All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Edith's Final Respects 

Edith goes to the funeral of her Aunt Rose and is the only mourner. She has a long talk with her aunt.


Paul Bogart


Norman Lear (developed by), Bob Schiller (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Danielle Brisebois ... Stephanie Mills
Howard Morton Howard Morton ... Funeral Director
Charles Siebert ... Young Man


Edith's Aunt Rose passes away, and as Edith prepares for the funeral, Archie steadfastly refuses to go. Seems that Edith and Aunt Rose were at odds over her decision to marry Archie, so they hardly spoke. When she gets to the funeral home for the visitation, she is stunned to discover that she is the only one who showed up to pay her last respects. There at the casket she makes one last attempt to make amends with her aunt despite the intrusion of the funeral director who keeps coming by to retrieve chairs for the funeral next door. Two people do eventually show up. One is a young man who has the wrong room, and the other is Archie who has changed his mind and wants to be by Edith's side in her time of need. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

22 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stephanie Mills: What's it like to be dead?
Archie Bunker: How come you're lookin' at me?
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Getting To Know You
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Portion sung by Jean Stapleton
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Edith's Aunt Rose dies
15 May 2018 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Edith goes to her Aunt Rose's funeral but is the only mourner.

An OK episode, some amusing moments but no big laughs. Archie won't go with Edith since he says Aunt Rose hated him. Edith also says that Aunt Rose wouldn't speak to her since she married Archie. The character of Aunt Rose appeared one time in Season 5 on the episode "Edith's Friend", she got along fine with Edith at that time, though she did voice her displeasure about Archie. The funeral scenes in this episode are not too bad, I thought it would be depressing but there are some scenes with Howard Morton as the funeral director which are slightly amusing. Morton was a good comic actor, appearing in many 1970s sitcoms, often playing an uptight WASP. Archie shows up to pick up Edith at the end, making a sentimental (though unbelievable) ending to the show.

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