All in the Family: Season 2, Episode 7

Edith's Accident (6 Nov. 1971)

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Edith's shopping cart gets away from her, resulting in a minor paint scratch. Out of the cart pops a can of "mmmm-mmmm" (cling peaches) in heavy syrup, causing a dent in the hood. Edith leaves a note on the car and the owner comes by to collect the damages.



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Edith has an accident in a parking lot involving a runaway shopping cart and leaves her name and phone number on the car. This angers Archie who thought she could have gotten away with it otherwise. When he finds out that the damages will be $197, he is dead-set on not paying it. The man - who turns out to be a priest - comes over to discuss matters and is suspicious that the priest may be on the up and up. Even when the man reveals his credentials, Archie refuses to pay for the damage. It turns out that the damage was only $14, but the priest is so offended by Archie that even when he offers to pay the $14, the priest tells him that he doesn't want his money. The priest leaves but comes back to tell him that he doesn't want money for the repairs but he will be happy to donate it to a Catholic charity. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Comedy | Drama




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6 November 1971 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Archie makes a reference to Lindsay, he is referring to John Lindsay who served as Mayor of New York from 1966 to 1974. Mike's joke about Lindsay switching parties refers to his decision to change from Republican to Democrat in 1971. See more »


Throughout the episode which is nearly in real time, Archie's shirt frequently changes from the only top button open to the top two buttons open. This might reflect the number of retakes required for this very funny episode. See more »


Michael Stivic: How could a can of cling peaches do so much damage?
Edith Bunker: [thoughtfully] Maybe it was the heavy syrup.
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References Ironside (1967) See more »

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