"The Threat"
Season 3, episode # 3
# 40 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date September 30, 197
Production code 304 (3x03)
Teleplay by: Lila Garrett & Michael Elias
Story by: Bill Manhoff, Lila Garrett & Michael Elias
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring: Gloria LeRoy
IMDb logo IMDb: The Threat
Episode guide
« Previous Next »
"Archie's Fraud" "Gloria and the Riddle"

List of All in the Family episodes
List of Maude episodes
List of Archie Bunker's Place episodes

The Threat is the third episode of the third season and the 40th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 2 episode first aired on CBS-TV on September 30, 1972. Directed by John Rich, the story was written by Bill Manhoff and Lila Garrett & Michael Elias; the teleplay was also written by Garrett and Elias.

Note: Episode features Gloria LeRoy, who would later play Mildred "Boom Boom" Turner in a few episodes during later seasons.

"The Threat"
Also see:
Full Credits Transcripts More Images


The wife of Archie's old war buddy, Duke Loomis, Bobbie Jo, arrives for a visit. Make that the second, much younger wife of Archie's old wartime friend. Edith begins to worry when Archie seems a little too cordial with the woman.


Bobbie Jo, the bubbly, buxom blonde much-younger newlywed wife of Duke Loomis, the old Army buddy whose life Archie saved during WWII, pays a visit to the Bunker household. Archie falls over himself being uncommonly gracious and hospitable. Naturally, he insists that his behavior is borne of friendship -- but Edith doesn't quite see things that way. Beautiful, bouncy and with an over-developed bosom that Archie can't take his eyes off of, Bobbie Jo is very friendly, so friendly that Archie mistakenly believes that she has made a pass at him. He tells Mike and Gloria about it, unfortunately while Edith is in earshot. Edith is hurt and then confronts Bobbi Jo, asking her to leave. While Archie is trying to explain, Bobbie Jo walks out, leaving Archie to worry about the future of his friendship with Duke.

Cast (in credits order)

Main cast

Recurring cast/characters


Guest starring