Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 23, 1979
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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  • Contrary to popular belief, the episode where Archie and Stephanie mourn Edith's passing was not the series premiere. Edith was phased out over the course of the first season, making occasional and brief appearances, like a guest star. The episode everyone remembers was the second season premiere.
  • It is continuation of "All in the Family" (1971) NOT a spin-off.
  • 'Carroll OConnor and series writer/producer Fred Rubin wanted to do an episode in which Archie Bunker had a reunion with his old Army buddies in Foggia, Italy, where the character had served. O'Connor, who had lived in Italy for many years, wanted to film the episode on location in Italy. However, CBS never accepted the story idea.
  • Like the final season of "All in the Family", the series was not taped in front of a live audience. Completed episodes were shown to the studio audiences for One Day at a Time and their laughter was recorded and edited into the episodes.
  • The title refers to the "oldest profession" and most commonly that is described as the career of the prostitute.
  • Per the title, an energy crisis is whenever there is an economical bottleneck that prevents distribution of energy products, chiefly oil, to the general population. In 1979, it was the Iranian revolution and subsequent holding of the U.S. hostages from our embassy in Tehran that sparked that energy crisis.
  • Originally aired as a one-hour episode. In syndication and DVD releases, it is split into two parts.
  • This was the second half of what originally was a one-hour episode. In syndication and on DVD releases, this was a two-part episode.
  • "Thanksgiving Reunion" marked the final episode where the original ensemble from "All in the Family" - Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers - appeared together.
  • This episode marks the last time Jean Stapleton portrayed Edith Bunker. The character of Edith died off-camera during season 2 of "Archie Bunker's Place".
  • Per the title, Archie is again visited by actor and singer Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Murray Klein (played by Martin Balsam) tries to impress a woman by quoting some of Marlon Brando's lines from On the Waterfront (1954): Balsam played a small part in that movie.
  • The Broadway musical "La cage aux folles" was based on the movie of the same title and opened on Aug 21, 1983 at the Palace Theatre, ran for 1761 performances and won the 1984 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Book and Score.
  • The episode's title is a reference to Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
  • The title is based on the 1962 song "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil Sedaka that hit number 1 on the Billboard Top 100 on August 11, 1962 and was re-recorded by Neil Sedaka and hit the number 8 on the Adult Contemporary Chart in January 1976.
  • The title is based on the 1962 song "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil Sedaka that hit number 1 on the Billboard Top 100 on August 11, 1962 and was re-recorded by Neil Sedaka and hit the number 8 on the Adult Contemporary Chart in January 1976.
  • The title references a childhood game played with a blindfold.
  • The title is from radio DJ jargon announcing a golden oldies or some record that still sounds great, but was released at some point in the past.
  • The title refers to Gloria Bunker Stivic who returns home after her divorce from Mike "Meathead" Stivic with their son Joey Stivic.
  • Pilot for the spin-off series "Gloria".
  • The title refers to Gloria Bunker Stivic who returns home after her divorce from Mike "Meathead" Stivic with their son Joey Stivic.
  • The episode's title is a reference to John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men"
  • The title is a parody of a quote by the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman: "It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell."
  • The title refers to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel which is a famous luxury hotel in New York City that was built in 1931 and was the second hotel with that name.
  • The title is derived from the Battle of Bunker Hill and was fought on June 17, 1775 mainly on the nearby Breed's Hill. In response to intelligence that the British were going to occupy the hills surrounding Boston, the American troops set up a fortification over looking Boston. Though the assault was a British victory they suffered many causalities. The battle was also the source of the legendary order "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
  • The title refers to Gloria Bunker Stivic who returns home after her divorce from Mike "Meathead" Stivic with their son Joey Stivic.
  • The title refers to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is a famous luxury hotel in New York City that was built in 1931 and was the second hotel with that name.
  • The title references a theater term spoken to performers going on stage. The theater superstition that wishing someone good luck is considered bad luck, thus a negative remark should bless the performer with good luck.
  • The title refers to something that is used to distract from the main issue of discussion.
  • Allan Melvin's final on-screen TV performance.

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