Gloria Discovers Women's Lib
Season 1, episode # 11
# 11 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date March 23, 1971
Production code 111
Written by Norman Lear & Sandy Stern
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring
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Gloria Discovers Women's Lib is the eleventh episode of the first season of the CBS-TV series All in the Family, and also the eleventh overall series episode. Written by series co-creator Norman Lear and Sandy Stern, the episodes was originally telecast on March 23, 1971.

A "showcase" episode for series co-star Sally Struthers, "Gloria Discovers Women's Lib" delivers exactly what its title promises.


Gloria reads up on women's liberation and then tells Mike that she should be an equal partner in their marriage. Mike doesn't agree and Gloria storms out of the house.

Plot summary

Upset that even her liberal husband Mike refuses to regard her as an equal, Gloria angrily leaves the Bunker household. As upsetting as this is to Archie, the prospect of Mike remaining in the house alone is even more daunting. The episode's best moments include Gloria's impromptu imitation of a wind-up doll and Edith's lugubrious reaction to impending "sisterhood."

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