All in the Family

Season 4 Episode 20

Lionel's Engagement

Aired Unknown Feb 09, 1974 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • One of the funniest episodes.

    The entire engagement party scene is extremely funny. We need more episodes of shows like this today in 2016. Ethnic humor is a lost art and this is a great example of why we need it to return. Watch this episode when it reruns and you will laugh.
  • Meet George Jefferson

    MY favorite episode. Ecxtremely funny, totally NOT Pc. SO NOT PC it was edited in JEFFERSON is introduced and when he meets Lionels Parents (a MIXED couple) he is extremely angry.

    This episdoe also introduces thw putrageous "Mother Jefferson" character who is a handful herself. This is just a great piece of writing. There are several horrible , racist, but ultimately FUNNY lines of dialogue in this episode inclusding the word " But it is so well is hysterical. You have to hand it to BOTH th writers and the actors for pulling this one off without a hitch. This would NEVER be shown on a prime time major network racist and socially relevant dialogue that is not PC.
  • 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.

    Continuing, it would have been nicer if Archie, Edith, Mike, Gloria, Stephanie, and George's brother and sister-in-law, Henry and his unseen/unnamed wife, had appeard at least once or twice on the show. They were rarely if ever, mentioned. They should have had a reuinion episode featuring, George & Louise Jefferson, Lionel & Jenny Jefferson, Tom & Helen Willis, Allan Willis, Archie & Edith Bunker, Mike & Gloria Stivic, Stephanie Mills, Joey Stivic, Frank & Irene Lorenzo, Florence Johnston, Harry Bentley, Henry Jefferson & his unnamed/unseen wife and their son, Raymond Jefferson. That would have been great to see all the original cast members from both shows all on screen at the same time!
  • Linonal is getting married

    Lional is finally getting married.So Louise invites their neighbors Archie and Edith to the wedding.Even though Archie is reluncted to go.When he went to the party.He get to meet Jenny's parents.When he meets them he finds out that Jenny's father is white.He than begin to get excited just to see George's reaction.

    This is basic start of the show known "The Jefferson" they were introducing the characters.