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"Archie the Babysitter"
Season 6, episode # 17
# 125 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV/USA
Air date January 12, 1976
Production code 613 (6x17)
Written by: Lou Derman & Bill Davenport
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Jack Somack
Joe Mantell
Bob Hastings
Kenneth Menard
Leslie Ackerman
Thad Geer
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Archie the Babysitter is the 17th episode from the sixth season of All in the Family, and the 125th overall episode of the series. Co-written by Lou Derman and Bill Davenport,the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, first aired on CBS-TV on January 12, 1976.

"Archie the Babysitter"
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Mike and Gloria are going out for the evening, and Archie is less than pleased with the babysitter they have chosen (a young student of Mike's), and her hippie boyfriend, but when he alienates the pair they leave, leaving him to babysit his grandson.


It is finally time for Mike and Gloria to have a break from little Joey for the evening and they hire a babysitter named Sharon to watch him. Archie checks in but is none too thrilled by her choice of studies - Aboriginal sexuality - nor her hippie boyfriend whom she takes to smooching with on the couch. Archie throws them both out and takes little Joey over to his house just as the guys are converging for their poker night. He becomes irritated by the chatter and the noise from his buddies until they come together to try and help little Joey get to sleep.


  • David Harper's albums that were shown on screen were The Grateful Dead's 'Blues For Allah' and The Rolling Stones' 'It's Only Rock 'n Roll'.
  • When Archie changes his grandson's diaper, the original broadcast version showed the infant's genitals, the first case of full-frontal nudity on American commercial television. Subsequent airings, including the syndicated version, do not include the "nude scene". The repeats aired on Canada's DejaView channel show the episode unedited.
  • Jean Stapleton does not appear in this episode.

Cast (in credits order)[]

Main cast[]

Guest stars/Recurring cast[]

  • Jack Somack as Tony Stilberforce
  • Joe Mantell as Sidney Schwartz
  • Bob Hastings as Tommy Kelsey
  • Kenneth Menard as Willie Johnson (as Ken Menard)
  • Leslie Ackerman as Sharon Ramsey
  • Thad Geer as David Harper

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