| Season 7, episode # 12|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / USA|
|Air date||December 4, 1976|
|Production code||701 (7x12)|
|Written by:||Michael Loman|
|Directed by:||Paul Bogart|
|Guest starring:|| Estelle Parsons|
Maxine Elliott Hicks
|IMDb:||Archie's Secret Passion|
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Archie is looking forward to a visit from an old high school buddy, until he learns that he will be arriving with his wife, a woman Archie once had a quick fling with, panicked that the woman will speak of the encounter in front of Edith. However, it turns out Archie was one of many, and the woman doesn't even remember the encounter.
Archie is happy with the news that an old high school buddy Bummy is coming by for dinner but is less thrilled that he is bringing his wife Dolores, whom Archie had a brief encounter with while he and Edith were dating. Fearful that Edith will find out, he is a nervous wreck all through dinner.
Alone in the kitchen, Edith reveals that she knows about the whole thing but Dolores had forgotten all about it. Before they leave, Dolores and Archie have a moment and she pretends that she remembers everything. Edith tells Archie that she knew about the whole thing and that there are no hard feelings. Yet, she leaves a minor suspicion in his mind that Edith wasn't as innocent as he might have thought.
Note: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.
Did You Know?
This was Estelle Parsons' first appearance on "All in the Family." She would appear two years later as Barney's wife Blanche Hefner.
- Archie: Not if he's walking around New York he ain't.
- Bummie Fencel: Archie, I was 11 years old. I don't do that no more.
- Archie: Aw come on. Tell the truth, when was the last time you et a bug?
- Bummie Fensel: December 7, 1941.
- Archie: What kind was it?
- Bummie Fensel: A Japanese beetle.
- Soundtrack Credits
- Indian Love Call - (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Portion sung by Jean Stapleton
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
Guest Stars/Recurring Cast
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