Archie and Edith are just settling into their blissful life after Mike and Gloria have moved to California when, out of the blue, Edith's step-cousin Floyd drops in for a visit, along with his nine year-old daughter Stephanie. Edith is glad to see them but Archie knows that it is only a matter of time before Floyd will ask for money or some other outrageous favor. He's right, the favor turns out to be that he wants Archie and Edith to look after Stephanie for two weeks (three weeks tops) while he takes care of some business. Archie refuses, against Edith's objections and Floyd and Stephanie appear to drive away, but they are surprised to find that he has left Stephanie behind. Written by
Jerry Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Beginning with this episode, the series goes from being taped before a live audience, to being taped on a closed set, with the finished and taped episode played back before a studio audience for "One Day at a Time" and their responses used as the laugh track. This would continue as the series became "Archie Bunker's Place" in the fall of 1979, aside from two episodes of that show. See more
[Floyd has asked the Bunkers to look after Stephanie
Tell him he's barking up the wrong tree.
You're barking up the wrong tree.
You heard the boss.
We'd love to take in Stephie.
References Little Miss Marker