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"Archie Goes Too Far"
Season 3, episode # 17
# 54 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Archie drops by the apartment of Trudy, a friend of Gloria's, where Gloria and Edith, who stormed out of the house, as Mike did in heading over to the Jeffersons, are "camping out" at, this after they all had a big argument with him over he snooping into their private things in "Archie Goes Too Far" in Season 3 (ep.#17).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date January 27, 1973
Production code 318 (3x17)
Written by: Austin & Irma Kalish
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring: Mike Evans
Pamela Murphy
Mary Kay Place
Patty Weaver
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Archie Goes Too Far is the 17th episode of the third season and the 54th overall episode All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on January 27, 1973. The Story was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro. The story was written by the husband/wife writing team of Austin & Irma Kalish.


"Archie Goes Too Far"
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Synopsis

Archie snoops through Mike and Gloria's room finding plenty of things to start the latest argument. He finds a poem, triggering a fight over the right of privacy. Mike storms out of the house to cool off and an equally hot Gloria and Edith decide to join him. Archie is not even apologizing!

Summary

Archie has often overstepped his bounds in expressing his dismay over Gloria's marital relationship with a "liberal meathead" like Mike, but this time, he's really hit a new low, as Mike, Gloria and Edith all get mad at him and leaves the house in anger.

Archie drops by the apartment of Trudy, a friend of Gloria's, where Gloria and Edith, who stormed out of the house, as Mike did in heading over to the Jeffersons next door to study, are staying for the night, "camping out", having a slumber party, singing campfire songs until things with Archie cool off, this after they all had a big argument with him over he snooping into their private things, in the case of him having read the diaries of Edith and Gloria, and also, in going into Mike and Gloria's bedroom looking for an item of clothing of his, stumbling onto and then reading an old love poem that Mike said was addressed to Gloria, that he actually had originally written an old girlfriend of his before he and Gloria began dating.

Considering himself within his rights to search Mike and Gloria's room, Archie succeeds only in nearly tearing his family asunder -- and this time, even Edith lowers the boom on her husband.

Trivia

  • A then little-known Mary Kay Place has a small role as one of Gloria's friends; Norman Lear would cast her in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman a few years later.
  • The song the girls sing for Archie, "If Communism Comes Knocking At Your Door (Don't Answer It)", was composed by Mary Kay Place.

Cast (in credits order)

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Recurring cast/characters

Guest starring

  • Pamela Murphy as Trudy
  • Mary Kay Place as Betty Sue
  • Patty Weaver as Joanie

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