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Season 7, episode # 22
# 154 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date February 19, 1977
Production code 722 (7x22)
Written by: Michael Loman, Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Liz Torres
Allan Melvin
Roger C. Carmel
Fred Ottaviano
IMDb logo IMDb: Fire
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Fire is the 22nd episode of Season 7 of All in the Family, and the 154th overall episode in the series. Written by Michael Loman, Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 19, 1977.

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A bathroom fire drives the Bunkers from the house in the middle of the night. Afterwards, Archie expects a handsome insurance check.


The Bunkers and Teresa wake up during the night to discover a small fire has broken out in the bathroom, which Mike is able to put out in short order. Archie feels that his twenty years of premium payments entitle him to a large insurance payout but he's in for a shock when the adjuster investigates the cause of the fire.


The is Liz Torres' final appearance as Teresa Betancourt.


Incorrectly regarded as goofs
  • The address on the Bunker house does say 704. The 7 is just worn out so it resembles the number 1.

Scene excerpts[]

  • Edith: [There's a fire in the house] And our family picture albums.
  • Archie: If you find the album, Edith, throw it at the fire. If you really wanna risk your life for something, money. Top of the closet on the shelf there, is a my secret cigar box I never told you about with $108 in it.
  • Edith: A hundred and nine.

[Archie is spreading smoke around the room]

  • Mike: What are you doing?
  • Archie: Did you ever hear of smoke damage?
  • Mike: Did you ever hear of fraud?
  • Archie: Did you ever hear of getting lucky?
  • Mike: Did you ever hear of going to jail?
  • Archie: Did you ever hear of shut up?

  • Archie: Do you know how to swim?
  • Mike: Yeah...
  • Archie: Then why don't you go take a flying leap into the middle of Lake Polack?!

  • Archie: When the firemen come I want them looking at the fire in the can, not the fire in your Spanish eyes.

  • Mike: Ask him if he sells dinosaur insurance.

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