Gloria's Shock
Season 5, episode # 7
# 92 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 26, 1974
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Written by Dixie Brown Grossman
Directed by: H. Wesley Kenney
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Gloria's Shock was seventh episode of the fifth season and the 92nd overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 5 episode first aired on CBS-TV on October 26, 1974. Written by Dixie Brown Grossman, and was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.


Four years into the Stivic marriage, Mike and Gloria still have no children. That's just fine by Mike, and his wishes cause yet another argument between him and Gloria.


Gloria has always been aware that Mike is against overpopulation. Even so, she is shocked when Mike states, flat out, that he doesn't want any children. The ensuing argument spreads throughout the Bunker household, affecting not only Archie and Edith, but next-door neighbor Irene Lorenzo as well. Note: Betty Garrett appears as Irene Lorenzo in this episode.