1: Anne Meara Interview
2: Carroll O'Connor Interview
Sunday, September 23rd, 1979
1: Archie's New Partner (1)
Archie decides to expand the bar into a restaurant.
Sunday, September 23rd, 1979
2: Archie's New Partner (2)
Archie deals with new partner Murray, a Jewish liberal.
Sunday, September 30th, 1979
3: Edith Gets Hired
Edith, who has been jobless since she got fired from the Sunshine Home, has gotten a job as recreational assistant at the Rego Park Center for the Mentally Ill. However, Archie has decided that he thinks that Edith should not be working.
Sunday, October 7th, 1979
4: The Oldest Profession
Archie's Place has acquired a new regular customer, Dottie. However, Archie and Murray discover that she is a prostitute and is conducting her business at the bar. This is bad for the bar's image. How can they convince her to leave?
Sunday, October 14th, 1979
5: Edith vs. the Energy Crisis
The energy crisis has become a big problem. The bar is freezing cold and Edith has been preserving as much energy as possible at home as well. Soon, Archie is suffering as well, when the frigid conditions give him a case of strep throat.
Sunday, October 21st, 1979
6: Bosom Partners
Archie is in trouble with the State of New York when he is charged with non-payment of sales tax and questionable record keeping. Now it's up to Murray to save Archie and the bar by trying to romance the tax agent.
Sunday, October 28th, 1979
7: Building the Restaurant
Construction on the restaurant is underway, but the contractor Archie and Murray hired is demanding more money. Archie, who is determined that the restaurant will be a success, goes to a loan shark.
Sunday, November 4th, 1979
8: The Cook
Archie and Murray hire short-order cook Veronica Rooney (Anne Meara), but she insists that her gay nephew be hired as waiter. Archie's strong feelings on homosexuality present a problem.
Sunday, November 11th, 1979
9: Murray and the Liquor Board
In a protest march against Napom, Murray punched a cop. Although it has been pardoned, his ""criminal record"" may cost the bar its liquor license.
Sunday, November 18th, 1979
10: Thanksgiving Reunion (1)
Mike, Gloria and little Joey come home to spend Thanksgiving with the Bunkers.
Sunday, November 18th, 1979
11: Thanksgiving Reunion (2)
Sunday, November 25th, 1979
12: Barney and the Hooker
Dottie (the hooker from #3) has been arrested for prostitution. Murray bails her out and talks Archie into hiring her as a waitress to try to keep her out of trouble. However, trouble finds her when now divorcee Barney Hefner falls in love and proposes.
Sunday, December 2nd, 1979
13: Man of the Year
An old high school buddy of Archie's (who is also a conman) comes to town to inform Archie that he has been elected Man of the Year.
Sunday, December 9th, 1979
14: Edith's Shabbat Dinner
Edith and Stephanie are preparing a Shabbat dinner, a dinner eaten on the Jewish sabbath. They invite Archie's partner, Murray and his non-Jewish girlfriend. Unbeknownst to him, Edith also invites his mother, who feels that Murray should only be dating Jewish women.
Sunday, December 16th, 1979
15: Barney and the Lawsuit
When Barney's barstool collapses while he is sitting on it, Archie is afraid he will try to sue.
Sunday, December 30th, 1979
16: Murray and Blanche
Barney's ex-wife Blanche comes back to town, and is as sex crazy as ever. She now goes after Murray, infuriating Barney.
Sunday, January 6th, 1980
17: Murray's Daughter
Murray's estranged daughter suddenly shows up with a Puerto Rican husband and children on the way.
Sunday, January 27th, 1980
18: The Ambush
The neighborhood has had a sudden rash of burglaries and Archie and Murray are afraid the bar will be the next one.
Sunday, February 3rd, 1980
19: Return of Sammy
Archie's ""old friend"" Sammy Davis Jr. is in town appearing on a talk show. Archie calls him up and invites him to the bar.
Sunday, February 10th, 1980
20: Archie Fixes Up Fred
Customers have been complaining about Veronica's nephew, Fred, the gay waiter. So Archie decides that he can convert him by setting him up on a date with a pretty girl.
Sunday, February 17th, 1980
21: Father and Daughter Night
Murray steps in when Archie refuses to appear in the father and daughter talent show at Stephanie's school.
