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Old 10-06-2006, 09:18 AM   #61
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Do you think that you all could have handled it if we actually did see Archie trying to wake up Edith and realizing that she was dead? While it would have been terribly sad, that moment would have been SO powerful.

Whether or not it would've been powerful, the thing is, there would have been someone who would've thought it was in bad taste. Also, for them to start right where Edith dies would've meant having to have a service for Edith, and that would've required a LOT of cast members from the past returning for just that one episode. The cost alone to have Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers, Sherman Helmsley, Isabel Sanford, Irene Garrett, Bea Arthur and a host of others to be in the same episode would've run in the millions. No way would CBS have done that, especially since the show was considered NOT to be in its prime. And no way would CBS have paid for that in order to pull off an episode that most would've dissed for being too ghoulish. CBS would've looked bad for airing the episode and would've looked even more foolish for paying so much for it with all the actors involved.

Given how CBS treated the show's finale (translation: they didn't give the show one), it's clear the show wasn't CBS's priority. And it's just as well. Having a death scene filmed by a network that really didn't care anymore would've sucked. At least the way they handled it showed Edith some respect, even though we the fans wished she hadn't had been killed off.


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Whether or not it would've been powerful, the thing is, there would have been someone who would've thought it was in bad taste. Also, for them to start right where Edith dies would've meant having to have a service for Edith, and that would've required a LOT of cast members from the past returning for just that one episode. The cost alone to have Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers, Sherman Helmsley, Isabel Sanford, Irene Garrett, Bea Arthur and a host of others to be in the same episode would've run in the millions. No way would CBS have done that, especially since the show was considered NOT to be in its prime. And no way would CBS have paid for that in order to pull off an episode that most would've dissed for being too ghoulish. CBS would've looked bad for airing the episode and would've looked even more foolish for paying so much for it with all the actors involved.

Given how CBS treated the show's finale (translation: they didn't give the show one), it's clear the show wasn't CBS's priority. And it's just as well. Having a death scene filmed by a network that really didn't care anymore would've sucked. At least the way they handled it showed Edith some respect, even though we the fans wished she hadn't had been killed off.


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Edith's departure was handled in good taste.

The show's finale - or lack of one - was not.
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If I remember correctly, the episode took place after Edith's funeral, so presumably Gloria at least made it in for the funeral. Probably Mike too, as they were still married at that point.
Also Joey, Maude and her family, George & Louise, Florence, Lionel, Jenny, and Jessica, even the Willis', as they met the Bunker's before, Frank & Irene, and lots of other people. Because, Edith was quite a loveable person with many friends.
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Also Joey, Maude and her family, George & Louise, Florence, Lionel, Jenny, and Jessica, even the Willis', as they met the Bunker's before, Frank & Irene, and lots of other people. Because, Edith was quite a loveable person with many friends.

If they had included all those characters, it would have to have been a one-hour show and the budget for all those guest stars would have broken the bank.

I think it was more tasteful the way they did it, anyway.
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A little TOO powerful. Of all episodes I saw on millions of shows on America television, that is one of the rare episodes that makes me cry.
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