List of Married... with Children episodes

List of Married... with Children episodes

The following is an episode list for the Fox sitcom Married... with Children. The series aired its pilot on April 5, 1987[1] and its series finale aired on June 9, 1997 with the episodes The Desperate Half-Hour (Part 1) and How to Marry a Moron (Part 2).[2]

A total of 259 episodes (excluding specials) of Married... with Children aired during the program's run.[3] Currently, all eleven seasons are available on DVD, in Region 1.[4] The list is ordered by the episodes' original air dates. Specials that aired during a regular season run are highlighted in yellow in the list.



Season Episodes Originally
DVD release date
Season 1 13 1987 1.xx October 28, 2003
Season 2 22 1987–1988 2.xx March 16, 2004
Season 3 22 1988–1989 3.xx January 25, 2005
Season 4 23 1989–1990 4.xx August 30, 2005
Season 5 25 1990–1991 5.xx June 20, 2006
Season 6 26 1991–1992 6.xx December 19, 2006
Season 7 26 1992–1993 7.xx September 18, 2007
Season 8 26 1993–1994 8.xx March 18, 2008
Season 9 26 1994–1995 9.xx August 19, 2008
Season 10 26 1995–1996 10.xx March 17, 2009
Season 11 24 1996–1997 11.xx September 15, 2009
Non–Season Specials 4 1986–2003[5] None None


Season 1: 1987

The first season of Married... with Children introduces the major characters: Al, Peg, Kelly and Bud Bundy, along with their neighbors, Steve and Marcy Rhoades. The first season is the only one where Al and Peg are regularly intimate, to the point of Al initiating the sessions. It is also the only one where Peg can be seen doing housework under normal circumstances, and she even has her own car (as seen in "Sixteen Years and what do you Get"). In "Thinnergy," Bud mentions that Kelly had been held back a year in school. Al's dislike of the French is first shown in this season and it is also the first time that he calls Marcy a "chicken." It also contains the first mention of Peg's family being "hillbillies" from the fictional Wanker County, Wisconsin.[6]

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
1 1 "Pilot" Linda Day Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
April 5, 1987 1.01
A down-on-his-luck shoe salesman named Al Bundy is forced to choose between going to a basketball game or joining his lazy wife, Peg, in meeting their new neighbors, Steve and Marcy Rhoades. 
2 2 "Thinergy" Linda Day Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
April 12, 1987 1.02
Inspired by a diet book from Marcy to improve their sex life, Peg decides the entire family should be eating healthier and starts them on a diet. Al tells Steve that his life is hell because of it and asks him if Marcy really hates him that much, and he admits that she does, but the book was actually meant to help their love life. Al actually says, "I love you," to Peg at the end of the episode. 
3 3 "But I Didn't Shoot the Deputy" Linda Day Ron Burla April 19, 1987 1.03
After the Rhoades are robbed, Steve and Marcy buy a guard dog while Al buys a gun, but Peg hides the bullets in the fingerholes of his bowling ball so Bud won't find them. The Rhoades name their dog Bella... Al thinks it's after Bela Lugosi, but Steve corrects him and says it's after Bella Abzug, but Marcy is bummed that it won't wear the hat. Not long after, Al and Peg are awakened by what they think is a burglar breaking in, but can't call the police because Kelly's on the phone. Al goes downstairs with the gun, searches the backyard... and shoots Bella by accident (it was wearing a hat, so Al didn't realize it was a dog). The Rhoades are furious with Al, who later pays off the garbage man with a six-pack to get rid of the body. Steve comes over to apologize for their behavior and want Bella's body so they could bury it in their backyard, but Al, thinking quickly, says he should take care of all the arrangements. That night, Al and Peg help bury the makeshift coffin, which Peg says she filled with rocks... and Al's bowling ball. Steve thinks Al's tears are for Bella... 
4 4 "Whose Room Is It Anyway" Zane Buzby Marcy Vosburgh,
Sandy Sprung
April 26, 1987 1.04
Steve and Marcy plan on adding another room to their house with their tax refund, but things get messy when Al and Steve want a room to play pool in, while Peg and Marcy want to use the room for exercising. 
5 5 "Have You Driven a Ford Lately?" Linda Day Katherine Green,
Richard Gurman
May 3, 1987 1.05
Steve and Al spend time in restoring a 1965 Mustang, which irks their wives. 
6 6 "Sixteen Years and What Do You Get" Linda Day Katherine Green,
Richard Gurman
May 10, 1987 1.06
Al is unable to purchase a gift for Peg on their 16th wedding anniversary and later learns that his credit card was maxed out by Peg and Kelly, who used it to buy gifts for him and pay for their catered dinner and entertainment. 
7 7 "Married... without Children" Linda Day Ralph R. Farquhar May 17, 1987 1.07
While Al and Peg vacation at a motel, the Rhoades take care of the Bundys' hell-raising teenage children, Bud and Kelly. 
8 8 "The Poker Game" Brian Levant Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
May 24, 1987 1.08
Al invites Steve to play poker with his best friends, but Steve ends up losing his paycheck to Al. 
9 9 "Peggy Sue Got Work" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle May 31, 1987 1.09
Peg takes a job at a clock store at the mall when Al won't buy her a VCR. Both Peg and Al are unhappy with the situation and pay their kids to suggest that Peg should quit. 
10 10 "Al Loses His Cherry" Arlando Smith Marcy Vosburgh,
Sandy Sprung
June 7, 1987 1.10
Al runs away from home after a fight with Peg and stays with his best friend, Luke, who has a hot, blonde girlfriend. 
11 11 "Nightmare on Al's Street" Linda Day Michael G. Moye June 14, 1987 1.11
Marcy freaks out when she begins having erotic dreams about Al after a heated argument about men vs women 
12 12 "Where's the Boss" Linda Day Marcy Vosburgh,
Sandy Sprung
June 21, 1987 1.12
Al threatens to find another job unless he gets some appreciation and credit for his work. 
13 13 "Johnny B. Gone" Linda Day Katherine Green,
Richard Gurman
June 28, 1987 1.13
Al and Peggy delay going to a closing of their favorite hamburger joint when Bud and Kelly need them to solve their own problems. Meanwhile, Steve and Marcy prepare a party for their bosses. 

Season 2: 1987–1988

At the beginning of the second season, Kelly is portrayed as a girl of reasonable intelligence (though she is often teased by Bud for her promiscuity and bleached hair). By the end, however, her character obtains her trademark stupidity that will become both a plot device and comic focus for the rest of the series. This season also contains the first use of the "Bundy Cheer" and the first instance of the Bundys leaving Chicago.[6] Although Buck is portrayed in later seasons as having been with the Bundys since he was a pup, it's implied by Peg that they've had him for only three years and Al states that he's actually Bud's pet; he even "speaks" once ("Buck Can Do It"), something that becomes a regular feature beginning in the fourth season. Michael Faustino (David's younger brother), makes the first of five guest appearances during the course of the series.

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
1 14 "Poppy's By the Tree (Part 1)" Linda Day Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
September 27, 1987 2.01
Part one of two. The Bundys vacation in Dumpwater, Florida, where an axe murderer is on the loose. 
2 15 "Poppy's By the Tree (Part 2)" Linda Day Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
September 27, 1987 2.02
Conclusion. Peggy is kidnapped by the axe murderer running loose in Dumpwater, Florida. 
3 16 "If I Were a Rich Man" Linda Day Ron Burla October 4, 1987 2.03
After a million dollars is reported missing from Steve's bank, Peggy and the kids assume that Al stole the money so they can be rich. 
4 17 "Buck Can Do It" Linda Day Marcy Vosburgh,
Sandy Sprung
October 11, 1987 2.04
When news hits of the neighborhood dogs getting pregnant by Buck (who's getting out through the hole in the fence that Al hasn't bothered to repair), Peg and Marcy conclude that Buck should be neutered (especially after their neighbor Pittman threatens to sue because Buck impregnated his poodle), and even Bud is perfectly OK with it. Al has second thoughts after having a dream where a walking, talking and beer-drinking Buck (played by Derek McGrath) is angry at Al for not doing enough to stop him from being neutered. When two insane killers knock at the front door (one in a leather mask wielding a chainsaw and the other in a hockey mask with a machete) and Buck won't attack them to save Al, he realizes what he must do: distract Peg by telling her he's in the mood for "it." 
5 18 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Part 1)" Linda Day Tracy Gamble,
Richard Vaczy
October 18, 1987 2.05
Part one of two. After arguing with Steve over ogling at a sexy repairwoman, Marcy goes with Peg to a male strip club, where Marcy loses her wedding ring in one of the dancers' pants. 
6 19 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Part 2)" Linda Day Tracy Gamble,
Richard Vaczy
October 18, 1987 2.06
Conclusion. While Al discovers that Peg has been spending her time (and his money) at the male strip club, Marcy struggles not to tell Steve where her wedding ring is until, the male dancer Marcy was with comes to their door to bring it back. 
7 20 "For Whom the Bell Tolls" Linda Day Richard Gurman,
Katherine Green
October 25, 1987 2.07
The Bundys struggle with not having phone service after Al refuses to pay for a phone call to Canada. Al is also furious about the crime light installed in the neighborhood which shines on his face at night. 
8 21 "Born to Walk" Linda Day John Vorhaus November 1, 1987 2.08
Kelly passes her driver's test while Al fails his. Meanwhile, Steve gets into betting on horse races. 
9 22 "Alley of the Dolls" Linda Day Sandy Sprung,
Marcy Vosburgh
November 8, 1987 2.09
Al and his family (with the unwilling help of Steve and Marcy) bowl against Peggy's high school rival and her family. 
10 23 "The Razor's Edge" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle November 15, 1987 2.10
When Steve refuses to shave his beard and Marcy refuses to have sex with him and steve moves in with Al and Peggy. He cooks and cleans so Al doesn't want him to move back. Peg is jealous and wants him to move back. So, Al and Peg start manipulating them. Finally, Steve gets too horny and shaves. 
11 24 "How Do You Spell Revenge?" Linda Day Ralph R. Farquhar November 22, 1987 2.11
Al tries to recruit Kelly onto his baseball team to replace Peg, but Kelly is in love with a boy who wants her to get a tattoo. His father turns out to be Peg's ex. 
12 25 "Earth Angel" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle December 6, 1987 2.12
A pretty blond aspiring artist stays with the Bundys and makes life for everyone (except for Marcy) better. Finally Marcy gets rid off her. 
13 26 "You Better Watch Out" Linda Day Katherine Green,
Richard Gurman
December 20, 1987 2.13
A Christmas stunt at Chicago's Lakeside Mall goes awry when the man playing Santa crash-lands on the Bundys' yard and dies. Al must deal with the crowd of kids who still believe in Santa Claus. Michael Faustino guests. 
14 27 "Guys and Dolls" Linda Day Sandy Sprung,
Marcy Vosburgh
January 10, 1988 2.14
To curb Bud's destructive behavior after Bud gets in trouble for using a picture of Kelly in a bikini for a school project, Steve and Al get Bud to take up baseball card-collecting as a hobby, but the men get caught up in it — and sell Marcy's collectible Barbie doll to get the money for some rare baseball cards. 
15 28 "Build a Better Mousetrap" Linda Day Ron Leavitt,
Michael G. Moye
January 24, 1988 2.15
A mouse is running loose in the Bundy house, prompting Peg to face her childhood fear of mice and Al to wreck the house in his attempt to catch the pest. 
16 29 "Master the Possibilities" Linda Day Ron Leavitt,
Michael G. Moye
February 7, 1988 2.16
When Al gets a package of "Yodelin' Andy" records that he didn't order, Marcy tells Al that if he gets something in the mail that he didn't order, he can legally keep it. Using this knowledge, Al receives a credit card in the mail made out to the family dog Buck, and begins to use the card under Buck's name.
NOTE: Christina Applegate does not appear in this episode. 
17 30 "Peggy Loves Al, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar February 14, 1988 2.17
On Valentine's Day, Bud awaits his first Valentine (which he thinks is a trick cooked up by Kelly), Kelly must choose one Valentine from the many boys who are attracted to her, Steve plans to take Marcy to Hawaii, Marcy plans to pop out from a cake naked, and Peg wants Al to say "I love you" to her. 
18 31 "The Great Escape" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle February 21, 1988 2.18
Kelly is grounded for getting poor grades in school and must stay with her family at the shoe store while the house is being fumigated for termites, prompting Kelly to plan an escape so she can go see a concert.
NOTE: David Garrison and Amanda Bearse do not appear in this episode. 
19 32 "Impo-Dent" Gerry Cohen Sandy Sprung,
Marcy Vosburgh
February 28, 1988 2.19
While Steve is away, Marcy drives Steve's new Mercedes (without his permission) and crashes it. When Steve finds out, he becomes impotent and fails to satisfy Marcy in bed. A sinister plan between Al & Steve unfolds later. 
20 33 "Just Married... with Children" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle March 6, 1988 2.20

Al and Peg pose as Steve and Marcy Rhoades to get on a sadistic game show called How Do I Love Thee, but find themselves facing off against Steve and Marcy (who are on the game show as Al and Peg Bundy).

