Archie tries to hold back the bad news that his union has ordered a strike, as the family plans a celebration.
Archie finds himself getting in everyones way around the home as his strike lingers on.
Edith becomes the breadwinner when she takes a job at Jefferson's Cleaners, against Archie's better judgment.
The strike may be over but when tghe smoke clears, it's apparent to mike that the Unions new contract leaves the workers in worse shape than when the started.
An argument with his father brings Lionel over to the Bunker's for a few days, but Archie can't wait to get him back home.
Archie is surrounded by feminism when Edith joins a women's group and Irene gets a job with Archie on the loading docks.
Mike's announcement that he doesn't want to have any kids angers both Gloria and the Bunkers.
Edith is worried when Archie disappears on his way to Buffalo for a convention, and with the prospect of holding her first Tupperware party.
Gloria is suspicious about Archie's whereabouts when she finds a picture of him with another woman, and feels she must tell Edith about her discovery.
Archie's return home finds the house in chaos with his friends seemingly holding a party, including a kissing contest, hula hoops and dancing.
Archie becomes a devout Christian after a near miss at the loading dock has him seeing his life pass before his eyes. But the pressures from his new found piousness has him with little time to enjoy the things he holds so dear, like watching TV.
George Jefferson uses Archie's signature to get on the ballot when he decides to run for a local political office.
Irene and George Jefferson comes to Archie's aid when he is roped into buying aluminum siding from a fast talking salesman.
When Mike's intellectual graduate school friend comes for a visit, Mike makes Gloria feel inadequate in front of him.
The series first four seasons are reviewed in an hour-long retrospective, hosted by Henry Fonda.
Archie feels uncomfortable when he finds out a plumbers assistant is on a work release program from Sing Sing prison.
The Bunkers say goodbye to the Jefferson's as they move uptown to a Manhattan high rise apartment.
Gloria teaches Edith how to fight fair with a spouse in an effort to get her to keep Archie from walking all over her.
Edith is shocked to discover her rich cousin Amelia is planning on getting a divorce.
Archie's conscience begins to bother him when Irene finds out that he has stolen a box of nails from work.
Archie is worried after a life-expectancy quiz from a magazine gives him only seven more years to live.
When Edith returns to her hometown for a wedding, she is reunited with her childhood sweetheart, who still has eyes for her.
Mike and Archie have a contest of wills when each claim they can easily give up their vices, eating and smoking.
Mike reluctantly agree to rent the house next door to get from under Archie's roof once and for all, a day Archie never thought he would see.