"Amelia's Divorce"
Season 5, episode # 18
# 103 overall in series (209 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date January 25, 1975
Production code 519 (5x18)
Written by: Lloyd Turner and Gordon Mitchell
Directed by: H. Wesley Kenney
Guest starring: Bob Hastings
George S. Irving
Elizabeth Wilson
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Amelia's Divorce was the 18th episode of the fifth season and the 103rd overall episode of All in the Family. It first aired on CBS-TV on January 25, 1975. Written by Lloyd Turner and Gordon Mitchell, it was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.
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Edith is looking forward to a visit from her cousin Amelia and Amelia's husband Russel whose marriage she thinks is perfect, but it's only after learning how unhappy Russel and Amelia are together that Archie and Edith realize how lucky they are to have one another.

Episode summary

Edith's cousin Amelia and her husband Russell comes to visit despite the fact that Archie can't stand either one. Amelia won't shut up about how wonderful Russell is, and Russell won't shut up about how much money he makes. Archie tries to excuse himself from their love-fest by going down to Kelcy's only to find that Russell wants to go with him. Separately, both Edith and Archie find out how much trouble Russell and Amelia's marriage is in. Amelia tells Edith that she is ready to divorce Russell because the fire has gone out of their sex life. Meanwhile Russell tells Archie about his appetite for young girls. Returning home, Russell and Amelia say their goodbyes leaving Archie and Edith with a new appreciation of their relationship.

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