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"Archie's Weighty Problem"
Season 6, episode # 20
# 128 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date February 9, 1976
Production code 620 (6x20)
Written by: Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Burt Mustin
Bob Hastings
Billy Halop
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Archie's Weighty Problem is the 20th episode in the sixth season of All in the Family, and the 128th overall episode in the series. Co-written by Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 9, 1976.

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Archie is ordered by his physician to lose weight but he is not impressed with Edith's attempts at "low fat cooking".


Archie is told by his doctor to go on a diet or else he'll suffer serious health problems, as he, in acting like a child, rejects the efforts of Edith, Mike and Gloria to stick with the diet but Justin Quigley may provide the inspiration Archie needs. Anyhow, Archie who gets fed up with Edith's attempts to get him lower his sodium and cholesterol, storms out of the house and begins taking his meals at Kelsey's but even Kelsey gets irritated with Archie's constant temper tantrums.

Finally, Archie gets some useful advice from Mr. Quigley, who happens to drop by Kelsey's while out jogging. Quigley shows Archie pictures of his family, all of whom died young because they didn't take care of themselves, as he warns Archie, who showed some resentment in Quigley showing him his wallet filled with pictures of his dead relatives, whom he referred to as "fat stiffs", that he'd better do the same if he wants to dance at Joey's wedding someday.


  • The episode marks the final appearance of Billy Halop as Bert Munson, as well as his final Hollywood acting role before his death from cancer on November 9. 1976.
  • This episode also marks the final appearance of Bob Hastings on the series as Kelsey, as well as Burt Mustin as Mr. Quigley.

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