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"A Blast from the Past"
Season 3, episode # 16
# 60 overall in series (97 episodes)
"Archie Bunker's Place" episode
Series: Archie Bunker's Place
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date February 7, 1982
Production code 3x16
Written by: Andy Borowitz
Directed by: Gary Shimokawa
Guest starring: Alan Rosen
Ralph Seymour
Kenny Rhodes
Joy Allen
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A Blast from the Past was the 16th episode of Season 3 of Archie Bunker's Place TV series and also the 60th overall episode in the series. Directed by Gary Shimokawa, the episode, which was written by Andy Borowitz, was originally aired on CBS-TV on February 7, 1982.

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An old flame of Billie's comes to town in the hopes of winning her back.


Archie wants Billie to date her ex-boyfriend. Billie decides to use Gary as a way to turn her ex- boyfriend away, telling him she and Gary are dating.

Did You Know?[]


  • The title is from radio DJ jargon announcing a golden oldies or some record that still sounds great, but was released at some point in the past.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Joe Rosario as Raoul Rosario
  • Alan Rosen as Ted Green
  • Ralph Seymour as Hank
  • Kenny Rhodes as 1st Guy
  • Joy Allen as Waitress

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