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"Archie's Dog Day Afternoon"
Season 7, episode # 25
# 157 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date March 12, 1977
Production code 725 (7x25)
Teleplay by: Chuck Stewart & Ben Starr
Story by: Mort Lachman & Milt Josefsberg
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Vanda Barra
Allan Melvin
Tracy Bogart
William Hunt
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Archie's Dog Day Afternoon is the 25th and finale episode of Season 7 of All in the Family, the 157th overall episode in the series. Prepared for TV as a teleplay written by Ben Starr and Chuck Stewart from an original story penned by Mort Lachman and Milt Josefsberg, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on March 12, 1977.

"Archie's Dog Day Afternoon"
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Archie starts another battle when he goes one-on-one with friend and next door neighbor Barney Hefner's dog.


Archie goes to war with Barney Hefner over the issue of his misbehaving dog. What sparks the squabble is that when the dog defecates on his lawn, he is proud to take it and dump it on Hefner's porch. Leaving for work, however, Archie backs up the cab and accidentally runs over the dog, not killing it but injuring it.


  • Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.
  • The title references the movie Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
  • This was the last episode to air on Saturdays.


  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975 film) - Film title is referenced in episode title

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Vana Barra as Woman
  • Allan Melvin as Barney Hefner
  • Tracy Bogart as Receptionist in Veterinarian's office
  • William Hunt as Dr. Rushton (credited as Bill Hunt)

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