Special Sub-Topic: The Bunkers Get a Boarder
|What is the name of the boarder to whom the Bunkers rent out Mike and Gloria's old room?|
Teresa. Liz Torres plays Teresa.
|Where did the Bunkers first meet their new boarder?|
At the hospital. In a previous episode where Archie is hospitalized for an operation, she was the receptionist who told him to "Chaddup". Archie was not very happy to learn that Edith told Teresa that she could rent the room.
|What nationality is their new boarder?|
Puerto Rican. Archie is racist against Puerto Ricans, among many other nationalities.
|A young man rings the doorbell, asking for the boarder by name when Archie opens the door. Archie then punches him in the stomach. Who is this young man? |
boarder's brother. Archie thinks that the young Puerto Rican man is Teresa's boyfriend, whom Teresa previously informed the Bunkers she is hiding from. So Archie punches him in the stomach when the young man tries to get into the house, to keep him away from Teresa. It turns out this man is Teresa's brother Luis. This is the first time Archie shows he cares for Teresa.
|What does the boarder call Archie?|
Papi. Archie tells Teresa not to call her Papi. Near the end of the episode, Archie mellows out when Teresa kisses him on the cheek, calling him Papi and thanking him for trying to save her life.
|The Bunkers' boarder makes a traditional dinner from her country for them one night. What does she prepare?|
Pescada. Archie refused to eat the Pescada, a fish dish.
|The boarder can't study in her room because of the mouse, so she goes down to the living room to study. What "great movie" is Archie watching on TV?|
"The Frog that Ate Tokyo". Teresa thinks that it's a stupid movie, while Archie argues that it's a great movie.
|What did Edith lend the boarder to help her do her laundry?|
water softener. Teresa didn't have any water softener.
|While Edith, Archie and Gloria were sitting at the dinner table, what items of clothing from her laundry does the boarder show Gloria?|
bras and pantyhose. Archie gets upset when Teresa shows her lingerie at the dinner table. He refers to the bras as "cupcakes". Gloria then proceeds to put the bra on her head and sing "m-i-c-k-e-y-m-o-u-s-e"!
|How much extra per month does the boarder want to pay Edith for breakfast every day?|
$25. Teresa wants to pay the Bunkers $25 a month in addition to her rent so that she could have breakfast, but Edith tells her that she was going to give her breakfast anyway. Teresa insists on paying her the extra money.
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