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"Stale Mates"
Season 8, episode # 20
# 177 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Note: Also titled: "Stalemates"
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date February 19, 1978
Production code 820 (8x20)
Written by: Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Judith Kahan
Terry Kiser
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Stale Mates is the 20th episode of Season 8 of All in the Family, and the 177th overall episode in the series. Written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 19, 1978.

"Stale Mates"
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Even a Pocono weekend doesn't seem to spark the romance in the Stivic's marriage.


Mike and Gloria have dinner at a Japanese restaurant to celebrate their friends' seventh anniversary together as a passionate, yet unmarried couple. The experience causes them to acknowledge the sad state of their own marriage, and they decide to spend the weekend at a Pocono resort in an attempt to reignite their passion for each other.

Did You Know?[]


  • Hee Haw (TV Series) - Mentioned in dialogue

Scene excerpts[]


  • Gloria: [Mike and Gloria are on the bathroom floor making out] What if the maid comes in?
  • Mike: I don't care. I don't want her. I want you.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Judith Kahan as Lorraine (credited as Judy Kahan)
  • Tery Kiser as Bob

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