In the series' premiere, Mike and Gloria plan a surprise party to celebrate Archie and Edith's 22nd anniversary. But it quickly turns into a shouting match between conservative Archie and the liberal "Meathead" on virtually every topic.
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The first New York pilot was produced at NBC. The second pilot was produced at ABC TV Hollywood (Prospect & Talmadge lot) with a set designed by Edward Stephenson. The third pilot was produced at the CBS TV Hollywood (Beverly & Fairfax) Studio with a set designed by Bob Lee and Don Roberts. After this third pilot was picked up by CBS, Don Roberts became the Production Designer-Art Director for the full series run. Warren Schaffer was the prop master for the series, as well. Robert Tyler Lee was the CBS TV (Hollywood) Art Department Executive Director, usually assigning designers to the CBS shows produced at the studio. Jane Saye was in charge of the CBS graphics Department providing show graphics, credit crawls, and graphics required by all the CBS shows. See more
Mike mentions meeting Archie's parents during a recent visit. It would subsequently be established that Archie's parents had both been dead for at least 20-30 years. See more
Back in my day, they wasn't called Chicanos or Anglo-Americans or Afro-Americans, we was all Americans so if a guy was a jig or a spick, it was his own business.