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"Archie Gives Blood"
Season 1, episode # 4
# 4 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 1x4 - Archie Gives Blood
When Mike accuses Archie of being "chicken" for not wanting to give blood at the local Red Cross blood bank, he decides to take him up on his offer in "Archie Gives Blood" in Season 1 (ep.#4).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date February 2, 1971
Production code 105 (1x5)
Written by: Norman Lear
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring: Jeannie Linero
James Hong
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Archie Gives Blood is the fourth episode aired during the first season of All in the Family, and also the fourth overall episode of the series. Directed by John Rich, it first aired on CBS-TV on February 2, 1971. Written by series co-producer Norman Lear, the episode replaced the originally scheduled episode "Judging Books by Covers".

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Plot summary[]

Archie balks at the notion of donating blood at the local Red Cross. When Mike (Rob Reiner) accuses him of being chicken, Archie protests that he doesn't want to give up a precious pint of his own "pure" blood unless he can be certain that the recipient will not be a member of a minority group. Archie's ethnocentric monologues in this episode are so incredibly convoluted that one almost grudgingly admires his stubborn stupidity.

Guest starring[]

  • James Hong as Doctor (uncredited)
  • Jeannie Linero as Nurse (as Jeanie Linero)

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