Sunday, March 2nd, 1980
22: Van Ranseleer's Operation
When Archie and the guys at the bar read in the paper that there might be a cure for Mr. Van Ranseleer's blindness, they pool their efforts and money so he can have the operation.
Sunday, March 9th, 1980
23: Veronica's Ex
Veronica's ex-husband (Jerry Stiller) come back to town, and Veronica falls for him all over again.
Sunday, March 23rd, 1980
24: A Small Mafia Favor
An old friend of Murray's comes to visit, but he's also a crime kingpin. When Murray unknowingly signals the death of a rival mob boss, Archie fears retalitation.
Sunday, November 2nd, 1980
1: Archie Alone (1)
Archie and Stephanie face life after Ediths death.
Sunday, November 2nd, 1980
2: Archie Alone (2)
Archie refuses to deal with Ediths death.
Sunday, November 9th, 1980
3: Home Again
Due to painful memories of Ediths death,Archie considers selling the home and getting an apartment.
Sunday, November 16th, 1980
4: Hiring the Housekeeper
Archie searches for a housekeeper to look after Stephanie.
Sunday, November 23rd, 1980
5: The Wildcat Strike
Archies staff strikes over unionization.
Sunday, November 30th, 1980
6: Veronica and the Health Inspector
A young Health Inspector eyes Veronica.
Sunday, December 7th, 1980
7: Murray's Wife
Murrays ex-wife Marcie pays him a visit.
Sunday, December 14th, 1980
8: The Camping Trip
Stephanies club plans a camping trip.
Sunday, December 21st, 1980
9: The Incident
Archie punches a lodge member after he makes racial remarks about Mrs. Canby, his black housekeeper during a confrontation at the grocery store. Archie must write him a written apology or face expulsion from the lodge.
Sunday, January 4th, 1981
10: Custody (1)
Stephanies wealthy grandmother visits for Christmas.
Sunday, January 11th, 1981
11: Custody (2)
Stephanies grandmother wants custody of her. She and Archie go to court.
Sunday, February 1st, 1981
12: Barney the Gambler
Murrays gambling system causes a conflict.
Sunday, February 15th, 1981
13: Murray Klein's Place
Fed up with Archie, Murray wants to end the partnership.
Sunday, February 22nd, 1981
14: Weekend Away
Archie and Murray go off to a convention. Murray soon finds himself tied up and robbed by a woman he invites over to the room.
Sunday, March 8th, 1981
15: Stephanie's Science Project
Archie hires help for Stephanies project.
Sunday, March 15th, 1981
16: Tough Love
Veronicas drinking problem worries Archie and Murray.
Sunday, March 29th, 1981
17: The Trashing of the Temple
Stephanie's temple is the latest in a string of vandalisms, leading a frightened Archie to withdraw her.
Sunday, April 5th, 1981
18: La Cage Aux Bunker
Archie reluctantly takes Stephanie's music teacher on a date in a bid to get her into the school chorus.
Sunday, May 3rd, 1981
19: Death of a Saint (1)
Murray's mother dies while he is on a date with his fiance, leaving him with a guilty conscience.
Sunday, May 10th, 1981
20: Goodbye, Murray (2)
Murray and his fiance marry and move to California.
Sunday, October 4th, 1981
Billie Bunker,the daughter of Archies brother Fred pays a visit.
Sunday, October 4th, 1981
2: The Business Manager
Roger Abott is hired by the Rabinowitz law firm to be Archies busisness manager but he and Archie soon disagree on how the bar is run.Later Archie begins to realizes he lacks busisness managemant skills.
Sunday, October 11th, 1981
3: The Date
Roger wants to date Archies neice Billie.
Sunday, October 18th, 1981
4: Norma Rae Bunker
In an effort to make a little extra money, Mrs. Canby gets a job from home folding clothes for a sweatshop. When she is cheated out of half her pay, Archie goes to bat for her.
Sunday, October 25th, 1981
5: Harry's Investment
Archie wants Harry to buy back Murray's share of the bar. Both Harry's wife and Archie are upset to learn Harry invested in McFeeney's, a competitor (and topless) bar and grill.
