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Old 09-14-2019, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default What Is Your Opinion On The Edith Rape Episode?

This is honestly both one of the most controversial sitcom episodes ever, but also on this forum over the years.

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I haven't seen it in a long time but Jean Stapleton and the whole cast did a great job on this episode.
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I haven't seen it in a long time but Jean Stapleton and the whole cast did a great job on this episode.
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I thought is it was an excellent episode. Jean Stapleton was so good in it. Did she win an Emmy for it? If not she should have.
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It's one of those episodes that eventually refutes any claim that you're watching a realistic program. In a six-year period, the Bunkers had two people (not part of the household) die inside the house, two more brutally murdered immediately after walking out the front door, and an attempted rape inside the house. A Mafioso's house wouldn't attract that much trouble.
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It's never been a favorite of mine. Yes the acting is top notch and Jean Stapleton did a phenomenal job with it, but I just don't like seeing Edith being put in such a situation. She's such a beloved character that it's too uncomfortable for me to watch.

I watch one episode of AITF on dvd each night before bed. I play them in episode order and whenever I come back around that that episode I cringe. Good acting, but just don't like the subject matter.

Perhaps if it happened to Gloria it would be a bit easier to watch.
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Perhaps if it happened to Gloria it would be a bit easier to watch.
And a lot more believable to say the very least.
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And a lot more believable to say the very least.
Rapists don't care what you look like, so I don't know why you say that it would be "a lot more believable" if it was Gloria.
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I hated that episode, & I didn’t like it when they tried to go with serious topics. Honestly, they should have stuck to comedy. The Aunt Rose funeral is another one, that episode sucks, as well as the Stretch Cunningham funeral episode. Let me say this is IMHO, don’t want to offend anyone who likes these “serious” episodes. I think this is what killed a #1 show with very few unwatchable episodes. It killed ABP, & also Maude. Maude another show that was a phenomenally funny show, great writers, great cast, but why oh why did they feel compelled to do variety act episodes, & serious subjects? Just killed their ratings.
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