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"Beverly Rides Again"
Season 7, episode # 8
# 140 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date November 6, 1976
Production code 711 (7x08)
Teleplay by: Phil Doran & Douglas Arango
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Jason Wingreen
Eugene Roche
Lori Shannon
Danny Dayton
André Pavon
Phoebe Dorin
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beverly Rides Again is the eighth episode of Season 7 of All in the Family, and the 140th episode in the series; it is also the first part of a two-part episode story arc. Co-written by Phil Doran and Douglas Arango, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on November 6, 1976.

"Beverly Rides Again"
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In an attempt to get back at his buddy Pinky Peterson for all his practical jokes, Archie sets his friend up on a blind date with transvestite Beverly LaSalle. Note: Pinky Peterson, played by Eugene Roche, plays the same role in episode 146. Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers do not appear in this episode.


Archie is fed up with his jokester pal, Pinky Peterson. It seems every time Archie turns around, Pinky is playing yet another practical joke on him.

Archie winds up falling, yet again, for one of Pinky Peterson's practical jokes. Meanwhile, at home, Edith is greeted by Beverly LaSalle, the transvestite that Archie saved a year earlier in his cab. Archie comes home and Beverly invites he and Edith out to dinner, but Archie refuses until he sees a perfect plan to get back at Pinky for all the years that he put one over on him. He decides to invite Pinky but not tell him that Beverly is a man. Edith and Beverly want no part of this but Archie insists. When Pinky comes over and Archie and Edith are upstairs changing, Pinky lets Beverly know that he knows that he is a man. At the restaurant, the plot is unfurled almost immediately and it looks like Archie has egg on his face until Pinky's fiancé shows up and becomes infuriated. She breaks off the wedding when she finds out that Beverly is a man.

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  • The title is from the movie Destry Rides Again (1939).


  • Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932 film) - Mentioned in dialogue
  • Destry Rides Again (1939) - title referenced in episode title

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