All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Gloria the Victim 

Gloria comes home shaken up and wearing clothes borrowed from a friend. She won't tell Mike what is wrong, but eventually she relents and tells her mother that she was walking by a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Bob LaHendro, John Rich

Writers:

Norman Lear (developed by), Austin Kalish | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic
Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic
Mike Evans ... Lionel Jefferson
Mel Stewart ... Henry Jefferson (as Melvin Stewart)
Charles Durning ... Detective
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Gloria comes home shaken up and wearing clothes borrowed from a friend. She won't tell Mike what is wrong, but eventually she relents and tells her mother that she was walking by a construction site when a man pulled her behind a fence and tried to rape her. She passed out and he ran away. The question then becomes whether to report it or not. Edith convinces her by telling her how, when she was a teenager, a man tried to attack her in the same fashion. Gloria decides to tell the police and they send a detective over who advises her that testifying to the crime can be as horrifying as the incident itself. Mike and Archie supersede and decide that she isn't going to testify, leaving Gloria still shaken and the case unresolved. Written by Jerry Roberts <armchair-cinema@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Henry Jefferson referred to Louise as his sister, but it had already been confirmed that Henry was George's brother. See more »

Quotes

Detective: Just get me a couple feet unless they're cheaper by the yard.
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References All in the Family: Gloria Poses in the Nude (1971) See more »

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Not many laughs in this one
16 November 2017 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Gloria tells the family she was a victim of an attempted rape.

Sally Struthers gives an excellent performance here but this is not a very funny episode. The only comedy here is supplied by a subplot about Archie's foot long hot dogs being eaten by the Jefferson's dog. The great actor Charles Durning shows up as a cop who tells Gloria about the reality of being a victim on the witness stand when the case comes to court. The subject of sexual assault is not good story for sitcoms, but this show did not learn it's lesson. In a later episode (maybe the worst one of them all) has Edith being the victim and what's worse is we actually see the attack.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1973 (USA) See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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