| Season 4, episode # 11|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||November 24, 1973|
|Production code||411 (4x11)|
|Written by:||Michael Morris|
|Directed by:||John Rich and Bob LaHendro|
|Guest starring:|| Vincent Gardenia|
|IMDb:||Black is the Color of My True Love's Wig|
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Gloria buys a black wig and demonstrates it to Mike. He likes it so much that he gets sexually aroused. But what happens when she takes off the wig, now that Mike has seen her wearing it? With Gloria saying that she refuses to be the other woman in her own marriage, will this lead to Mike having to sleep on the couch?
Donning a brunette wig, blonde-tressed Gloria is at first flattered and delighted when Mike is "turned on" by her new look. But her delight turns to dismay when she concludes that it is the wig, and not her, that so arouses Mike's libido. This episode poses a question previously unexplored in American television: Can it be possible for a husband to be unfaithful with his own wife?
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic
No special guest stars appear in this episode.