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"Edith's Night Out"
Season 6, episode # 24
# 132 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date March 8, 1976
Production code 624 (6x24)
Teleplay by: Lou Derman, Douglas Arango & Phil Doran
Story by: Lou Derman
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Jason Wingreen
Doris Roberts
Scott Brady
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Edith's Night Out is the 24th and finale episode of the sixth season of All in the Family, and the 132nd overall episode in the series. Co-written as a teleplay by Lou Derman, Douglas Arango and Phil Doran from an original story penned by Derman, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on March 8, 1976.


"Edith's Night Out"
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Synopsis[]

Edith takes matters into her own hands when Archie continually refuses to treat his wife to one night out on the town. An evening at Kelsey's Bar shows Archie that Edith is no social wallflower.

Storyline[]

Gloria gives Edith a tailored pants suit, in which Edith looks beautiful. Gloria then announces that she and Mike got a babysitter for Joey, and are going out to dinner, and she invites Archie and Edith to join them, but Archie, who's come home after a long day of work, and unimpressed by Edith's new look, refuses to go. Gloria tells Archie off for his selfishness, and leaves with Mike. Edith begs Archie to take her out for the evening, anywhere. She'd even be willing to go over to Archie's one nightspot, Kelsey's bar, for a drink. When Archie still refuses, Edith decides to go out on her own, and she ends up at Kelsey's bar. While there, she befriends two patrons, Marge, a kindly single lady who's waiting for her "Paul Newman", and Joe Foley, friendly flattering guy, and she plays the piano for another couple celebrating their anniversary. Archie shows up, a short time later, where he realizes his wife is the "life of the party", and that he had better stop taking her for granted. The two go to dinner at a nearby Italian restaurant, and plan to go to dinner and a basketball game the following weekend. Edith promises to Kelsey's patrons to come back if said plans fall through.

Did You Know?[]

Trivia
  • Doris Roberts guest stars. Roberts would gain her greatest fame two decades later on the 1996-2005 CBS-TV sitcom series Everybody Loves Raymond.
  • Jason Wingreen makes his first appearance as Harry Snowden. Wingreen, who becomes a semi regular from this point on, would also become a series regular on Archie Bunkers Place.
  • Scott Brady, who appears as Joe Foley, was a contender for the role of Archie Bunker.

Goofs[]

  • Although Scott Brady was addressed by his recurring character's name, "Joe Foley", when Marge introduces him to Edith, the closing credits list his character's name as "Mr. Benjamin".

Connections[]

References
  • Casablanca (1942 film) - Referenced in dialogue
  • The Six Million Dollar Man (1970's ABC-TV series) - Mentioned in dialogue
  • The Bionic Woman (1970's ABC-TV series) - Mentioned in dialogue

Soundtracks[]

  • As Time Goes By - from the 1942 film Casablanca (uncredited) - Written by Herman Hupfeld, sung by cast in Kelcy's Bar

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