All in the Family: Little Miss Bunker

Norman Lear (creator, developer)
Bud Yorkin (developer)
Mel Tolkin, Larry Rhine (screenwriters)
Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Danielle Brisebois (starring)

Los Angeles: Tandem Productions, 1978. First Draft script for the season 9, episode 1, "Little Miss Bunker," of the classic television series, which aired on September 24, 1978. Script preceded by a "Rehearsal and Tape Schedule," a two page "Rundown," and a "Cast" and "Sets" page.

Edith's cousin Floyd (Marty Brill) abandons his nine year old daughter Stephanie (Danielle Brisebois) with the Bunkers. This episode introduces the character of Stephanie who became a regular for the final season, following the previous season's departure of Mike and Gloria. Winner of 22 Primetime Emmy Awards, it was nominated 55 times, and is one of the few shows in which all the leads won Emmys. The show is credited with having the most spin-offs for a prime time television series, directly spawning "Maude," "The Jeffersons," "Archie Bunker's Place," "Gloria," and "704 Hauser."

Blue titled self wrappers, integral with title page, dated August 22, 1978, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine, and director Paul Bogart. 41 leaves, with last page of text numbered II-III-36. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, unbound, attached with metal clip to top left.

[Book #152245]