All in the Family: Season 2, Episode 19

Archie and Edith Alone (5 Feb. 1972)

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When Mike and Gloria are gone, Archie and Edith get a chance to share quality time at home alone.



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The kids go away on vacation leaving Archie and Edith alone for the first time in years. Edith tries to get an uninterested Archie to do something fun but fails at every turn until she suggests a game of cards. The game turns into an argument, Archie hurts her feelings and storms out of the house. Later, he comes back in a better mood and the two have a deep conversation about what they wanted to do with their lives before they got married. Archie wanted to be a ball player and Edith wanted to be a famous ballroom dancer. Finally, he apologizes - sort of - for the things he said earlier. They share a passionate kiss just as Mike and Gloria return home. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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On the Good Ship Lollipop
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Portion sung by Jean Stapleton
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I expected more laughs
1 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mike and Gloria are headed camping for close to a week, which will leave Archie and Edith alone for that time span, much to Archie's delight and Edith's worry, because she heard that couples can fall apart after the kids leave the house, and she heard this from Dr. Joyce Brothers, naturally. The acting was in fine form, but I expected more meat from this story other than Archie's ramblings that they take time to chill out, and Edith's lamenting that he said she's "not human", and proceeds to cry and ignore him for most of the duration. It did have potential for a typical solid episode, but there aren't that many laughs along the way; for instance, Archie and Edith dance to a record, then soon after, he's telling her how he could've been a major league pitcher if he only graduated high school. It had more of a serious tone, and even though I enjoy those serious moments with solid acting, I felt this segment was too mushy, especially with Edith's pouting. The final scenes has Archie basically saying he's sorry for calling his wife names, and Mike and Gloria come home and catch the couple kissing, which has Mike utter, "Ah, geez, they're at it again" to an angry Archie. Like I said above, there aren't many funny moments in this episode, even though the acting is solid.

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