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Al Loses His Cherry is the tenth episode of Season 1 of the FOX sitcom Married... with Children, as well as the 10th overall episode in the series. Written by Marcy Vosburgh and Sandy Sprung, the episode was directed by Arlando Smith and premiered on FOX on June 7, 1987.


Al leaves home after a fight with Peg and stays with his co-worker, Luke Ventura. When a pair of sisters show up, Luke takes one to bed while the other does her best to seduce Al.


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  • Luke: Hey, the day Luke Ventura can't help a friend, that's a day he's got something better to do.

  • Marcy: There are a lot of man-hungry barracudas out there. The first little wink - his shoes will be under her bed.
  • Peggy: Well that should end it right there. [laughs]



  • The episode title is based on the phrase "to lose one's cherry" (i.e. to lose one's virginity). In this case Al "loses" Sherry Cherry.


  • It is revealed that Al works Saturdays but is home on Sundays.
  • Al mentions the show's title twice (and for the first time) when he states that he is "married with children".
  • Luke lives in apartment 12E.
  • Luke refers to Al as Al "the King" Bundy.
  • This is the last appearance of Luke Ventura.
  • Jerry Hall, who plays Terry Cherry in this episode, has a twin sister in real life called Terry.
  • As evidenced by the production code, this was the seventh episode produced for the season, though it was the tenth episode aired.


  • Al sings "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" by Jimmy Webb.
  • Luke sings "Three Times a Lady" by The Commodores.



  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Shoe Store
  • Luke's Apartment

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  Season 1 Episodes Season 2 ►
PilotThinnergyBut I Didn't Shoot the DeputyWhose Room Is It Anyway?
Have You Driven a Ford Lately?Sixteen Years and What Do You Get?Married... without Children
The Poker GamePeggy Sue Got WorkAl Loses His CherryNightmare on Al's Street
Where's the Boss?Johnny Be Gone