|Season 2, episode # 14|
While dining at an Italian restaurant with Mike, Gloria and Edith, Archie, on a quick stop to see his insurance agent in the same building, gets trapped in the elevator with a black businessman, a ditsy secretary, a Puerto Rican custodian and his very pregnant wife in "The Elevator Story" in Season 2 (ep.#14).
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||January 1, 1972|
|Production code||215 (2x14)|
|Written by:||Alan J. Levitt|
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|Guest starring:||Roscoe Lee Browne|
|IMDb:||The Elevator Story|
|« Previous||Next »|
|"Christmas Day at the Bunkers"||"Edith's Problem"|
The Elevator Story is the 14th episode of Season 2 of All in the Family and the 27th overall episode of the series. Directed by John Rich and written by Alan J. Levitt, it first aired on New Year's Day, January 1, 1972 on CBS.
|"The Elevator Story"|
|Full Credits||Transcripts||More Images|
It is Edith's birthday, and the whole family plans to take her out to dinner. Archie makes a quick stop at the insurance agent's office first, but the elevator he is in suddenly stops, trapping him with a black businessman, a ditsy secretary, a Puerto Rican man, and his very pregnant wife.
It could only happen to Archie Bunker: He's trapped in a stalled elevator with a prickly black attorney named Hugh Victor Thompson III (Roscoe Lee Browne), a ditzy, neurotic, chain-smoking secretary named Angelique McCarthy (Eileen Brennan), and a pregnant, monolingual Puerto Rican woman (Edith Diaz). Things take an even dicier turn when Mrs. Mendoza goes into labor! The touching final scene was the result of on-set improvisation; star Carroll O'Connor felt that the scene as written was in poor taste, and threatened to walk off the show unless something new was added.
A young Hector Elizondo rounds out the cast as excitable janitor and father-to-be Señor Mendoza.
Cast (in Credits Order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic
- Roscoe Lee Browne as Hugh Victor Thompson III
- Hector Elizondo as Carlos "Señor" Mendoza
- Eileen Brennan as Angelique McCarthy
- Edith Diaz as Serafina Mendoza
More External Links