All in the Family

The Baby (2) (a.k.a.) Birth of the Baby (2)

Season 6, Ep 15, Aired 12/22/75
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  • Episode Description
  • Edith and Archie arrive at the hospital and alarmed when they learn that Mike and Gloria have not yet arrived. Meanwhile, Gloria is rescued from the phone booth and later arrives at the hospital and soon must battle through the boredom of a slow delivery.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jean Stapleton

    Edith Bunker

  • Rob Reiner

    Michael Stivic (1971-1978)

  • Sally Struthers

    Gloria Stivic (1971-1978)

  • Carroll O'Connor

    Archie Bunker

  • Milt Josefsberg

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Edith: I wish you had been with me in the delivery room when I had Gloria. Archie: I was with you when it counted. Edith: Archie! Archie: I meant I was with you when you brung the baby home! Get your mind out of Cosmopolitan magazine.

    • Nurse: Which Dr. Shapiro? Archie: Dr. Shapiro the groinocologist!

    • Archie: I'm only dressed this way because I'm in a menstrual show!

    • Gloria: (Seeing Archie in blackface) Daddy is that you? Archie: Well it ain't your Aunt Jemima.

    • Edith: The next time I see you, you'll be a mother. Gloria: And the next time I see you, you'll be a grandmother. And the next time I see daddy, he'll be white. Hahahahaha.

    Notes (4)

    • This episode was videotaped on December 12, 1975.

    • When the doctor tells Gloria "Push, like stepping on the accelerator of a car". Gloria says "I don't drive". Gloria gets her driver's licence on the final season Christmas episode.

    • The Toy Corporation issued an anatomically-correct, plastic "Joey Stivic" doll shortly after this episode aired. It was the first ever detailed male doll to be manufactured in the United States.

    • The birth of Joey Michael Stivic was rated one of the 16th most-anticipated TV episodes of all time in Gabe Essoe's The Book of TV Lists.

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