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"Archie and the Kiss"
Season 4, episode # 4
# 65 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 4x4 - Archie and The Kiss
When Archie, offended at having a replica of the famous Rodin sculpture "The Kiss", which Irene Lorenzo gave to Mike and Gloria as a gift, on his living room table, he gets Frank, who didn't want to part with it, back in "Archie and the Kiss" in Season 4 (ep.#4).
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 6, 1973
Production code 406 (4x04)
Written by: John Rappaport
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring: Vincent Gardenia
Betty Garrett
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Archie and the Kiss is the fourth episode of the fourth season and the 65th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 4 episode first aired on CBS-TV on October 6, 1973. The story was written by John Rappaport. The episode was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro.


"Archie and the Kiss"
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Irene Lorenzo gives Gloria a replica of Rodin's "The Kiss." Gloria loves the statue, but Archie – insisting that a kiss is not just a kiss – objects when he sees it because of his sensitivity to pornography. After Archie gets Frank Lorenzo to take the sculpture back, Gloria gives her father the silent treatment, leading to icy tension around the house.

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Gloria brings home a miniature replica of Rodin's famous sculpture "The Kiss." The erotic nature of the sculpture does not rest well with Archie, citing the sculpture to be pornography, who orders Gloria to take that "dirty thing" out of the house immediately. After Archie gets Frank, who initially didn't know that Irene had given the piece to Mike and Gloria until Irene told him, (citing that she didn't have the right to do so) to take the sculpture back, Gloria then gives Archie the silent treatment, leading to icy tension around the house. Want to bet that this sparks another Battle Royal in the Bunker household? Also worth watching is Edith's impromptu paean to the music of Henry Mancini.

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