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"Gloria and the Riddle"
Season 3, episode # 4
# 41 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 3x4 - Gloria and the Riddle
A riddle told by Gloria's friend Tammy (Patricia Stich) sparks a debate over a Women's Lib in "Gloria and the Riddle" in Season 3 (ep.#4).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 7, 1972
Production code 303 (3x4)
Written by: Don Nicholl
Directed by: Bob LaHendro & Robert Livingston
Guest starring: Allan Melvin
Brendan Dillon
Billy Sands
Patricia Stich
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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. Written by Don Nicholl, the story was co-directed by Bob La Hendro and Robert H. Livingston.

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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.

Note: Allan Melvin, who showed up as a cop, Sgt. Paul Pulaski in the Season 2 episode "Archie and the Lock-up", makes his first appearance in the role of Archie's pal Barney Hefner.

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