Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
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The Business Manager 

When the restaurant is in financial ruin due to Archie's lackluster business sense, his lawyer hires him a business manager, against Archie's strong objections.

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Joe Gannon
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Danielle Brisebois ... Stephanie Mills (credit only)
Allan Melvin ... Barney Hefner (credit only)
Denise Miller ... Billie Bunker
Jason Wingreen ... Harry Snowden
Barbara Meek Barbara Meek ... Ellen Canby (credit only)
Bill Quinn ... Mr. Van Ranseleer (credit only)
Anne Meara ... Veronica Rooney
Steve Hendrickson Steve Hendrickson ... Roger Abbott (as Steven Hendrickson)
Will Kuluva ... Abe Rabinowitz
Abraham Alvarez Abraham Alvarez ... Jose Perez
Gertrude Marx Gertrude Marx ... Receptionist
Joe Rosario Joe Rosario ... Raoul Rosario
Elias Jacob Elias Jacob ... Cab Driver
Cal Wilson Cal Wilson ... Postman
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Storyline

When the restaurant is in financial ruin due to Archie's lackluster business sense, his lawyer hires him a business manager, against Archie's strong objections.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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How the mighty have fallen
20 September 2018 | by stones78See all my reviews

Let me preface this review by mentioning that "All in the Family" is one of my favorite shows(most seasons, but not all), so it pains me to have to write a negative piece on the "sequel", but there's no getting around it. The one-liners are tired by now, and Archie's complaints in the bar don't work as well as they do in the Bunker's home, at least in my eyes. Anyway, this unfunny episode has the bar in financial trouble for whatever reason, and Archie's lawyer insists Archie hire a business manager, played by a wooden Steve Hendrickson, to help sort things out and save the bar from being forced to shut down. A few interesting tidbits worth mentioning is that Hendrickson didn't have much of an acting career after this show, although he was brought back in the next episode the very next week, both were in 1981, and his next acting credit wasn't until 1988, and hardly anything else after that. Also, Archie's lawyer is Abe Rabinowitz, and if you recall, during "All in the Family", Archie hired Solomon Rabinowitz for another case. Lastly, this particular episode hardly had any honest funny moments, and I think at this junction in the series, a laugh track was used instead of the show being filmed live, but I'm not 100% certain. Even the ending of this episode was pretty lame, and I had feeling it was meant to be a type of cliffhanger, but I thought it fell flat.


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