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"The Man in the Street"
Season 2, episode # 11
# 24 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 2x11 - The Man in the Street
When the Bunkers' TV goes on the fritz, the family goes down to Kelsey's Bar to try to catch Archie, who was polled for a "man-on-the-street" question that was to air on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, only to have it preemted by President Nixon, in "The Man In The Street" in Season 2 (ep.#11).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date December 5, 1971
Production code 212 (2x11)
Teleplay by: Don Nicholl & Paul Harrison
Story by: Don Nicholl, Paul Harrison & Lennie Weinrib
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring: Mike Evans
Bob Hastings
Neil J. Schwartz
Billy Halop
Billy Sands
Robert Gibbons
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The Man in the Street is the 11th episode aired during the second season and the 24th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 2 episode first aired on CBS-TV on December 4, 1971. Directed by John Rich, the story was written by Don Nicholl and Paul Harrison, the original teleplay was also written by Nicholl, Harrison, along with Lennie Weinrib. Neil J. Schwartz appears as Mr. Levy the TV Repairman, who delivers the episode's funniest line.

Note: Episode features footage of then-CBS White House Correspondent Dan Rather.


Archie is polled for a "man-on-the-street" question, and it is airing on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. Unfortunately, Archie does not have a working television set to see himself being interviewed.

Plot summary[]

Interviewed by a WCBS-TV reporter about Nixon's economic plan, Archie is thrilled to learn that his interview will appear on the evening news. Alas, the Bunkers' TV set is broken and practically every other set in the neighborhood is likewise incapacitated. After numerous frustrations, which include enlisting a repairman who refuses to work after 5pm on Fridays due to observance of the Sabbath -- yes, the repairman is Jewish -- and having to go over to Kelsey's Bar -- Archie finally gets to see himself on TV -- or does he?

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
  • Richard M. Nixon as Himself (uncredited, in TV news footage)
  • Dan Rather as Himself (uncredited, in TV news footage)

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