25 Years and What Do You Get? was the 17th episode in Season 9 of Married... with Children, and was also the 200th overall (the episode "Special: The Best of Bundy" is actually billed as the 200th). Directed by Sam W. Orender and written by Donald Beck episode originally aired on FOX, premiering on February 12, 1995.


In this episode, 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.


On their 25th wedding anniversary, Peggy goes out with Marcy to a posh health spa where Peggy gets coned out of all her money by a gift shop employee selling cheap beauty items. Meanwhile, Al is in trouble when the old and senile Buck buries in the back yard the anniversary gift necklace he plans to give Peggy, which prompts him, Bud and Kelly to literally dig up the entire back yard looking for the necklace.

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  • At one point, Al comes home with a jacket that reads "Farquhar's Formals" on the back. This is a nod to Ralph R. Farquhar, who has served as producer, writer, and executive story editor for the series.
  • Bud sees Al in a rented tuxedo whose legs are too short and asks: "Did it come with the matching Urkel glasses?", making a reference to Steve Urkel, from the ABC sitcom "Family Matters" and his typical nerdy fashion.


  • Katey Sagal's real hair starts to peek out from the Peg wig towards the end of the spa scenes.
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