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"Edith Gets Fired"
Season 9, episode # 21
# 202 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date February 25, 1979
Production code 920 (9x21)
Teleplay by: Patt Shea & Harriet Weiss
Story by: Mort Lachman
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Barbara Cason
Angela Clarke
Michael McGuire
Dolores Sutton
Leonard Stone
Victor Kilian
Gerald Castillo
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Edith Gets Fired is the 21st episode of Season 9 of All in the Family, and the 202nd overall episode in the series. Prepared for TV as a teleplay by Patt Shea and Harriet Weiss from an original story written by Mort Lachman, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 25, 1979.

"Edith Gets Fired"
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Edith is dismissed when she honors a patient's wishes and lets her die in peace.


Edith loses her job at the Sunshine Home after being in the company of a terminally ill woman as she died. The thing is, Edith honored the woman's wish to "die with dignity," and she did nothing to alert the on-duty nurses after she lost consciousness. The woman's family complained, and Edith was let go. In the end, the woman's daughter thanks Edith because her mother is no longer suffering.

Did You Know?[]


  • Note: Danielle Brisebois doesn't appear in this episode.

Scene excerpts[]


  • Archie: [discussing the death of Mrs. Dillon and respecting her final wishes] What did you do?
  • Edith: I did what she asked me to do. I held her hand and I didn't let go.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Barbara Cason as Miss Critchen
  • Angela Clarke as Mrs. Loretta Dillon
  • Michael McGuire as Charlie Hammer
  • Dolores Sutton as Norene Hammer
  • Leonard Stone as Mr. Johnson
  • Victor Kilian as Mr. burkvist
  • Gerald Castillo as Orderly

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