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"Where's Archie?"
Season 5, episode # 8
# 93 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date November 2, 1974
Production code 501 (5x08)
Written by: Barry Harman & Harve Brosten
Directed by: H. Wesley Kenney
Guest starring: Betty Garrett
Hector Elias
Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini
Charlotte Rae
Isabel Sanford
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Where's Archie? is the eighth episode of the fifth season and the 93rd overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 5 episode first aired on CBS-TV on November 2, 1974. Written by Barry Harman and Harve Brosten, and was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.

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Archie mysteriously disappears while traveling to a union convention in Buffalo, leaving Edith fraught with worry. Edith receives the news that Archie never made it to the hotel in Buffalo, from several of his old lodge buddies, which causes her to worry.

Episode summary[]

This first episode of a three-part story arc finds Edith preparing for a Tupperware party while Archie is away attending a lodge convention in Buffalo. The tranquil mood in the Bunker household is shattered when Archie fails to call Edith as he promised, leading Edith, Mike, and Gloria to worry that Archie has met with an accident.

"Where's Archie?" was taped at the start of All in the Family's fifth season to address Carroll O'Connor's walkout due to a salary dispute. Reportedly, producer Norman Lear intended to kill off Archie if negotiations with O'Connor failed. As it turned out, the "death of Archie" episode was rewritten as an installment of the Lear-produced Good Times when star John Amos left that series.

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Guest starring[]

  • Hector Elias as Alfredo Estrada
  • Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini as Maria Estrada (as Roxanna Bonilla)
  • Charlotte Rae as Lillian Henderson

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