapse
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      3/14/82
      9.9
      Veronica's ex-husband returns and urges Veronica to start drinking again.
    • No One Said It Was Easy
      No One Said It Was Easy
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      3/27/83
      9.9
      Depressed Gary has a bout with alcoholism.
    • Break a Leg, Stephanie
      Break a Leg, Stephanie
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/7/82
      9.9
      Archie is reluctant to let Stephanie attend an arts school.
    • Stay Out of My Briefs
      Stay Out of My Briefs
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/31/82
      9.9
      Billie fills in for Marsha as Gary's secretary.
    • Gary's Ex
      Gary's Ex
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/3/82
      9.9
      Gary's ex-girlfriend visits and demands attention from him, upsetting Billie.
    • Tough Love
      Tough Love
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      3/15/81
      9.9
      Veronica's drinking problem worries Archie and Murray, especially when she ends up in the hospital.
    • Custody (1)
      Custody (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/4/81
      9.9
      Stephanie's wealthy grandmother visits for Christmas.
    • Blind Man's Bluff
      Blind Man's Bluff
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      1/31/82
      9.9
      Blind Mr. Van Ranseller is mugged by a customer at the bar who overhears Van Ranseleer is carrying a sum of money on him. It's now up to Archie and the staff to help him get out of his apartment when he becomes fearful of being attacked again.
    • Three Women
      Three Women
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/16/83
      9.9
      Archie takes Stephanie to visit her wealthy grandmother. But when the truck fails to start, Archie becomes an unwanted supper guest at her home. Stephanie looks to her grandmother for answers about her mother.
    • Father and Daughter Night
      Father and Daughter Night
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      2/17/80
      9.8
      Murray steps in when Archie refuses to appear in the father and daughter talent show at Stephanie's school.
    • Growing Up Is Hard to Do (2)
      Growing Up Is Hard to Do (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      12/6/81
      9.8
      Stephanie's father Floyd, steals money that Stephanie received as a gift. Stephanie finds out and lets him keep the money because he is broke.
    • The Camping Trip
      The Camping Trip
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/14/80
      9.8
      Stephanie's club plans a camping trip, and Archie's been signed to chaperone with his knowledge.
    • Norma Rae Bunker
      Norma Rae Bunker
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      10/18/81
      9.8
      Archie fights for Mrs. Canby's rights when she's discriminated against on a second job making clothes.
    • Archie's Night Out
      Archie's Night Out
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/26/82
      9.8
      Archie reluctantly goes to a singles bar with Barney and Mr. Van Ranseller, who picks up a lady.
    • The Promotion
      The Promotion
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      1/9/83
      9.8
      Gary is considered for a partnership in the firm when he uses CPR to save his uncle's life when he has a heart attack.
    • A Blast from the Past
      A Blast from the Past
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/7/82
      9.8
      Archie wants Billie to date her ex-boyfriend. Billie decides to use Gary as a way to turn her ex- boyfriend away, telling him she and Gary are dating.
    • Stephanie's Dance
      Stephanie's Dance
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      12/20/81
      9.8
      Archie wrecks Stephanie's dance date.
    • Store Wars
      Store Wars
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      2/27/83
      9.8
      Murray returns to recoup his investment in the bar. Archie gives him a hard luck story and Murray allows Archie six more months to get his share of the bar sold.
    • Rabinowitz's Brother
      Rabinowitz's Brother
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      5/2/82
      9.8
      Archie fires Gary as his business manager. Archie soon learns to regret it when Gary is replaced by his brother Barry.
    • Relief Bartender
      Relief Bartender
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      1/23/83
      9.8
      Archie reluctantly hires a woman bartender to help out Harry, but when he fires her because he is unhappy with having a lady bartender, she files a discrimination lawsuit. Gary advises Archie to give her the job back.
    • Murray Klein's Place
      Murray Klein's Place
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      2/15/81
      9.8
      Fed up with Archie not listening to his ideas, Murray wants to end their partnership.
    • The Date
      The Date
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/11/81
      9.8
      Roger wants to date Archie's niece, Billie.
    • The Ambush
      The Ambush
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      1/27/80
      9.8
      The neighborhood has had a sudden rash of burglaries and Archie and Murray are afraid the bar will be the next one.
    • Hiring the Housekeeper
      Hiring the Housekeeper
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      11/16/80
      9.8
      Archie searches for a housekeeper to look after Stephanie.
    • Stephanie's Science Project
      Stephanie's Science Project
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      3/8/81
      9.8
      Archie tricks the bar's regulars into helping construct Stephanie's science project.
