DAD: Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor) / Widower
DAD’S JOB: Bartender
KIDS: Stephanie (11) (Danielle Brisebois)
WHERE’S MOM?: Edith died. Edith’s niece abandoned by dad.
STAND-IN “MOM”: Mrs. Canby (Barbara Meek)
Coming out of the ragged edges of the monumental All in the Family, this show pieced together life after Mike and Gloria Stivic moved away and Archie had managed a saloon. At the end of the first season, Edith died, and Archie was left to raise Stephanie, the abandoned niece of Edith’s. Archie hired a housekeeper, Mrs. Canby, and started back on the dating scene after a 25-year hiatus.