Lionel moves out of the Jefferson household after an argument with his parents. Normally, this domestic squabble would be of no concern to Archie Bunker, who would just as soon have all the Jeffersons move away. But Archie hadn't reckoned with Edith, who not only allows Lionel to move in with the Bunkers, but extends him every conceivable courtesy of the house. Scripted by Woody Kling from a story by Jeffrey Mackowsky, "Lionel the Live-In" originally aired on October 12, 1974.
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