Mike's Pains
Season 6, episode # 5
# 113 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 6, 1975
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Written by Hal Kanter
Directed by: Milt Josefsberg & Lou Derman
Guest starring
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Mike's Pains was the fifth episode of the sixth season and the 113th overall episode of All in the Family. It first aired on CBS-TV on October 6, 1975. Written by Milt Josefsberg and Lou Derman, it was directed by Paul Bogart.


Gloria wants Mike to be with her in the delivery room when she gives birth. At first he agrees, but after listening to Archie's arguments against doing so, he has second thoughts.

Episode summary

Gloria enters her fourth month of pregnancy and Mike begins to have some doubts about wanting to be in the delivery room for the birth. Gloria becomes angry that he wants to back out of the delivery but he wasn't resistant to the conception, and stops talking to him for a time. Later, Edith invites Sybil Gooley over to the Stivic's so she can use an old family trick to test whether Gloria is going to have a boy or a girl (she predicts boy). Sybil and Edith discuss the birth of their children and how they wish their husbands had been there for the blessed moment. This changes Mike's mind and he decides that he wants to be present for the birth.

Notes: Francine Beers makes a guest appearance as Sybil Gooley, Edith's friend.