| Season 3, episode # 6|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||October 21, 1972|
|Production code||308 (3x06)|
|Written by:||Sam Locke, Olga Vallance & Don Nicholl|
|Directed by:||Hal Cooper|
|Guest starring:|| Barnard Hughes|
|IMDb:||Edith Flips Her Wig|
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Could Edith Bunker be a kleptomaniac? That's what Edith thinks when she is arrested for shoplifting after accidentally leaving a store with an unpaid-for item.
While out shopping, Edith gave a woman at a department store directions, but then realizes that she has given her the wrong information. She chases the woman into the street and is caught by security who nab her for supposedly stealing a wig. She is put on a blacklist and is made to understand that her credit will be no good at any store where she tries to shop. Edith begins to worry that she is becoming a kleptomaniac - or 'klepper' as she calls it - as Mike and Gloria advise that Edith visit a psychiatrist, but Archie insist that he handle the matter himself.
Instead, Edith decides to see Father Majeski, the priest whose car she had once dented. He helps her work out the problem by getting her to talk about it. In the middle of their conversation, Edith come to the conclusion that she is not a 'klepper' but merely absent-minded.
Cast (in credits order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic