All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Gloria's Boyfriend 

Archie learns that the mentally disabled have some real abilities, not to mention savvy, when he causes Gloria's friend, a stock boy at Ferguson's Market, to lose his job. The young man then finds himself another job.

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Edith Bunker
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Gloria Bunker-Stivic
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Gloria's friend George takes a break from his job at the grocery store to help Gloria home with the groceries. Archie treats him like a child because he is mentally handicapped, encouraging him to take a longer break from the store because he deserves it. When he goes back to the store, he is fired for being late, but he disappears. George's father comes calling because he is worried about him only to find that George got another job, working at the loading docks. Written by Jerry Roberts <armchair-cinema@hotmail.com>

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2 February 1974 (USA)  »

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Richard Masur's TV debut. See more »

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Michael 'Meathead' Stivic: You know, Arch, you oughta be in the Guinness Book of World Records? "Most Stupid Remarks Made in a Single Day"!
Archie Bunker: Nuts to you, buddy!
Mr. Bushmill: [Later] Let's get something straight, Bunker! My boy don't have to weave baskets, understand? He's gonna make it on his own, like his brother!
Archie Bunker: Ah, geez, you got another one like that?
Mr. Bushmill: It don't run in families, okay? As a matter of fact, George's brother just passed his bar exam!
Archie Bunker: Oh yeah? Where does he tend bar?
Michael 'Meathead' Stivic: You just broke your own record!
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Brilliant
11 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

This just may be the funniest episode of the entire run of this mostly great series, and there's too many classic lines by Archie to mention, but do whatever you can to see this before your time is up, as it's that hilarious. I have to give major props to Richard Masur, who plays mentally challenged George Bushmill to perfection. The gist is that George, who works at a local market, carries bags home for Gloria, and Archie does his best to calm the boy down, especially after finding him lifting Gloria in the air to reach a cupboard. I won't mention any funny lines, because there are way too many, and the acting here is simply excellent; the writing is great too. As it turns out, Archie feels that the market takes advantage of boys like George, and insists that he "take a break from work" at the Bunker's; even though Archie had good intentions, George ends up getting fired anyway, and vows to find another job. Guess where he ends up finding a job? That's right, on the loading dock with Archie's company! My review doesn't do proper justice to a great episode, but it's probably the funniest in the stable.


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