Season 3 officially concluded on may 16, 1982, after which the intended pilot episode for gloria was broadcast. Generations are richer because of their contribution. Edith is going through menopause, which gives her hot flashes and also lets out, in short bursts, all the pentup frustrations she has with archie. Edith bunker nee baines is a fictional character on the 1970s sitcom all in the family and occasionally archie bunkers place, played by jean stapleton. Jun 01, 20 new york ap jean stapleton, the stagetrained character actress who played archie bunkers far better half, the sweetly naive edith, in tvs groundbreaking 1970s comedy all in the family. Too good edith was the last episode ever produced of this series. All in the family is an american sitcom television series that was originally broadcast on the cbs television network for nine seasons, from january 12, 1971, to april 8, 1979.
Ediths problem season 2, episode 15 archie usually rails against social change, but in this episode, hes no better at coping with the change of life. Edith bunker, the sitcom character, actually died on the all in the family spinoff series archie bunker s place. Why phlebitis led to edith bunkers death all in the family. Why phlebitis led to edith bunkers death all in the. According to norman lear, the creation of maude stemmed from the idea to bring on someone who could hold their own with archie bunker verbally. Too good edith, the last episode of one of the greatest shows ever, just involves edith getting sick and trying to prepare for a st. Archibald archie bunker is a fictional character from the 1970s american television sitcom all in the family and its spinoff archie bunkers place, played by carroll oconnor. Edith bunker nee baines is a fictional character on the 1970s sitcom all in the family and occasionally archie bunker s place, played by jean stapleton. Jan, 2011 this is the last appearance carroll oconnor and jean stapleton made together. At first, everyones stressed out when they find that shes pregnant, as mikes between jobs and this pregnancy wasnt planned at all, but they decide to try to make the best of the situation, only for gloria to then feel horribly sick. January 19, 1923 may 31, 20 was an american character actress of stage, television and film stapleton is best known for playing edith bunker, the longsuffering yet devoted wife of archie bunker, on the 1970s sitcom all in the family, a role that earned her three emmys and two golden globes for best actress in a comedy series. Mar 24, 2020 the death of jean stapletons edith bunker on all in the family or, more precisely, its spinoff, archie bunkers place remains one of the most profound and moving events involving a.
The all in the family and the jeffersons live show featured jamie foxx messing up, marisa tomei singing and a cameo from marla gibbs. A month earlier, edith had suffered a fatal stroke in her sleep. All in the family too good edith tv episode 1979 imdb. The episode depicts a man who, while posing as a police detective, attempts to rape the bunker family matriarch, edith, on her 50th birthday. All in the family ended more than 20 years ago, on march 25, 1979, but the characters continued on in a new series, archie bunker s place, in the fall of 1979. Archie decides to expand his bar, archie bunker s place, into a restaurant. The sunshine home fires edith when she fails to summon aid for a woman whose last. Due to excessive requests here is the full phlebitis scene that ultimately imo leads to ediths death in archie bunkers place 30 days before s2e1.
Bunker, a main character of the series, is a world war ii veteran, bluecollar worker, and family man. Stapleton, an opera singer, and joseph edward murray, a billboard advertising salesman. Ediths health problems in the final episode of all in the family are a precursor to her death from a stroke on archie bunkers place. 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. The death of jean stapletons edith bunker on all in the family or, more precisely, its spinoff, archie bunker s place remains one of the most profound and moving events involving a. In the meantime, harry has decided to sell his half of the bar to jewish liberal. The twoway as edith, stapleton took on the thorniest of social issues, from race to feminism. She is the wife of archie bunker, mother of gloria stivic, motherinlaw of michael meathead stivic and after 1975, grandmother of joey stivic. Go watch the hour episode about ediths 50th birthday and tell me edith is a childlike prancer. Edith bunker informed a generation, despite the stigma of breast cancer, that these things need to be discussed. Shapiro diagnoses edith with phlebitis, and orders her to stay off of her feet for extended periods. She said that humor had a way of reducing intolerance.
