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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According to the book "Archie and Edith, Mike and Gloria: The tumultuous history of All In The Family", this episode, where Edith was held prisoner in her home and tormented by a would-be rapist, was originally intended to be used on One Day at a Time (1975), with Ann Romano as the victim. 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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Edith: Don't you know what today is?
Archie: Oh, my goodness, how time has flew. Today is the first day of National Spay the Cat Week.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Water Power (2013) 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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Good, but one thing disturbs me
17 December 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I'm old enough to have seen this in its first network run (not quite old enough to understand all the implications, though). I saw it again the other night for the first time in many years, and although I agree that the impact is still there and it's an excellent episode, I was very troubled by the audience's laughter during the attack. I know it was filmed in front of a studio audience to get their actual reactions, and that's fine for your basic 70's sit-com, but laughter during a rape attempt is, at the very least, inappropriate. In hindsight, I wish they had chosen to present the attempted rape scenes with no audience reaction, if that was the best the audience could do. I'm not a PC flag-waver and I enjoy programs that are products of their time in spite of some content that might be labeled offensive by today's standards, but rape presented as comedy just doesn't make any sense to me.


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