    • Murray's Wife
      Murray's Wife
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/7/80
      9.8
      Murray's ex-wife Marcie pays him a visit.
    • Bosom Partners
      Bosom Partners
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/21/79
      9.7
      Archie is in trouble with the State of New York when he is charged with non-payment of sales tax and questionable record keeping. Now it's up to Murray to save Archie and the bar by trying to romance the tax agent.
    • Murray & the Liquor Board
      Murray & the Liquor Board
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/11/79
      9.7
      In a protest march against the use of napalm in Vietnam, Murray punched a cop. Although it has been pardoned, his "criminal record" may cost the bar its liquor license.
    • Father Christmas
      Father Christmas
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      12/19/82
      9.7
      Archie's brother Fred, who is Billie's father, visits for Christmas.
    • The Eyewitnesses
      The Eyewitnesses
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/10/82
      9.7
      Jose and Raul witness a crime, but are afraid to report it because they are illegal immigrants.
    • Of Mice and Bunker
      Of Mice and Bunker
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      3/7/82
      9.7
      Archie takes on a new partner who has plans to squeeze Archie out of his ownership of the bar.
    • The Photo Contest
      The Photo Contest
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      12/27/81
      9.7
      Stephanie uses Archie as a subject for a photo contest at school.
    • Three's a Crowd
      Three's a Crowd
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/8/81
      9.7
      A computer date hurts Archie's friendship with Barney.
    • Archie's New Partner (2)
      Archie's New Partner (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/23/79
      9.7
      Harry finalizes the sale of his half to Murray Klein, much to Archie's chagrin. However, Archie must come to grips with the fact that he has a new partner. Murray also discovers that there is more to Archie than his bigoted exterior.
    • The Second Time Around
      The Second Time Around
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      3/28/82
      9.7
      Archie tries dating again.
    • West Side Astoria
      West Side Astoria
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      4/4/82
      9.7
      Katherine invites Archie to supper with her parents,which turns into a disaster when they meet prejudiced Archie.
    • Gloria -- the First Day
      Gloria -- the First Day
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      9.7
      Archie appears at the beginning of this episode in which he drives Gloria and Joey to their new place. Gloria finds out she has a lot to learn to be a veterinary assistant but Dr. Adams is willing to help her along.
    • The Business Manager
      The Business Manager
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/4/81
      9.7
      Roger Abott is hired by the Rabinowitz law firm to be Archie's business manager, but he and Archie soon disagree on how the bar is run. Later Archie begins to realize he lacks business management skills.
    • Van Ranseleer's Operation
      Van Ranseleer's Operation
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      3/2/80
      9.6
      When Archie and the guys at the bar read in the paper that there might be a cure for Mr. Van Ranseleer's blindness, they pool their efforts and money so he can have the operation.
    • Weekend Away
      Weekend Away
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      2/22/81
      9.6
      Archie and Murray go off to a convention. Murray soon finds himself tied up and robbed by a woman he invites over to the room.
    • Stephanie's Tryout
      Stephanie's Tryout
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      1/10/82
      9.6
      Stephanie tries out for a baseball team, only to face discrimination from her coach, who says baseball is for boys only.
    • Veronica's Ex
      Veronica's Ex
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      3/9/80
      9.6
      Veronica's ex-husband (Jerry Stiller) comes back to town, and Veronica falls for him all over again.
    • Building the Restaurant
      Building the Restaurant
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/28/79
      9.6
      Construction on the restaurant is underway, but the contractor Archie and Murray hired is demanding more money. Archie, who is determined that the restaurant will be a success, goes to a loan shark.
    • Archie's New Partner (1)
      Archie's New Partner (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/23/79
      9.6
      Archie decides to expand his bar, Archie Bunker's Place, into a restaurant. In the meantime, Harry has decided to sell his half of the bar to Jewish liberal Murray Klein. Archie, being the bigot he is, tries in vain to get a loan to buy Harry out.
    • Billie
      Billie
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/4/81
      9.6
      Billie Bunker, the daughter of Archie's brother Fred, pays a visit.
    • Man of the Year
      Man of the Year
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/2/79
      9.6
      An old high school buddy of Archie's (who is also a conman) comes to town to inform Archie that he has been elected Man of the Year.
    • Home Again
      Home Again
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      11/9/80
      9.5
      Due to painful memories of Edith's death, Archie considers selling the home and getting an apartment.
    • Murray's Daughter
      Murray's Daughter
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      1/6/80
      9.5
      Murray's estranged daughter suddenly shows up with a Puerto Rican husband and children on the way.
    • The Battle of Bunker III
      The Battle of Bunker III
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      5/16/82
      9.5
      Stephanie is upset when Kathrine plays nurse for Archie when he gets sick.
    • Death of a Lodger
      Death of a Lodger
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      5/9/82
      9.5
      Archie persuades lonesome Barney to take in a lodger to help out. Barney's first potential border bails after he meets his would-be neighbor, Archie. Barney decides on his next candidate, who soon constantly interferes in Barney's life--even his social life.
    • Veronica and the Health Inspector
      Veronica and the Health Inspector
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/30/80
      9.4
      A young Health Inspector eyes Veronica.
    • Love Is Hell
      Love Is Hell
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      3/21/82
      9.4
      A boy Stephanie likes has a crush on her cousin Billie instead of her.
    • Blanche and Murray
      Blanche and Murray
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      12/30/79
      9.4
      Barney's ex-wife Blanche comes back to town, and is as sex crazy as ever. She now goes after Murray, infuriating Barney.
    • The Boys' Night Out
      The Boys' Night Out
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/13/83
      9.4
      Archie, Barney, and Harry go out for a night on the town to celebrate their years of friendship. They enter a bar to meet some women, but when they have no luck they soon realize it's a gay bar and they split.
    • Goodbye, Murray (2)
      Goodbye, Murray (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      5/10/81
      9.4
      Archie convinces Murray to win Marcie back.
    • Thanksgiving Reunion (2)
      Thanksgiving Reunion (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/18/79
      9.3
      Mike and Gloria Stivic, and little Joey, come home to spend Thanksgiving with the Bunkers. (Originally a 1-hour special)
    • Thanksgiving Reunion (1)
      Thanksgiving Reunion (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/18/79
      9.3
      Mike and Gloria Stivic, and little Joey, come home to spend Thanksgiving with the Bunkers. (Originally a 1-hour special)
    • Barney Gets Laid Off
      Barney Gets Laid Off
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      11/28/82
      9.3
      Billie talks Archie into giving unemployed Barney a job at the bar, which they soon regret. Barney's employment at the bar soon turns into disaster, and Archie must find a way to tell Barney he's fired.
    • Edith Gets Hired
      Edith Gets Hired
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      9/30/79
      9.3
      Edith, who has been jobless since she got fired from the Sunshine Home, has gotten a job as recreational assistant at the Rego Park Center for the Mentally Ill. However, Archie has decided that he thinks that Edith should not be working.
    • Teacher's Pet
      Teacher's Pet
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      12/26/82
      9.3
      Billie's Philosophy teacher makes passes at her.
    • Edith vs. the Energy Crisis
      Edith vs. the Energy Crisis
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/14/79
      9.3
      The energy crisis has become a big problem. The bar is freezing cold and Edith has been preserving as much energy as possible at home as well. Soon, Archie is suffering as well, when the frigid conditions give him a case of strep throat.
    • Billie Moves Out
      Billie Moves Out
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      4/11/82
      9.3
      Billie is tired of Archie over-protecting her so she moves in with a secret roomate—Gary Rabinowitz.
    • La Cage aux Bunker
      La Cage aux Bunker
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      4/5/81
      9.2
      Archie winds up on an unexpected date.
    • Archie and the Oldest Profession
      Archie and the Oldest Profession
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/7/79
      9.2
      Archie's Place has acquired a new regular customer, Dottie. However, Archie and Murray discover that she is a prostitute and is conducting her business at the bar. This is bad for the bar's image. How can they convince her to leave?
    • Custody (2)
      Custody (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/11/81
      9.1
      Stephanie's grandmother wants custody of her. She and Archie go to court.
    • Double Date
      Double Date
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/17/82
      9.1
      Archie won't let Stephanie go on a date, so Billie agrees to go along with Gary and make it a double date so Stephanie can go out.
    • The Trashing of the Temple
      The Trashing of the Temple
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/29/81
      9.1
      Murray's synagogue is vandalized. Archie wants to take Stephanie out of the temple.
    • Archie Gets a Head
      Archie Gets a Head
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/21/82
      9.0
      Archie wants his own bathroom in the basement. The contractors are too expensive so he hires Jose and Raul to do it.
    • Gloria Comes Home (1)
      Gloria Comes Home (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      2/28/82
      9.0
      Gloria and Joey return home. Archie learns Gloria left Mike because he joined a commune in California, where he was living with other women. Gloria is determined to make it on her own.
    • The Return of Sammy
      The Return of Sammy
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/3/80
      9.0
      Archie's "old friend" Sammy Davis Jr. is in town appearing on a talk show. Archie calls him up and invites him to the bar.
    • Happy Birthday, Stephanie
      Happy Birthday, Stephanie
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/15/81
      9.0
      Archie forbids Stephanie to attend a rock concert. Billie agrees to accompany Stephanie because she's an adult. Archie learns Stephanie went anyway, so Archie and Barney go to the concert where a riot takes place and they get arrested. Stephanie and Billie make it home only to see Archie and Barney's arrest on the news.moreless
    • Barney and the Hooker
      Barney and the Hooker
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      11/25/79
      9.0
      Dottie (the hooker from #3) has been arrested for prostitution. Murray bails her out and talks Archie into hiring her as a waitress to try to keep her out of trouble. However, trouble finds her when now divorcee Barney Hefner falls in love and proposes.
    • The Incident
      The Incident
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/21/80
      9.0
      Archie punches a lodge member after he makes racial remarks about Mrs. Canby, his black housekeeper, during a confrontation at the grocery store. Archie must write him a written apology or face expulsion from the lodge.
    • Gloria Comes Home (2)
      Gloria Comes Home (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      2/28/82
      8.8
      Joey's pet turtle becomes ill, so Gloria and Joey go to a veterinary clinic where she meets Dr. Adams. Gloria accepts Dr. Adams offer to work for him at his clinic in upstate New York. Archie hits the ceiling when he hears Gloria's plans to leave again.
    • Small Claims Court
      Small Claims Court
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      3/28/83
      8.8
      Barney and Archie square off in court over a TV that Archie purchased from Barney at a electronics store that Barney accidentally broke while installing at the bar.
    • The Shabbat Dinner
      The Shabbat Dinner
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      12/9/79
      8.7
      Edith and Stephanie are preparing a Shabbat dinner, a dinner eaten on the Jewish sabbath. They invite Archie's partner, Murray and his non-Jewish girlfriend. Unbeknownst to him, Edith also invites his mother, who feels that Murray should only be dating Jewish women.
    • Barney's Lawsuit
      Barney's Lawsuit
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      12/16/79
      8.7
      When Barney's barstool collapses while he is sitting on it, Archie is afraid he will try to sue.
    • The Wildcat Strike
      The Wildcat Strike
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/23/80
      8.7
      Archie's staff strikes over unionization.
    • Growing Up Is Hard to Do (1)
      Growing Up Is Hard to Do (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/29/81
      8.7
      Stephanie's father visits for her Jewish ceremony.
    • Archie Alone (2)
      Archie Alone (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      11/2/80
      8.7
      Archie refuses to deal with Edith's death.
    • Reggie-3 Archie-0
      Reggie-3 Archie-0
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/3/82
      8.6
      Archie buys a truck for the bar. While Jose is parking it, he accidentaly hits Reggie Jackson's sports car. Reggie stops in the bar and offers to go easy on Archie because he can't afford the repairs. But when Archie makes a racial comment in a newspaper interview about Reggie, he decides to take Archie to court.moreless
    • The Cook
      The Cook
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/4/79
      8.6
      Archie and Murray hire short-order cook Veronica Rooney, but she insists that her gay nephew be hired as waiter. Archie's strong feelings on homosexuality present a problem.
    • Sex and the Single Parent
      Sex and the Single Parent
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/21/82
      8.5
      Archie refuses to let Stephanie take a sex education class at school until he learns Stephanie's class mate friend is pregnant.
    • Bunker Madness
      Bunker Madness
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      3/13/83
      8.5
      Stephanie is using marijuana to fit in with her friends. When Archie finds the drug in his basement, he hits the ceiling and Billie takes the blame for Stephanie. Stephanie tells Archie the truth when he finds some boys smoking upstairs in the bathroom at her party.
    • Captain Video
      Captain Video
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/2/83
      8.3
      Lonesome Barney tries a video dating service.
    • Archie Fixes Up Fred
      Archie Fixes Up Fred
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      2/10/80
      8.0
      Customers have been complaining about Veronica's nephew, Fred, the gay waiter, so Archie decides that he can convert him by setting him up on a date with a pretty girl.
    • Archie Alone (1)
      Archie Alone (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      11/2/80
      8.0
      Archie and Stephanie face life after Edith's death.
    • I'm Torn Here
      I'm Torn Here
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      4/4/83
      7.9
      Gary is jealous when he learns his old school rival is dating his ex-girlfriend, Billie. Billie is concerned about Gary's feelings and he tells her he would like to start dating her again, but she wants to remain just friends with Gary.
    • From the Waldorf to Astoria
      From the Waldorf to Astoria
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/24/82
      6.7
      Jose's paintings of garbage become popular.
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