All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Too Good Edith 

Archie keeps a sick Edith so busy cooking for his big St. Patrick's Day party, that she doesn't get the chance to tell him that "hard work is hazardous to her health." When Archie finds out... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writers:

Norman Lear (developed by), Harriett Weiss | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Danielle Brisebois ... Stephanie Mills
George Wyner ... Dr. Sidney Shapiro
Jason Wingreen ... Harry Snowden
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Storyline

Archie keeps a sick Edith so busy cooking for his big St. Patrick's Day party, that she doesn't get the chance to tell him that "hard work is hazardous to her health." When Archie finds out the truth about Edith's illness, he takes steps to make sure she will never "forget" to tell him again. Written by TVLand

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The final scene of the series ends on Archie and Edith with a camera technique called an "Iris Out". Iris shots were a ubiquitous camera technique during the silent era of film, in the sound era the technique has often been used as a nostalgic homage to the past. This is fitting for the characters and as an end to the series as it uses the camera to visually communicate the theme of the series: 'those were the days'. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sidney Shapiro: Based on the smell in here, I can guess what you've been doing.
Archie Bunker: [looks around funny] Well that might make somebody leave the room or open a window, but that's not gonna paralyze anybody.
Dr. Sidney Shapiro: I'm not talking about cabbage!
Archie Bunker: Well it can't be, I ain't ate any of it yet.
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References The Merv Griffin Show (1962) See more »

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A True View Of Archie's Heart
24 August 2011 | by tigger_68See all my reviews

The last episode of the series (the next season it would become Archie Bunker's Place sans Edith) and the last scene between Archie and Edith.

For much of the series Archie referred to Edith as his dingbat, though she once explained that she always considered that a term of endearment as he was too bashful to use more romantic terms like sweetie.

The final scene, in which Archie expresses his true love for Edith is one of the most romantic and heartfelt of any television series. I think many of us can look at Archie and see a little of our dad or a family friend, often not expressive of emotion and yet deeply in love with his wife.

The beautiful final shot of the two embracing was truly a fitting finale for the Archie and Edith years.


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