The Bunkers, Stivics and Jeffersons attend Lionel's engagement party. His fiancée is a young woman whose father is white and mother is black, much to the chagrin of Archie and (especially) George.



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Kim Hamilton ...
Lynne Moody ...
Jenny Willis (as Lynn Moody)


Lionel is getting married to a nice girl named Jenny and to celebrate the occasion, she has decided to throw an engagement party. However, in order to keep the peace, she invites Mike, Gloria and Edith but not Archie. Archie finds out about the party and assumes he's been invited. George forbids it but Archie goes anyway. The evening gets off to a bad start when Archie calls George's mother a mammy and then a full-scale war nearly breaks out when it is revealed that Jenny's parents are interracial. Finally, Archie and George share a "What is the world coming to?" toast. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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9 February 1974 (USA)  »

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Tom Willis name was originally Louis Willis. See more »


Edith said that Archie has only known Lionel for four years, but in "Meet The Bunkers", it was established that the Bunkers knew Lionel for nine years. Infact Lionel appeared in "Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding Part 2" where he first met Mike before their wedding. See more »


Edith Bunker: [as Mike and Gloria put away their coats] Ohhhh, you came home at just the right time.
Michael 'Meathead' Stivic: You mean dinner's ready?
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