|Season 6, episode # 6|
Archie shows disbelief in chain letters, which Irene Lorenzo influenced Edith to answer, as she tries to warn Archie of the dangers of throwing them away, as a series of mishaps soon occur that make him wonder about Irene's warning in "Chain Letter" in Season 6 (ep.#6).
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||October 27, 1975|
|Production code||609 (6x6)|
|Teleplay by:||Lou Derman & Milt Josefsberg|
|Story by:||Lou Derman|
|Directed by:||Paul Bogart|
|Guest starring:||Betty Garrett|
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Chain Letter was the sixth episode from the sixth season of All in the Family, and the 114th overall series episode. Written by Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, first aired on CBS-TV on October 27, 1975.
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Archie receives a chain letter, and when he throws it away, a series of mishaps causes Archie to wonder if breaking the chain really was the cause of his bad luck.
Edith is busy mailing a series of chain letters thinking that good luck will befall her if she sends them and bad luck with pursue her if she doesn't. Archie thinks she crazy and then receives one himself, which he promptly throws in the wastebasket. Irene warns him about the dangers of throwing the letter away but Archie scoffs her suggestion. Almost immediately bad things begin to happen, the worst of which takes place at Kelcy's when Archie accidentally drinks beer from a glass that was previously used by Bert Munson - who has hepatitis. In a panic, Archie goes to the emergency room and not only runs afoul of a smart-Alec black doctor but a nurse without a sense of humor. Note: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.
Cast (in credits order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael "Meathead" Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic
Guest starring/Recurring cast
- Betty Garrett as Irene Lorenzo
- Robert Guillaume as Dr. Franklin
- Bob Hastings as Tommy Kelsey
- Billy Halop as Bert Munson
- Beatrice Colen as Nurse
- Ray Sharkey as Man At Clinic (uncredited)
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