The Battle of the Month
Season 3, episode # 24
# 61 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date March 24, 1973
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Written by Michael Ross and Bernie West
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring
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The Battle of the Month is the 24th and the finale episode of the third season, and the 61st overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on March 24, 1973. The story was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro. The story was written by Michael Ross and Bernie West.


Gloria objects to her father's treatment of Edith, sparking a battle that could upset the future harmony of the entire Bunker household. In one of Edith's best "wisdom of the sages from the mouth of a dingbat" moments, she restores harmony with a lecture about maple syrup.


Once again fueled by the flames of Women's Lib, Gloria is convinced that her mother Edith is being emotionally abused by Archie. Trouble is, Edith doesn't feel like a victim, and refuses to act like one. As a result, Gloria and Edith engage in a no-holds-barred argument, while the uncharacteristically speechless Archie and Mike sit on the sidelines.