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"Black is the Color of My True Love's Wig"
Season Four, episode # 11
# 72 overall in series (209 episodes)
Series: All In The Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date November 24, 1973
Production code
Written by Michael Morris
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring
IMDB Black is the Color of My True Love's Wig
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Black is the Color of My True Love's Wig was the 12th episode of the fourth season and the 72nd overall episode of All In The Family. The Season 4 episode first aired on CBS-TV on November 24, 1973. The episode was written by Michael Morris and was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro.


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?

Note: Vincent Gardenia appears as Frank Lorenzo.

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