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"Growing Up Is Hard to Do: Part 1"
Season 3, episode # 8
# 52 overall in series (97 episodes)
"Archie Bunker's Place" episode
Series: Archie Bunker's Place
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date November 29, 1981
Production code 3x8
Written by: Jeffrey Ferro & Frederic Weiss
Directed by: Joe Gannon
Guest starring: Celeste Holm
Ben Slack
Michael Mann
Mark Lonow
Steve Jones
Luke Andreas
Dennis Haskins
Ken Hill
Larry Ketchum
John Stuart West
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Growing Up Is Hard to Do: Part 1 was the eighth episode of Season 3 of Archie Bunker's Place TV series and also the 52nd overall episode in the series; it also was the first episode in a two-part story. Directed by Joe Gannon, the episode, which was written by Jeffrey Ferro and Frederic Weiss, originally aired on CBS-TV on November 29, 1981.

"Growing Up Is Hard to Do: Part 1"
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Stephanie's father Floyd visits for her Jewish ceremony.


Part 1 of two-part story. Tensions rise when Stephanie's father reappears in the days leading up to her Bat Mitzvah.

Did You Know?


The episode's title is based on the 1962 song "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil Sedaka that hit number 1 on the Billboard Top 100 on August 11, 1962 and was re-recorded by Neil Sedaka and hit the number 8 on the Adult Contemporary Chart in January 1976.

Cast (in Credits Order)

Main Cast

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast

  • Joe Rosario as Raoul Rosario
  • Celeste Holm as Estelle Harris, Stephanie's grandmother
  • Ben Slack as Floyd Mills, Stephanie's father
  • Michael Mann as Rabbi Jacobs
  • Steve Jones as Maurice
  • Luke Andreas as Helper
  • Dennis Haskins as Workman
  • Ken Hill as Florist
  • Larry Ketchum as Musician
  • John Stuart West as Man

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