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"We're Having a Heat Wave"
Season 4, episode # 1
# 62 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 4x1 - We're Having a Heatwave - Archie and Henry meet Mr. Estrada
Archie and Henry Jefferson meet their new prospective neighbor, Mr. Estrada (Victor Argo), who's Puerto Rican, as they conspire to start a petition to keep other ethnic groups ou of the neighborhood in "We're Having a Heatwave", the Season 4 opening episode.
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date September 15, 1973
Production code 403 (4x01)
Written by: Don Nicholl
Directed by: John Rich & Bob LaHendro
Guest starring: Victor Argo
Edith Diaz
Vincent Gardenia
Betty Garrett
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We're Having a Heat Wave is the premiere episode of the fourth season and the 62nd overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 4 episode first aired on CBS-TV on September 15, 1973. The story was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro. The story was written by Don Nicholl.

"We're Having a Heat Wave"
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Archie and next-door neighbor Henry Jefferson finally agree on something: They want to keep other ethnic groups out of the neighborhood. They disagree - and predictably, quarrel - about how to proceed.


When a house in the neighborhood is put up for sale, Archie starts a petition to keep ethnic groups out. Henry Jefferson joins the effort when the Estrdas, a Hispanic couple show interest. All this happens during a stifling heat wave in New York City.

Mike won't leave Archie alone about Watergate, Archie destroys the air conditioner, a Puerto Rican family is about to buy the house next door and Archie and Henry draw up a notice to keep them from moving in. The Puerto Rican family moves on but the house is then bought by The Lorenzos, she is Irish and can fix anything and he is Italian and won't stop singing.




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Guest starring[]

  • Victor Argo as Alfredo Estrada
  • Edith Diaz as Maria Estrada (uncredited)

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