Note: Ed O'Neill's wife Catherine Rusoff appears as Mona, the wife from the other couple Al & Peg face in the game show. 
21 34 "Father Lode" Linda Day Jerry Perzigian March 13, 1988 2.21
Al tries to keep his race track winnings a secret, while Peg starts taking money from Al's wallet. 
22 35 "All in the Family" Linda Day Marcy Vosburgh,
Sandy Sprung
May 1, 1988 2.22
Al has a nightmare when Peg infoms him that her insane relatives are visiting. 

Season 3: 1988–1989

The third season marks a notable increase in the show's popularity, based on Terry Rakolta's moral campaign against the show, which began after the episode "Her Cups Runneth Over", where Al and Steve go to a risqué lingerie store in search of Peggy's favorite bra (which had been discontinued). This season also contains the "lost episode" "I'll See You in Court", which was not aired until June 18, 2002 after the show's initial run on the cable channel FX (and was included in the season three DVD set).[7] Michael Faustino makes his second guest appearance. During the season the show became the first to have a quarter of the viewership on Fox.[8]

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
1 36 "He Thought He Could" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
November 6, 1988 3.01
While moving old boxes from the attic, Al comes across a copy of "The Little Engine That Could", which hasn't been returned to the local library (headed by an evil, redheaded woman named Miss DeGroot) since 1957. 
2 37 "I'm Going to Sweatland" Gerry Cohen Pamela Wick,
Susan Cridland Wick
November 20, 1988 3.02
Peggy becomes obsessed with Elvis Presley when she sees a man who looks like The King at the mall and sees his image in a sweat stain on one of Al's shirts. 
3 38 "Poke High" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar November 27, 1988 3.03
Al tries to keep a local high school boy from breaking his football record while Kelly tries to get a date with him during a game. 
4 39 "The Camping Show"
"A Period Piece"
Gerry Cohen Marcy Vosburgh,
Sandy Sprung
December 11, 1988 3.04
A guys-only fishing trip with Al, Bud, and Steve turns sour when Steve invites Marcy who then invites Peg and Kelly on the trip — and things get worse when all three of the women have their periods simultaneously. 
5 40 "A Dump of My Own" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
January 8, 1989 3.05
Al realizes his dream to build his own bathroom in the garage. 
6 41 "Her Cups Runneth Over" Gerry Cohen Marcy Vosburgh,
Sandy Sprung
January 15, 1989 3.06
Peg becomes depressed on her birthday when her favorite bra is discontinued. Al and Steve discover that Peggy's favorite bra is still being sold at a racy lingerie store called Francine's of Wisconsin. 
7 42 "The Bald and the Beautiful" John Sgueglia Jules Dennis,
Ron Leavitt
January 29, 1989 3.07
Steve thinks he's going bald after finding a newspaper clipping for an anti-baldness cure given to him by Marcy. 
8 43 "The Gypsy Cried" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman February 5, 1989 3.09
Steve and Marcy hire a psychic, who predicts good fortune for Al, Peg, and Steve — and doom for Marcy. 
9 44 "Requiem for a Dead Barber" James E. Hornbeck Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
February 12, 1989 3.10
Al's favorite barber dies, prompting him to go to a salon and risk losing his masculinity. 
10 45 "I'll See You in Court" Gerry Cohen Jeanne Baruch,
Jeanne Romano
June 18, 2002 3.08
To spark up their waning marriage, Al and Peg go to a seedy motel where one of the porn movies they watch is surveillance footage of Steve and Marcy having sex. 
11 46 "Eatin' Out" Gerry Cohen Sandy Sprung,
Marcy Vosburgh
February 19, 1989 3.11
After receiving a moderately large windfall, the Bundys go out to eat at a fancy restaurant — and trouble starts when they forget to bring the money with them. 
12 47 "My Mom, the Mom" Gerry Cohen Lesa Kite,
Cindy Begel,
Jan Rosenbloom[9]
February 26, 1989 3.12
Peg resorts to acting like a true mom when Kelly picks her to appear at Polk High's Parents Day. Meanwhile, Al teaches Bud the value of a dollar by putting him to work at the shoe store. 
13 48 "Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me" Gerry Cohen Robert Ulin,
Gabrielle Topping[10]
March 19, 1989 3.13
After getting Polk High's dance club in trouble during a field trip, Kelly is forced to join and perform tap at the school talent show. Meanwhile, Al thinks there is a conspiracy among the women when his socks end up missing. 
14 49 "A Three Job, No Income Family" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman March 19, 1989 3.14
When money becomes tighter than usual at the Bundy house, Peg signs Al up for a job as a make-up salesman, but when Peg hears the job's perks, she signs up for the job instead, and (seemingly) proves to be a better seller than Al. 
15 50 "The Harder They Fall" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle March 26, 1989 3.15
While driving with Steve to the video store, Peg flips off a driver and gets Steve in trouble, prompting the Bundys to stay at the Rhoades' house to protect him — and take advantage of their neighbors' hospitality. 
16 51 "The House That Peg Lost" Gerry Cohen Steve Granat,
Mel Sherer
April 9, 1989 3.16
While the Rhoades are away on vacation, the Bundys are called to house-sit for them, leading to the Rhoades' house being taken away by a man looking for a roadhouse. Meanwhile, Kelly has a slumber party with her best friends, which leads to chaos when Bud reveals that Kelly slept with her best friends' boyfriends. 
17 52 "Married... with Prom Queen (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle April 23, 1989 3.17
Part one of two. Peggy's chances at being prom queen at her high school reunion are doomed when her old rival, Connie Bender ("Bring a friend, it won't offend her"), arrives. Meanwhile, Al meets his old rival in high school and continues the fight that they last had following graduation. 
18 53 "Married... with Prom Queen (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle April 30, 1989 3.18
Conclusion. Peggy recruits Bud and Kelly's help in rigging the Prom Queen election so Peg can win. 
19 54 "The Dateless Amigo" Gerry Cohen Sara V. Finney,
Vida Spears
May 7, 1989 3.20
Al comes up with a new invention called Shoe Lights and uses Kelly as his guinea pig. Meanwhile, Bud, trying to prove to his friends that he can get a girl, uses a department store mannequin as his date. 
20 55 "The Computer Show" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar May 14, 1989 3.19
Against Al's wishes, Peg and Marcy buy a home computer for the Bundy house. 
21 56 "Life's a Beach" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar May 21, 1989 3.21
The Bundys spend a day at the beach. Michael Faustino guests. 
22 57 "Here's Lookin' at You, Kid" Gerry Cohen Len O'Neill August 27, 1989 3.22
The neighborhood women become the targets of a Peeping Tom — except for Peg, who takes it as a sign that she's not attractive anymore. Meanwhile, Al convinces Bud to help Kelly with her studies. 

Season 4: 1989–1990

The fourth season saw the departure of Marcy's husband Steve Rhoades. Marcy remained single for the remainder of the season. This was also the first season where the audience would applaud when a major character would enter a scene for the first time in the episode, the first time that Buck "speaks", as well as a Bundyesque of the classic film It's a Wonderful Life. In the episode "It's a Bundyful Life (Part 2)" Ted McGinley makes a guest appearance as Norman Jablonsky before reappearing as a regular cast member in the next season as Jefferson D'arcy. Also, Michael Faustino makes his third guest appearance.[6]

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
1 58 "Hot Off the Grill" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
September 3, 1989 4.01
Al has a Labor Day barbecue, where he becomes aroused by the sight of Peg actually doing housework, and Steve and Marcy bring along the ashes of a hated relative. 
2 59 "Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green September 10, 1989 4.02
Peggy wins the chance to exercise with Jim Jupiter, a local aerobics instructor with his own TV show, for two weeks, but ends up killing Jim by introducing him to the world of smoking, eating junk food, and watching TV. 
3 60 "Buck Saves the Day" Gerry Cohen Marcy Vosburgh,
Sandy Sprung
September 24, 1989 4.03
To earn money for a concert, Bud rents out Al as a professional woodsman who takes the neighborhood kids (and Steve and Bud) on a camping trip. They all have a misearble time there and put all their hopes on Buck to save them. Meanwhile, Kelly earns money for the same concert by fleecing Peggy's friends at poker. Michael Faustino guests. 
4 61 "Tooth or Consequences" Gerry Cohen Sheldon Krasner,
David Saling,
Will Rogers[11]
October 1, 1989 4.04
Al gets a toothache and goes to a dentist, who is still bitter over his wife divorcing him. 
5 62 "He Ain't Much, But He's Mine" Gerry Cohen Lisa Rosenthal October 8, 1989 4.05
Peg thinks a new customer at the hair salon may be having an affair with Al. She gets jealous and acts weird. 
6 63 "Fair Exchange" Gerry Cohen Al Aidekman October 29, 1989 4.06
The Bundys can feast on the $500 a month they receive for hosting a French foreign exchange student. But the beautiful French girl, Yvette (Milla Jovovich), soon turns Kelly's social life into famine, which prompts Kelly to take action to get her own social life back. 
7 64 "Desperately Seeking Miss October" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver,
Steve Bing
November 5, 1989 4.07
When Al recognizes a female customer at the shoe store as Playboy Magazine's Miss October, Al goes searching for his old issues of Playboy, only to find out that Peg sold them to buy a good luck charm named Tubra. He finally makes her get all the Playboys back. 
8 65 "976-SHOE" Gerry Cohen Sandy Sprung,
Marcy Vosburgh
November 12, 1989 4.08
Al asks Steve for a loan of $50,000 so he can finance his own shoe help hotline. To win a Hawaii trip, Steve sanctions it and ends up with a warning from his boss. To save his job, Marcy gives Al a loan to pay back Steve, but Al spends that too. It costs Steve his job at the bank and Marcy gets demoted. 
9 66 "Oh, What a Feeling" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt,
Michael G. Moye
November 19, 1989 4.09
Al decides to get a new car, but finds out that Peggy spent all his saved-up money, and he has to buy an old, used car. After a lot of tries, he ends up with his old car, remodeled. 
10 67 "At the Zoo" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green November 26, 1989 4.10
Steve begins spending his time taking Peg, Kelly, and Bud to the zoo instead of looking for a job, which doesn't sit well with the recently-demoted Marcy. 
11 68 "It's a Bundyful Life (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt,
Michael G. Moye
December 17, 1989 4.11
Part one of two. Al promises his family a wonderful Christmas when he reveals that he put money away in a Christmas club account, but fails to get it when the bank closes early for a party. 
12 69 "It's a Bundyful Life (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt,
Michael G. Moye
December 17, 1989 4.12
Conclusion. After Peg and the kids blow off Al to have Christmas dinner at Denny's, Al is stuck at home fixing the Christmas lights (which almost electrocute him), and meets a loud, obnoxious guardian angel (Sam Kinison) who shows Al what life would be like if Al was never born. 
13 70 "Who'll Stop the Rain" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran January 7, 1990 4.13
During a rainstorm, Al tries to fix the roof and the TV antenna. Meanwhile, Marcy is upset when Steve gets a new job at a pet store and gets bitten by one of his "pets" 
14 71 "A Taxing Problem" Gerry Cohen Paul Diamond January 14, 1990 4.14
Al is faced with an audit following some "creative accounting" done by Peg, and plots to sell Peggy's hair to a desperate woman in order to pay the owed tax money. 
15 72 "Rock and Roll Girl" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle February 4, 1990 4.15
On Marcy's suggestion, Al asks everyone to earn their own money. Kelly gets a job as a dancer in a rock band's music video. Bud becomes her Agent. Meanwhile, Peg tries to find ways to earn her own money by opening her own tollbooth. 
16 73 "You Gotta Know When to Hold Them (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Sioux Doanham February 11, 1990 4.16
Part one of two. Marcy stays at the Bundys' after Steve leaves her to pursue his dream of being a forest ranger, and Peg takes Marcy to Las Vegas to cheer her up — but not before selling Al's TV and maxing out his credit cards to pay for the trip. 
17 74 "[You Gotta Know When to Hold Them (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran February 18, 1990 4.17
Conclusion. Al, Kelly, and Bud track down Marcy and Peg in Vegas who are desperately trying to raise money to get home — and sign Al up in a wrestling match. 
18 75 "What Goes Around Comes Around" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle February 25, 1990 4.18
Bud tries to make amends with a girl (played by Saved by the Bell's Tiffany-Amber Thiessen) who humiliated him in sixth grade. Meanwhile, Al prepares a speech for a high school dance, warning teens of the dangers of marriage. 
19 76 "Peggy Turns 300" Tony Singletary Katherine Green March 25, 1990 4.19
Al plans a special evening for Peg's birthday by taking her out to the Bowlarama where he hopes to finally beat his arch rival's high game score, but Peg bowls a perfect game and destroys Al's self-esteem. 
20 77 "Peggy Made a Little Lamb" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle April 15, 1990 4.20
While going through her high school memorabilia, Peg discovers that she never passed Home Economics class in high school and must make up the lost credit by going to Kelly's Home Economics class. She is asked to make a Rack of Lamb for her finals 
21 78 "Raingirl" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran April 29, 1990 4.21
Kelly gets a job as a weather girl on a local newscast. She is given a $250,000-a-year contract, but loses it when she is unable to read the Teleprompter
22 79 "The Agony of Defeet" Gerry Cohen Diane Burroughs,
Joey Gutierrez
May 6, 1990 4.22
Marcy thinks she had sex with Bud after waking up next to him on the couch, thanks to a scheme by Kelly. Meanwhile, Al, who lately has been freaking out over feet, is chosen to be a judge in an odd beauty pageant. 
23 80 "Yard Sale" Gerry Cohen Marcy Vosburgh,
Sandy Sprung
May 13, 1990 4.23
When Al discovers that Peg has been spending money on old junk from yard sales, the Bundys have one of their own. They find it difficult to attract customers and come up with a few ideas. 

Season 5: 1990–1991

In the middle of the fifth season, Marcy awakes next to Jefferson D'Arcy and discovers that she is now married to him. This is the first appearance of Al's favorite show (Psycho Dad), and the first mention of his four touchdowns in a single game. [6]

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
1 81 "We'll Follow the Sun" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
September 23, 1990 5.01
Al takes the Bundys on a Labor Day drive, which comes to an immediate end when they get stuck in traffic. 
2 82 "Al... with Kelly" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp,
Gabrielle Topping[12]
September 30, 1990 5.02
Al and Kelly fake getting sick in order to get out of having to visit Peg's mother. With Peg gone, Al begins to fantasize about two blond women who fight over him (one of them played by Pamela Anderson) — but things get sticky when Kelly really does come down with a cold and needs her father to care for her. 
3 83 "Sue Casa, His Casa" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran October 7, 1990 5.03
After Al refuses to get insurance for his car, Bud and Kelly get in an accident with a man in a Mercedes. The Mercedes owner sues them for million dollars and they counter sues them for zillion dollars using fake injuries and Marcy's testimony. 
4 84 "The Unnatural" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green October 14, 1990 5.04
Al is replaced by a more professional softball player during the championship games. When the new player is injured, Al takes over. 
5 85 "The Dance Show" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver October 21, 1990 5.05
Peg meets a handsome man at a dance club, while Al meets the handsome man's husband (played by Simpsons voice actor Dan Castellaneta). Unknowing that the handsome man is gay, Peg flirts with him. His husband cooks a nice meal for Al. 
6 86 "Kelly Bounces Back" Gerry Cohen Al Aidekman October 28, 1990 5.06
Kelly auditions as spokesmodel for the new Allanté with the "Bundy Bounce," but her idea is stolen by one of her rivals (Tia Carrere). Meanwhile, Peg refuses to do housework until Al realizes that he needs her. 
7 87 "Married... with Aliens" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle November 4, 1990 5.07
After a severe head injury, Al begins to see aliens who steal his socks, which they need to fuel their ships to stop a cosmic disaster. Al's unwitting help saves many worlds from destruction... including Earth. 
8 88 "Wabbit Season" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt,
Michael G. Moye
November 11, 1990 5.08
After suffering a nervous breakdown at work, Al gets into gardening to relieve his stress, but must deal with a rabbit stealing his carrots. 
9 89 "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran November 18, 1990 5.09
Al becomes obsessed with his appearance after the neighborhood women begin admiring his handyman skills. 
10 90 "One Down, Two to Go" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar November 25, 1990 5.10
Kelly moves out after Al kicks out one of her boyfriends. 
11 91 "And Baby Makes Money" Gerry Cohen Art Everett December 16, 1990 5.11
Following the death of Spanky Bundy, Al and Peg begin having sex so they can be the first to inherit Spanky's money by bearing a Bundy child born in wedlock. But Peg has other plans 
12 92 "Married... with Who" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle January 6, 1991 5.12
After a wild night at a banker convention, Marcy wakes up and discovers that she's married to a strange man named Jefferson D'Arcy (Ted McGinley) with a dark past. Al offers to arrange another marriage for them. 
13 93 "The Godfather" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar February 3, 1991 5.13
Al discovers that Kelly is dating an older man, but when the older man turns out to be connected to the local government, Al takes advantage of the situation by being the neighborhood Godfather. 
14 94 "Look Who's Barking" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green February 10, 1991 5.14
Buck the dog (voiced by Cheech Marin in this episode) runs away and takes home a white female dog who plots to replace him as the family pet. Meanwhile, Al searches for his favorite cheesecake chef. B. B. King makes a cameo appearance as a street musician. 
15 95 "A Man's Castle" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp February 17, 1991 5.15
Peg spends the food money on tuition to an interior decorating class, where one of her projects is to beautify Al's bathroom. Al avenges Peg in his own way. 
16 96 "All Night Security Dude" Gerry Cohen Glen Eichler,
Peter Gaffney
February 24, 1991 5.16
Al gets a job as a school security guard, but gets fired when the beloved football trophy gets stolen while Al was in the bathroom. Then its up to Al to get the trophy back. 
17 97 "Oldies But Young 'Uns" Gerry Cohen Bill Prady March 17, 1991 5.17
Al becomes obsessed with trying to remember a song. Meanwhile, Kelly dates Vinnie(Matt LeBlanc), who turns out to be the son of Al's old high school friend, Charlie. 
18 98 "Weenie Tot Lovers & Other Strangers" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran March 24, 1991 5.18
Kelly competes for the chance to be a spokesmodel for Al's favorite food company, Weenie Tots. Bud is depressed that he could not go to meet the president because Al gives his last $100 dollars to Kelly for her new dress. 
19 99 "Kids! Wadaya Gonna Do?" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle April 7, 1991 5.19
While Marcy, Jefferson, Al, and Peg have a movie night at the D'Arcy house, Kelly is tricked by Bud to babysit a group of rowdy kids while Bud goes to a concert. 
20 100 "Top of the Heap" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt,
Arthur Silver
April 7, 1991 5.20

In the 100th episode (which only features Al Bundy in a small cameo), Al's friend Charlie (Joseph Bologna) and his dimwitted son Vinnie (Matt LeBlanc), try to fit in with snobs at a high-class party.

This is the pilot episode for the spin-off series Top of the Heap
21 101 "You Better Shop Around (Part 1)" Linda Day J.D. Brangato,
Michael Ferris
April 14, 1991 5.21
Part one of two. During a heatwave, Al buys an air conditioner that saps the town's power. With the neighbors angry, the Bundys move to the local grocery store, where they become winners of a shopping spree. Model Bobbie Brown guest stars as a stereotypical dumb blonde supermarket patron, named "Nibbles" according to the credits. 
22 102 "You Better Shop Around (Part 2)" Linda Day Stacie Lipp April 21, 1991 5.22
Conclusion. Al and Peg compete against Marcy and Jefferson in a supermarket shopping spree, while Bud and Kelly harass Jerry Mathers of Leave It to Beaver fame. 
23 103 "Route 666 (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green April 28, 1991 5.23
Part one of two. While on a road trip to Los Angeles, The Bundys' car breaks down in a backwards, New Mexican town, where an old prospector (John Byner) gives Al a map to a gold mine. 
24 104 "Route 666 (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar May 5, 1991 5.24
Conclusion. After roping in Marcy and Jefferson, The Bundys go on an expedition to dig for gold, but their greed and insanity slowly begin to tear them apart... and then they find out that the gold mine is actually a local tourist attraction loaded with fool's gold. 
25 105 "Buck the Stud" Gerry Cohen Chip Johannessen,
John Rinker
May 19, 1991 5.25
Al trains Buck the dog to mate with female dogs for money. Meanwhile, Bud begins to dress up in foppish clothes to attract women. 

Season 6: 1991–1992

Throughout the season, both Peg and Marcy were pregnant, as Katey Sagal was pregnant in real life. Sagal's child was stillborn six weeks early, causing her to miss four episodes of this season. At the end of the season's eleventh episode, "Al Bundy, Shoe Dick", it was revealed that the women's pregnancies were merely part of one of Al's nightmares.[13] This season also saw Steve Rhoades return for one episode, Kelly becoming the "Verminator," the Bundys traveling to England and the first occurrence of a running gag where people fall down the Bundys' basement stairs because of a broken step.[6] Additionally, this season introduced Bud's rap-inspired alter ego "Grandmaster B", concocted to help him with women, which continued after the dream revelation by having Al ask Bud about the nickname and Bud decide that he liked it enough to use it.

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
1 106 "She's Having My Baby (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye,
Ron Leavitt
September 8, 1991 6.01
Part one of two. Marcy & Peg announce that they are pregnant. Jefferson is happy and is willing to run chores for Marcy. Meanwhile, Al is devastated and so are Bud & Kelly. 
2 107 "She's Having My Baby (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran September 15, 1991 6.02
Conclusion. Al and Jefferson run away from their wives when they can't take the pregnancy anymore. 
3 108 "If Al Had a Hammer" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran September 22, 1991 6.03

Al builds a private room for himself, using the Bundy hammer. When he loses it to a bunch of pregnant women, he tears it down. Meanwhile, Bud comes up with a street-wise, hip-hop alter-ego named "Grandmaster B" when he joins a junior college.

