| Season 6, episode # 7|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||October 27, 1975|
|Written by||Mel Tolkin & Larry Rhine|
|Directed by:||Paul Bogart|
|Guest starring|| George Furth |
|IMDb:||Mike Faces Life|
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Mike Faces Life was the seventh episode from the sixth season of All in the Family; it was also the 115th overall series episode. Written by Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, first aired on CBS-TV on October 27, 1975.
|"Mike Faces Life"|
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Gloria is fired from the Kressler's Department Store because she is pregnant. After being given lip service by the company's human resources manager (George Furth), she and Mike stage a protest in front of the store, end up on the evening news, and gets her job back.
When Gloria gets her paycheck in the mail, it is good news and bad news. The good news is that the check is more than she expected. The bad news is that the check also comes enclosed with a pink slip. Determined to find out why she has been fired, she and Mike pay a visit to the boss Mr. Crenshaw (George Furth). Mike becomes angry and demands to know why Gloria was let go.
Mr. Crenshaw secretly records the parts of their conversation that makes Mike look like he is threatening him, but turns it off to confesses that he fired Gloria because she is pregnant, stating that she looks like Alfred Hitchcock in drag. The smug little man assures Mike that he and Gloria can sue him but that they have no evidence. Gloria organizes a protest outside the store that is interrupted by the cops - one of whom is pregnant and joins the protest. The store, with its back to the wall, gives Gloria her job back.
Note: Carroll O'Connor appears briefly in the opening scene of this episode.