All in the Family: Season 7, Episode 12

Archie's Secret Passion (4 Dec. 1976)

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Edith invites a couple of high school friends over for dinner, unaware that Archie had a brief fling with the wife back in their high school days.



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Episode credited cast:
Gloria Bunker-Stivic (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Kellin ...
Bummie Fencel
Dolores Mancheney Fencel


Archie is happy with the news that an old high school buddy Bummy is coming by for dinner but is less thrilled that he is bringing his wife Dolores, whom Archie had a brief encounter with while he and Edith were dating. Fearful that Edith will find out, he is a nervous wreck all through dinner. Alone in the kitchen, Edith reveals that she knows about the whole thing but Dolores had forgotten all about it. Before they leave, Dolores and Archie have a moment and she pretends that she remembers everything. Edith tells Archie that she knew about the whole thing and that there are no hard feelings. Yet, she leaves a minor suspicion in his mind that Edith wasn't as innocent as he might have thought. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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4 December 1976 (USA)  »

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This was Estelle Parsons' first appearance on "All in the Family." She would appear two years later as Barney's wife Blanche Hefner. See more »


Archie Bunker: For old time's sake, if I went up to the bath tub and caught a thousand legger, would you eat it?
Bummie Fensel: Archie, I was 11 years old. I don't do that no more.
Archie Bunker: Aw come on. Tell the truth, when was the last time you et a bug?
Bummie Fensel: December 7, 1941.
Archie Bunker: What kind was it?
Bummie Fensel: A Japanese beetle.
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Indian Love Call
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Portion sung by Jean Stapleton
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