|Season 3, episode # 3|
Bobbi Jo Loomis (Gllori Leroy), the attractive, buxom blonde second wife of Archie's WWWII army buddy duke arrives for a visit, Edith begins to worry when Archie seems a little too cordial with her in "The Threat" in Season 3 (ep.#3).
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|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||September 30, 197|
|Production code||304 (3x03)|
|Teleplay by:||Lila Garrett & Michael Elias|
|Story by:||Bill Manhoff, Lila Garrett & Michael Elias|
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|Guest starring:||Gloria LeRoy|
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The Threat is the third episode of the third season and the 40th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 2 episode first aired on CBS-TV on September 30, 1972. Directed by John Rich, the story was written by Bill Manhoff and Lila Garrett & Michael Elias; the teleplay was also written by Garrett and Elias.
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Bobbi Jo, the wife of Archie's old war buddy Duke Loomis, arrives for a visit ... make that his second, much younger wife. Edith becomes uncommonly distressed when she overhears Archie claiming she made a pass at him.
Paying a visit to the Bunker household is Bobbie Jo, the bubbly, buxom, blonde, and much-younger newlywed wife of Duke Loomis, an old Air Force buddy who saved Archie's life in WWII. Expecting his older first wife, a surprised Archie falls over himself to be uncommonly gracious and hospitable to Bobbie Jo, whose beauty, bounce, and over-developed bosom Archie can't take his eyes off of. Naturally friendly, Bobbie Jo expresses her gratitude by unexpectedly kissing him good night on the lips. Aghast that Mike & Gloria may have witnessed this, Archie claims that she'd made a pass at him. Unfortunately, Edith overhears this, and confronts Bobbi Jo, asking her to leave. While Archie tries to explain to Edith what actually happened, a solemn Bobbie Jo walks out, leaving Archie to worry about the future of his friendship with Duke.
Did You Know?
- This is the first appearance of Archie and Edith's bedroom.
- This is the first series appearance of Gloria Leroy, who would later appear in three episodes as Mildred "Boom Boom" Turner in Seasons 4-8.
- Character error
According to Edith, Bobbie Jo's visit will mark the "first time in twenty four years that Archie and Edith will not be sleeping in the same bed together." She seemed to have forgotten when Cousin Maude visited in a previous episode, Edith slept in the bedroom and Archie slept on the couch and when Edith had jury duty in a previous episode, she slept in a hotel without Archie and in a future episode (Archie The Gambler), she said that after a fight with Archie, she took Gloria when she was a little kid and left Archie and stayed at her mother's home. Not to mention the many times Archie stayed overnight at hotels during various conventions.
- Errors in geography
Bobbi Jo mentions going to Germany, however, Germany did not exist at the time since the show was set before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
- Bobbi Jo Loomis: [catching him staring at her cleavage] Archie? You're not going to find them looking there!
Cast (in credits order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic
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