All in the Family (1971–1979)
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The Bunkers' house guest is the new, much younger wife of a war buddy. Archie, who can't take his eyes off of her, believes that she made a pass at him, and Edith overhears him telling Gloria and Mike so.

Director:

John Rich

Writers:

Norman Lear (developed by), Lila Garrett (teleplay by) | 5 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
Gloria LeRoy Gloria LeRoy ... Bobbi Jo Loomis
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Storyline

The Bunkers are hosts to a house guest named Bobbie Joe, the bubbly new wife of Duke, Archie's old war buddy. She's more than Archie can handle. She's young, beautiful, bouncy and with an over-developed bosom that Archie can't take his eyes off of. The woman is very friendly, so friendly that Archie mistakenly believes that she has made a pass at him. He tells Mike and Gloria about it, unfortunately while Edith is in earshot. Edith is hurt and asks Bobbi Joe to leave. While Archie is trying to explain, Bobbi Joe walks out, leaving Archie to worry about the future of his friendship with Duke. Written by Jerry Roberts <armchair-cinema@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first appearance of Archie and Edith's bedroom. See more »

Goofs

Bobbi Jo mentions going to Germany, however, Germany did not exist at the time since the show was set before the fall of the Berlin Wall. See more »

Quotes

Bobbi Jo Loomis: [Archie is caught staring at Bobbi Jo's large chest] Archie, you're not going to find them looking there.
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Not one of the best episodes
7 November 2017 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

The wife of Archie's Air Force buddy Duke is staying with the Bunkers for a night before she joins her husband in Germany.

It turns out that Duke's wife is not the one Archie knows,it seems the first wife had died and the new wife is a younger,sexy waitress named Bobbi Jo that Duke married. She is played by Gloria LeRoy, although she is supposed to be younger than Archie and Duke (she is, but only a couple of years) she looks just as old despite wearing a low cut top and a miniskirt. The point of the episode is that Archie mistakenly believes Bobbi Jo made a pass, though she acts flirty and kisses him on the lips twice,you can hardly blame him for thinking that. There is also a uncomfortable scene where Edith tells Bobbi Jo to leave her house,so it is not much fun to watch.


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