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"Archie Learns His Lesson"
Season 3, episode # 22
# 59 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date March 10, 1973
Production code 322 (3x22)
Teleplay by: Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story by: John Christopher Strong III & Michael R. Stein
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring: None in this episode
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Archie Learns His Lesson is the 22nd episode of the third season and the 59th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on March 10, 1973. The story was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro. The story was written by John Christopher Strong III & Michael R. Stein, and scripted by story editors Michael Ross and Bernie West.

"Archie Learns His Lesson"
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Attending night classes to earn his high school diploma and maybe get a dispatcher's job at work, Archie swears Edith to secrecy lest Mike and Gloria discover he never finished school. Overwhelmed by his studies, he tries to cheat, but Edith ruins his crib notes by pasting them to a board for him to study. He passes anyway, but loses the job to the boss's nephew.


For reasons unknown, Archie is sneaking out of the house every night. Their curiosity aroused, Mike and Gloria decide to follow Archie and find out what he is up to. The solution to the mystery is inherent in the title of this episode.




Michael Stivic's claim that the United States seized Texas from Mexico was inaccurate. Texas in fact declared independence from Mexico in 1836, nine years before it was annexed by the United States, as an independent republicand also fought a revolution against Mexico during this time. Some of the details that the schoolbook alleged about Cuban Independence were inaccurate as well. Spain was in fact not so cooperative during the war. waiting to sue for peace until after the U.S. had virtually captured not only Cuba, but also the Philippines and sunk some destroyer ships.[1] In contrast to what the schoolbook Edith read to Archie suggested, President McKinley was not a dedicated war hawk with regards to the Spanish American War. He was in fact incredibly reluctant to declare war against Spain and was in fact among the last major U.S. political figures who remained opposed to a war against Spain when many others had agreed to support it. [2]

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  2. Paul T. McCartney, "Religion, the Spanish–American War, and the Idea of American Mission", Journal of Church and State 54 (Spring 2012), 257–78.