All in the Family: Season 8, Episode 12

Mike and Gloria Meet (11 Dec. 1977)

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A flashback episode of when Mike and Gloria first came together by mutual friends at the Bunker home while Archie and Edith are out. Initially their differences lead to much tension until they discover a shared love for old style dancing.



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Gloria receives a telegram from an old college friend Debbie Ballentine announcing the birth of her sixth child. Mike doesn't remember her, but Gloria reminds him that she was the one who introduced them 9 years ago. That leads to a flashback of how Mike and Gloria met through a double date with their college roommates. Gloria was young and virginal, while Mike was a scruffy hippie who blew off a chance to protest at the Nixon inauguration. Initially they find that they hate each other, but as they begin to talk they find that they both enjoy the older style of dancing. The dance leads to a kiss, then the kiss leads to a second date. The rest is history. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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A loud fan in the live audience can be heard several times during the show. In one scene, she says "Oh no" right before Mike and Gloria kiss for the first time. Her comment gets a laugh from the audience. See more »


[Mike give his opinion to a friend after he first meets Gloria]
Mike Stivic: She's a shrimp. And that hair. She looks like the warden pardoned her *after* he threw the switch.
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