Note: Ed O'Neill's wife Catherine Rusoff appears as one of the pregnant women. 
4 109 "Cheese, Cues and Blood" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully,
Allan Davis[14]
September 29, 1991 6.04
Al begins to suspect that Kelly is selling her body for sex (with Jefferson as her pimp) when she begins earning a lot of money. But when Al discovers that Kelly and Jefferson are betting on pool games for cash at a local pool hall, Al sells his blood to get in on it. 
5 110 "Looking for a Desk in All the Wrong Places" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp October 6, 1991 6.05
An insane Marcy tags Peg along to find her childhood toys — including a pink desk — that were auctioned off because Jefferson did not pay for the storage unit. Meanwhile, Al, Kelly & bud have a "We hate the baby" meeting. 
6 111 "Buck Has a Bellyache" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle October 13, 1991 6.06
Peg moves back in with her family after Al, Kelly, and Bud ignore her because they are looking after Buck, who has lost its appetite. Jefferson has sympathy pegnancy and Marcy enjoys it. 
7 112 "If I Could See Me Now" Amanda Bearse Gabrielle Topping October 27, 1991 6.07

After causing one too many car crashes, Al gives in and buys glasses. But his newfound vision makes him see just how pathetic his life is. So he breaks it and returns to the old vision.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode. Just her voice is heard. 
8 113 "God's Shoes" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle November 3, 1991 6.08

Al falls out of his bedroom window after seeing a $2500 painting of Peg. When he returns to consciousness, Al tells his kids that he saw God's shoes and, with Jefferson's help and Marcy's money, decides to sell God's shoes to the masses.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode. 
9 114 "Kelly Does Hollywood (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson November 10, 1991 6.09

Part one of two. Al finally gets cable at home and watch Marcy in Public-access television cable TV channel. Kelly then starts her own talk show on the public-access channel, that gets picked up by a major Hollywood network.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode. 
10 115 "Kelly Does Hollywood (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson November 17, 1991 6.10

Conclusion. Al, Kelly, and Bud travel to Hollywood, where Kelly meets the executive producer (played by former SNL cast member Jon Lovitz) who's interested in her show. They end up changing it drastically and it gets cancelled.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode. 
11 116 "Al Bundy, Shoe Dick" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson November 24, 1991 6.11
In this episode, Al leads a double life as a detective who's being framed for the murder of a rich woman's father. By solving the case, he wins $50,000. He wakes up and realizes that it was a dream. He also realizes that his wife's pregnancy was also his dream. 
12 117 "So This Is How Sinatra Felt" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp December 1, 1991 6.12
Peg is worried that a "shoe groupie" (Jessica Hahn) may be seducing Al. She sends Kelly & Bud to spy on him. Al is made to choose between Peg and the groupie 
13 118 "I Who Have Nothing" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green December 22, 1991 6.13
Al discovers that he truly has no possessions of his own, and decides to get back one of the things that truly meant a lot to him — his championship game ball that he gave to a once-skinny cheerleader who wants Al for sex. 
14 119 "The Mystery of Skull Island" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran January 5, 1992 6.14
Bud dates a hot girl who is only interested in daredevils. Meanwhile, Al, Marcy, and Jefferson play a relationship board game. 
15 120 "Just Shoe It" Gerry Cohen Lisa Chernin January 19, 1992 6.15
Al wins the chance to appear in a sneaker commercial featuring famous sports stars, such as baseball player Steve Carlton, football player Ed "Too Tall" Jones, and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard
16 121 "Rites of Passage" Gerry Cohen Ilunga Adell February 9, 1992 6.16
While Peggy, Marcy, and Jefferson plan a child's birthday party for Bud's 18th birthday, Al takes Bud to his favorite strip club: The Nudie Bar. 
17 122 "The Egg and I" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle February 16, 1992 6.17
Steve Rhoades returns to reclaim his wife, but is shocked to find out that Marcy has remarried. The Bundys argue whether friendship is more important than money when they find out that Steve is on the run from the police for stealing a rare egg from a national park. 
18 123 "My Dinner With Anthrax" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson February 23, 1992 6.18
Bud and Kelly trick Al and Peg into going on vacation in Florida for their 20th anniversary when Bud and Kelly win the chance to have thrash metal band Anthrax over at their house. The vacation turns out to be a timeshare scam with Edd Byrnes as one of the tenants (who lives there only because it was offered to him for free). Things get interesting back home when the band members scrounge in the refrigerator and sample Peg's "mystery package" (that no one ever wants to try) and begin to hallucinate. 
19 124 "Psychic Avengers" Amanda Bearse Calvin Brown Jr. March 1, 1992 6.19
The Bundys and Jefferson get involved in a psychic hotline scam. 
20 125 "Hi I.Q." Gerry Cohen Steve Crider March 22, 1992 6.20
Kelly gets invited to a party for intellectuals, which turns out to be a party where intellectuals bring along idiots as dates to win a contest. Meanwhile, Al and Jefferson attempt to build a tool bench — with disastrous results. 
21 126 "Teacher Pets" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green April 5, 1992 6.21
Bud tries to prove to others that his substitute teacher has a crush on him. Meanwhile, Peg is sick with the flu and Al crashes children's parties at Chuck E. Cheese's to get free food. 
22 127 "The Goodbye Girl" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp April 19, 1992 6.22

While Al is on an imagined trip around the world, Kelly gets a job at a TV history museum — and becomes a bug-killing TV personality known as The Verminator.

note: The children ask Jefferson how it was on the show Happy Days. They suggest to the role Ted was playing on Happy Days. 
23 128 "The Gas Station Show" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green April 26, 1992 6.23
While out on a drive on "Bundy Sunday Funday", Al ends up working at a gas station to pay for the snacks Peg and the kids bought. 
24 129 "England Show (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle May 3, 1992 6.24
Part one of three. In the 17th century, a witch curses a British town called Lower Uncton to be forever shrouded in darkness after a Bundy ancestor insults her, and the only way for the curse to be lifted is to kill any living Bundy relatives by luring them into England. In the present day, the Bundys win a trip to England. 
25 130 "England Show (Part 2)"
"Wastin' the Company's Money"
Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp May 10, 1992 6.25
Part two of three. While the Bundys enjoy their English vacation (and take advantage of their tour guide's money), the people of Lower and Upper Uncton (the latter of whom use Lower Uncton as a tourist attraction and want to make the curse permanent) plot to murder Al and Bud. Meanwhile, a broke and lost Marcy and Jefferson end up in a London S&M club, which they mistake for a theater. 
26 131 "England Show (Part 3)"
"We're Spending as Fast as We Can"
Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran May 17, 1992 6.26
Conclusion. Al challenges the head of Upper Uncton in a jousting match to spare the lives of the Bundy men. When Al wins, the curse is lifted and the Bundys return home. 

Season 7: 1992–1993

In the seventh season, the writers introduced Seven in an attempt to give the Bundys a third child. When the audience was unreceptive, he was removed from the series with no explanation other than being left at the D'Arcy's (Seven was last seen being told a bedtime story in "Peggy and the Pirates"). Bud also loses his virginity during this season and he makes his first appearance with a beard (which was mistaken for dirt on the episode where Bud first notices he's growing a beard). Steve Rhoades also makes another guest appearance during this season, as does Michael Faustino.[6]

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
-- -- Special: "Backstage with the Bundys" -- -- September 6, 1992 --
1 132 "Magnificent Seven" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver September 13, 1992 7.01
Peg's cousins (played by Linda Blair and Bobcat Goldthwait) visit and end up leaving behind their son, Seven (Shane Sweet). 
2 133 "T-R-A-Something-Something Spells Tramp" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt,
Ellen L. Fogle
September 20, 1992 7.02
After Kelly gets ditched in the middle of nowhere by her date (played by Corey Feldman), she meets other girls who have been ditched by their dates for being tramps. Meanwhile, Al and Peg try talking to revive their waning marriage and Bud dates a girl with the measles. 
3 134 "Every Bundy Has a Birthday" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman September 27, 1992 7.03
The Bundys try to celebrate Seven's birthday in the park, but must face off against a snooty rich family who rented the park to have a birthday party for their son. 
4 135 "Al On the Rocks" Gerry Cohen Andrew Smith October 4, 1992 7.04
Peg coddles a sick Seven and kicks everyone out the house who may be a threat to him. To pay for Seven's doctor bill, Al becomes a bartender at a topless bar — where the bartender is the one who's topless. 
5 136 "What I Did For Love" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle October 11, 1992 7.05
Peg buys a multitude of sexy dresses to entice Al (who just wants a steak dinner). Meanwhile Bud is loitering around in a women lingerie store and Kelly gives Peg some advice. 
6 137 "Frat Chance" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson October 25, 1992 7.06
Bud starts a fraternity with his friends so they can score with women, with little success. Marcy is upset that Jefferson wants to go to his old college fraternity, so Al, Peggy, Marcy and Jefferson try to find a movie to watch. 
7 138 "The Chicago Wine Party" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp November 1, 1992 7.07
The Bundys get political when Al protests against a two-cent beer tax. 
8 139 "Kelly Doesn't Live Here Anymore" Amanda Bearse Gabrielle Topping November 8, 1992 7.08
Kelly gets a job as a diner waitress, which upsets Peg, who raised her daughter to get by in life on her looks instead of having to work. In spite of the initial hitches, Kelly starts doing the job well. Michael Faustino guests. 
9 140 "Rock of Ages" Gerry Cohen Al Aidekman November 15, 1992 7.09

The Bundys sneak onto the first class section of an airplane as rock stars and meet many other famous rock stars.

Guest stars: Spencer Davis, Richie Havens, Robby Krieger, Mark Lindsay, Peter Noone, and John Sebastian
10 141 "Death of a Shoe Salesman" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp November 22, 1992 7.10
Al buys a cemetery plot next to his favorite Western star. Peg decides to get a plot near him, but when it gets too expensive, finds a better solution. Seven has moved in with Marcy & Jefferson. 
11 142 "Old College Try" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle December 13, 1992 7.11
Bud receives a $25,000 grant for college and prepares to move out. Al and Peggy discover the money, and believing it to be a bank error in their favor, immediately draw it out and spend it as fast as they can. 
12 143 "Christmas" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp December 20, 1992 7.12
While at a bar, Al reminisces about his past Christmases with his family. When he is forced to get gifts he takes up many part time jobs. But he ends up giving them gifts from the Ray's bar. 
13 144 "The Wedding Show" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver January 10, 1993 7.13
While preparing to go to a relative's wedding, Bud has sex with the bride — whose groom is a big, angry man; Kelly spends time with the bridesmaids; and Al impatiently waits for Peg to find the right wedding attire. 
14 145 "It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This" Sam W. Orender Michael G. Moye January 24, 1993 7.14
Peggy and Marcy ruin Al's fishing trip by constantly fighting with each other. Meanwhile, Jefferson and the kids spend Marcy's money on food, massage & women. 
15 146 "Heels on Wheels" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp February 7, 1993 7.15
Al worries about Kelly's safety when Kelly buys a motorcycle for herself. Bud volunteers for all girls art school to pose in buff. Peg loves riding on it because it pleasures her. Al daydreams of adventures on the motorcycle but ends up in an accident. 
16 147 "Mr. Empty Pants" Gerry Cohen George Tricker February 14, 1993 7.16
Peggy becomes famous for her cartoon of Al called "Mr. Empty Pants". When Al gets selected for centre page of Playgirl, she gets jealous. 
17 148 "You Can't Miss" Amanda Bearse Joel Valentincic,
Scott Zimbler
February 21, 1993 7.17
Bud appears on a Dating Game-style game show; hosted by (Bill Maher); to win the affection of a girl (Chantel Dubay) who would rather date the show's hunk than Bud. Meanwhile, Al and Peg fight in a battle of wills over who will fall asleep first, and Kelly thinks there's a conspiracy against her when she confuses one day for another. 
18 149 "Peggy and the Pirates" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman February 28, 1993 7.18
Peggy tells Seven a story of love and blood on the high seas (with the Bundys, the D'Arcys, and Marcy's ex-husband Steve as pirates). 
19 150 "Go For the Old" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp March 14, 1993 7.19
When Al is mistaken for a senior citizen, he manages to get a discount card, which he immediately begins to abuse. He then enters an athletic competition for seniors. 
20 151 "Un-Alful Entry" Amanda Bearse Larry Jacobson March 28, 1993 7.20
A burglar (Randall "Tex" Cobb) breaks into the Bundy house, only to be fondled by Al who mistakes him for Peggy in the dark. The burglar objects and threatens Al, who realizes his mistake and attacks the burglar, subduing him. Al is briefly a neighborhood hero, but soon finds himself on the receiving end of the burglar's personal injury lawsuit. 
21 152 "Movie Show" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle April 11, 1993 7.21
Al's scheme to get everyone out of doing something for Kelly's birthday backfires when she chooses to break off a date with her boyfriend and go to the movies with the family. 
22 153 "'Til Death Do Us Part" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp April 25, 1993 7.22
Al's lack of performance in the bedroom makes him the laughingstock of the town, so Al sets his mind on getting back in shape. He finally rocks Peg's world. 
23 154 "Tis Time to Smell the Roses" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran May 2, 1993 7.23
Al plans on retiring early, but Peggy spends too much money shopping and he must get a job at Homeplate Athletic Shoes. He tries to buy it, but fails thanks to Peg. He buys lottery tickets with the rest of the money($6,000), but loses and ends up in his old job. 
24 155 "Old Insurance Dodge" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson May 9, 1993 7.24
Al tries to scam the insurance company when the Dodge is stolen. He borrows cars from dealers to "check it out" and drives around cool cars for a while. Finally when the insuarance money turns up, the stolen car is also found. 
25 156 "Wedding Repercussions" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver May 16, 1993 7.25
Following the events from "The Wedding Show," Bud's cousin returns to find out who slept with his wife before the wedding. Al gives Bud some advice and Kelly threatens to tell Bud's cousin the truth. 
26 157 "The Proposition" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver May 23, 1993 7.26
Al's old girlfriend (played by Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White) wants to buy Al from Peggy for $500,000. It makes Peg realize how much she really loves her husband. 
-- -- Special: "A Day in the Life" -- -- June 7, 1993 --

