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Blond and Blonder is the 8th episode of Season 10 of Married with Children and the 217th overall episode of the series. Directed by Gerry Cohen and written by Stacie Lipp & Richard Gurman, the episode first aired on FOX on November 5, 1995.

Synopsis[]

Marcy organizes a "Toys for guns" campaign to get kids something else to play with than toy guns. Kelly has a post-graduation five-year re-union and is shocked to learn that the nerd she once stood up has grown into a handsome and rich man...

Storyline[]

But at their 5 year 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.

Kelly and her best friends are excited for their 5 year high school reunion, remembering how they were mean to nerds, but when Kelly and the others sees a handsome man, revealed to be Eric "Nine-Toes" Waters, a nerd that Kelly stood up on New Year's Eve (which led to his nickname), who is now rich. All the girls (especially Kelly) at the reunion is going gaga over! Kelly and her best friends also teased Bud a lot, with the exception of one of the girls, Mindy the one with braces, who still has the hots for him. Just as Bud was able to exact his revenge on Kelly and her girlfriends along with Eric, the Bud-drooling Mindy is able to catch up with him, and winds up "getting lucky" with him, to his chagrin.

Recurring cast/character regulars[]

Guest starring[]

Notes[]

Title[]

  • The title of this episode is a reference to the 1995 comedy movie, Dumb and Dumber.

Trivia[]

  • As indicated by Kelly and the banner, she graduated from Polk High in 1990.
  • As Bud walks in to the reunion, a sign in the hallway reads "...President Richie Gurman", a reference to MWC writer and producer Richard Gurman (who co-wrote this episode), while at the other opening, a sign can be seen that reads "...Prez Kim Weiskopf", a reference to MWC producer Kim Weiskopf.
  • Near the stage where the band is performing is text on a white board, which contains the lyrics of the Polk High Anthem.
  • Al mentions that he has a noose up in the attic and that its right to have one there. In several past episodes, it was either mentioned or shown that Al does have a noose and has tried to hang himself with it, notably in season six's "The Egg and I".
  • This episode introduces Kelly's friends, Fawn, Ashley, Jessica and Mindy.
  • Lisa Boyle, who plays Kelly's friend, Fawn, previously appeared on the show as Bubbles Double Dee in the season eight episode, "NO MA'AM".
  • Heidi Mark, who plays Ashley, was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for July, 1995. This episode aired four months after her Playboy pictorial.
  • Kelly revealed that she had broken her legs after joyriding in a car belonging to a nerd who asked her out. She stole the car with the actual guy she was dating and steered it with their butts until it crashed.

Cultural References[]

  • The toy gun that Al and Peggy play with at the beginning of the episode appears to be a Nerf Ballzooka with the logo removed.
  • Al and Marcy mention Mr. Potato Head, a children's toy whose appearance can be changed with an assortment of accessories.
  • Marcy's seagull statue says "Kids, don't drink and drive an oil tanker." This is in reference to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, which is considered the worst oil spill worldwide.
  • During Jefferson's rant about playing the game, Operation, he mentions Jiffy Lube an American chain of automotive shops that specialize in oil changes.
  • Al and Jefferson mention the board games, Monopoly, Operation, and Bottom's Up.
    • While all three games are real, the Bottoms Up game in this episode is depicted differently.
      • The actual Bottom's Up game was an adult themed drinking/board game from the 1970s. It was created by the makers of malt liquor brand, Colt 45.[1]
      • The one depicted in this episode seems to be based on Twister a physical game of skill that uses a matt with a group of color spots that forces each player to awkwardly stretch out to reach the called out color spot.

Music[]

  • The song that plays at Kelly's reunion is an instrumental version of "Super Freak" by Rick James.

Goofs[]

  • Peggy tells Al that she found the Nerf Ballzooka with the other old toys in their attic, implying that she bought these for the kids when they were younger. The Nerf Ballzooka was first introduced in 1994, about a year before this episode was filmed and look like they are in pristine condition.
  • After Eric ignores Ashley following her "move", Casper Van Dien appears to be laughing and sticks his tongue for a moment before going back into character as Kelly makes her attempt.
  • When Jefferson is shown getting ready to blow up Marcy's Mr. Potato Head, it appears to be an actual potato instead of the toy.
  • After Al yells at Peggy's mom about smelling fowl, Marcy puts her seagull statue back in the box and makes sure its secure inside. The camera then cuts to Jefferson taking about donating a pair of loaded dice, but Marcy is now shown putting the seagull into the box.

References[]

  1. Bottom's Up. History's Dumpster.
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