Married ...with Children (2)
Part 2: A look back at more of my favorite episodes
Thanks to all the great response on my last Married ...with Children article, in case you missed it, it can be located here:
Married ...with Children Part 1
And now I bring you more of my all time favorite episodes, starting with...
3.8 The Gypsy Cried (Original Air Date: 2/5/1989)
Steve and Marcy hire a fortune teller for a party, and everyone gets good fortune readings, except for Marcy who gets a prediction of misfortune, betrayal, disaster and tragedy in her future. So when she as to accompany her boss to the Women in Banking Convention in New York, he brings Steve, Al and Peggy along to avoid the worst possible outcome. One of the funniest moments in the series happens here, as Al takes off his shoes on the plane, all the oxygen masks drop down simultaneously.
Madame Olga: I feel very strong vibrations here.
Al: Did you leave your toy running under the couch again?
Peggy: No. It's in the shop, it's being turbo-charged.
4.1 Hot Off the Grill (Original Air Date: 9/3/1989)
It's Labor Day and everyone in the neighborhood is out of town having a good time, except of course the Bundy's. So Al decides to throw a barbecue with the Rhodes' where he'll make his special Bundy burgers that require last year's grease and ashes intact on the grill. Only Peggy accidently loses the ashes, so she has Kelly and Bud search the neighborhood for replacements. This is a truly unique episode, for one thing Al becomes turned on to Peggy while watching her scrub the picnic table and winds up having sex with her...a lot, and and for once she's not in the mood. The episode also has one of the best endings, I won't spoil it, but I'd describe it as almost Shakespearean. Some memorable quotes include: