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"Archie's Aching Back"
Season 1, episode # 3
# 3 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date January 26, 1971
Production code 103 (1x3)
Written by: Stanley Ralph Ross
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring: Mike Evans
George Furth
Salem Ludwig
Richard Stahl
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Archie's Aching Back is the third episode aired in Season 1 of All in the Family, and also the third overall series episode. Written by Stanley Ralph Ross and directed by John Rich, it first aired on CBS-TV on January 26, 1971.


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Plot summary

After getting into a minor fender-bender, Archie suffers a delayed case of whiplash. Hoping to collect a huge settlement from the other driver, Archie figures that his chances of getting the decision in court will improve if he hires a Jewish lawyer. But even Attorney Rabinowitz (Salem Ludwig) balks at suing a "van full of nuns".

Storyline

While moonlighting, driving a taxi for Bert Munson, Archie is in a minor fender bender with a Jewish woman. Archie doesn't think much of it, that is until he hears Lionel's story about how George and Louise collected a fine sum of money (enough to open their first cleaning store) from an automobile accident settlement. Thus, Archie suddenly comes down with a bad case of whiplash and insists on a Jewish lawyer to handle the case.

Cast (in Credits Order)

Main Cast

Guest starring/Recurring cast

  • Mike Evans as Lionel Jefferson
  • George Furth as Whitney Fitzroy IV
  • Salem Ludwig as Solomon Rabinowitz
  • Richard Stahl as Clarence V. Marshall

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