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A Shoe Room With A View was the 2nd episode aired in Season 10 of Married... with Children and the 211th overall series episode. Directed by Gerry Cohen and written by Richard Gurman and Stacie Lipp, the episode originally aired on FOX, premiering on September 24, 1995.


Al and Griff convinces Gary to use the extra space for an aerobic's studio in the hopes that it'll attract pretty women. When it attracts fat women instead, Kelly convinces her father's boss to hire Ramone. It turns the tide against Feminist Marcy.


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 complains 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.

Recurring cast/character regulars[]

  • Ed O'Neil as Al Bundy 
  • Katey Sagal as Peggy Bundy 
  • Christina Applegate as Kelly Bundy 
  • David Faustino as Bud Bundy 
  • Amanda Bearse as Marcy D'Arcy
  • Ted McGinley as Jefferson D'Arcy
  • Harold Sylvester as Griff 
  • E.E. Bell as Bob Rooney 
  • Tom McCleister as Ike
  • Janet Carroll as Gary 
  • Buck as Buck Bundy 

Guest starring[]

  • Marco Sanchez as Ramon
  • Danica Sheridan as Matilda
  • Jennifer Echols as Cynthia
  • Sonya Eddy as Arlene
  • Jami Music as Rebecca
  • Meilani Paul as Melissa 
  • Marci Brickhouse as Taylor 
  • Shana Wall as Chantal 
  • Maureen Costa as Sally 
  • Kevin Curran as Buck (uncredited/voice) 
  • Jenna Mattison as Women in red (uncredited)


  • Matilda: How dare you say that to my face?
  • Al: Well, I'd say it behind your back but my car's only got half a tank of gas.




  • Al mentions that he and Griff are the only employees at Gary's Shoes.
  • On the wall in the back of the store, the visible writings include "Anderson Tire Service 555-1212" and "Giggly Room x57-4096"
  • Al reveals that his own father left him and his mom for a prostitute.
  • Al mentions that membership in NO MA'AM includes:
    • Luxury boxes at WrestleMania
    • Use of a classic Dodge (when it is working)
    • A key to the Big 'Uns reading room (when the bowl is unclogged)
  • Al states that he has an enlarged prostate.

Cultural References[]

  • Peggy gets excited when seeing a commercial Stouffer's Apple Brown Betty
    • Stouffer's is a brand of frozen food entrees. It is most commonly known for its lasagna and mac n' cheese entrees.
    • A Brown Betty is a type of baked dessert made with apples and crumbs.
  • During his speech, Al mentions that he has ...stood on the shoulders of giants: Einstein, Magellan, Heineken"
    • Albert Einstein - German-born theoretical physicist who created theories such as "Theory of Relativity". His name is often associated with being a genius.
    • Ferdinand Magellan - Portuguese born explorer who organized the Spanish expedition to the East Indies and resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth.
    • Heineken is a Dutch brand of lager beer known for its green glass bottle with a red star on it.
  • Marcy tells Al and Griff that she plans to leave flyers for Gary's Aerobics Studio at Der Wienerschnitzel, (more commonly known now as "Wienerschnitzel"), a fast food chain that specializes in chili covered hot dogs and hamburgers.
    • Despite its German name, it doesn't actually sell Wiener schnitzel or other German dishes, aside from hot dogs.
  • Just before Al falls out the window, he tells the ladies there "Who loves you, baby?!". The line is used as the catchphrase of Detective Theo Kojak from the 1970s television series Kojak.
  • Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is mentioned throughout the episode.


  • "Jump (For My Love)" by the Pointer Sisters is played when the ladies at the aerobics studio do the "Dumbo Drop" and cause the backroom at the shoe store to collapse.



  • Bundy Living Room / Garage
  • Gary's Shoes seating area
  • Gary's Shoes backroom /peeping area
  • Gary's Aerobics Studio Workout area
  • Northside Aerobics Studio Workout area


  • After Peggy comes out of the garage with her "Oprah Land" scale model, the garage door is wide open. But instead of seeing the contents of the garage, what is actually visible is the back of a different set. It can also be seen after Al gets from the floor after being electrocuted.
  • Peggy mentions that Stouffers makes an Apple Brown Betty. Stouffers specializes in main course entrees and does not make dessert products.
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Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerA Shoe Room with a View
Requiem for a Dead BriardReverend AlHow Bleen Was My KellyThe Weaker Sex
Flight of the BumblebeeBlonde and BlonderThe Two That Got AwayDud Bowl IIBearly Men
Love Conquers AlI Can't Believe It's ButterThe Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 1)
The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 2)Calendar GirlThe Agony and the Extra C
Spring Break (Part 1)Spring Break (Part 2)Turning JapaneseAl Goes to the DogsEnemies
Bud Hits the BooksKiss of the Coffee WomanTorch Song DuetThe Joke's on Al