Carlos Mendoza (Hector Elizondo) is the janitor/building manager in the Friedman Bldg whose elevator gets trapped between floors with Archie, he, his wife, a businessman, and a secretary in the Season 2 episode of AITF titled "The Elevator Story".
|Custodian/Building Manager at the Friedman Bldg. in Queens, NY|
|Appeared on:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||"The Elevator Story" in Season 2|
|Character played by:||Hector Elizondo|
Carlos Mendoza was the building janitor in the Freidman Building, which houses Pascuale's Restaurant, where the Bunkers and Stivics were celebrating Edith's birthday in the Season 2 episode of All in the Family titled "The Elevator Story" in Season 2. The part of Carlos is played by Hector Elizondo.
When Archie gets stuck in an elevator with a wealthy stock investor named Hugh Victor Thompson III (Roscoe Lee Browne), Hector, a neurotic secretary named Angelique McCarthy and his pregnant wife Sarafina (Edith Diaz). After noticing a Spanish couple, Carlos and Sarafina conversing in Spanish, a nervous Archie complains, "Somebody tell that couple to put a lid on the Spanish!" When he tries to call out on the elevator phone, Carlos, who is the building custodian, approaches him; a hurried Archie, in his bigoted manner, says "Could somebody explain to this Spic?" Carlos answers, "It's not necessary...this "Spic" speaks English!"