All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Teresa Moves In 

The outspoken Puerto Rican nurse that Archie met at the time of his operation moves into Mike and Gloria's old room.


Paul Bogart


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Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic (credit only)
Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic
Liz Torres ... Teresa Betancourt
Alex Colon ... Luis (as Alex Colón)


In order to catch up on some of the bills, Archie and Edith decide to rent out the spare guest room. The best qualified candidate turns out to be Teresa Betancourt the smart-alack Puerto Rican nurse that checked Archie into the hospital when he had his surgery. She warns Archie and Edith that she has a boyfriend with a hot temper who is looking for her, and when a man comes looking for her, Archie assumes it is the boyfriend and when he tries to get past him, he slugs the guy in the stomach. It turns out that the man is really her brother and that she is touched that Archie would defend her like that. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

13 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Tandem Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Liz Torres would go on to join Marla Gibbs in her short lived spinoff Checking In. See more »


Edith: But in the hospital you said having a boarder was a good idea.
Archie: But I was so full of pills and enemas, I didn't know if I was coming or going.
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The Mickey Mouse Club March
Music and Lyrics by Jimmie Dodd
Portion sung by Sally Struthers and Liz Torres
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The frog that ate Tokyo
29 August 2016 | by stones78See all my reviews

By this later season, this show was on a serious decline, but this is a fine gem which re-introduces Teresa(Liz Torres)as a minor character. Archie is looking to rent a room to a boarder, and somehow Teresa, who once annoyed him during a hospital stay, winds up being the one chosen to live there. In case you didn't already know, the Stivic's moved out, and the Bunker's needed the extra income. It'll obviously take Archie some time to get used to her staying, and her outspoken Puerto Rican ways; plus, he's also dealing with Marvin the mouse! This isn't the greatest episode they ever did, but it adds a slightly different tinge than what you may be used to, and I felt that Torres had a fine performance, and more than held her own. One scene I did find odd had Edith telling Archie about a movie he liked being on the tube, while Teresa's studying for her exams in the same room. I think Edith dropped the ball right there, but this is still a fine episode during the weak run of this once great series.

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