Archie Bunker's Place

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1)

  • Archie: It wasn't supposed to be like this. I was supposed to be the first one to go. I always used to kid you about you going first. You know I never meant none of that and that morning when yous was laying there. I was shaking you and yelling at you to go down and fix my breakfast. I didn't know. You had no right to leave me that way ... (holding the slipper to his face, Archie starts to cry) ... without giving me just one more chance to say I love you.

Notes (41)

  • The theme song has changed to an instrumental, which is performed by Ray Conniff.

  • Although Jean Stapleton only appears in five episodes, she is listed in the credits in her familiar place before the name of the show, not as a guest star.

  • Edith's getting a job sets up a excuse for her absence in later episodes.

  • Jean Stapleton does not appear in this episode.

  • Jean Stapleton does not appear in this episode.

  • Jean Stapleton does not appear in this episode.

  • Jean Stapleton does not appear in this episode.

  • Jean Stapleton does not appear in this episode.

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Trivia (7)

  • Mike's losing his job for marching in the nude was a good way to create a conflict with Archie. But don't you think that if Mike really lost his job that way the last place he would want to visit for the holidays would be Archie's?

  • It's mentioned in this epsiode that Edith graduated from Bayside High, an actual high school in Bayside, Queens, NY. However in the All in the Family episode, "Class Reunion", Edith attended the 30th reunion of Fillmore High where she was a member of the Class of '43.

  • In one scene, Edith mentions that Stephanie's father is her nephew, yet it is established in the final season of All in the Family that Floyd is her step-cousin, not her nephew.

  • Carroll O'Connor's name is spelled incorrectly ("O'Conner") for his closing-theme songwriter credit.

  • If Murray is still half owner of the bar, certainly he would have set up a better system in place before he left. No way would he had left Archie in charge of the books!

  • Archie refers to Abe Rabinowitz as Sam on the phone.

  • Mike and Gloria split up for good as learned in this episode.

Allusions (5)

  • The episode title is a reference to the play La Cage aux Folles.

  • The title is a pun of John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men.

  • The title is a pun of Leonard Bernstein's musical, West Side Story.

  • The title is a pun on the Battle of Bunker Hill, a famous battle from the American Revolutionary War.

  • The title is a pun on the movie Star Wars.