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| Season Five, episode # 14|
|Series:||All In The Family|
|Air date||December 14, 1974|
|Written by||Roger Shulman and John Baskin|
|Directed by:||H. Wesley Kenney|
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Mike's Friend was the 14th episode of the fifth season and the 99th overall episode of All In The Family. The Season 5 episode first aired on CBS-TV on December 14, 1974. Written by Roger Shulman and John Baskin, it was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.
Gloria feels left out when Stuart, one of Mike's friends from college visits. Mike wants to do something "intellectual", but Stuart feels uncomfortable that they've excluded Gloria.
Mike's college buddy, Stuart Henderson, comes over to spend the evening playing chess with him. In the middle of the game, the two delve into intellectual conversations while Gloria listens in and gives common viewpoints. Mike keeps sending her into the kitchen to get her things until eventually she gets the feeling that he doesn't want her around. Eventually, she and Mike end up in an argument because she believes that the more educated he gets, the less he will find that he needs her. Stewart helps Mike to understand how he has offended her and they make up.