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| Season Two, episode # 2|
|Series:||All In The Family|
|Air date||September 25, 1971|
|Written by||Michael Ross and Bernie West and Norman Lear|
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|IMDB||Gloria Poses In The Nude|
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"Gloria Poses in the Nude" was the second episode of the second season of All In The Family, also the 15th overall episode in the series. Directed by John Rich and co-written by Michael Ross, Bernie West and series co-creator Norman Lear, the episode originally aired on CBS-TV on September 25, 1971.
An artist friend of the Stivics wants to paint a portrait of Gloria in her birthday suit, prompting a debate over the morality of nude art.
Mike's let-it-all-hang-out liberalism is again put to the test when Gloria agrees to pose in the nude for the Stivics' artist friend Szabo Daborba (played by David Soul, who would later star on the ABC-TV hit crime drama/action series Starsky and Hutch). Naturally, Archie is outraged that Gloria would be willing to appear nude in the altogether in front of a stranger, but Mike appears to be taking his wife's artistic expression in stride. When Szabo suggests that Gloria pose for him, it sparks an angry debate between Archie and Mike over the morality of art and decency, but it also allows Archie to plant some doubt in Mike's mind over whether Szabo will take advantage of Gloria. Before long, however, those all-important "second thoughts" begin to gnaw away at Mike's psyche.