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Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit 

Mike invites his unmarried hippie friends to spend the night in the Bunker's living room, over Archie's strong objections.

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Archie is outraged when Mike brings it upon himself to invite a friend to stay the night. Worse is that the friend is Paul, who Archie remembers as a nice, clean-cut kid with dreams of being an engineer, but is now an aimless hippie with long hair. Archie gets on his moral high-horse when he finds out that Paul has brought along his girlfriend Robin and plans to sleep with her on the Bunker's couch even though they aren't married. When Paul's friend Jeff shows up to pick him up, Jeff is not happy that Paul has brought Robin along because his father would have the same hang up about their unmarried status as Archie. Jeff breaks the deal and leaves, leaving Paul and Robin to sleep on the Bunker's couch as planned. Written by Jerry Roberts

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That same gift that Archie's mother gave Edith appears in a future Maude episode (The Rip-Off). See more »

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Mike says Paul was his Best Man when he married Gloria. Flashback: Mike And Gloria's Wedding shows Mike's Uncle Kas serving as Best Man, and Paul is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Jeff: Hey, what's happenin', Man?
Archie: I'm having a stroke.
Jeff: Far out. I can dig it.
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Down by the Old Mill Stream
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Music and lyrics by Tell Taylor
Performed by Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers
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Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit (#1.7)
10 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, before asking Archie, Mike decides to invite a couple of his hippie friends, one man and one woman, to spend the night at the Bunker household. Archie upon seeing this becomes furious, and insists that because they are not married, that they would not be allowed to stay in his house. When Archie finally agrees to an arrangement where the men would sleep downstairs, and the women would sleep upstairs, Mike's friends refuse.

The topic in which this episode takes on was a very relevant one considering that Woodstock was only a couple years before. This episode does a great job presenting the conflict between the World War II generation and the Vietnam War generation. Archie, as usual as some very funny lines in this episode. Considering all the episodes of season 1, I would consider this an average episode. It is by no means the funniest episode of the season, yet it is not the worst.


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