All in the Family: Return of the Waitress

Norman Lear (creator, developer)
Bud Yorkin (developer)
Milt Josefsberg, Phil Sharp (screenwriters)
Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Danielle Brisebois (starring)

Los Angeles: Tandem Productions, 1978. First Draft script for the season 9, episode 9, "Return of the Waitress," of the classic television series, which aired on November 26, 1978. Script preceded by a "Rehearsal and Tape Schedule," a three-page "Rundown," and a "Cast" and "Sets" page.

Denise (Janis Paige), the waitress hired by bartender Harry at Archie's Place, is the woman with whom Archie nearly had an affair. 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 October 23, 1978, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Milt Josefsberg and Phil Sharp, and director Paul Bogart. 42 leaves, with last page of text numbered II-IV-36. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, unbound, attached with metal clip to top left.

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