Season 8: 1993–1994

The eighth season introduces many of Al's friends, including Aaron, Bob Rooney and Officer Dan (even though Officer Dan wasn't a character in the earlier seasons, the actor who played him also appeared in "Rock 'n Roll Girl" as the sheriff who issued Al a ticket for an insulting bumper sticker, "Weenie Tot Lovers and Other Strangers" as the police officer who arrested Al, and "The Egg and I" as the FBI agent searching for Steve). Al, Jefferson, Bob Rooney and Officer Dan (along with Griff and Ike, who are introduced in Season 9) all become members of NO MA'AM in the episode where the men fight back against a talk show host (played by Jerry Springer) known as "The Masculine Feminist". This is also the season where Bud joins a fraternity.[6] And the closest we get to an explanation for Seven's mysterious disappearance 14 months before is in the episode "Ride Scare," where a closeup on a carton of milk reveals a picture of Seven with the words "Missing." Al's plus-sized model friends simply look at it without comment before helping themselves.

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
1 158 "A Tisket, a Tasket, Can Peg Make a Basket?" Tony Singletary Kim Weiskopf September 5, 1993 8.01
When Al and Peggy go to a basketball game, Peggy switches seats with Al and her seat is chosen for a $10,000 free throw contest. 
2 159 "Hood 'n The Boyz" Tony Singletary Michael G. Moye September 12, 1993 8.02
Al and Peg go to the big city for their second honeymoon where Al is called to help his childhood girlfriend deal with a young tough guy and his gang. 
3 160 "Proud to Be Your Bud" Tony Singletary Stacie Lipp September 19, 1993 8.03
Bud builds a portal in the basement that summons his true self, who tells him how much of a loser he is. Meanwhile, the rest of the Bundy family worry that Bud may be going insane, except for Al, who's fighting with a voice mail system to get parts for his Dodge. 
4 161 "Luck of the Bundys" Tony Singletary Richard Gurman September 26, 1993 8.04
Al is worried that his and his family's sudden string of good luck may be reversed because nothing good can ever come from being a Bundy. Finally everything goes wrong and Al is happy. 
5 162 "Banking on Marcy" Tony Singletary Stacie Lipp October 3, 1993 8.05
Marcy works through her fear of public speaking by imagining herself having sex. Meanwhile, Al gets interested in rap videos.
NOTE: In American syndication on TBS, this episode is rated TV-14 for suggestive dialogue (D) and offensive language (L). This is the only Married...With Children episode to have content retroactively considered too strong for its usual TV-PG rating. All except Al is enjoying Marcy's speeches. 
6 163 "No Chicken, No Check" Tony Singletary Ralph R. Farquhar October 10, 1993 8.06
Kelly and Bud buy a new car, but end up having to share it when Bud dates a foreign exchange student while Kelly dates a commercial actor. Meanwhile, Al insures the car as a farm vehicle, and in order to collect in case of an accident, there must be a chicken in the car. 
7 164 "Take My Wife, Please" Tony Singletary Peter Gaulke,
Eddie Feldmann,
Brad Yuen[15]
October 24, 1993 8.07
In this Halloween episode, Al wishes he was dead, and is visited by the Grim Reaper with a very familiar face. He can escape death only if a family member wished he was around before mid-night. Meanwhile, Peg, Bud, Kelly, and Jefferson impersonate The Village People at a party for menopausal women. They perform the same song over and over again. 
8 165 "Scared Single" Sam W. Orender Katherine Green November 7, 1993 8.08
Al tries to help a young high school football player keep from getting married — until he meets the man's wife, who isn't anything like Peg. Meanwhile, Kelly gets stung by beetles in a Verminator commercial and goes insane. 
9 166 "NO MA'AM" Tony Singletary Larry Jacobson November 14, 1993 8.09
After women are given their own bowling night and the Nudie Bar is turned into a women's coffeehouse, Al organizes a group called NO MA'AM (National Organization of Men Against Amazonian Masterhood) and face off against a talk show host (played by real-life talk show host Jerry Springer) known as "The Masculine Feminist." 
10 167 "Dances with Weezie" Tony Singletary Richard Gurman November 21, 1993 8.10
Al and Jefferson sneak out of a Jeffersons reunion performance to go to a new sports bar, where they end up in a bar fight. 
11 168 "Change For a Buck" Amanda Bearse Kim Weiskopf November 28, 1993 8.11
Buck runs away from home and ends up at a dog pound, where he'll face getting gassed if the Bundys don't retrieve him. Bundy's don't notice him to be gone till the last minute. 
12 169 "A Little Off the Top" Sam W. Orender Michael G. Moye December 12, 1993 8.12
Al suffers from a bad back and is taken to the hospital, where instead of a circular incision, he gets a circumcision. The family tries their best to keep him away from getting aroused. Meanwhile Marcy has a great time making fun of Al. 
13 170 "The Worst Noel" Amanda Bearse Larry Jacobson December 19, 1993 8.13
On Christmas Eve, Kelly and Bud struggle to get a jukebox into the house without Al and Peg (who spend the entire episode arguing over what to watch on TV) seeing them. 
14 171 "Sofa So Good" Amanda Bearse Doug McIntyre January 16, 1994 8.15
While Al and Peg are away at a family reunion, Kelly's boyfriend ruins Peggy's couch, prompting the two to find a new, identical-looking couch before Al and Peg come home. Kelly must make a difficult deal with the couch-maker to replace it. 
15 172 "Honey, I Blew Up Myself" Sam W. Orender Wayne Kline January 23, 1994 8.14
Peg gets a boudoir photo of herself taken as a birthday present to Al, which gets blown up to billboard size and posted next to the shoe store, where Al becomes jealous of all the men who find Peg attractive. He finally turns to Marcy's women group for help. Bud & Kelly try to find a perfect birthday gift for Al and end up buying stuff he already has and hates. 
16 173 "How Green Was My Apple" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green February 6, 1994 8.16
The Bundys and the D'Arcys fight over possession of an apple tree, and then everything around their house. Gary Coleman, Danny Bonaduce, and Dave Madden guest star. 
17 174 "Valentine's Day Massacre" Gerry Cohen Cindy Begel February 13, 1994 8.18
Bud learns about an old Valentine which Kelly has forgotten to tell him about. She is now a famous singer and Bud tries to meet her. Meanwhile, Al shops for Valentine's Day gifts to give to Peggy. 
18 175 "Get Outta Dodge" Sam W. Orender Mark Driscoll February 20, 1994 8.17
Peg forces Al to sell the Dodge and he places an ad. The Dodge Company offers a new Dodge Viper for his Dodge if he lets people film a video of the Dodge crossing the one million mile mark. Kelly tries to find Waldo, while Bud tries to make out with a girl. 
19 176 "Field of Screams" Gerry Cohen Al Aidekman February 27, 1994 8.19
Al protests against the destruction of the Polk High football field. Meanwhile, Buck and Bud are featured in a Verminator commercial, where they get blasted with an experimental spray that leads to Bud growing breasts and Buck changing into different animals. 
20 177 "The D'Arcy Files" Gerry Cohen Ilunga Adell March 20, 1994 8.20
Al is offered $50,000 dollars to reveal the identity of Jefferson, who is revealed to be a spy. 
21 178 "Nooner or Nothing" Gerry Cohen Nancy Neufeld Callaway April 10, 1994 8.21
As a part of a radio contest, women are asked to make their husband do embarrassing things. Peg tries to make Al sing Wind Beneath My Wings, name her breasts and then come home so they can a nooner (have sex before noon). She fails in everything. Meanwhile, Bud and Kelly wait in a long line for concert tickets and keep moving back when people exploit their weaknesses. 
22 179 "Ride Scare" Sam W. Orender Nancy Neufeld Callaway April 24, 1994 8.22
Al is forced to carpool by Marcy and her group’s green initiative (Cleaner Greener Chicago). His carpool, consisting of him and three plus-sized models, is chosen to promote a campaign to clean up Chicago. Bud makes to the Dean's list due to good grades and no one appreciates him as much as they cheer Kelly when she gets a raise. 
23 180 "The Legend of Ironhead Haynes" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green May 1, 1994 8.23
Al is threatened that he would loose his parking space if he insults another women. After dodging off Marcy's attempts, he finally ends up insulting a fat woman. He loses his precious parking space, which leads to "NO MA'AM" seeking out to find a guru, Ironhead Haynes, and seek his advice. Bud, Kelly & Peggy steel a full fridge from a funeral and hide it from Al in the Garage. Waylon Jennings guest stars. 
24 181 "Assault and Batteries" Sam W. Orender David Castro May 8, 1994 8.24
In this special 3D episode, Al, who is hoping to get back home in time to watch John Wayne in "Hondo," gets trapped in a store at the mall while trying to exchange batteries when the computers go down and lock everything down, including the doors. Peggy, who is outside, goes on a shopping spree. He then hallucinates that he, his family and the D'Arcys are in the old west. Finally, in a fit of anger and frustration, he grabs a cash register and throws it at the shatterproof window, but it just bounces off and hits him on the head, knocking him out cold. He then awakens at home in time to hear that the next time "Hondo" will be broadcast is February 18th, 2011. Meanwhile, Kelly and Bud celebrate Buck's birthday after finding his birth certificate in the couch, which Buck hates. 
25 182 "Al Goes Deep" Amanda Bearse Garry Bowren,
Laurie Lee-Goss
May 15, 1994 8.25
Al convinces Jefferson to bet on a football game to make-up for Marcy's tax refund money he spent on his clothes. But the star of the football team starts dating Kelly, and it interrupts his training. He takes Kelly's help, but she ends up injuring him. Finally Al plays the game himself. Peggy goes horribly wrong when she tries to make her own Bonbon
26 183 "Kelly Knows Something" Amanda Bearse Al Aidekman May 22, 1994 8.26
Al auditions to be on a sports trivia show to win $10,000, when his TV breaks down. But when the producer rejects him for having no personality, Al trains the dim-witted Kelly to be a contestant. 

Season 9: 1994–1995

The ninth season rounds out the cast of Al's friends by introducing Griff, who works at Gary's Shoes with Al, and Ike. Steve Rhoades also makes his final two appearances during this season. The season also includes the cancellation of Psycho Dad, Bud getting a job as a driving examiner and the first appearances of shoe store owner Gary (who turns out to be a woman), Marcy's niece Amber and reporter Miranda Veracruz De La Hoya Cardinal. Michael Faustino makes his fifth and final guest appearance.[6]

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Air date PC
1 184 "Shoeway to Heaven" Gerry Cohen Nancy Steen,
Carl Studebaker[16]
September 4, 1994 9.01

Peggy has moved to Wanker County after her mom suffers a heart attack. After finding a box of old shoes, Al and Jefferson turn the shoe store into a 1970s-themed retro shoe store, which is highly successful at first. Meanwhile, Kelly gets stung multiple times while filming a Verminator commercial, the effects of which acts as a truth serum, making her reveal what she really thinks about herself and her family.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to childbirth. Only her voice is heard over the phone. 
2 185 "Driving Mr. Boondy" Gerry Cohen Donald Beck September 11, 1994 9.02

Bud needs $700 for a trip to Milwaukee with the Fraternity, which Al refuses. To earn it, Bud takes up a job as a driving examiner. Due to Peggy's negligence, Al's driver's license has expired and he has to take the test again—with Jefferson's help. Bud takes Al's test and gives him a hard time as a revenge for Al refusing to give him $700. Kelly is upset that she has to do a commercial in a bikini. She protests, loses her job and ends up in Marcy's bank holding up a board in bikini.

