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"The Longest Kiss"
Season 5, episode # 10
# 95 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date November 16, 1974
Production code 503 (5x10)
Teleplay by: Lou Derman & Bill Davenport
Story by: Dawn M. Stephens, Lou Derman & Bill Davenport
Directed by: H. Wesley Kenney
Guest starring: Betty Garrett
Sherman Hemsley
Isabel Sanford
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The Longest Kiss is the 10th episode of the fifth season and the 95th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 5 episode first aired on CBS-TV on November 16, 1974. Written by Lou Derman and Bill Davenport from a story written by them along with Dawn M. Stephens, it was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.

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The family is relieved to learn that Archie is safe and sound - he had been sidetracked at a podiatrist's convention. Archie's reaction is priceless when he arrives home to find plenty of wackiness going on - hula hoops, ballroom dancing and Mike trying to make good on Gloria's dare that they hold a kiss for hours and hours.

Episode summary[]

This is the third and final episode of a three-part story arc that finds Edith preparing for a Tupperware party while Archie is away at a lodge convention in Buffalo. Edith receives word that Archie has been located (it seems he got on the wrong bus and ended up having such a good time at a podiatrists' convention that he never made it to his own).

Edith, Gloria and Mike decide to have a party to celebrate his return; when Archie returns, he finds Edith spinning a hula hoop, Mike and Gloria struggling to maintain an hour-long kiss, George and Louise Jefferson jitterbugging and Irene Lorenzo standing on her head.

After a feud with producer Norman Lear about his contract negotiations, Carroll O'Connor finally returns in this episode.

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No special guest stars appear in this episode.

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