All in the Family

Lionel's Engagement

Season 4, Ep 20, Aired 2/9/74
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  • Episode Description
  • Edith, Mike and Gloria are each extended a special invitation to attend Lionel's engagement party. However, Archie isn't invited, that is until a big argument between Louise and George results in Louise deciding to invite him. Later, during the party, George is in for a big shock when it turns out that Lionel's fiancĂ©e, Jennie has interracial parents.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jean Stapleton

    Edith Bunker

  • Rob Reiner

    Michael Stivic (1971-1978)

  • Sally Struthers

    Gloria Stivic (1971-1978)

  • Carroll O'Connor

    Archie Bunker

  • Bernie West

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • This is a great episode, especially since it is the only time the Bunker's, the Willises, and the Jefferson's all appear on screen together.

    By ramone5000, Jul 09, 2007

  • Linonal is getting married

    By yuki_megami, Nov 02, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Archie: Hey Jefferson, that's no way to talk to your little mammy here. Mother Jefferson: Who you calling mammy? Archie: You. Mother Jefferson: I'm nobody's mammy, I'm his mother, and if you have anything to say you call me Mrs. Jefferson. Archie: Geez, Mrs. Jefferson.

    • Archie: Get near the door Edith there's going to be a race riot.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode was videotaped on January 25, 1974.

    • Different actors/actresses played the roles of Tom, Helen and Jenny Willis. When The Jeffersons premiered a year later, they would be replaced by Franklin Cover, Roxie Roker and Berlinda Tolbert, respectively. Also, in this episode, Tom was named Louis and Jenny's named was spelled differently, Jennie. Interestingly enough, Kim Hamilton and Lynne Moody each would later guest star on The Jeffersons as different characters.

    Trivia (1)

    • When Louise extends her formal invitation to Archie, she says that "George said he wasn't going to touch solid food" until Archie had been invited. In fact, George didn't say anything. Louise told George that she was going to invite Archie and that he would be "eating your dinner through a straw" if he said no.

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