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"Lionel's Engagement"
Season Four, episode # 20
# 81 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date February 9, 1974
Production code 420 (4x20)
Written by: Michael Ross & Bernie West
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring: Mike Evans
Sherman Hemsley
Isabel Sanford
Charles Aidman
Zara Cully
Kim Hamilton
Lynne Moody
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Lionel's Engagement is the twentieth episode of the fourth season and the 81st overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 4 episode first aired 9 February 1974 on CBS-TV. Co-written by Michael Ross and Bernie West, the episode was directed by John Rich.


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The Bunkers are invited to Lionel's engagement party for his upcoming marriage to Jenny Willis, who comes from a mixed marriage. Her father, Tom (called Louis in this episode), is white while her mother, Helen, is black. This bothers Archie and really, really, really bothers George.

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Edith, Mike and Gloria are each extended a special invitation to attend Lionel's engagement party. However, Archie isn't invited, that is until a big argument between Louise and George results in Louise deciding to invite him. Later, during the party, George is in for a big shock when it turns out that Lionel's fiancee, Jennie has interracial parents.

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