Jean stapleton appeared in some early season one episodes. All in the family ediths problem emmy winning episode. Archie bunkers place s2 e1 after ediths death youtube. Edith s phlebitis foreshadows archies grave fears of the possibility of her death and being left alone. She mayve been a dingbat but she was pretty brilliant at reconnoitering marriage to a narcissist and was the heart of all in the family. This all happens while her family, unaware of what is happening in the bunkers living room, prepares for a surprise party next door at gloria, edith s daughters, house to honor edith.
New york ap jean stapleton, the stagetrained character actress who played archie bunkers far better half, the sweetly naive edith, in. Archie struggles to cope with the death of his beloved wife, edith. Aug, 2009 all in the family ended more than 20 years ago, on march 25, 1979, but the characters continued on in a new series, archie bunkers place, in the fall of 1979. The final cast also included stage veteran jean stapleton as doting wife edith bunker and sally struthers as bunkers little girl, gloria. Jean stapleton was born jeanne murray in manhattan, new york city, to marie a.
Marisa tomei plays edith bunker on all in the family remake. Mar 17, 2015 but i dont recall seeing this episode before. Edith goes to the funeral of her aunt rose and is the only mourner. All in the family ediths final respects tv episode 1978. All in the family s 9 e 24 too good edith recap tv tropes.
Jean stapleton discusses ediths death on archie bunkers place emmytvlegends. The further misadventures of archie bunker, now the owner of a local pub, and his regulars. In this spinoff of the longrunning all in the family series, the lives of beloved characters archie carroll oconnor and edith bunker jean stapleton continue to play out on television. This is the last appearance carroll oconnor and jean stapleton made together. Edith bunker, the sitcom character, actually died on the all in the family spinoff series archie bunkers place. Lear replied not to me but it was done, and became one of the most well known moments of 1970s television, as archie mourns the loss of his beloved wife. It morphed into archie bunker s place for the 197980 season and ran in that form until 1983. Jan 18, 2018 all in the family had a sort of odd situation going on as it ended in the spring of 1979 in preparation for morphing into archie bunkers place, a show that would then run for another threeplus years. With carroll oconnor, jean stapleton, danielle brisebois, howard morton. Maude findlay first appeared on all in the family in december 1971, in the secondseason episode, cousin maudes visit, as the cousin of edith bunker. How the all in the family breast cancer episode relates to. This is a listing of all of the episodes of the television sitcom all in the family, which originally aired on cbs from 197179.
Theyve all given us so much joy, entertaining us for much longer than their tv series run. 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. What happened to edith in the last episode of all in the. This is a list of episodes of the television series archie bunker s place. Its hard to imagine in these pink days a time when it was not ok to discuss breast cancer, to encourage each other to get checked, to wear pink ribbons in honor and in memory of our loved ones. Jean stapleton grew tired of playing edith bunker, that she called producer norman lear and asked him to write edith out of the show. Dec 12, 2016 due to excessive requests here is the full phlebitis scene that ultimately imo leads to edith s death in archie bunkers place 30 days before s2e1. Jun 01, 20 now archie, edith, george and weezie are reunited.
Edith bunker, edith is working at the sunshine home when a man grabs his chest and collapses before ediths eyes. Jean stapleton, known to millions of viewers as the lovable edith bunker on the classic cbs sitcom all in the family, died friday of natural causes at her home in. Watch all in the family episodes online season 9 1979. Edith bunker death was discussed in the season 2 premiere of the show. May 22, 2019 academy award winner marisa tomei will play the iconic role of edith bunker in abcs live event remake of the classic tv series, all in the family. These would come to pass about a year and a half later when edith died of a stroke in the 1980 archie bunker s place episode archie, alone. The following september, it was continued with the spinoff series archie bunker s place, which picked up where all in the family had ended and ran for four more seasons. The sad episode about edith bunker death is titled archie alone.440 1289 618 1591 2 1386 1 1583 1609 1349 1344 1489 1142 612 994 487 301 239 735 1272 351 461 606 1251 644 93 1427 597