| Season 1, episode # 10|
|"Archie Bunker's Place" episode|
|Series:||Archie Bunker's Place|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / U.S.|
|Air date||November 18, 1979|
|Written by:||Patt Shea & Harriet Weiss|
|Directed by:||Paul Bogart|
|Guest starring:|| Rob Reiner|
|IMDb:||Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 1|
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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)
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.
Did You Know?
- "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.
- 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.
- 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
Cast (in Credits Order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Danielle Brisebois as Stephanie Mills
- Martin Balsam as Murray Klein
- Jason Wingreen as Harry Snowden
- Allan Melvin as Barney Hefner
- Bill Quinn as Mr. Van Ranseleer
- Anne Meara as Veronica Rooney
Guest Stars/Recurring Cast
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic (special guest star)
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic (special guest star)
- Dick Billingsley as Joey Stivic
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