"Archie and the Kiss"
Season 4, episode # 4
# 65 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 6, 1973
Production code 406 (4x04)
Written by: John Rappaport
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring: Vincent Gardenia
Betty Garrett
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Archie and the Kiss is the fourth episode of the fourth season and the 65th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 4 episode first aired on CBS-TV on October 6, 1973. The story was written by John Rappaport. The episode was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro.

"Archie and the Kiss"
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Irene Lorenzo gives Gloria a replica of Rodin's "The Kiss." Gloria loves the statue, but Archie – insisting that a kiss is not just a kiss – objects when he sees it because of his sensitivity to pornography. After Archie gets Frank Lorenzo to take the sculpture back, Gloria gives her father the silent treatment, leading to icy tension around the house.


Gloria brings home a miniature replica of Rodin's famous sculpture "The Kiss." The erotic nature of the sculpture does not rest well with Archie, who orders Gloria to take that "dirty thing" out of the house immediately. Want to bet that this sparks another Battle Royal in the Bunker household? Also worth watching is Edith's impromptu paean to the music of Henry Mancini.



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