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"Mike's Problem"
Season 2, episode # 9
# 22 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 2x9 - Mike's Problem
Mike, because of the stress and anxiety over studying for his upcoming exams, becomes impotent, which puts a strain on the Stivic's marriage, in "Mike's Problem" in Season 2 (ep.#9).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date November 20, 1971
Production code 208 (2x09)
Teleplay by: Alan J. Levitt & Phil Mishkin
Story by: Alan J. Levitt
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring: Brendan Dillon
Mel Stewart
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Mike's Problem is the ninth episode aired during the second season and the 22nd overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 2 episode, which according to the show's producers garnered more network resistance than any that ware later aired during the third season, first aired on CBS-TV on November 20, 1971. The teleplay was co-written by Alan J. Levitt and Phil Mishkin. Directed by John Rich, the story was written by Levitt.

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Mike's anxiety over his upcoming exams puts pressure on the Stivics' sex life, so much that Mike becomes impotent. Gloria is left to deal with her husband's (temporary) impotency.

Plot summary[]

Mike's nervousness over his upcoming final exams have rendered him temporarily impotent. Not only does this put the damper on his sex life with Gloria, but it adversely -- and hilariously -- affects the rest of the Bunker family as well. Mike is so stressed that he turns to Archie for help, hoping to acquire an older man's experience. Archie, at a loss, turns to Henry Jefferson (Mel Stewart) for advice based on the sterotypically ridiculous theory that black people have a "special secret" to sexual potency! Finally, Edith comes up with the idea of simply leaving Mike and Gloria alone in the house for the evening, much to the chagrin of Archie who spends the evening in a bar watching a monster movie.

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