The Bunkers and the Swingers
Season 3, episode # 7
# 44 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 28, 1972
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Written by Teleplay by: Michael Ross & Bernie West and Lee Kalcheim
Story by: Norman Lear
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring
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The Bunkers and the Swingers is the 7th episode of the third season and the 44th overall episode All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on October 28, 1972. Co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro, the original story was written by Norman Lear; the teleplay was scrpited by Michael Ross with Bernie West and Lee Kalcheim.

Note: 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 would go on to play a recurring role of Frank Lorenzo the following season.


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.