Mike's friend Roger, an eccentric, bohemian type, has Archie wondering if he's gay in the episode "Judging Books by Covers".
|Former exchange student who studied in England and friend of Mike's whose eccentric ways have Archie questioning his sexual orientation|
|Appeared on:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Judging Books by Covers" in Season 1|
|Character played by:||Anthony Geary|
Roger is an eccentric friend of Mike who appeared once on All in the Family in the Season 1 episode "Judging Books by Covers". The part of Roger was played by actor Anthony Geary, who appears with another fellow future soap star Philip Carey in the same episode.
When Gloria and Mike invite Mike's eccentric, intellectual hipster friend Roger over to the Bunker house, it sets Archie off. Disliking his rather bohemian ways, long hair, and the sporting of a male handbag (which was becoming the popular fashion amongst young men at the time), Archie feels prompted to speak his mind about him, quipping that "He's as queer as a 3-dollar bill, and he knows it!"
Archie's preconceived notion of what makes a "real man's man" is ultimately challenged and disproved by a longtime acquaintance and ex-pro-football player named Steve (Philip Carey) when he reveals that he is gay. In the end, the shocked Archie is made to eat crow!