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Episodes 97

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.

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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.

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September 23, 1979

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.

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September 23, 1979

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.

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September 30, 1979

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?

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October 7, 1979

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.

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October 14, 1979

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.

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Bosom Partners

1x6
October 21, 1979

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.

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October 28, 1979

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.

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The Cook

1x8
November 4, 1979

Archie and Murray hire short-order cook Veronica Rooney (Anne Meara), but she insists that her gay nephew be hired as waiter. Archie's strong feelings on homosexuality present a problem.

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November 11, 1979

In a protest march against Napom, Murray punched a cop. Although it has been pardoned, his ""criminal record"" may cost the bar its liquor license.

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November 18, 1979

Mike and Gloria Stivic, and little Joey, come home to spend Thanksgiving with the Bunkers. (Originally a 1-hour special)

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November 18, 1979

Mike and Gloria Stivic, and little Joey, come home to spend Thanksgiving with the Bunkers. (Originally a 1-hour special)

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November 25, 1979

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.

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Man of the Year

1x13
December 2, 1979

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.

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December 9, 1979

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.

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Barney's Lawsuit

1x15
December 16, 1979

When Barney's barstool collapses while he is sitting on it, Archie is afraid he will try to sue.

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December 30, 1979

Barney's ex-wife Blanche comes back to town, and is as sex crazy as ever. She now goes after Murray, infuriating Barney.

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January 6, 1980

Murray's estranged daughter suddenly shows up with a Puerto Rican husband and children on the way.

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The Ambush

1x18
January 27, 1980

The neighborhood has had a sudden rash of burglaries and Archie and Murray are afraid the bar will be the next one.

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February 3, 1980

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.

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February 10, 1980

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.

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February 17, 1980

Murray steps in when Archie refuses to appear in the father and daughter talent show at Stephanie's school.

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March 2, 1980

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.

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Veronica's Ex

1x23
March 9, 1980

Veronica's ex-husband (Jerry Stiller) come back to town, and Veronica falls for him all over again.

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March 23, 1980

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.

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November 2, 1980

Archie and Stephanie face life after Ediths death.

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November 2, 1980

Archie refuses to deal with Ediths death.

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Home Again

2x3
November 9, 1980

Due to painful memories of Ediths death,Archie considers selling the home and getting an apartment.

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November 16, 1980

Archie searches for a housekeeper to look after Stephanie.

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November 23, 1980

Archies staff strikes over unionization.

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November 30, 1980

A young Health Inspector eyes Veronica.

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Murray's Wife

2x7
December 7, 1980

Murrays ex-wife Marcie pays him a visit.

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December 14, 1980

Stephanies club plans a camping trip.

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The Incident

2x9
December 21, 1980

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.

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Custody (1)

2x10
January 4, 1981

Stephanies wealthy grandmother visits for Christmas.

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Custody (2)

2x11
January 11, 1981

Stephanies grandmother wants custody of her. She and Archie go to court.

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February 1, 1981

Murrays gambling system causes a conflict.

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February 15, 1981

Fed up with Archie, Murray wants to end the partnership.

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Weekend Away

2x14
February 22, 1981

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.

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March 8, 1981

Archie hires help for Stephanies project.

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Tough Love

2x16
March 15, 1981

Veronicas drinking problem worries Archie and Murray.

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March 29, 1981

Stephanie's temple is the latest in a string of vandalisms, leading a frightened Archie to withdraw her.

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April 5, 1981

Archie reluctantly takes Stephanie's music teacher on a date in a bid to get her into the school chorus.

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May 3, 1981

Murray's mother dies while he is on a date with his fiance, leaving him with a guilty conscience.

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May 10, 1981

Murray and his fiance marry and move to California.

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Billie

3x1
October 4, 1981

Billie Bunker,the daughter of Archies brother Fred pays a visit.

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October 4, 1981

Roger Abott is hired by the Rabinowitz law firm to be Archies busisness manager but he and Archie soon disagree on how the bar is run.Later Archie begins to realizes he lacks busisness managemant skills.

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The Date

3x3
October 11, 1981

Roger wants to date Archies neice Billie.

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October 18, 1981

In an effort to make a little extra money, Mrs. Canby gets a job from home folding clothes for a sweatshop. When she is cheated out of half her pay, Archie goes to bat for her.

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October 25, 1981

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 McFeeney's, a competitor (and topless) bar and grill.

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Three's a Crowd

3x6
November 8, 1981

When Archie goes to dinner with Barney and his date, she has eyes for Archie instead. Archie feels the same way, but is hesitant so soon after losing Edith.

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November 15, 1981

Archie forbids Stephanie to attend a rock concert.Billie agrees to accompany Stephanie because shes 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 Barneys arrest on the news.

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November 29, 1981

Stephanie's father visits for her jewish ceremony.

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December 6, 1981

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.

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December 20, 1981

Archie must accept the fact that Stephanie is growing up when she attends her first school dance.

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December 27, 1981

Stephanie enters some candid photos of Archie in a photography contest.

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January 10, 1982

Stephanie goes to a tryout in hopes of going to a music school.

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January 31, 1982

Blind Mr. Van Ranseleer 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.

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February 7, 1982

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.

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February 21, 1982

Old world Archie refuses to let Stephanie participate in her school's sex education program, until he overhears a conversation between Stephanie, Billie and one of Stephanie's friends.

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February 28, 1982

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.

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February 28, 1982

Archie has mixed emotions when Gloria announces she has found work as a veterinary assistant and will be moving into a place of her own.

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March 7, 1982

Archie takes on a new partner who has plans to squeeze Archie out of his ownership of the bar.

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Relapse

3x21
March 14, 1982

Veronica's ex-husband returns and urges Veronica to start drinking again after a year of sobriety.

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Love Is Hell

3x22
March 21, 1982

A boy Stephanie likes has a crush on her cousin Billie instead of her.

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March 28, 1982

When Archie goes out to dinner with Barney and his new girlfriend, she winds up liking Archie instead.

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April 4, 1982

Katherine invites Archie to supper with her parents,which turns into a disaster when they meet prejudiced Archie.

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Billie Moves Out

3x25
April 25, 1982

Billie is tired of Archie over-protecting her so she moves in with a secret roommate — Gary Rabinowitz.

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May 2, 1982

Archie fires Gary as his business manager, but soon learns to regret it when Gary is replaced by his brother Barry.

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May 9, 1982

Barney takes in a cranky and overbearing border to help pay some bills.

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May 16, 1982

Stephanie becomes very jealous as Archie's relationship with Katherine progresses.

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June 1, 1982

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.

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September 26, 1982

Archie reluctantly goes to a singles bar with Barney and Mr. Van Ranseleer, who picks up a lady.

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Gary's Ex

4x2
October 3, 1982

Gary's ex-girlfriend visits and demands attention from him, upsetting Billie.

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October 10, 1982

José and Raoul witness a mugging behind the restaurant but are afraid to come forward because they are illegal aliens.

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Double Date

4x4
October 17, 1982

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.

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October 24, 1982

When José's artistic talents come out, they hold an art show in the bar.

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October 31, 1982

Billie gets a job as Gary's new secretary.

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November 7, 1982

Stephanie hopes to attend an exclusive music school, but Archie is reluctant to let her do so.

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November 21, 1982

Archie wants his own bathroom in the basement; the contractors are too expensive, so he hires José and Raul to do the job.

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November 28, 1982

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.

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December 12, 1982

Harrys wife kicks him out of the house so Archie offers him his date.

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Father Christmas

4x11
December 19, 1982

Billie is bitter when her estranged father comes for a Christmas visit, until she finds out the real reason her mother left.

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Teacher's Pet

4x12
December 26, 1982

Billie's Philosophy teacher makes passes at her.

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Captain Video

4x13
January 2, 1983

Lonely Barney enlists the help of a video dating service.

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The Promotion

4x14
January 9, 1983

After using CPR to save his uncle's life, Gary is considered for partnership in the family law firm.

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Three Women

4x15
January 16, 1983

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.

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Relief Bartender

4x16
January 23, 1983

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 against Archie.Gary advises Archie to give her the job back.

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The Red Herring

4x17
January 30, 1983

Archie is shocked and angered when he finds out his close friend, Mr. Van Ranseleer, may have been a member of the communist party.

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February 13, 1983

The boys' night out for Archie, Barney and Harry could turn into one of the wrong kind once they get caught in a gay nightclub.

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I Can Manage

4x19
February 20, 1983

Archie falls hard for a woman he meets at a restaurant convention, unaware that she is married.

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Store Wars

4x20
February 27, 1983

Murray (Martin Balsam) 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.

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Bunker Madness

4x21
March 13, 1983

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.

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March 27, 1983

Depressed Gary has a bout with alchoholism.

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March 28, 1983

Barney and Archie square off in court over a tv set that Archie purchased from Barney at a electronics store in which Barney accidentally broke while installing it at the bar.

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I'm Torn Here

4x24
April 4, 1983

Gary is jealous when he learns his old school rival is dating his ex- girlfriend,Billie. Billie is concerned about Garys feeelings and he tells her he would like to start dating her again but she wants to remain just friends with Gary.

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