Sunday, November 8th, 1981
6: Three's a Crowd
When Archie goes to dinner with Barney and his date, she has eyes for Archie instead. Archie feels the same way, but is hesitant so soon after losing Edith.
Sunday, November 15th, 1981
7: Happy Birthday, Stephanie
Archie forbids Stephanie to attend a rock concert.Billie agrees to accompany Stephanie because shes an adult.Archie learns Stephanie went anyway so Archie and Barney go to the concert where a riot takes place and they get arrested. Stephanie and Billie make it home only to see Archie and Barneys arrest on the news.
Sunday, November 29th, 1981
8: Growing Up Is Hard to Do (1)
Stephanie's father visits for her jewish ceremony.
Sunday, December 6th, 1981
9: Growing Up Is Hard to Do (2)
Stephanie's father Floyd, steals money that Stephanie received as a gift. Stephanie finds out and lets him keep the money because he is broke.
Sunday, December 20th, 1981
10: Stephanie's Dance
Archie must accept the fact that Stephanie is growing up when she attends her first school dance.
Sunday, December 27th, 1981
11: The Photo Contest
Stephanie enters some candid photos of Archie in a photography contest.
Sunday, January 10th, 1982
12: Stephanie's Tryout
Stephanie tries out for her school's baseball team.
Sunday, January 17th, 1982
13: The Night Visitor
When he becomes homeless. Raoul spends nights in the storeroom, leading everyone to to believe they're the victims of petty thieves.
Sunday, January 24th, 1982
14: Reggie, 3; Archie, 0
Archie buys a used pickup truck for the restaurant, and José backs it into Reggie Jackson's Rolls Royce.
Sunday, January 31st, 1982
15: Blind Man's Bluff
Blind Mr. Van Ranseleer is mugged by a customer at the bar who overhears Van Ranseleer is carrying a sum of money on him. It's now up to Archie and the staff to help him get out of his apartment when he becomes fearful of being attacked again.
Sunday, February 7th, 1982
16: A Blast from the Past
Archie wants Billie to date her ex-boyfriend. Billie decides to use Gary as a way to turn her ex- boyfriend away, telling him she and Gary are dating.
Sunday, February 21st, 1982
17: Sex and the Single Parent
Old world Archie refuses to let Stephanie participate in her school's sex education program, until he overhears a conversation between Stephanie, Billie and one of Stephanie's friends.
Sunday, February 28th, 1982
18: Gloria Comes Home (1)
Gloria and Joey return home. Archie learns Gloria left Mike because he joined a commune in California, where he was living with other women. Gloria is determined to make it on her own.
Sunday, February 28th, 1982
19: Gloria Comes Home (2)
Archie has mixed emotions when Gloria announces she has found work as a veterinary assistant and will be moving into a place of her own.
Sunday, March 7th, 1982
20: Of Mice and Bunker
Archie takes on a new partner who has plans to squeeze Archie out of his ownership of the bar.
Sunday, March 14th, 1982
Veronica's ex-husband returns and urges Veronica to start drinking again after a year of sobriety.
Sunday, March 21st, 1982
22: Love Is Hell
A boy Stephanie likes has a crush on her cousin Billie instead of her.
Sunday, March 28th, 1982
23: The Second Time Around
When Archie goes out to dinner with Barney and his new girlfriend, she winds up liking Archie instead.
Sunday, April 4th, 1982
24: West Side Astoria
Katherine invites Archie to supper with her parents,which turns into a disaster when they meet prejudiced Archie.
Sunday, April 25th, 1982
25: Billie Moves Out
Billie is tired of Archie over-protecting her so she moves in with a secret roommate — Gary Rabinowitz.
Sunday, May 2nd, 1982
26: Rabinowitz's Brother
Archie fires Gary as his business manager, but soon learns to regret it when Gary is replaced by his brother Barry.
Sunday, May 9th, 1982
27: Death of a Lodger
Barney takes in a cranky and overbearing border to help pay some bills.
Sunday, May 16th, 1982
28: The Battle of Bunker III
Stephanie becomes very jealous as Archie's relationship with Katherine progresses.
Tuesday, June 1st, 1982
29: Gloria: The First Day
Archie appears at the beginning of this episode in which he drives Gloria and Joey to their new place. Gloria finds out she has a lot to learn to be a veterinary assistant, but Dr. Adams is willing to help her along.