Note: Katey Sagal makes a short appearance. 
3 186 "Kelly Breaks Out" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson September 18, 1994 9.03

Kelly gets the part as a sexy spokeswoman for a beer commercial, but freaks out when she gets a pimple and a home-made pimple cream from Wanker makes her bald and gives her a beard. Meanwhile, Marcy protests the crew making the beer commercial for being sexist. Al and Jefferson order tapes of Avengers with Emma Peel from Home Shopping Network.

Note: Katey Sagal makes a short appearance. 
4 187 "Naughty But Niece" Gerry Cohen David Castro September 25, 1994 9.04

Bud needs some quiet time to study for a scholarship exam, so he goes to Al's shoe store and then back home. Marcy and Jefferson announce the arrival of Marcy's niece, Amber(Juliet Tablak). Bud pays off everyone to leave to study but ends up sleeping with Amber.

Note: Katey Sagal makes a short appearance. 
5 188 "Business Sucks (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman October 2, 1994 9.05
Part one of two. NO MA'AM counter-protests against Marcy and company when Al banishes a customer for nursing her baby. Peg gets stuck on a train during her journey home and finally comes home to find Al on news. Kelly becomes the wink-wink girl in a new commercial. 
6 189 "Business Still Sucks (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp October 9, 1994 9.06
Conclusion. Al is forced to give up when he realizes that law is with Marcy and the gang. To avoid further issues, Al turns the store into a men's shoe store. Gary, the owner, plans to visit the store, so he paints the men's shoes and passes it off as women's shoes. She gets an idea and turns it into a store for women's shoes, breastfeeding and nursery. 
7 190 "Dial B For Virgin" Amanda Bearse Wayne Kline October 16, 1994 9.07
Bud is put in charge of a hotline service catering to virgins who feel tempted to have sex before they're ready. He ends up at a virgin's house to talk her out of sex, gets turned on by her and sleeps with her mom. Meanwhile, Al and Peg have problems deciding what movie to rent at the video store, and Al runs into Marcy in the adult section, where she claims she intends to erase the movies she's renting and then return them. One of the movies prominently displayed near the front counter is Dutch
8 191 "Sleepless in Chicago" Katherine Green Katherine Green October 23, 1994 9.08
Kelly becomes a brunette to do a public announcement and be taken seriously. Jefferson gets a nurse Barbie and Al gets the first issue of Big Uns at an auction. They later realize the Barbie is worth $50,000. Jefferson needs Al to lie in bed next to Marcy while Jefferson tries to take Marcy's valuable Barbie doll and sell it off. Peg is worried that Al is missing. 
9 192 "No Pot to Pease In" Gerry Cohen John Glenn Houston November 6, 1994 9.09
In this self-referential episode, Kelly pitches her family's and neighbors' quirks and vices as a new premise for a Fox sitcom, which quickly gets cancelled when a woman from Michigan protests against it. 
10 193 "Dud Bowl" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf November 13, 1994 9.10
When Al and the guys have a wake for a former high school football teammate, a group of guys from a rival high school challenges them to the decide the ultimate Chicago city champion. Guest appearances by Bubba Smith (Colts), Lawrence Taylor (NY Giants), and Ken Stabler (Raiders). 
11 194 "A Man For No Seasons" Amanda Bearse Kim Weiskopf November 27, 1994 9.11
When the national baseball league goes on a strike because of disagreement between players and owners, NO MA'AM organizes their own league sponsored by nudie bars. They are very successful, but finally they also go on strike. 
12 195 "I Want My Psycho Dad (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Barry Gold December 11, 1994 9.12
Part one of two. Al and his NO MA'AM buddies protest their local TV station when Al's favorite TV show, Psycho Dad, gets cancelled. When no one seems to care in Chicago, they plan to go to Washington D.C. 
13 196 "I Want My Psycho Dad (Part 2)"
"Second Blood"
Gerry Cohen David Castro December 18, 1994 9.13
Conclusion. Al and NO MA'AM take their case to have Psycho Dad put back on the air to Washington, D.C. They lie to their wives, but Peg and Marcy find them. Through Jefferson's connection they address the senate, but the Psyco Dad ban is not lifted. The kids party hard back home and it makes to the national news. 
14 197 "The Naked and the Dead, But Mostly the Naked" Sam W. Orender Michael G. Moye January 8, 1995 9.14
Peggy and her friends join the men at a visit to the nudie bar to find out why the men spend so much time there. Meanwhile, Kelly gets a part in a weight loss commercial. 
15 198 "Kelly Takes a Shot" Amanda Bearse Al Aidekman January 15, 1995 9.15
Kelly gets trained in archery to land a role in a commercial. Bud helps Kelly with her work to impress Amber and get her to sleep with him again. Meanwhile, Al dresses up as an owl to scare away a real owl outside his bedroom window. 
16 199 "Get the Dodge Outta Hell" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson February 5, 1995 9.16
On their way to Wanker County, the Bundys stop at the car wash, where Al can't find his car and Marcy, who made Jefferson get a job there, runs into Steve again, who pretends to be a big-shot businessman but turns out to be a chauffeur instead. The Dodge is finally located and is discovered to be red after all the brown dust was washed off, and Al suddenly remembers that he did in fact buy a red and not a brown car. And inside the trunk is an issue of Big 'Uns—with an old picture of Al and his family taken outside their home that he hid inside for safekeeping (it seems that Al really does love his family after all). Michael Faustino guests. 
-- -- Special: "Best of Bundy" -- -- February 5, 1995 --
George Plimpton hosts a special 200th episode of Married... With Children featuring clips from past episodes and a look at the actual Married... With Children set.
17 200 "25 Years and What Do You Get?" Sam W. Orender Donald Beck February 12, 1995 9.17
Buck buries the 25th wedding anniversary present that Al bought for Peggy in the backyard, and Al, Bud and Kelly spend hours digging in hopes of finding it. Marcy buys an all-day massage package for Peg as a gift and Peg spends all of Al's gift-money in the beauty shop. As both fail to get gifts, they pretend that they both forgot that its their anniversary. 
18 201 "Ship Happens (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Michele J. Wolff February 19, 1995 9.18
Part one of two. After Peggy wins a magazine contest, the Bundys and the D'Arcys go on a cruise, which turns out to be one catering to fat women by day and slim, sexy women by night. Peggy gets a bad hair-do there and stops Al from enjoying the slim, bikini-clad women. Meanwhile, Wolfman Jack (appearing as himself) stays at the Bundy house. 
19 202 "Ship Happens (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green February 26, 1995 9.19
Conclusion. The Bundys, the D'Arcys, a fat woman, and comedian-former SNL cast member Gilbert Gottfried are lost at sea after the cruise ship sinks. Gilbert entertains them and finally Al goes for help. The rest get rescued soon and Al turns up two days later. Meanwhile, the media hounds the kids for stories. 
20 203 "Something Larry This Way Comes" Amanda Bearse Alison Taylor March 12, 1995 9.20
Al is excited when Kelly hires Larry Storch as her acting coach and they star in a play together. Al and Griff dress up as wolves and try to sell more shoes. Larry comes to the store to meet Al and gets hit by Gary. Al plays Larry's part in the play to help Kelly. 
21 204 "And Bingo Was Her Game-O" Gerry Cohen Laurie Lee-Goss,
Garry Bowren
March 26, 1995 9.21
Peggy takes Marcy along with her to a bingo competition on the bad side of town. Meanwhile, Al and his NO MA'AM buddies taste-test new beers when their old brand spokesperson turns them off. Peggy wins $10,000, but ends up spending all of it for a cab ride home. 
22 205 "User Friendly" Sam W. Orender Russell Marcus April 9, 1995 9.22
Bud experiences cyber sex with Amber at a computer lab. Meanwhile, Al discovers a mysterious light switch that seems to have no use in the house. With Jefferson and Bob Rooney, he tears down the entire house. 
23 206 "Pump Fiction" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf,
David Castro
April 30, 1995 9.23
Al and Kelly make a short film about shoes (Sheos), and they end up getting $10,000 to produce another one (A day in the life of a Shoe Salesman). Al makes one with lots of bikini models and handsome actors, in spite of Marcy's protests. 
-- -- Special: "My Favorite Married" -- -- April 30, 1995 --
In a special episode, the cast of Married... With Children (Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, David Faustino, Christina Applegate, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse, and Ted McGinley) discuss their favorite moments from the show.
24 207 "Radio Free Trumaine" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman,
Stacie Lipp
May 7, 1995 9.24
In this spin-off pilot (which features Bud, Steve Rhoades, and Marcy), two obnoxious college radio DJs are expelled by Steve Rhoades during an interview after suggesting he got his new job through blackmail, since he had been a chauffeur only two months before (in the episode "Get the Dodge Outta Hell"). Marcy arrives at the radio station looking for April (Keri Russell), a new bank employee who is romantically entangled with both Bud and a giant Russian basketball star. She decides to protest against Steve and get him fired. 
25 208 "Shoeless Al" Amanda Bearse Ron Leavitt May 14, 1995 9.25
Al's NO MA'AM team wins the bowling game with Bud as their helper. The next night Al is robbed and left with shoes. He slaps the mall with a phony lawsuit saying that he has been traumatized and can't be around shoes anymore. To bring credibility to the lawsuit, he cannot wear shoes for a week. But with the bowling finals that week, he has to choose between the lawsuit and bowling. 
26 209 "The Undergraduate" Amanda Bearse Fran E. Kaufer May 21, 1995 9.26
Kelly gets a secret admirer who sends food, perfumes and flowers. All but Bud are excited about this. He (Robby Bennett) turns out to be a 12-year-old, who wants to take her out to Junior Prom. The boy turns up to be son of the guy who owns the jeans company for which Kelly is working. Bud sneaks in as the DJ and plays slow songs to avenge his firing, but finally saves her. 

Season 10: 1995–1996

The tenth season saw the death of family pet Buck and his subsequent reincarnation into the body of Lucky, the Bundys' next dog. The season also marks the first appearances of Peggy's father Ephraim (played by Tim Conway) and Peggy's mother, who moves in with the Bundys (although she is never seen, only heard).[6] Also, Peg leaves Al and goes on a search for her father.

