|Season 5, episode # 10|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|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|
|IMDb:||The Longest Kiss|
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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.
|"The Longest Kiss"|
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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.
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.
Cast (in credits order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael "Meathead" Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker-Stivic
No special guest stars appear in this episode.
- Betty Garrett as Irene Lorenzo
- Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson
- Isabel Sanford as Louise Jefferson
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