All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Archie and the Kiss 

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Archie hits the roof when Gloria brings home a sculpture of Rodin's "The Kiss," insisting it is pornography.


Bob LaHendro, John Rich


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Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic
Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic
Vincent Gardenia ... Frank Lorenzo
Betty Garrett ... Irene Lorenzo


Irene gives Gloria a replica of Rodin's statue "The Kiss" which she immediately falls in love with. Archie is offended by the nudity, sparking a debate with Mike and Gloria over what is art and what is filth. In their absence, Archie gives the statue to Frank who is stunned that Irene gave it to Gloria in the first place. Gloria is outraged and refuses to speak to her father. As an apology, Archie buys her a peace offering, a horrendous statue of a woman with a fish on her head. Gloria hates the statue but loves her father for the gesture. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

6 October 1973 (USA) See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Ugly Fish Clock that Archie buys Gloria shows up in M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Cruel World (1980). See more »


Gloria Bunker-Stivic: Thanks for the nightgown, Mrs. Lorenzo. I'm going to go upstairs and try it on now.
Michael 'Meathead' Stivic: [Imitating Groucho Marx] I think I'll give her a hand.
Archie Bunker: Get outta here.
Michael 'Meathead' Stivic: And then I'll give her the other hand.
Michael 'Meathead' Stivic: Get outta here!
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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »


Moon River
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
Portion sung by Jean Stapleton
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Objet d'Archie
8 November 2013 | by stones78See all my reviews

This great episode from this great show revolves around a famous piece of art called "The Kiss" from Rodin, as it was either loaned or given as a gift to Gloria by Irene(Betty Garrett), although her husband Frank(Vincent Gardenia)wasn't asked about it first, as he loves that work of art. This rare discussion between the Lorenzo's in their house was very funny, and Gardenia really shines in this scene, as he takes exception to being called a "raving Italian" by his wife. Archie doesn't want the reproduction "reproducing" in his house, and gives it back to Frank, much to the chagrin of Gloria, who decides to ignore her father. A scene or 2 later, Archie brings home this hideous looking statue of a naked woman playing a ukulele, with a fish on her head; Gloria ends up hating it, but the Lorenzo's were also there to give her a gift(swanky see-through nightgown), but Irene, without Gloria noticing, handed their gift for Archie to give Gloria, which she was pleasantly surprised and Archie was embarrassed. During this scene, Archie says in a serious manner that, "daughters should be talking to their fathers", right before he gives her the gift. Gloria eventually figures out who gave her what gifts, and even though she "hates" what her dad got her, she still appreciates what he and the Lorenzo's both bought her. This is a great episode, especially with the additions of Frank and Irene to an already solid cast.

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