Lionel's Engagement
Season Four, episode # 20
# 81 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date 9 February 1974
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Written by Bud Wiser & Don Nicholl
Directed by: John Rich
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Lionel's Engagement is the twentieth episode of the fourth season and the 81st overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 4 episode first aired 9 February 1974 on CBS-TV. Co-written by Bud Wiser and Don Nicholl, the episode was directed by John Rich.


The Bunkers are invited to Lionel's engagement to Jenny Willis, who comes from a mixed marriage. Her father, Tom (called Louis in this episode), is white while her mother, Helen, is black. This bothers Archie and really, really, really bothers George.