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"Gloria Comes Home: Part 1"
Season 3, episode # 18
# 62 overall in series (97 episodes)
"Archie Bunker's Place" episode
Series: Archie Bunker's Place
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date February 28, 1982
Production code 3x18
Written by: Patt Shea & Harriett Weiss
Directed by: Carroll O'Connor & Gary Shimokawa
Guest starring: Sally Struthers
Burgess Meredith
Christopher Johnston
Philip Bruns
Peter Iacangelo
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Gloria Comes Home: Part 1 was the 18th episode of Season 3 of Archie Bunker's Place TV series and also the 62nd overall episode in the series; it was also the first episode of a two-part story. Directed by Carroll O'Connor and Gary Shimokawa, and written by Patt Sheaand Harriett Weiss, the episode was originally aired on CBS-TV on February 28, 1982.

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Archie has mixed emotions when a recently divorced Gloria announces she has found work as a veterinary assistant and will be moving into a place of her own.


Part 1 of two-part story. Gloria, recently divorced from Mike, and son Joey return home to Queens. Archie then learns Gloria left Mike because he joined a commune in California, where he was living with other women. Gloria is determined to make it on her own.

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  • The episode's title refers to Gloria Bunker Stivic, who returns home after her divorce from Mike "Meathead" Stivic with their son Joey Stivic.
  • The two episodes in the story arc, Gloria Comes Home: Parts 1 & 2, were initially to serve as the backdoor pilot for the spin-off series Gloria. The two episodes were originally aired on the same night, as a one-hour special.

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