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All in the Family: Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood

There goes the neighborhood! Archie is glad to see his neighbor move but he's not prepared for the first black family in his neighborhood. He attempts to enlist Lionel's help in persuading the new neighbors to sell the house, but there's one problem, it's Lionel' s family who bought the house.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Tuesday March 02nd, 1971

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Guest Stars
Isabel Sanford
As Louise Jefferson
Vincent Gardenia
As Jim Bowman

Mike Evans
As Lionel Jefferson
Episode Notes
The Jefferson family officially move in to the neighborhood.

Episode Quotes
Edith: I heard if two people enjoy being with one another alone they have a good acid marriage.
Archie: Alright then, we have a 100% acid marriage.

(To Edith)
Archie: You sing like a piece of chalk on the blackboard.

Michael: In today's society if something doesn't work you throw it out.
Archie: You don't work so maybe we should throw you out.

Archie: The only ones that can afford hired help is rich people and Jews.

Archie: Jim Bowman sold his house to a family of spades.
Edith: Oh my, as if they didn't have enough problems being Jewish.

Archie: Is anybody in the world concerned with upholding standards? Our world is crumbling down and the coons are coming.

Gloria: This is a wonderful thing.
Archie: Wonderful? Let's see how wonderful it is when watermelon rinds come flying out the window.

Cultural References
Edith: Do you love me?
Archie: Where the hell do you get these questions?
Edith: From Fiddler on the Roof.

"Fiddler on the Roof" is a broadway musical and a movie came out in 1971.

Lionel: If you follow that thinking, 80% of the Harlem Globetrotters ought to be white.

The Harlem Globetrotters are a famous black basketball team.

Warning: All in the Family season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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