"Chain Letter"
Season 6, episode # 7
# 115 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All In The Family" episode
Series: All In The Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV/USA
Air date October 27, 1975
Production code 609
Written by Teleplay by: Lou Derman & Milt Josefsberg
Story by: Lou Derman
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring Betty Garrett
Robert Guillaume
Bob Hastings
Billy Halop
Beatrice Colen
Ray Sharkey
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Chain Letter was the seventh episode from the sixth season of All In The Family; it was also the 115th overall series episode. Written by Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, first aired on CBS-TV on October 27, 1975.

"Chain Letter"
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Archie receives a chain letter, and when he throws it away, a series of mishaps causes Archie to wonder if breaking the chain really was the cause of his bad luck.


Edith is busy mailing a series of chain letters thinking that good luck will befall her if she sends them and bad luck with pursue her if she doesn't. Archie thinks she crazy and then receives one himself, which he promptly throws in the wastebasket. Irene warns him about the dangers of throwing the letter away but Archie scoffs her suggestion. Almost immediately bad things begin to happen, the worst of which takes place at Kelcy's when Archie accidentally drinks beer from a glass that was previously used by Bert Munson - who has hepatitis. In a panic, Archie goes to the emergency room and not only runs afoul of a smart-Alec black doctor but a nurse without a sense of humor.

Note: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.

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