All in the Family (1971–1979)
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We're Still Having a Heat Wave 

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Frank and Irene Lorenzo, an eccentric Italian couple, settle into the house next door, irritating Archie to no end.


Bob LaHendro, John Rich


Norman Lear (developed by), Michael Ross | 2 more credits »


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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


Archie is angry that Edith is spending so much time with the Lorenzos. In order to make friends, she takes Frank up on his offer to make dinner. But Archie can't stand the Lorenzos, particularly Frank's singing, and takes every opportunity to complain or make them feel unwelcome. He offends Frank at dinner when he makes a comment about his soup causing Edith to become angry and - in her own way - put him in his place. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

22 September 1973 (USA) See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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The title is based on a line from the song "Heat Wave" by Irving Berlin. See more »

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Hilarious dinner with the Lorenzos
19 November 2017 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Frank offers to cook dinner for the Bunkers, much to Archie's chagrin.

It's a sweltering summer day and Archie does not like Edith spending so much time with Irene. Gloria dresses in a bikini and Archie tells her to put some clothes on. He also sees Mike in swimming trunks and calls him the Polack Mark Spitz (a topical joke about the recent Olympic swimming champion. The dinner scenes has many laughs as Archie reacts to vichyssoise (he complains the soup is cold) and pulls out a portable signal horn when Frank starts singing!

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