All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Edith Writes a Song 

Edith writes a poem and gets a letter from a company that wants to turn it into a song for only $30. Archie buys a "dog alarm" and a gun to protect the house all for only $60. The family ... See full summary »

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Edith Bunker
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Michael 'Meathead' Stivic
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Gloria Bunker-Stivic
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Edith writes a poem and gets a letter from a company that wants to turn it into a song for only $30. Archie buys a "dog alarm" and a gun to protect the house all for only $60. The family gets into an argument over which is more important and Archie agrees to give the gun back. That night two burglars, who have just robbed a jewelry store, break into the house and hold the Bunkers hostage until the heat is off. At one point, the thief threatens to take off with the $30 but Edith talks him out of it by offering to sing the song. After hearing her sing, they decide that the Bunkers are in such sad shape that it would be cruel to rob them. The next day Archie reads in the newspaper that the crooks were arrested, and Mike reveals that he fixed the dog alarm by replacing it with Edith's singing. Written by anonymous

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9 October 1971 (USA)  »

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Ironically, Cleavon Little would go on and briefly star in a short lived All in the Family- related spin-off Mr Dugan in 1979. See more »

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Coke: [on the phone with Mr. McNab] This is the family physician, Dr. Black. What's that, Mr. McNab? Oh. Mrs. Bunker. Your neighbor, Mr. McNab, called to say that two fellows just robbed... What did you say, Mr. McNab? Oh, two jigaboos.
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Everyone is Someone if You Love Them
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Sung by Jean Stapleton
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Killer.
15 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'm in a personal quest of watching all AITF shows in order. I'd never seen this one, and I literally had tears at this one. Little is funny as always, but I never really thought Wilson was that good of an actor until I saw this. I loved Sanford and Son, but couldn't help thinking about how good it really would have been had he been acting more like this!

Not only did they pretty much put Archie in his place, they really put Mike in his place - which is something I'm kind of surprised that the writers allowed to happen.

One of the best AITF's I've ever seen.


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