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.
Mike's announcement that he doesn't want to have any kids angers both Gloria and the Bunkers.
Archie's return home finds the house in chaos with his friends seemingly holding a party, including a kissing contest, hula hoops and dancing.
George Jefferson uses Archie's signature to get on the ballot when he decides to run for a local political office.
When Mike's intellectual graduate school friend comes for a visit, Mike makes Gloria feel inadequate in front of him.
Archie feels uncomfortable when he finds out a plumbers assistant is on a work release program from Sing Sing prison.
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.
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.