Mr. Bushmill
Mr. Bushmill
Mr. Bushmill (Joseph Mascolo) was the father of George, an autistic friend of Gloria and a stockboy/bagger at Ferguson's Market who then lands a job at the loading dock where Archie works in the episode titled "Gloria's Boyfriend" in Season 4 of All in the Family.



Character played by

Joseph Mascolo

AITF appearance

in the episode "Gloria's Boyfriend" in Season 4

Related to

George Bushmill (autistic son)

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Mr. Bushmill was the father of George Bushmill (Richard Masur), a mentally retarded friend of Gloria and Mike, and a stock boy at Ferguson's Market, who then eventually lands a job at the Pendergast Tool & Die where Archie works in the fourth season episode titled "Gloria's Boyfriend". The character of Mr. Bushmill was played by veteran character actor Joseph Mascolo.


George, who is autistic, strives hard to prove that he can do anything as well as anyone else, and be an capable employee, if given a fair chance. Thus, to that end, after he is fired for being late from his lunch break at the behest of Archie, who encouraged George to take a longer break from the store than he should have taken, George's father, Mr. Bushmill calls and then drops by the Bunker home because he was worried about George being gone all afternoon, by the time when he should have been home, only to find that George was able to get another job where Archie works, working at the loading docks, much to the delightful surprise of his father, Gloria, Mike and Edith, but to the confused bewilderment of Archie!

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