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Birth of the Baby: Part 2 

Archie is forced to show up at the hospital for the birth of his grandchild in black face, When his lodge brothers refused to give him their cold cream because he left, He and Edith are ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writers:

Norman Lear (developed by), Milt Josefsberg | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic
Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic
Gene Blakely Gene Blakely ... Dr. Seymour Shapiro
Barbara Cason ... Nurse Dorothy
Priscilla Morrill ... Bernice
Allan Melvin ... Barney Hefner
Sudie Bond ... Mrs. Stipic
Sharon Ullrick ... Nurse #2
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Archie is forced to show up at the hospital for the birth of his grandchild in black face, When his lodge brothers refused to give him their cold cream because he left, He and Edith are surprised to discover that Mike and Gloria haven't arrived - first they that Gloria was stuck in a phone booth at the restaurant and then they found themselves stuck in traffic. All is well, they get to the hospital, Gloria has the baby and Archie manages to borrow cold cream from a terrified elderly woman. The lodge brothers show up and tell him that they understand and that it would be heartless to throw him out of the lodge at the birth of his first grandchild, whom Mike and Gloria name Joseph Michael Stivic. Written by Jerry Roberts <armchair-cinema@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Just after the baby is born, Mike asks Gloria how she'd feel about a second. Although the punchline is terrific ("Not now Michael; I have a headache."), in truth, Mike was angry about her pregnancy at the start. Also, in the next season's "Gloria's False Alarm," he erupts when she tells him she might be pregnant again. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Stipic: There's a fat black man in my room, and I'm in no condition to be raped!
Archie Bunker: [wearing blackface] Who would wanna rape you? Especially one of us guys?
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Soundtracks

Those Were the Days
(Opening Theme)
Written by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
Performed by Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton
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The baby is born
2 March 2018 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

The whole family arrives at the hospital as Gloria gives birth.

Archie arrives in blackface and thinks he is entering Gloria's room but it turns out to be sickly older woman who is shocked at Archie's appearance. This leads to a tasteless rape joke. The scenes in this episode are long and drawn out with the cast overplaying it for laughs, but I did not find it that funny. It's a relief when the baby is finally born and the episode comes to an end at last.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1975 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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