Edith Flips Her Wig
Season 3, episode # 6
# 43 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 21, 1972
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Written by Sam Locke & Olga Vallance & Don Nicholl
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring
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Edith Flips Her Wig is the 6th episode of the third season and the 43rd overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on October 21, 1972. Directed by Hal Cooper, the story was written by Sam Locke with Olga Vallance and Don Nicholl.

Note: The supporting cast includes James Gregory as Kirkwood and Barnard Hughes in the recurring role of Father John Majeski, from episode 20.


Edith is arrested for shoplifting when she absent-mindedly takes a wig from a department store. Archie's attempts to straighten out the problem backfire, as usual.


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. Mike and Gloria advise that Edith visit a psychiatrist, but Archie insist that he handle the matter himself -- and guess what happens next!