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All in the Family: Lionel's Engagement

While at Lionel's engagement party, Archie tangles with George Jefferson's mother by calling her "mammy".


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x20
Production Number: 420
Airdate: Saturday February 09th, 1974



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Guest Stars
Isabel SanfordIsabel Sanford
As Louise Jefferson
Recurring
Mike EvansMike Evans
As Lionel Jefferson
Recurring
Sherman HemsleySherman Hemsley
As George Jefferson
Recurring
Zara CullyZara Cully
As Mother Olivia Jefferson
Recurring
Charles AidmanCharles Aidman
As Tom Willis
Kim HamiltonKim Hamilton
As Helen Willis
Lynne MoodyLynne Moody
As Jenny Willis
Episode Notes
The characters of Tom, Helen and Jenny Willis are introduced in this episode, although played by different actors. Also introduced is Zara Cully as Mother Olivia Jefferson.



Episode Quotes
Edith: They've known each other for two months and already engaged?
Louise: Yes. I blame it on daylight savings time.

(To Louise)
Edith: There is one other place Archie is tickleish but I did not find that out until after we were married. The soles of his feet!

Louise: I am inviting you to Lionel's engagement party. You, Michael, and Gloria.
Edith: And?
Louise: No "ands" Edith.

Louise: We'll be doing Archie a favor by not inviting him.
Edith: I guess that is very thoughtful of you.

(To George)
Mother Olivia: George, you are just like your daddy. He couldn't finish his drinks either so I had to finish them all for him.

(To George)
Archie: Hey there, Jefferson. That formal invitation you sent by your wife was very white of you.

Tom: So, what are you doing here, a white guy?
Archie: I'm the family's white friend.

George: Next thing I'll know he'll be calling us niggers!
Archie: Listen to that language. I haven't used that word in three years.

(To Edith)
Archie: You might want to head for the door because there looks like there is fixing to be a race riot.



Warning: All in the Family season 4 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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