Rob Reiner's 10 best All in the Family episodes

by dwgbarrie | created - 13 Mar 2014 | updated - 13 Mar 2014 | Public

Rob Reiner (b. 1947) played Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law Mike 'Meathead' Stivic regularly for eight of the show's nine seasons.

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1. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Games Bunkers Play (1973)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Mike refuses to accept constructive criticism during a group therapy board game.

Directors: Bob LaHendro, John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 107

2. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Flashback: Mike Meets Archie (1971)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

On their first anniversary, Mike and Gloria reminisce (in flashback) the first time Gloria brought the Meathead home to meet the man that would become his father-in-law.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 129

3. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Mike's Problem (1971)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Mike's anxiety over his upcoming college exams causes him to temporarily become sexually impotent.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 105

4. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Mike Makes His Move (1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Mike accepts a job, which pleases Archie because it means that Mike and Gloria will be moving. Finding a new home proves difficult. George Jefferson schemes to rent his old house next door to them cheap, just to annoy Archie.

Director: Wes Kenney | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 78

5. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Mike and Gloria Split (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Mike and Gloria have an argument after a Scrabble game about Mike always being right and that she never did get to go to college as Mike had promised. Mike also ends up with Archie as a roommate for one night.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 74

6. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Gloria's False Alarm (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Gloria wants Mike to have a vasectomy when she thinks she might be pregnant.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 68

7. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Very Moving Day (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

With the Jeffersons' old house now ready for the Stivics to move in, Mike and Gloria look forward to some peace and quiet. Then Gloria has some really wonderful news - she's pregnant.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 74

8. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Mike's Graduation (1974)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Mike graduates from college, an occasion that to Archie means Mike will soon be moving out of the house.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 74

9. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Mike the Pacifist (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Mike gets very upset when he defends Gloria on the subway since he never once in his life advocated violence.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 80

10. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit (1971)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Mike invites his unmarried hippie friends to spend the night in the Bunker's living room, over Archie's strong objections.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 164



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