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"Archie's Grand Opening"
Season 8, episode # 7
# 164 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date October 30, 1977
Production code 808 (8x7)
Written by: Mel Tolkin & Larry Rhine
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Allan Melvin
Jason Wingreen
Danny Dayton
Sorrell Booke
André Pavon
Ray Henderson
Joe Petrullo
Paul Larson
Samuel R. Solito
Gracia Lee
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Archie's Grand Opening is the seventh episode of Season 8 of All in the Family, and the 164th overall episode in the series. Written by Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 30, 1977.

"Archie's Grand Opening"
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Harry the bartender quits after Archie keeps bossing him around. Edith and the Stivics end up helping out during the grand opening of Archie's Place.


It's all about opening day at Archie's Place: Harry and Carlos both quit due to Archie's unrefined managing skills, prompting Mike, Gloria and Edith to fill in as temporary help but Mike isn't very talented at mixing drinks, as Harry, who quit to take a bartending job at McPheeney's Pub, which had been Kelsey's main competitor and where they have "topless" waitresses, he even returns for a minute, only to take his manual on making mixed drinks with him. Plus, Edith's singing drives everyone nuts, as she hired Mr. Bilkey (Ray Henderson), who's the organist at her church, to play piano and also, several customers sexually harass Gloria, who's dressed in an a not too suggestive outfit that Archie still doesn't like.

The clincher: Mr. Sanders, (Sorrell Booke) Archie's boss, comes in looking for Archie who has been using a lot of sick time without an excuse, upon being confronted, Archie announces he's quitting his job to run the bar full time; although Mr. Sanders wishes Archie well in his new business endeavor, he lets him know that he believes that he'll fall flat on his face trying to get an upstart small business off the ground, because, as he says to Archie, he's seen it happen before to others trying to do the same, as he agrees to give Archie severance pay.

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Revealing mistakes
  • In the very first scene Archie comes downstairs and Edith makes the joke to let him know his fly is open, but several times we see the front of Archie's pants and clearly his fly is not open.


Soundtrack Credits
  • Who? (Stole My Heart Away) (uncredited) - From the musical Sunny (1930) - Written by Otto A. Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern , Portion sung by Jean Stapleton
  • Side By Side (uncredited) - Lyrics written by Gus Kahn and music by Harry M. Woods, sung by cast

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