All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Beverly Rides Again 

"Beverly Rides Again" is an episode of All in the Family starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, and Rob Reiner. Archie is tired of being the butt of Pinky Peterson's practical jokes and sets out to get revenge by fixing Pinky up on a date with Beverly Lasalle.



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Episode cast overview:
... Archie Bunker
... Edith Bunker
... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic (credit only)
... Gloria Bunker-Stivic (credit only)
... Pinky Peterson
Lori Shannon ... Beverly La Salle
... Hank Pivnik
... Doris
... Harry Snowden
André Pavon ... Carlos (as Andre Pavon)


Archie falls, yet again, for one of Pinky Peterson's practical jokes. Meanwhile, at home, Edith is greeted by Beverly LaSalle, the transvestite that Archie saved a year earlier in his cab. Archie comes home and Beverly invites he and Edith out to dinner, but Archie refuses until he sees a perfect plan to get back at Pinky for all the years that he put one over on him. He decides to invite Pinky but not tell him that Beverly is a man. Edith and Beverly want no part of this but Archie insists. When Pinky comes over and Archie and Edith are upstairs changing, Pinky lets Beverly know that he knows that he is a man. At the restaurant, the plot is unfurled almost immediately and it looks like Archie has egg on his face until Pinky's fiancé shows up and becomes infuriated. She breaks off the wedding when she finds out that Beverly is a man. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Comedy | Drama




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6 November 1976 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is from the movie Destry Rides Again (1939). See more »


References Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932) See more »


You Were Meant For Me
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Originally from The Broadway Melody
Portion sung by Eugene Roche
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Revenge is Devine. Not really It's Lori Shannon. No it's really Don Seymour Mclean!
25 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? In this episode Archie (Carroll O'Connor) is the butt end of Prankster Pinky Peterson's (Eugene Roche) escapades involving a wooden box with a mongoose supposedly inside. Archie falls for the joke hook, line and sinker to the delight of the gang down at Kelsey's Bar. Meanwhile back on Hauser Street , Wife Edith (Jean Stapleton) is vacuuming her living room when the doorbell rings. To her amazement an old friend appears in woman's clothing. It's female impersonator Beverly LaSalle (Lori Shannon , AKA Don Seymour Mclean). Beverly wants to repay the Bunkers for Archie's life saving rescue from a year ago. As Beverly explains how she or he collapsed in Archie's cab and how Archie revived her or him? It's the anniversary of that day and Beverly wants to treat the Bunkers to a dinner in the restaurant of their choice. Archie arrives home a short time later and has a brain storm. Revenge on Pinky, (who by the way is not married), but has a steady girl friend Doris. Archie claims to Pinky there is no hard feelings and he would like to take Pinky out to dinner and set him up with Beverly. Edith and Beverly are against the idea but Pinky arrives at the Bunker's home. While Archie is briefly detained in another room, unaware to Archie, Pinky Knows that Beverly is a man from seeing Beverly's stage show at a local supper club earlier but Pinky will go along with the prank not to hurt Archie's plan until the proper time to foil Archie's revenge. What transpires next is priceless. A little side note; I was sure that was the famed Actor and female impersonator Devine/ Glen Milstead of Director John Watters fame, but instead it was Lori Shannon. The voices are identical but Lori was slightly slimmer than Devine. Just a great laugh out loud episode with outstanding results. Norman Lear and his staff of writers again make comedy paramount.

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