Banking on Marcy was the fifth episode of Season 8 of Married... with Children, also the 162nd overall episode of the series. Directed by Tony Singletary and written by Stacie Lipp, the episode originally on FOX, premiering on October 3, 1993.


Marcy works through her fear of public speaking by imagining herself having sex. This leads to a whole new career for her. Meanwhile, Al gets interested in rap videos.


Marcy tries to overcome her fear of public speaking by fantasizing that she's elsewhere (having sex in the bedroom), which is a real treat for the audience. But the only people that are turned off by Marcy's simulated lovemaking skills are an embarrassed Jefferson, a shocked Peggy, and a disgusted Al, who's hooked on (muted) rap videos.

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  • The title of this episode is a reference to the saying "Banking on...", meaning to rely on someone
  • When Peggy asked Marcy how much trouble the bank was in, she tells her "We backed 'Last Action Hero". Last Action Hero was a 1993 action-fantasy film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and was considered a major failure during its theatrical run. The film was produced by Columbia Pictures, which also produced MWC.
  • When Al calls in the video channel, one of the songs he requests is "Rump Shaker", which is an actual song by the group, Wreckx-N-Effect.
  • When Peg mutes the tv and Al says "Whoomp! There It Is!", it is a reference to the song of the same name by the group Tag Team. The song was previously heard on MWC in the season 8 episode "A Tisket, a Tasket, Can Peg Make a Basket?"
  • When Al is trying to make a request to the video channel, he is wearing a Chicago White Sox baseball cap backwards.
  • Beau Billingslea, who played the moderator in this episode, would later playing Rev. Hightower in the season 11 episode "A Bundy Thanksgiving"
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