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"Edith Flips Her Wig"
Season 3, episode # 6
# 43 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 3x6 - Edith gets arrested
Edith worries that she may be a kleptomaniac after her "arrest" by the shopping store security for shoplifting after she absent-mindedly took a wig while giving directions to a lady in the store in "Edith Flips Her Wig" in Season 3 (ep.#6).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 21, 1972
Production code 308 (3x06)
Written by: Sam Locke, Olga Vallance & Don Nicholl
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Barnard Hughes
James Gregory
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Edith Flips Her Wig is the 6th episode of the third season and the 43rd overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on October 21, 1972. Directed by Hal Cooper, the story was written by Sam Locke with Olga Vallance and Don Nicholl.

"Edith Flips Her Wig"
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Edith is arrested for shoplifting when she absent-mindedly takes a wig from a department store. Archie's attempts to straighten out the problem backfire, as usual.


Could Edith Bunker be a kleptomaniac? That's what Edith thinks when she is arrested for shoplifting after accidentally leaving a store with an unpaid-for item.

While out shopping, Edith gave a woman at a department store directions, but then realizes that she has given her the wrong information. She chases the woman into the street and is caught by security who nab her for supposedly stealing a wig. She is put on a blacklist and is made to understand that her credit will be no good at any store where she tries to shop. Edith begins to worry that she is becoming a kleptomaniac - or 'klepper' as she calls it - as Mike and Gloria advise that Edith visit a psychiatrist, but Archie insist that he handle the matter himself.

Instead, Edith decides to see Father Majeski, the priest whose car she had once dented. He helps her work out the problem by getting her to talk about it. In the middle of their conversation, Edith comes to the conclusion that she is not a 'klepper' but merely absent-minded.

Did You Know?[]


  • Archie: Who put the last roll of terlit paper on the spool up there?
  • Mike: I did.
  • Archie: I mighta knew that. The terlit paper is supposed to go over the spool not under.

  • Archie: I ain't gonna carry that umbrella, Edith, if the guys at work saw me walk in with that, they'd thing I've turned into an English fruit.

  • Edith: You better take your rubbers too.
  • Archie: I don't want no rubbers, every time I put 'em off, my shoes come off with 'em.


  • Mary Poppins (1964) - film mentioned in dialogue
  • "Edith's Accident" - Season 2 episode (#7) - Edith recalls when she dented Father Majeski's car with a can of cling peaches in heavy syrup.

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