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All in the Family: The Blockbuster

Archie thinks about moving to California after seeing an ad for a real estate company offering to buy homes for substantial profit, problem is the agent is unscrupulously telling them that they will sell to minorities bringing down property values.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 209
Airdate: Saturday November 13th, 1971



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Guest Stars
Mike Evans
As Lionel Jefferson
Recurring
Peggy Rea
As Bertha
Recurring
Thalmus Rasulala
As Mr. Byrd
Episode Notes
This episode deals with the controversy of using different races in real estate to drop property values to profit realters.



Episode Quotes
Edith: Come to the land of milk and honey.
Archie: Yep that's California.
Edith: No Archie, that's Israel.

Archie: You didn't sound colored.
Mr. Byrd: I used a white telephone.

Mr. Byrd: Hello Archie.
Archie: You're colored.
Mr. Byrd: I didn't think you'd notice.



Cultural References
Archie: You've never been west of Ohio yet you are now a regular Marco Polish.

Archie is making fun of Michael by saying Marco Polo who is a reknown discover and traveler in earlier centuries.

Archie: Your mother goes floating out to see like Mopey Dick the great white dingbat!

This is making reference to the fish story of Moby Dick and the Great White Shark.



Warning: All in the Family season 2 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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