All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Mike's Appendix 

Mike needs emergency surgery to remove his appendix, but is uncomfortable with the idea of a female surgeon doing the operation.

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... Archie Bunker
... Edith Bunker
... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic
... Gloria Bunker-Stivic
... Anesthetist
Ann Summers ... Dr. McKenzie
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Mike needs emergency surgery to remove his appendix, but is uncomfortable with the idea of a female surgeon doing the operation.

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2 December 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Archie Bunker: [everyone has just been discussing doctors for Mike's operation. Archie sits back in his chair smoking his cigar] You know I think we should call?
Edith Bunker: Who Archie?
Archie Bunker: [sarcastically] Chicken Delight, Edith, cause we ain't gonna get no supper outta you.
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Gloria is relevant for once
20 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

As you may or may not know, I'm not normally a huge fan of Gloria's character(Sally Struthers), as I don't think she adds much of consequence. For this episode, I felt she had more of an impact, and offered better lines than usual. The story has Mike needing to have his appendix removed, but the surgery will be pricey, unless he decides to have a female doctor(Gloria knows of her)do it for much cheaper. It isn't the funniest episode they ever had, but it's entertaining, especially having Archie tell us how much better men doctors are than woman doctors; after all, he wouldn't want a "nervous dame" messing around with male parts. I'll try not to give away the surprise ending, but this was one of Ann Summers'(actress)final roles, as she died 2 years later. Gloria and her dad have a few nice conversations, as he agreed to pay for the operation. This is a pretty episode, but it probably won't go down as one of your favorites.


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