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"The Cook"
Season 1, episode # 8
# 8 overall in series (97 episodes)
"Archie Bunker's Place" episode
Series: Archie Bunker's Place
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date November 4, 1979
Production code 1x8
Written by: Richard Baer, Milt Josefsberg & Gail Liberti-Kennedy
Directed by: Lila Garrett
Guest starring: Dean Scofield
Jerry Fujikawa
Norma Donaldson
Abraham Alvarez
Robert Gallo
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The Cook is the eighth episode of Season 1 of the Archie Bunker's Place TV series and also the 8th overall episode in the series. Directed by Dick Martin, the episode, which was written by Richard Baer, Milt Josevfsberg and Gail Liberti-Kennedy, originally aired on CBS-TV on November 4, 1979.

"The Cook"
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Archie hires Veronica Rooney, an outspoken Irish cook and her gay nephew as the waiter and Archie Bunker's Place has it's grand opening.


Archie and Murray hire short-order cook Veronica Rooney (Anne Meara), but she insists that her gay nephew be hired as waiter. Archie's strong feelings on homosexuality present a problem.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Dean Scofield as Fred Rooney, Veronica's nephew (as Dino Scofield)
  • Jerry Fujikawa as Mr. Yamatoko
  • Norma Donaldson as Ms. Watson
  • Abraham Alvarez as Puerto Rican
  • Robert Gallo as Customer (uncredited)

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