A Little Off the Top is the 12th episode of season 8 of Married... with Children, also the 169th overall series episode. Directed by cast member Amanda Bearse and written by Michael G. Moye, it premiered on FOX-TV on December 12, 1993.


Al suffers from a bad back and is taken to the hospital, where, due to a slip-up, instead of a circular incision, he gets a circumcision. The family tries their best to keep him away from getting aroused. Meanwhile Marcy has a great time making fun of Al.


Al is injured playing baseball with his friends, and ends up in the hospital needing surgery. Due to a mix-up at the hospital, however, Al ends up receiving a circumcision.

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  • The title of this episode is a reference to the phrase used for a haircut.
  • This episode was possibly influenced from an earlier rough draft from season 4 of MWC that was rejected by FOX due to the backlash from the Rakolta Boycott.
  • The exercise equipment Peg and Marcy use at the beginning of the episode is the Thighmaster.
  • When Bud enters the basement to hide the magazines, the moment we hear the thump of his "fall", the wall lamp next to the basement door almost falls down.
  • Peggy mentions that she always licks her fingers when she turns the page in a magazine. She can also be seen doing so in "Father Lode".
  • The song Bad to the Bone (song) can be heard towards the end of the episode.
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