All in the Family

Season 2 Episode 4

Edith Writes a Song

Aired Unknown Oct 09, 1971 on CBS

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  • After many robberies in the area, Archie wants to buy a gun while Edith wants to use the money in the savings pot for a song to make her famous. Needless to say burglers break into thier house and the fun starts.

    To me, this is definately one of the top 10 BEST episodes. It is funny, and very cleverly done. Any episode that features Cleavon Little (Blazing Saddles fame as Sheriff Bart) and Desmond Wilson(Sanford and Son fame) has to be fantastic and it sure is! The episode is funny from the get go and the whole exchange between Archie and the robbers is priceless! Even the two robbers together is great magic. Too bad they never worked together again. Naturally there is a lesson that is learned about trust, buying weapons for protection, and dealing with poverty is very nicely explained through the episode with comedy. A true classic that should be recorded.