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"The Shabbat Dinner"
Season 1, episode # 14
# 14 overall in series (97 episodes)
"Archie Bunker's Place" episode
Series: Archie Bunker's Place
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date December 9, 1979
Production code 1x14
Written by: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Connie sawyer
Florence Halop
Caroline Lagerfelt
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The Shabbat Dinner is the 14th episode of Season 1 of the Archie Bunker's Place TV series and also the 14th overall episode in the series. Directed by Paul Bogart, the episode, which was written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, originally aired on CBS-TV on December 9, 1979.

"The Shabbat Dinner"
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Edith cooks an authentic Jewish meal for Stephanie and unknowingly causes some tension between Murray and his mother.


Edith and Stephanie are preparing a Shabbat dinner, a dinner eaten on the Jewish sabbath. They invite Archie's partner, Murray and his non-Jewish girlfriend. Unbeknownst to him, Edith also invites his mother, who feels that Murray should only be dating Jewish women.

Did You Know?[]


This episode marks the last time Jean Stapleton portrayed Edith Bunker. The character of Edith died off-camera during season 2 of "Archie Bunker's Place".


Character error

Murray's girlfriend's name is Ruth but is listed in the end credits as Emily.

Scene Excerpts[]


  • Archie: [Participating in a Jewish prayer; looks skyward] Hold the lightning bolt there, Lord, I'm just doing this for the kid.

  • Archie: We look like a couple of fat Chinks.

  • Edith: Oy vey!

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

  • Connie Sawyer as Rose "Mama" Klein, Murray's mother
  • Florence Halop as Aunt Gussie
  • Caroline Lagerfelt as Emily (credited as Carolyn Lagerfelt)

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