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"Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 1"
Season 1, episode # 10
# 10 overall in series (97 episodes)
"Archie Bunker's Place" episode
Series: Archie Bunker's Place
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date November 18, 1979
Production code 1x10
Written by: Patt Shea & Harriet Weiss
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Rob Reiner
Sally Struthers
Dick Billingsley
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Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 1 was the 10th episode of Season 1 of the Archie Bunker's Place TV series and also the 10th overall episode in the series. It was also the first episode of a two-part story. Directed by Paul Bogart, the episode, which was written by series creators Patt Shea and Harriet Weiss, originally aired on CBS-TV on November 18, 1979.


"Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 1"
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Synopsis

Part one of two-part story. Mike and Gloria Stivic, and little Joey, come home to spend Thanksgiving with the Bunkers. (Originally aired as a 1-hour special)

Storyline

Mike and Gloria (don't forget little Joey) come back to New York to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Bunkers. But Mike's got some devastating secrets to hide: He's been fired from his professor's job in Santa Barbara for participating in a nude protest of a nuclear power plant. This has put a further strain on the Stivics' already faltering marriage.

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Trivia

  • "Thanksgiving Reunion" marked the final episode where the original ensemble from "All in the Family" - Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers - appeared together.
  • This was the first half of what originally was a one-hour episode. In syndication and on DVD releases, this was a two-part episode.

Connections

  • Animal Crackers (1930 Marx Brothers movie) - Mike sings "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" a la Groucho Marx.
  • Duck Soup (1933 Marx Brothers movie) - Mike: (as Groucho) "This is a gala day. And a gal a day's enough for any man."
  • You Bet Your Life (1950s-60s TV game show) - Mike: (as Groucho) "Say the secret word and you win a free Thanksgiving guest for dinner."
  • "The Draft Dodger" (#15) in Season 7 of AITF - Archie refers to the events of this episode.

Soundtracks

Soundtrack Credits
  • Hooray for Captain Spaulding (uncredited)

Music by Harry Ruby, lyrics by Bert Kalmar; a portion of the song is sung by Rob Reiner

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