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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.

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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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