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"Mike Faces Life"
Season 6, episode # 7
# 115 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF 6x7 - Mike Faces Life
Mike's temper boils over as he shows his outrage over Gloria's firing from her job at Kressler's Department Store because of her being pregnant and showing when the two confront her chauvinistic boss, Mr. Crenshaw (George Furth) in "Mike Faces Life" in Season 6 (ep.#7).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV/USA
Air date October 27, 1975
Production code 609 (6x7)
Written by: Mel Tolkin & Larry Rhine
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: George Furth
Diane Shalet
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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.

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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 termination notice. 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 seemingly threatening parts of their conversation but turns it off to confess 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.

Cast (in credits order)[]

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Guest starring/Recurring cast[]

  • George Furth as Gordon Crenshaw
  • Diane Shalet as Sheila Tishman

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