‘All in the Family’ involved incredibly talented comic actors who were perfectly matched. Many episodes featured memorable gags that the characters would play on one another. This review of the most memorable gags reminds us of the best ones on the show.
From Season 6, Episode 23, ‘Gloria and Mike’s House Guests,’ Edith and Archie are on the phone, and she tries to cheer him up. Edith tells Archie that arguments are like a hole in your sock.
Archie sits down, knowing this explanation will take a while. Eventually, Archie puts the phone on the table and stops listening. He picks it up to see if she is still talking and throws it across the room.
In Season 7, Episode 25, ‘Archie’s Dog Day Afternoon,’ Archie comes home from a hard work day and sits down to eat. Edith begins talking, and Archie lays his head on his hands. Then, he fakes tying a noose around his neck, pulls it up, and sticks his tongue out, acting as if he hung himself.
In Season 6, Episode 3, ‘Archie the Donor,’ Archie yells to Edith about Mike, saying, “Well, tell him to get his face out of the refrigerator.” Mike yells back that he isn’t in the fridge, and he goes to sit down. Archie yells, “Then get your butt out of my chair.” Mike stands up in frustration.
In Season 2, Episode 12, ‘Cousin Maude’s Visit,’ Archie has had it with his confident cousin Maude. When she sits in Archie’s chair, she is in for it! Archie says, “You’re in my chair, Maude!” She responds, ‘So?” Archie says, “I wanna sit in my chair.” She responds, “Oh?” Archie replies, “You gonna get out of my chair?” Maude adamantly says, “No!” Archie says if she doesn’t get up, he will make her upset. He tells Maude he has a secret weapon to ruin any lady’s day. Archie proclaims the fiery political commentary, “This country was ruined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”
Season 4, Episode 15, ‘Edith’s Christmas Story’ features Edith trying to tell Archie a story as he is rushing to leave the house. He tells her she can tell him when he gets back. He tries to run out the door but gets stuck and yells, “Let me get out of the door!” So many great moments bring back memories and laughs from ‘All in the Family.’