Sunday, September 26th, 1982
1: Archie's Night Out
Archie reluctantly goes to a singles bar with Barney and Mr. Van Ranseleer, who picks up a lady.
Sunday, October 3rd, 1982
2: Gary's Ex
Gary's ex-girlfriend visits and demands attention from him, upsetting Billie.
Sunday, October 10th, 1982
3: The Eyewitnesses
José and Raoul witness a mugging behind the restaurant but are afraid to come forward because they are illegal aliens.
Sunday, October 17th, 1982
4: Double Date
Archie won't let Stephanie go on a date so Billie agrees to go along with Gary and make it a double date so Stephanie can go out.
Sunday, October 24th, 1982
5: From the Waldorf to Astoria
When José's artistic talents come out, they hold an art show in the bar.
Sunday, October 31st, 1982
6: Stay Out of My Briefs
Billie gets a job as Gary's new secretary.
Sunday, November 7th, 1982
7: Break a Leg, Stephanie
Stephanie hopes to attend an exclusive music school, but Archie is reluctant to let her do so.
Sunday, November 21st, 1982
8: Archie Gets a Head
Archie wants his own bathroom in the basement; the contractors are too expensive, so he hires José and Raul to do the job.
Sunday, November 28th, 1982
9: Barney Gets Laid Off
Billie talks Archie into giving unemployed Barney a job at the bar, which they soon regret. Barney's employment at the bar soon turns into disaster, and Archie must find a way to tell Barney he's fired.
Sunday, December 12th, 1982
10: Marriage on the Rocks
Harrys wife kicks him out of the house so Archie offers him his date.
Sunday, December 19th, 1982
11: Father Christmas
Billie is bitter when her estranged father comes for a Christmas visit, until she finds out the real reason her mother left.
Sunday, December 26th, 1982
12: Teacher's Pet
Billie's Philosophy teacher makes passes at her.
Sunday, January 2nd, 1983
13: Captain Video
Lonely Barney enlists the help of a video dating service.
Sunday, January 9th, 1983
14: The Promotion
After using CPR to save his uncle's life, Gary is considered for partnership in the family law firm.
Sunday, January 16th, 1983
15: Three Women
Archie takes Stephanie to visit her wealthy grandmother. But when the truck fails to start, Archie becomes an unwanted supper guest at her home. Stephanie looks to her grandmother for answers about her mother.
Sunday, January 23rd, 1983
16: Relief Bartender
Archie reluctantly hires a woman bartender to help out Harry.But when he fires her because he is unhappy with having a lady bartender she files a discrimination lawsuit against Archie.Gary advises Archie to give her the job back.
Sunday, January 30th, 1983
17: The Red Herring
Archie is shocked and angered when he finds out his close friend, Mr. Van Ranseleer, may have been a member of the communist party.
Sunday, February 13th, 1983
18: The Boys' Night Out
The boys' night out for Archie, Barney and Harry could turn into one of the wrong kind once they get caught in a gay nightclub.
Sunday, February 20th, 1983
19: I Can Manage
Archie falls hard for a woman he meets at a restaurant convention, unaware that she is married.
Sunday, February 27th, 1983
20: Store Wars
Murray (Martin Balsam) returns to recoup his investment in the bar. Archie gives him a hard luck story and Murray allows Archie Six more months to get his share of the bar sold.
Sunday, March 13th, 1983
21: Bunker Madness
Stephanie is using Marijuana to fit in with her friends. When Archie finds the drug in his basement, He hits the ceiling and Billie takes the blame for Stephanie. Stephanie tells Archie the truth when he finds some boys smoking upstairs in the bathroom at her party.
Sunday, March 27th, 1983
22: No One Said It Was Easy
Depressed Gary has a bout with alchoholism.
Monday, March 28th, 1983
23: Small Claims Court
Barney and Archie square off in court over a tv set that Archie purchased from Barney at a electronics store in which Barney accidentally broke while installing it at the bar.
Monday, April 4th, 1983
24: I'm Torn Here
Gary is jealous when he learns his old school rival is dating his ex- girlfriend,Billie. Billie is concerned about Garys feeelings and he tells her he would like to start dating her again but she wants to remain just friends with Gary.