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"The Red Herring"
Season 4, episode # 17
# 90 overall in series (97 episodes)
"Archie Bunker's Place" episode
Series: Archie Bunker's Place
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date January 30, 1983
Production code 4x17
Written by: Andy Guerdat & Steve Kreinberg
Directed by: Gary Shimokawa
Guest starring: Jeff Corey
Robert Symonds
Erica Yohn
Leon Belasco
Bob Okazaki
Brendan Dillon
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The Red Herring was the 17th episode of Season 4 of Archie Bunker's Place TV series and also the 90th overall episode in the series. Directed by Gary Shimokawa, and written by Andy Guerdat and Steve Kreinberg, the episode was originally aired on CBS-TV on January 30, 1983.

"The Red Herring"
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Archie throws a party for Mr. Van Ranseller, but when Van Ranseller's communist friends drop in, Archie becomes upset.


Archie is shocked and angered when he finds out his close friend, Mr. Van Ranseleer, may have been a member of the communist party.

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Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Joe Rosario as Raoul Rosario
  • Jeff Corey as Michael Gorman
  • Robert Symonds as Herb Taylor
  • Erica Yohn as Rachel Nickerson
  • Leon Belasco as Siggy Kelvinsky
  • Bob Okazaki as Bruce
  • Brendan Dillon as Customer

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