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
1 210 "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Gerry Cohen Russell Marcus September 17, 1995 10.01
Al is excited when Bud decides to move out after he gets embarrassed by his parents while he is with a girl. He is a bit disappointed when Bud moves back in to the basement, and horrified when Peg's mother comes to live with them after splitting up with Peg's father. He goes to Wanker County to convince Peg's father to patch up with his wife. 
2 211 "A Shoe Room with a View" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman,
Stacie Lipp
September 24, 1995 10.02
Bud loses his job as the driving inspector and gets a gig as apprentice chimney sweep. Al suggests an aerobics studio for the open lot next door to Gary as a new business idea after Kelly complaints about her commute to her aerobics class. He puts peep holes in the wall to look at good looking women, but is horrified to learn that the women who frequent the aerobics studio are fat. Most of them come to the shoe store and make him more angry. Marcy adds to their trouble by sending more fat girls to the aerobics class. 
3 212 "Requiem For a Dead Briard" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye October 1, 1995 10.03
Kelly is broken up over Buck's death and the family must cheer her up, which they attempt to do by offering other pets, all of which are shot down aside from a parrot she calls Tweety, which Peg's mother later eats (having mistaken it for a chicken). Meanwhile, Buck has gone to "animal heaven," where his guide, a chicken mascot accidentally sent there by computer error, explains what's going to happen to him. With the help of his mouse lawyer, Buck tries to defend the fact that he has, indeed, been a good doggy, but the feline judge thinks otherwise. The two storylines tie together when the Bundys invite over a "medium" (Father Guido Sarducci) to talk to Buck (which he only pretends to do) and Buck, as his punishment, is reincarnated as a puppy that appears on the Bundy's coffee table. This episode marks the appearance of Lucky. Ben Stein guests as the chicken mascot who was shot six times in the face by an irate fan who didn't like him pretending his bald head was an egg. 
4 213 "Reverend Al" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf October 8, 1995 10.04
When the beer tax increases, NO MA'AM is not able to afford beer. To make some money and gain tax-exempt status, NO MA'AM becomes a church, with Al as the reverend. Peg buys gifts for herself for her birthday and asks the kids to give it to her. Marcy exposes them, but guys across the country support him and send him $10 each. They hold a function to collect more money and Al address all. He then loses all when his news of wooing Peg comes out. 
5 214 "How Bleen Was My Kelly" Amanda Bearse Daniel O'Keefe October 15, 1995 10.05
In order to prepare for her role as Marie Curie in a made-for-TV movie, Kelly poses as a scientist on a grant from Crayola to invent a new color she calls "Bleen" and mixes a bio-hazardous chemical as part of her cover, which she brings home to hide in Al's shower where she thinks it'll be safe. Al, however, just happens to be taking his bimonthly shower and uses it, believing it's regular shampoo, but it ends up vigorously re-growing his hair. It's unfortunate side effect is that it makes him and the other members of NO MA'AM who are testing it more attentive to their women, so Al begs Kelly to make an antidote. She returns to the lab and experiments on Bud till she finds it. Peg tries to find a person who makes less money than Al using the computer and finds herself. 
6 215 "The Weaker Sex" Amanda Bearse Dvora Inwood October 22, 1995 10.06
Al mocks Marcy and Peg for taking self-defence class, but a potential thief going after Al's wallet, Peg punches him and becomes the hero. Al feels sissy and tries to set up a bar fight. But Peg punches first and ruins it again. Bud tries to film it but gets caught with a giant woman. Kelly sees a dumb man, who later while proposing becomes Al's guinea pig. 
7 216 "Flight of the Bumblebee" Gerry Cohen Calvin Brown Jr. October 29, 1995 10.07
To earn his membership into NO MA'AM, Bud must take a photo of himself with wrestler King Kong Bundy. With Kelly's help he gets near King Kong dressed as a bee. But due to Kelly's foolishness, he ends up in the fighting ring. Meanwhile, NO MA'AM watches the match with their wives and the wives are all turned on by the violence. Finally Al and Bud end up in the hospital. 
8 217 "Blond and Blonder" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp,
Richard Gurman
November 5, 1995 10.08
Kelly and her best friends meet at the Bundy house and reminisce how mean they were to nerds. Bud also gets teased a lot, but a girl with braces has hots for him. But at their 5 years high school reunion, they compete for the rich nerd, Eric whom Kelly teased in high school. Bud & Eric get together and take revenge. Meanwhile, Marcy's bank holds a "Guns for Toys" drive and the Bundys and D'arcys end up playing twister. Jefferson ends up blowing Mr. Potato-Head with fire-works. 
9 218 "The Two that Got Away" Amanda Bearse Al Aidekman November 19, 1995 10.09
Al and Jefferson's fishing lodge is taken away by Shannon Tweed and Jefferson plots revenge. But when they realize that they unknowingly took a nude picture of Shannon Tweed & some guy, they try to make a small fortune. Kelly and Bud try to get Lucky a part in a dog food commercial. 
10 219 "Dud Bowl II" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf November 26, 1995 10.10
Marcy tries to do her best to stop her bank from dedicating a scoreboard at Polk High to Al by getting Terry Bradshaw to usurp the honor. Al makes plan to sabotage the event with Bud & Jefferson's help. Kelly decides to help Al by speaking to Terry and he agrees to help her. 
-- -- Special: "Al Bundy's Sports Spectacular" -- Paul Wales November 26, 1995 --
Roy Firestone hosts a clip show episode of Married... With Children featuring the show's greatest sports moments.
11 220 "Bearly Men" Gerry Cohen Russell Marcus December 3, 1995 10.11
To get rid of Peg's mother, Al tries to prove himself to Peg's father and then convince him to come and take her. On Bud's suggestion he & Bud goes bear hunting with Peg's dad and get abandoned there. They accidentally knock off a bear and bring Peg's dad to Chicago assuming that it’s dead. The bear runs away and raids Marcy & Jefferson's car. So Peg's dad leave Peg's mom behind to find the bear. Al & Bud help. 
12 221 "Love Conquers Al" Gerry Cohen Paul Corrighn,
Brad Walsh
December 10, 1995 10.12
On Jefferson & Marcy's suggestion, Al, Peggy, and her parents go to a marriage retreat/water park to get her parents back together. Peg's father runs away with another man's wife on a world tour. Meanwhile, Kelly dates a Hispanic man who won't put out, while Bud dates the man's sexually excited cousin. 
13 222 "I Can't Believe It's Butter" Sam W. Orender Scott Zimbler,
Joel Valentincic
December 17, 1995 10.13
Kelly & Bud decide to earn their own Christmas gift money. Al's friends get addicted to calling a woman named Butter at a 1-900 phone sex line, but Al finds out that the woman is Peg's mother. With the money she earns, she buys all a nice Christmas dinner. So Al decides to keep this a secret from NO MA'AM, but when Griff falls in love with her, Al makes a plan. 
14 223 "The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Davora Inwood January 7, 1996 10.14
Part one of two. When Kelly giver her agent, Bud, an ultimatum, he tries to get new clients. When that fails too, Bud borrows money from the mob for Kelly's exercise video. But when she has a disagreement with the male lead in the video the mob says they will kill Bud if the video isn't finished. Peggy convinces Al to get a satellite dish. Al and Jefferson try to install it themselves. 
15 224 "The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe January 14, 1996 10.15
Conclusion. Bud tries his best to shoot the video, but keeps failing. Finally he plays both the music and succeeds in making a video. Peggy and Marcy make money by placing bets on which husband will fall where. Finally the men decide to just stay up and hide from their wives. 
16 225 "Calendar Girl" Amanda Bearse Fran E. Kaufer February 4, 1996 10.16

Al convinces Bud to make a calendar with beautiful women for his school project in order to win a rivalry. All goes well until his model is interviewed on TV, where she admits that not only is Bud a great kisser, but that the modelling project boosted her self esteem and now, she has something important to say that Bud is convinced will be a marriage proposal. While everyone is watching the interview at home, Bud gets down on his knees in front of the TV and says yes just before she tells the truth about who she really is: a woman who was born as a man.

Note: Katey Sagal makes a short appearance due to her pregnancy. 
17 226 "The Agony and the Extra C" Sam W. Orender Jimmy Alack,
Jim Kelley
February 11, 1996 10.17

Bud and Kelly visit Jefferson in the hospital, who tells them the story. For his Anniversary, Marcy wants him to be away from Al, but he goes to nudie bar with them to see the Mexican babes. He gets delayed there and based on a stripper's suggestion he decides to get a tattoo from a drunk guy at the nudie bar, but it ends up misspelled ("I Love Mary").

Note: Katey Sagal makes a short appearance due to her pregnancy. 
18 227 "Spring Break (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf February 18, 1996 10.18

Part one of two. During spring break, Kelly and friends seduce Bud and friends out of their airline tickets and hotel reservations at Fort Lauderdale. Al, Jefferson, and Griff go to Fort Lauderdale to judge a bikini contest. When Marcy sees Jefferson and Al on a spring break TV special, she heads out to Fort Lauderdale with Bud and friends.

Note: Katey Sagal makes a short appearance due to her pregnancy. 
19 228 "Spring Break (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Calvin Brown Jr. February 25, 1996 10.19

Conclusion. When Al discovers that the bikini competition Jefferson is judging has a $100,000 prize, he has Kelly enter, and he and Griff become judges to pick Kelly. When, Marcy, Bud, and friends, after many hiccups finally arrive at Fort Lauderdale and ruin everything.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to her pregnancy. 
20 229 "Turning Japanese" Sam W. Orender Fran E. Kaufer March 17, 1996 10.20

Marcy gets a chance to get promoted, but she has to impress her Japanese boss (Pat Morita). He sets his eyes on Al's Dodge. Marcy tries to convince Al to sell his Dodge by offering a lot of money & taking him to the nudie bar, where she meets her boss too.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to her pregnancy/childbirth. 
21 230 "Al Goes to the Dogs" Sam W. Orender Laurie Lee-Goss,
Garry Bowren
March 24, 1996 10.21

After taking Lucky out daily at 3:00am, he decides to build a dog house. Marcy calls a building inspector to trouble him. Kelly tries to woo Carlos by changing her looks. Finally with Carlos's money & help Al gets the dog house up with all permissions intact.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to her pregnancy/childbirth. 
22 231 "Enemies" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman,
Nicole Eggert,
Russell Marcus
April 14, 1996 10.22

In this spinoff episode (which features Kelly in a major role and the rest of the Bundy family in a supporting role), Kelly dates a man who is only using her to get back at his ex-girlfriend. Tom, a delivery man who lives with an out of work sexy guy, his sister & his girlfriend, Shanon. This episode focuses upon the fight between Shanon & Tom.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to childbirth 
23 232 "Bud Hits the Books" Sam W. Orender Stacie Lipp April 28, 1996 10.23
Sex gets in the way of Bud studying for his finals, and he risks being expelled when he is caught masturbating in the school library. Marcy comes to his rescue by defending him. 
24 233 "Kiss of the Coffee Woman" Sam W. Orender Todd Newman May 5, 1996 10.24

Kelly gets a commercial where the male-lead is fired. Jefferson pitches in and they get very popular. For a follow-up commercial, they have to kiss. Al & marcy get very angry and go to the set, where they discover that the scene has been changed to post-coital. Jefferson leaves due to some creative differences and Al, Marcy replace them.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to childbirth 
25 234 "Torch Song Duet" Gerry Cohen Donelle Q. Buck May 19, 1996 10.25

Al helps Griff win a trip to Atlanta for the Olympic games by helping him answer questions on a radio sports quiz, from where he is banned. As a thanks, Griff agrees to allow Al to hold the Olympic Torch, until a girl comes by. With fame and photo and in Big UNs, Al gets very jealous and throws the torch into the mall fountain.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to childbirth 
26 235 "The Joke's on Al" Gerry Cohen Calvin Brown Jr. May 26, 1996 10.26
Members of NO MA'AM start playing practical jokes on each other. Griff lands in prison, gets tried and then punished for being a cannibal. Jefferson & Al take turns and fool each other. When an old "friend" of Peggy's comes to seduce Al to avenge Peggy, he thinks it's all an elaborate practical joke done by Jefferson and plays along. Finally it goes to till the wedding, but Peggy arrives on time to stop it. Meanwhile, Kelly keeps erasing all the messages on the phone. 

Season 11: 1996–1997

The eleventh season was the final season of Married... with Children. Fox moved the show's time slot several times throughout the course of the season, which cost the show ratings. Rising production costs and decreasing viewer shares led to the show's cancellation on April 17, 1997, after the final taping for Season 11. Due to this decision, there is no official "final" episode of Married... with Children, although "How to Marry a Moron, Part 2" is considered to be the final episode.[3] This was the only season to feature teaser scenes before the opening credits and a few episodes during this season also featured tag scenes just before the closing credits. For this season, the still of Al and Peggy sitting on the couch was dropped from the closing credits, which for this season are shown against a black background and in a separate card format, instead of scrolling. The opening theme was also greatly shortened, dropping the highway scenes taken from National Lampoon's Vacation, as well as the scene where Al hands every member of his family money.

