Archie is determined to baptize Joey, especially over Mike's express wishes against it. When Edith begins refusing to allow Archie to be with Joey alone (knowing what will happen), Archie begins getting very sneaky.



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Archie fears for Joey's mortal soul because he hasn't been baptized and Mike and Gloria don't want to put religion into his life. So, Archie gets the idea that while he is baptizing, that he will sneak down to the church and have it done before he gets back. Edith is completely against it, locking Archie's hat and coat in the closet and refusing to give up the key. While her back is turned, he grabs a hat and sweater out of the box that is going to the poor, grabs Joey out of his pram and runs to the church. The minister refuses to perform the baptism without the parent's consent, so Archie sneaks into the sanctuary and does it himself. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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23 February 1976 (USA)  »

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