Richard Masur is cast as George Bushmill, a retarded grocery stockboy whom Gloria befriends. Intimidated by George's mental handicap, Archie unintentionally gets the boy fired from his job. Before Archie learns his inevitable lesson, he is neatly put in his place by George's dad (Joseph Mascolo); explaining that George's brain suffered a loss of oxygen at birth, Mr. Bushmill turns to Archie and asks "What's your excuse?" Written by Don Nicholl, "Gloria's Boyfriend" first aired on February 2, 1974.
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