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"A Night at the PTA"
Season 9, episode # 14
# 195 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 9x14 - A Night at the PTA (2)
edith and Stephanie singing the song "The Glow Worm" practicing for an upcoming performance at Stephanie's school, much to Archie's chagrin in the episode "A Night at the PTA" in Season 9 (#14)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date January 7, 1979
Production code 910 (9x14)
Written by: Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Jason Wingreen
Danny Dayton
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A Night at the PTA was the 14th episodes of Season 9 of All in the Family, the 195th overall episode in the series. Written by Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on January 7, 1979.

"A Night at the PTA"
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Stephanie is really looking forward to performing with Edith as part of a talent revue. But when Edith develops laryngitis, they have to conceive a new act against Archie's wishes.


Edith agrees to sing with Stephanie during a parent/student recital at her school's next PTA meeting, much to Archie's chagrin. However, all of their practice appears to be for naught when Edith develops laryngitis on the eve of their performance.

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  • Archie: I hate entertainment. Entertainment is a thing of the past, now we got television.

  • Archie: I couldn't go to that thing even if I wanted to. We're supposed to be busy in here tonight.
  • Harry: I can handle it. I think you should go to the school show.
  • Archie: I hate school shows. I've hated school shows ever since I was this high. God, will I never forget. There was always some kid pounding a piano, and there was always some four-eyed sissy torturing a violin, a fat slob reciting "Trees", and then there was always the black kid singing, "My Yiddishe Mome".


  • The Nun's Story (1959 film) - Referenced by Archie
Soundtrack Credits
  • The Glow Worm (uncredited) - Lyrics Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer and Lilla Cayley Robinson, Portion sung by Jean Stapleton and Danielle Brisebois
  • I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (uncredited) - Written by A.J. Piron, Performed as a duet by Jean Stapleton and Danielle Brisebois, and again as a solo by Danielle Brisebois

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