| Season 3, episode # 4|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||October 7, 1972|
|Written by||Bob La Hendro and Robert H. Livingston|
|Directed by:||Don Nicholl|
|IMDb:||Gloria and the Riddle|
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Gloria and the Riddle is the fourth episode of the third season and the 41st overall episode All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on October 7, 1972. Directed by Don Nicholl, the story was written by Bob La Hendro and Robert H. Livingston.
Gloria's college friend Tammy tells a classic riddle. Gloria brings the riddle home, where she stumps Archie and would-be women's lib supporter Mike. When Tammy comes over to work on a project with Gloria, everyone gets involved in a debate over the roles of women in modern society. In the end, it is Edith who solves the riddle.
A riddle posed by Gloria sparks a major brouhaha on the topic of Women's Lib. Gloria knows the answer to the riddle, and so does Edith -- but Mike and Archie are stumped. Archie, of course, reacts with his usual bombast, while Mike begins to question the validity of his own liberal sentiments.