| Season 3, episode # 7|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||October 28, 1972|
|Production code||306 (3x7)|
|Teleplay by:||Michael Ross, Bernie West & Lee Kalcheim|
|Story by:||Norman Lear|
|Directed by:||John Rich and Bob LaHendro|
|Guest starring:|| Rue McClanahan|
|IMDb:||The Bunkers and the Swingers|
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Edith is on the search for new friends, and seems to have met the perfect pair through a magazine advertisement. She invites them over to meet Archie, not knowing they are into swinging, wife-swapping style!
Naïve Edith answers a classified advertisement requesting a pair of "fun pen pals." Before long, the Bunkers are visited by Mr. and Mrs. Rempley, a couple of middle-aged "swingers" who invite Archie and Edith to participate in a wife-swapping party.
- This episode featured Rue McClanahan, who would go on to play Maude Findlay's best friend Vivian Harmon on the spin-off Maude, and Vincent Gardenia, who played the part of neighbor Jim Bowman in the episode "Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood" in Season 1 (episode #8); he would go on to play the recurring role of Frank Lorenzo in Season 3, the following season.
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