| Season 2, episode # 4|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||October 9, 1971|
|Written by||Lee Kalcheim|
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|IMDb:||Edith Writes a Song|
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Edith Writes a Song is the 17th overall episode and the fourth episode of Season 2 of CBS-TV's All in the Family. Written by Lee Kalcheim, and directed by John Rich, it was first telecast on October 9, 1971.
Archie's insistence upon purchasing a gun to protect his household backfires when a couple of burglars named Coke and Horace break into the Bunker household. Keeping Archie at bay with his own gun, the two thieves reveal a lot about themselves -- and, in the course of the evening, genially encourage the disingenuous Edith to compose an impromptu ditty about her life.
The two cat burglars, "Horace" and "Coke", are played by Tony award-winning actor Cleavon Little and relative Hollywood newcomer Demond Wilson, who on the strength of this performance was soon cast as Lamont Sanford in the Norman Lear-produced hit NBC-TV sitcom Sanford and Son.