Bearly Men is the 11th episode of season 10 of Married... with Children, also the 220th overall series episode. Directed by Gerry Cohen and written by Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye, it premiered on FOX-TV on December 3, 1995.


In this episode, Al tries to get rid of Peggy's mother, back to Wanker County. To do so, Al tries to prove himself to Peg's father and then convince him to come and take her. On Bud's suggestion he & Bud goes bear hunting with Peg's dad and get abandoned there. They accidentally knock off a bear and bring Peg's dad to Chicago assuming that it's dead. The bear runs away and raids Marcy & Jefferson's car. The three decide to hunt the bear down themselves, though they fail to kill it. Al proves he has the advantage in the big city over Ephraim by beating up a few bad-mouthed teenagers who are hanging out with the bear and refuse to let him leave with Al. Ephraim is amazed at Al's performance but refuses to take back Peggy's mother until he can prove that he is a real man just like Al, leaving the latter frustrated over being stuck with Peggy's mother even longer. However, the bear walks into a stripclub, scaring away several strippers as Bud and Al watch in delight. 

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  • The song that plays as Ephraim, Al and Bud hunt down the bear through the streets of Chicago is "Teddy Bears' Picnic".
  • The title is, of course, a play on 'barely men', as in doubting their manhood.
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