| Season 3, episode # 17|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||January 27, 1973|
|Production code||318 (3x17)|
|Written by:||Austin & Irma Kalish|
|Directed by:||John Rich and Bob LaHendro|
|Guest starring:|| Mike Evans|
Mary Kay Place
|IMDb:||Archie Goes Too Far|
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Archie snoops through Mike and Gloria's room, and finds plenty of things to start the latest argument. He finds a poem, triggering a fight over the right of privacy. Mike storms out of the house to cool off, and an equally hot Gloria and Edith decide to join him. And Archie is not even apologizing!
Archie has often overstepped his bounds in expressing his dismay over Gloria's marital relationship with a "liberal meathead" like Mike. But never before has he expressed his mistrust of Mike in so extreme a manner as in this episode. Considering himself within his rights to search Mike and Gloria's room, Archie succeeds only in nearly tearing his family asunder -- and this time, even Edith lowers the boom on her husband.
- A then little-known Mary Kay Place has a small role as one of Gloria's friends; Norman Lear would cast her in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman a few years later.
- The song the girls sing for Archie, "If Communism Comes Knocking At Your Door (Don't Answer It)", was composed by Mary Kay Place.
Cast (in credits order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic