Archie, Mike and Gloria plan a surprise party for Edith to celebrate her 50th birthday. But an unwelcome visitor to the Bunker's home - while Edith is home alone - has a much different surprise in mind for the Bunker matriarch.

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Archie, Mike and Gloria plan a surprise party for Edith to celebrate her 50th birthday. But an unwelcome visitor to the Bunker's home - while Edith is home alone - has a much different surprise in mind for the Bunker matriarch.

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16 October 1977 (USA)  »

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This was originally an hour- long episode, broken into two for syndication. See more »

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After Edith clocks the would-be rapist with her burnt cake and cake pan, she runs out of the house in a panic and goes next door to Mike and Gloria's, leaving the living room lights on. (The front door is swinging shut behind Jean Stapelton as she runs off the porch set and out of the shot.) Later, Mike and Archie decide to check the house to see if the rapist is still there, and when they do, the door is shut but the living room lights are off. Edith didn't turn the lights off, and the rapist would certainly have not made the extra effort to do this either in the injured state he was in. So, who turned off the lights? See more »

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Archie: [about Mike and Gloria] Edith, why do them two always gotta be over here? I can't stand to look at them.
Edith: What are you going to do today, Archie?
Archie: I'm going over to their house.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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The WORST 'All in the Family' episode EVER !!!
6 October 2015 | by (Carlsbad, CA) – See all my reviews

Edith almost gets raped. Yes, that's the useless 'message' in this AITF episode where the 'writers' just want to bring up the subject of women who report - or do not report - being raped or near-raped.

A psycho soils the beloved set of the Bunker living room when he tries to rape Edith, but after Edith 'remembers' during the rape-attempt that she has a cake in the oven (which is now conveniently burning), she races into the kitchen to attend to it, as if she's saying, "Excuse me rapist, I have to finish making dessert" -- just like it would have happened in real life, right? Such utterly stupid writing.

Then, all of a sudden, Edith becomes Wonder Woman and pushes the hot burning cake into the rapist's face, then knees him where it hurts so she can run to Archie next door. Meanwhile, during all of this malarkey, the writers have inserted 'jokes'. Oh..... okay.

Most ridiculous episode in the series. Watch this show through the fourth season, but that's all. Even then, it was already beginning to sour. Unfortunately, the insanity did not stop here. The deadhead producers created 'Archie Bunker's Place', further embarrassing themselves in trying to make an extra buck by milking just another show which should have gone off the air a long time ago.


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