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Archie in the Lock-Up 

Mike and Lionel decide to become part of an anti-war protest, but it isn't until they leave that Gloria gets the news that the situation is turning violent. She and Edith urge Archie to go ... See full summary »

Director:

John Rich

Writers:

Norman Lear (developed by), Paul Wayne (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic
Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic
Mike Evans ... Lionel Jefferson
Allan Melvin ... Sgt. Paul Pulaski
Ken Lynch ... Officer Callahan - Jailer
Corey Fischer ... Jesus Hippie
Kelly Houser Kelly Houser ... Hippie
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Storyline

Mike and Lionel decide to become part of an anti-war protest, but it isn't until they leave that Gloria gets the news that the situation is turning violent. She and Edith urge Archie to go down to the protest and bring him home. Mike comes home frazzled but unharmed, but Archie ends up in the slammer surrounded by commies, hippies and drop-outs. Mike secures his release because the police captain is Polish, but Archie doesn't know that and offends the captain, leaving him to stay in jail a little longer. Written by Jerry Roberts <armchair-cinema@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the DVD release of the second season, this episode is the third one on the disc, instead of the fifth one (the actual chronological order of airing) See more »

Goofs

Archie's American flag pin on his coat changes size from when he is first shown being in the lock-up to when he shows off the flag to Guard Callahan. See more »

Quotes

Archie Bunker: That's what I keep telling my big, dumb Pollack son in-law.
Desk Sergeant: Big, dumb what?
Archie Bunker: Pollack.
Mike Stivic: Say it louder, Arch, Sgt. Pulaski didn't hear you.
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Connections

References The Newlywed Game (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Superstar
(uncredited)
From Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Heard on tape player in jail cell
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Archie meets some fellow citizens
29 April 2015 | by OwlwiseSee all my reviews

For me, this remains one of the funniest episodes of the series, especially during Archie's interactions with the various demonstrators. I don't want to give away some of the most hilarious lines, but the dialog following Archie's use of an inhaler for allergies still cracks me up after having seen it dozens of times over the decades. The scene also is an interesting time capsule, in that it gives a pretty thorough overview of the various types of demonstrators at the time, exactly as I remember them: the blissed-out hippie, the political activist, the Jesus freak, the Black pride advocate, the mellow Black dude, the radical, etc. -- it was a mixed bag back then!


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