All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Mike Comes Into Money 

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Mike donates his $275 inheritance to George McGovern's presidential campaign against an apoplectic Archie's express wishes that the money be used for room and board.


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Norman Lear (developed by), Michael Ross | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic
Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic


Mike's Uncle Alex dies leaving him an inheritance of $500. Archie thinks that the money should go his way, but Mike thinks that it should go to George McGovern's presidential campaign. He does, and then secretly he starts working nights until he can get the money paid back. Gloria works herself into a frazzle trying to keep him fed and keep a lid on his story, until things come to a head and they are forced to admit to Archie what they did. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

4 November 1972 (USA) See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The concluding scenes of this episode take place on election night, Tuesday, November 6, 1972, which was two days after this episode was broadcast, making it arguably the first time-travel episode of the series. See more »


Mike's math is a little off . When opening the check for the $500 from his uncle's estate, the accompanying paperwork informs him that because of back taxes that were owed, Mike will only receive $275, to which he makes the comment " Gee, almost half ! ". See more »


Archie Bunker: Look at this water bill - eighty dollars! My luck I got the only Polack that showers regular.
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President McGovern?
9 August 2012 | by stones78See all my reviews

This is a terrific episode amongst many others in the early seasons of this fine show, and it revolves around Mike inheriting a sum of money left to him from an uncle's will. While Mike is deciding what to do with the money($250), he says he'll get Gloria that fur coat she always wanted, and give the rest to the McGovern presidential campaign, much to the chagrin of Archie; he wants Mike to give the money to him, of course, considering Mike owes him for room and board, even though Mike agreed that after he graduates and gets a job, he'll pay Archie back with interest. Since an angry Archie doesn't get his money(Mike does give it to him later in the episode), he now wants Mike to pay for his own meals and pay for the upkeep of the television also, and this leads to many arguments, which I'm too lazy to write about. Let me mention that there are many funny lines which would make this review too long, but it's worth watching this episode. The early episodes with Mike's disagreements with Archie make these shows that much better than later episodes, and this one is a winner.

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