| Season 1, episode # 5|
Archie is irritated at Mike's offbeat friend, Roger (Anthony Geary), whom he thinks is gay, but, later, he gets the shock of his life when he learns that his friend Steve, a "macho" former college footbal hero, is actually gay in "Judging Books by Covers" in Season 1 (ep.#5).
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||February 9, 1971|
|Production code||105 (1x05)|
|Written by:||Burt Styler & Norman Lear|
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|Guest starring:|| Billy Halop|
|IMDb:||Judging Books by Covers|
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Archie is irritated at Mike's offbeat friend, who dresses and behaves in a way which leads him to mistakenly conclude that he is a homosexual, But Archie soon learns that one of his best friends is gay.
Archie thinks he knows a homosexual when he sees one and when Mike invites his flamboyant photographer friend Roger (Anthony Geary) to the Bunker household,Archie automatically assumes that Mike's friend Roger is a "flamer." Retreating to the safety of Kelcy's Bar,Arch chooses to spend some time with his "he-man" pals,notably his old arm-wrestling crony Steve.
did You Know?
This early episode scores not only by radically reversing the usual stereotypical expectations but also with the casting of two future ABC Daytime soap opera stars:General Hospital heartthrob Geary as the fluttery Roger and veteran movie tough guy Philip Carey,who later stars as Asa Buchanan on One Life to Live,as the ostensibly "safe" Steve.
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic
- Philip Carey as Steve (Archie's old friend)
- Anthony Geary as Roger (Mike's friend) (as Tony Geary)
- Linn Patrick as Jerry
- Billy Sands as Nick (as Billie Sands)