| Season 2, episode # 22|
Edith reluctantly agrees to meditate a dispute betwwen Archie and Mr. Girgis, (Jack Weston) the owner of the local laundromat, after one of the machines which Archie was using, broke, ruining the Bunker laundry in "Edith, the Judge" in Season 2 (ep.#21).
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||February 26, 1972|
|Production code||222 (2x22)|
|Written by:||Lee Kalcheim|
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|Guest starring:||Jack Weston|
|IMDb:||Edith the Judge|
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Archie gets into an argument with Syrian laundry owner, Mr. Girgis (special guest star Jack Weston) when each blames the other for breaking a washing machine. When it becomes clear that neither side will back down, Edith finds herself arbitrating between her husband and the owner, as she chooses to remove herself from the case because she really feels that Archie is actually the guilty party. Naturally, Archie is convinced that Edith should, being his wife, and will change her mind and elect to decide in his favor, as he insists she do -- but don't be too sure that she will put loyalty above honesty.
Mike then suggests that rather than to try to settle it in court, which would be a waste of both time and money for both parties, that the two, Archie and Girgis, should try to find an honest and impartial person to settle the matter in private. Girgis suggests that Edith should be that person. In hearing the case, Edith decides to remove herself from the case because she knows who is guilty. She remembers setting the scale back five pounds because she knows that Archie gets mad when he gains weight, so Archie was really, albeit unknowingly, at fault.
Cast (in Credits Order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic