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"Unequal Partners"
Season 8, episode # 6
# 163 overall in series (205 episodes)
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date October 23, 1977
Production code 802 (8x6)
Written by: Chuck Stewart & Ben Starr
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Allan Melvin
Will Mackenzie
Ian Wolfe
Merie Earle
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Unequal Partners is the sixth episode of Season 8 of All in the Family, and the 163rd overall episode in the series. Written by Chuck Stewart and Ben Starr, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 23, 1977.

"Unequal Partners"
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Archie has to delay his fishing trip when Edith has an anniversary party for a couple from the Sunshine Home.


Edith wants to have some senior citizens get married in her home but Archie wants to take her on a fishing trip with the Hefners. Edith puts her foot down when Archie demands that she cancel a planned wedding in their house for an elderly couple from the Sunshine Home that conflicts with their scheduled departure for a fishing trip with Barney. However, this doesn't stop Archie from scheming in an attempt to get his way.

Did You Know?[]


  • The Stivics don't appear in this episode.
  • At around 10 minutes Archie mentions "Anita O'Brian", Anita Bryant was a vocal opponent of gay rights, she disapproved of allowing homosexuals to adopt and fought anti-discrimination ordinances in a number of states.


Soundtrack Credits
  • Bridal Chorus (uncredited) - from Lohengrin

Written by Richard Wagner, Played at the wedding

  • How Deep Is the Ocean (uncredited) - Written by Irving Berlin, Portion sung by Jean Stapleton
  • Oh, Promise Me (uncredited) - Written by Reginald De Koven, Portion sung by Jean Stapleton

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Allan Melvin as Barney Hefner
  • Ian Wolfe as Herbert Hooper
  • Will Mackenzie as Reverend Schaeffer
  • Merie Earle as Florence Talley

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