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Carlos Mendoza
Janitor Carlos
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".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Custodian/Building Manager at the Friedman Bldg. in Queens, NY
Character information
Appeared on: All in the Family
Episodes appeared in: "The Elevator Story" in Season 2
Character played by: Hector Elizondo
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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.

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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!"