All in the Family (1971–1979)
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The Unemployment Story: Part 2 

Archie continues to have problems with finances and with finding another job. At the grocery store, he stresses himself about Edith's spending habits and tries to save money even if it ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writers:

Norman Lear (developed by), Charles Stewart (as Chuck Stewart) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic (credit only)
Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic
Gerald Hiken Gerald Hiken ... Frank Edwards
Neva Patterson ... Ms. Maloney
Jeannie Linero Jeannie Linero ... Grocery Clerk
Eliza Roberts ... Receptionist (as Eliza Garrett)
Michael Alldredge ... Policeman
Ellen Travolta ... Secretary
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Archie continues to have problems with finances and with finding another job. At the grocery store, he stresses himself about Edith's spending habits and tries to save money even if it means denting cans to save two cents. Gloria informs him that he has an interview for a job as a custodian, and at the interview he finds out that he is only being offered the job because of his lack of education. He gets the job over a man who is highly educated but has been out of work for three years. The man is so distraught that he climbs out onto the ledge of the building and threatens to jump, with only Archie to talk him down. He climbs out of the ledge in an effort to reason with him by showing him a picture of Joey and reminding him of the responsibility of being a grandfather - which they both are. The man sees the light and crawls back in, leaving Archie on the ledge by himself. He is deemed a hero for saving the man's life, and back home his good deed puts him in the mood for love, until ... Written by Jerry Roberts <armchair-cinema@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The job application that Ms. Maloney was holding was from Metromedia, in whose studio this episode was recorded. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Maloney: Mr. Bunker, the job pays 3.90 an hour.
Archie Bunker: 3.90 an hour? Where is it, in Puerto Rico?
Ms. Maloney: Close, 97th street and 3rd avenue.
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Archie still out of work
13 March 2018 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Archie applies for a janitor's job and meets another job seeker.

The episode starts off OK with Archie and Edith in the supermarket for some amusing bits. The second part shows Archie getting the job and the other guy is so distressed he attempts suicide out on the ledge of the building. Archie tries to talk him out of it and even goes out on the ledge to save the man, totally out of character for him. Normally he would have ignored it and said some jerk tried to off himself and tied up traffic. Another sign of softening his character and making him less funny.


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