All in the Family (season 9)

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All in the Family (season 9)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 27
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 24, 1978 (1978-09-24) – April 8, 1979 (1979-04-08)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 May 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)
Season chronology
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List of All in the Family episodes

The ninth and final season of All in the Family aired Sundays at 9:00-9:30 pm on CBS from September 24 to October 1, 1978, then at 8:00-8:30 pm from October 8, 1978 to April 8, 1979.

Episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
183 1 "Little Miss Bunker" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine September 24, 1978 (1978-09-24)
The Bunkers are joined by Stephanie, the daughter of Edith's cousin.
184 2 "End in Sight" Paul Bogart Nate Monaster October 1, 1978 (1978-10-01)
Archie thinks he's dying due to a spot on his liver, so he starts being nice.
185 3 "Reunion on Hauser Street" Paul Bogart Milt Josefsberg and Phil Sharp October 8, 1978 (1978-10-08)
Barney is miserable since his wife left him again and it's ruining Archie's business.
186 4 "What'll We Do With Stephanie?" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin October 15, 1978 (1978-10-15)
Archie and Edith have a disagreement over what to do with Stephanie.
187 5 "Edith's Final Respects" Paul Bogart Teleplay by: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Story by: Sam Greenbaum
October 22, 1978 (1978-10-22)
Edith is the only one to attend the funeral of her aunt Rose, who never approved of her marriage to Archie.
188 6 "Weekend in the Country" Paul Bogart Phil Sharp and Milt Josefsberg October 29, 1978 (1978-10-29)
The Bunkers spend a weekend in the country with the arguing Heffners.
189 7 "Archie's Other Wife" Paul Bogart Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf November 5, 1978 (1978-11-05)
As another one of his practical jokes, Pinky gets Archie drunk and arranges for him to wake up in his motel bed with another woman.
190 8 "Edith vs. the Bank" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine November 19, 1978 (1978-11-19)
Edith tries to buy a television set for Archie, but the bank refuses to give her credit, leading her to try taking out a loan, which falls through.
191 9 "Return of the Waitress" Paul Bogart Milt Josefsberg and Phil Sharp November 26, 1978 (1978-11-26)
The waitress Harry hires at Archie's Place is the same one with whom Archie nearly had an affair.
192 10 "Bogus Bills" Paul Bogart Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf December 3, 1978 (1978-12-03)
As soon as Archie finds counterfeit money in the register, Edith calls to tell him she's been arrested for using said counterfeit money.
193 11 "The Bunkers Go West" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine December 10, 1978 (1978-12-10)
The Bunkers prepare for a visit from the Stivics at Christmastime - until Gloria says they can't come due to Mike hurting his back.
194/195 12/13 "California, Here We Are" Paul Bogart Part 1: Milt Josefsberg & Phil Sharp
Part 2: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
December 17, 1978 (1978-12-17)
The Bunkers arrive in California to learn that the Stivics are planning to get divorced.
196 14 "A Night at the PTA" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin January 7, 1979 (1979-01-07)
Edith is excited to perform with Stephanie in the school's talent show, then she contacts laryngitis.
197 15 "A Girl Like Edith" Paul Bogart Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf January 14, 1979 (1979-01-14)
Klemmer the butcher stops by to show off his fiancee, who thinks he still has feelings for Edith.
198 16 "The Appendectomy" Paul Bogart Phil Sharp and Milt Josefsberg January 21, 1979 (1979-01-21)
Stephanie gets appendicitis and Archie is unwilling to follow a young doctor's advice.
199 17 "Stephanie and the Crime Wave" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine January 28, 1979 (1979-01-28)
Stephanie is accused of stealing at school as several items go missing from the Bunker household.
200 18 "Barney the Gold Digger" Paul Bogart Teleplay by: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf and Phil Sharp & Milt Josefsberg
Story by: Winston Moss
February 5, 1979 (1979-02-05)
When Barney's wife leaves him again, the Bunkers fix him up with a wealthy widow.
201 19 "The Return of Archie's Brother" Paul Bogart Teleplay by: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Story by: Tom Sawyer and Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
February 11, 1979 (1979-02-11)
Archie's brother Fred arrives with his 18-year-old wife.
202 20 "Stephanie's Conversion" Paul Bogart Patt Shea and Harriett Weiss February 18, 1979 (1979-02-18)
When the Bunkers learn that Stephanie was born Jewish, Archie unwillingly raises her in that particular faith.
203 21 "Edith Gets Fired" Paul Bogart Teleplay by: Harriett Weiss & Patt Shea
Story by: Mort Lachman
February 25, 1979 (1979-02-25)
Edith gets fired from the Sunshine Home for not getting help for a woman who wanted to die.
204/205/206 22/23/24 "All in the Family Retrospective" Walter C. Miller Norman Lear & Mort Lachman and Milt Josefsberg March 4, 1979 (1979-03-04)
Norman Lear hosts a 90-minute retrospective looking back at the best moments of All in the Family.
207 25 "The Family Next Door" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine March 11, 1979 (1979-03-11)
Archie wants Edith to preserve the dignity of the neighborhood in picking new tenants for the Jeffersons' old house.
208 26 "The Return of Stephanie's Father" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin March 25, 1979 (1979-03-25)
Stephanie's father wants $1,000 from the Bunkers if they want her to keep living with them.
209 27 "Too Good Edith" Paul Bogart Harriett Weiss & Patt Shea April 8, 1979 (1979-04-08)
Edith tries to prepare a St. Patrick's Day dinner in spite of her phlebitis.


Awards[edit]

Primetime Emmy Awards and Nominations[edit]

1979
  • Outstanding Comedy Series (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Carroll O'Connor (Won)
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Jean Stapleton (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Comedy-Variety, or Music Series: Sally Struthers (Won)
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy, Comedy-Variety, or Music Series: Paul Bogart for "California, Here We Are" (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy, Comedy-Variety, or Music Series: Milt Josefsberg & Bob Schiller & Phil Sharp & Bob Weiskopf for "California, Here We Are" (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Video Tape Editing for a Series: Harvey W. Berger and Hal Collins for "The 200th Episode Celebration of 'All in the Family'" (Nominated)

Golden Globe Awards and Nominations[edit]

1979
  • Best TV Series - Musical/Comedy (Nominated)
  • Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy: Jean Stapleton (Nominated)
1980
  • Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy: Jean Stapleton (Nominated)