Ep Title Director Writer(s) Airdate PC
1 239 "Twisted" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman September 29, 1996 11.01
To scare a woman into having sex with him, Bud simulates a tornado – which turns all too real when an actual tornado is headed for Chicago. Marcy takes up as their leader and the Bundys and D'Arcys move into the Bundy house basement. Kelly goes out to look for Lucky. 
2 240 "Children of the Corns" Amanda Bearse Matthew Berry,
Eric Abrams
October 6, 1996 11.02
Al and Griff blackmail Gary, because of a bad promotion contest, when they find the shoes from the shoe store are made by children in sweatshops. They rope in Jefferson and Bud's help. Meanwhile, Peggy wins a microwave and recruits Kelly to help her hide it from Al. 
3 241 "Kelly's Gotta Habit" Amanda Bearse Laurie Lee-Goss,
Garry Bowren
October 13, 1996 11.03
The show opens with Al and Jefferson watching COPS when an all-too-familiar theme song comes on. Jefferson asks Al, "Can you believe that show's still on the air?" Al thinks it's a classic, but doesn't like the stupid neighbors. In the meantime, Kelly must abstain from sex to get a part as a nun in a commercial for extra extra virgin olive oil, while Al poses as a police officer and appears with Officer Dan on the TV show COPS and answers a call without him to 9766 Jeopardy Lane, where a burglary is in progress at the D'Arcy residence. 
4 242 "Requiem For a Chevyweight (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Steve Faber,
Bob Fisher
November 10, 1996 11.04
Part one of two. Al's Dodge starts sputtering so he sends the rest of the family to find a fuel pump for it. In a flashback to the early 1970s where Al reminisces about how the Dodge has always been a part of the family, his talk with his father, the night Kelly was conceived, he remembers an incident where a Japanese car cuts them off and he has to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting it, and a young Kelly, who always has her head in a book and has learned things that her parents have no clue about, hits her head and suddenly becomes an airhead. Peg suggests that Kelly give baby Bud one of her rubber dollies to play with, which neither Peg nor Al thinks will be a negative influence on him in the future. 
5 243 "Requiem For a Chevyweight (Part 2)" Amanda Bearse Russell Marcus November 17, 1996 11.05
Part two of two. Al buries the Dodge in the backyard and has a funeral for it (complete with his buddy Ike playing the bagpipes) and leases a new sports car, the Testica 2000, which turns out to be a lemon. Meanwhile, Peg, Kelly and Bud dig up the Dodge so they can sell the engine to a collector for $10,000, but ex-CIA operative Jefferson makes a quick trip to Cuba to ask a favor of his old nemesis, Fidel Castro: since there are so many old cars there due to the trade embargo, maybe one of them has a fuel pump that might fit in the Dodge. 
6 244 "A Bundy Thanksgiving" Amanda Bearse Vince Cheung,
Bob Montanio
November 24, 1996 11.06
When Jefferson cannot find a turkey for Marcy to cook, Bud, Jefferson, and Peg go after Kelly's pet turkey so they can kill it and cook it for Thanksgiving. Trying to save Hank, the turkey, by throwing it out of the window so that it flies away, it dies and becomes their dinner. Meanwhile, Al and Griff go to a black neighborhood to find Al's favorite pie maker and end up in her funeral. He steals the pie from the funeral. 
7 245 "The Juggs Have Left the Building" Gerry Cohen Vince Cheung,
Ben Montanio
December 1, 1996 11.07
Peg wants to go to Branson, Missouri, and the Bundys end up there with no money by chaining their car to the bus. The prize for the local talent contest is $500, so Peg and Kelly enter as a singing duo called "The Juggs", and turn out to be talented enough to win not only the money, but a gig touring with Tammy Wynette for a year – until they all manage to screw it up and she fires them. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Marcy agree to feed Lucky while the Bundys are gone and start feeling a little amorous, but they can't decide on what bedroom game to play. They try a new one: they dress up as Al and Peg and do a little role-playing, which leads to a hot time in Al's and Peg's bedroom. 
8 246 "God Help Ye Merry Bundymen" Amanda Bearse Steve Faber,
Bob Fisher
December 22, 1996 11.08
Gary hires two young boys to help out Al and Griff for the Christmas sale. They take advantage of them and make them do all the work. When the boys are trained, Gary fires Al and Griff and they end up taking menial jobs at the mall. When the new boys leave, Al and Griff get their jobs back. To win the decoration competition, Marcy gets life-sized Virgin Mary and Joseph statues, which gets kidnapped by Kelly and Bud. When they try to get a ransom from the D'arcys, it goes horribly wrong. Peg gets into making ginger bread and bakes the entire neighbourhood, which gets her the first prize in the decorating contest. 
9 247 "Crimes Against Obesity" Amanda Bearse Russell Marcus December 29, 1996 11.09
On his birthday, when Al insults fat women on the way to the Jiggly Room, he is put on trial in the shoe store by a group of fat women who accuse him of being prejudiced against the obese. Meanwhile, Bud and Kelly attempt to tint the Dodge's windows as a birthday present to Al. Peg bakes him a cake and eats it. 
10 248 "The Stepford Peg" Amanda Bearse Valerie Ahern,
Christian McLaughlin
January 5, 1997 11.10
Peggy slips on a candy bar wrapper and hits her head on the table, giving her amnesia. With no memory of how she used to be, Al brainwashes Peg into acting like the perfect housewife. Even when Marcy tries to tell her the truth, Peg doesn't believe her. When they are trying to have sex, her memory comes back and makes him have sex again as a punishment. 
11 249 "Bud on the Side" Sam W. Orender Valerie Ahern,
Christian McLaughlin
January 12, 1997 11.11
Al tells Bud to lower his standards in finding women when he can't get a date. Al and Griff take off to avoid explaining to Gary why the sales have dropped 500% and still they are asking for a break room. Bud stops by and Gary finds him attractive. Al, Peg and Kelly later catch Gary trying to sneak out of Bud's room, much to Al's horror. But all is OK when she decides to build them a break room at the shoe store and install a big-screen TV and a refrigerator stocked with beer. But after a while, Bud doesn't like being treated, as a piece of meat that exists only to satisfy Gary's carnal desires. 
12 250 "Grime and Punishment" Sam W. Orender Steve Faber,
Bob Fisher
January 19, 1997 11.12
Kelly takes an improvement class and Al takes advantage of her by asking her to act{work} like him. Bud asks Al to repair the basement after Al starts charging him rent. When Al refuses, Bud calls a health inspector who makes Al live in the basement after it is deemed uninhabitable. Bud then gets Marcy, Kelly and Peg to torture him so that he repairs the basement. 
13 251 "T*R*A*S*H" Amanda Bearse Terry Maloney,
Mindy Morgenstern,
Todd Newman,
David Faustino[17]
January 26, 1997 11.13
Seeking regular meals, Al and Griff join the Army using Jefferson's help. Marcy makes Kelly and Bud pick up all the garbage they threw into her yard. After training, Al and Griff ends up cleaning up due to garbage strike with Jefferson as their leader. 
14 252 "Breaking Up Is Easy to Do (Part 1)" Mark K. Samuels Eric Abrams,
Matthew Berry
February 23, 1997 11.14
Part one of three. Bud gets Kelly a new acting gig, where she has to compete with Heather, her nemesis. They end up challenging each other to a boxing match. After a lot of training she beats Heather. When Al-Peggy loose badly in a "Know Your Spouse Board Game" against Marcy-Jefferson and Griff-His girlfriend, they decide to see a marriage counselor on Marcy-Jefferson's suggestion. They fight and break up. 
15 253 "Breaking Up Is Easy to Do (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Russell Marcus February 23, 1997 11.15
Part two of three. Al moves out of the house � and into an apartment near an airport. He invites Griff & Jefferson over and celebrates. Peg is heart-broken and the kids try to cheer her up. Marcy & the rest of the neighborhood celebrates with fireworks and parade. The girls and the guys go to the same bar to pick-up guys/girls. Peg ends up finding herself a man, who the kids love. 
16 254 "Breaking Up Is Easy to Do (Part 3)" Gerry Cohen Russell Marcus March 2, 1997 11.16
Part three of three. Al keeps striking out with women. Bud and Kelly break up Peg and her new boyfriend after discovering that he'll put the entire family to work. Peg admits that she misses Al and goes to meet him. They go out together and make-up. 
17 255 "Live Nude Peg" Amanda Bearse Matthew Berry,
Eric Abrams
March 9, 1997 11.17
Peggy poses as The Jiggly Room's stripper in the talent search to trick Al and wins. But she has to keep her identity a secret because Al loves Peggy's stripper persona more than herself. Bud forces Kelly to gain weight for a weight-loss commercial, which goes all to her ass. 
18 256 "A Babe in Toyland" Gerry Cohen Valerie Ahern,
Christian McLaughlin
March 16, 1997 11.18
Kelly takes over for a surly kids' show host after the real host goes insane on the sets. She entertains the kids with a puppet that looks like Bud. She belittles all the other characters in the show and fires Bud. Finally Bud gets her fired by getting the old host back. Meanwhile, Al and Peg experiment with sleeping in separate beds; first twin beds and then bunk beds. 
19 257 "Birthday Boy Toy" Gerry Cohen Terry Maloney,
Mindy Morgenstern
March 30, 1997 11.19
Al cuts off Peggy from shopping. Jefferson is very insecure about his looks and turns to Peggy for help. Peggy hooks him to shopping. When Marcy objects, he gets a job as exercise coach, where all the girls ogle him. Marcy forces him to resign. Bud directs a commercial for Gary Shoes with Kelly and Al. After a bad performance, Griff replaces Al and Al tries to sabotage the shoot. 
20 258 "Lez Be Friends" Gerry Cohen Pamela Eells April 10, 1997 11.20
Marcy's cousin, Mandy (Amanda Bearse in a dual role) comes to town and befriends Al. Marcy being very jealous of her cousin asks Al to keep her away from Jefferson. Later Mandy reveals that she is a Lesbian to Al and then to Marcy, which makes her very angry. Al manages to console Marcy into accepting Mandy. 
21 259 "Damn Bundys" Richard Correll Ben Montanio,
Vince Cheung
April 27, 1997 11.22
Al makes a pact with The Devil (Robert Englund) to play with the Chicago Bears to take them to Super Bowl in exchange for his soul. When Al insists on not quitting after his aim is achieved, The Devil sends him to hell, where he meets his entire family who is now dead. As his life is exactly as in earth, he challenges The Devil to a football match for returning to earth. 
22 260 "Chicago Shoe Exchange" Mark K. Samuels Matthew Berry,
Eric Abrams
May 4, 1997 11.21
Al and Griff turn the shoe store into a barter shop, after Gary leaves, so they can get massage chairs. Finally they are forced to reverse their work when Gary returns. Meanwhile, Kelly takes massage lessons and tests them out on Bud, which goes horribly wrong. 
23 261 "The Desperate Half-Hour" (Part 1) Gerry Cohen Valerie Ahern,
Christian McLaughlin
June 9, 1997 11.23
Part one of two. Bud's pen-pal from prison (Tricia Cast) and her boyfriend (Chip Esten) pay a visit to the Bundy household and take the family hostage. Marcy and Jefferson dress up for a cruise and visit the Bundys to rub it in. Kelly ends up falling in love with the prisoner's boyfriend, Lennon. Meanwhile, Al and Griff plan to watch a pay-per-view 3D movie at home but ends up as hostage too. 
24 262 "How to Marry a Moron" (Part 2) Gerry Cohen Ben Montanio,
Vince Cheung
June 9, 1997 11.24
Series finale. After Lennon is released from jail, he proposes to Kelly. When Al realizes that Lennon is son of the Tots, he agrees. With hours before Kelly's wedding, Al learns that Kelly's new beau is lusting for other women. He is in a dilemma, but finally ends up breaking the wedding. 

Non–Season Specials

Bundymania was a three hour and forty-five minute special airing nine dubbed German episodes of the series. The special included interviews with David Faustino, Christina Applegate, Ted McGinley, dog trainer Steven Ritt, Amanda Bearse and Ed O'Neill.[18]

Airdate Title Station
December 12, 1986 (taping date) Unaired Pilot Unaired
January 1, 1998 Bundymania Pro 7
August 26, 2001 Married... with Children: The E! True Hollywood Story E!
February 16, 2003 Married... with Children Reunion Fox




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