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"Archie and the Computer"
Season 4, episode # 7
# 68 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 6x5 - Archie and the Computer
When Archie is mistakenly declared "dead" by a computer error after Edith kept getting quarters from a the company who makes the can of prunes she always buys when she sent for a 25¢ rebate, they go down to the Social Security office to correct the problem in "Archie and the Computer" in Season 4 (ep.#7).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 27, 1973
Production code 407 (4x07)
Written by: Developed by: Norman Lear
Written by: Lloyd Turner, Don Nicholl & Gordon Mitchell
Directed by: John Rich & Bob LaHendro
Guest starring: Jack Grimes
James O'Rear
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Archie and the Computer is the seventh episode of the fourth season and the 68th overall episode of All in the Family. It first aired on CBS-TV on October 27, 1973. The story was co-written by Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell and Don Nicholl. The episode was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro.

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The follies of computers: Edith gets a small fortune in quarters from a prune company after she sends in a box top to get a 25-cent rebate and the company's computer makes an error. This thrills Archie but he is not as thrilled with computers when he is mistakenly declared dead by another computer.


Modern technology runs amok when a computer error enables Edith to collect a large sum of money for a single prune company promotional giveaway. Archie is delighted that Edith is the recipient of so much currency until another computer glitch declares that Archie is dead. The Bunkers' ensuing plunge into the world of bureaucracy and red tape is as hilariously frightening today as it was back in the pre-Personal Computer 1970s.



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