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"Edith's Final Respects"
Season 9, episode # 5
# 186 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF ep. 9x5 - Edith's Final Respects
When Edith attends her Aunt Rose's, funeral, she is stunned to discover that she is the only one who showed up to pay her last respects in "Edith's final Respects" in Season 9 (#5).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date October 22, 1978
Production code 905 (9x5)
Teleplay by: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Story by: Sam Greenbaum
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Howard Morton
Charles Siebert
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Edith's Final Respects is the fifth episode of Season 9 of All in the Family, and the 186th overall episode in the series. Prepared for TV as a teleplay written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf from a story penned by Sam Greenbaum, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 22, 1978.

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Edith's Aunt Rose dies and to her surprise, she's the only one to attend the funeral.


Edith's Aunt Rose passes away and as Edith prepares for the funeral, Archie steadfastly refuses to go. Seems that Edith and Aunt Rose were at odds over her decision to marry Archie, so they hardly spoke. When she gets to the funeral home for the visitation, she is stunned to discover that she is the only one who showed up to pay her last respects. There at the casket she makes one last attempt to make amends with her aunt despite the intrusion of the funeral director who keeps coming by to retrieve chairs for the funeral next door. Two people do eventually show up. One is a young man who has the wrong room and the other is Archie who has changed his mind and wants to be by Edith's side in her time of need.

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Soundtrack credits
  • Getting To Know You (uncredited) - From the film/stage play The King and I - Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Portion sung by Jean Stapleton

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Howard Morton as Funeral Director
  • Charles Siebert as Young Man

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