Edith the Judge
Season 2, episode # 22
# 35 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date February 26, 1972
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Written by Lee Kalcheim
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring
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Edith the Judge is the 22nd episode aired during the second season and the 35th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 2 episode first aired on CBS-TV on February 26, 1972. Directed by John Rich, the story was written by Lee Kalcheim.


At a coin-operated laundry, Archie breaks one of the machines, and the manager wants to collect damages. Edith reluctantly agrees to arbitrate the grievance lest it wind up in small claims court.

Plot summary

Archie gets into an argument with Syrian laundry owner Girgis (Jack Weston) when each blames the other for breaking a washing machine. When it becomes clear that neither side will back down, Edith finds herself arbitrating between her husband and the owner. Naturally, Archie is convinced that Edith will decide in his favor -- but don't be too sure that she will put loyalty above honesty.