Carroll O'Connor 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. See more »
Like you, I also enjoy watching the re-runs of All In The Family and Archie Bunker's Place. You are right about it not being a spin-off of the original show. If you will listen, it says at the end of Archie Bunker's Place it says it was played before a studio audience for Live Responses. They changed it from being taped before a studio audience to this at the request of Carroll O'Connor. As I recall, the reason was that it because the studio audiences' laughter made O'Connor very nervous. By the way, a spin off is when one or more characters has another show written around them. The two big spin-offs from All In The Family were The Jeffersons and Maude. Maude spun-off another show, Good Times.
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