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"Edith Breaks Out"
Season 6, episode # 8
# 116 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 6x8 - Edith Breaks Out
Archie argues that it's a waste of time for Edith, who volunteers at the Sunshine Home, to do so and not get paid, but his argument later comes back to haunt him when Edith has good news - she's been hired as a waged worker there in "Edith Breaks Out" in Season 6 (ep.#8).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV/USA
Air date November 17, 1975
Production code 604 (6x8)
Written by: Lou Derman & Bill Davenport
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: James Hong
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Edith Breaks Out was the eighth episode of the sixth season of All in the Family, and the 116th overall episode of the series. Written by Lou Derman and Bill Davenport, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, first aired on CBS-TV on November 3, 1975.

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Archie resents that Edith has been spending too much time as a nursing home volunteer at the Sunshine Home, and he tells her that her work is a waste of time because they do not pay her for it. But his argument comes back to haunt him when Edith announces the Sunshine Home likes her so much, they have decided to pay her.


Archie comes home to an empty house, no Edith, no dinner and no beer in the fridge. Edith comes home and starts preparing dinner, telling Archie that she has been volunteering at a nursing home. She feels a sense of pride that she is doing something fulfilling but Archie is angry that it is taking her away from the home.

Edith insists that the volunteer work is important, but Archie determines to put her in her place. Edith won't be put in her place and an argument breaks out with Archie trying to control her and Edith standing her ground. He tries to leave but she leaves first. Later, when she comes back, Archie takes her out to dinner and surprises him by telling him that she isn't volunteering at the home anymore because they have offered to pay her for her services.

  • Note: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.

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