A all-of-a sudden out-of-shape TV fitness instructor "Jim Jupiter" becomes "Bundified", and then suffers a fatal heart attack on screen -- thanks to Peg, and too many bon-bons, in "Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics" in Season 4 of MWC.
| Season 4, Episode # 2 |
Number (#59) in series (259 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Tom Lahm|
|Writer(s)||Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt & Gabrielle Topping|
|Taping date||August 25, 1989|
|Original airdate||September 10, 1989|
|IMDb||Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics|
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(Season 4 premiere)
|"Buck Saves the Day"|
Peggy wins the chance to exercise with Jim Jupiter, a local aerobics instructor with his own TV show, for two weeks, but she ends up killing Jim by introducing him to the world of smoking, eating junk food, and watching TV.
Peg wins a two week visit from a certain Jim Jupiter (Tom Lahm), the "healthiest man in Chicago," which soon turns into a test of wills between Peg and the TV aerobics instructor, who eventually succumbs to Peggy's lazy lifestyle of smoking and eating junk food. When Jim Jupiter literally drops dead after a workout on his local TV show, Peg surprisingly begins to suffer from a rare attack of guilt.
Recurring cast/Guest starsEdit
- Tom Lahm as Jim Jupiter
- Michelle Smith as fitness babe "Bunny"
- Kathryn Eickstaedt as fitness babe "Lola"
- The episode ends with the following message - "This show is dedicated to our brother the mighty cockroach. Let him show us the way."
- In the opening credits we see a new house number - 9674, presumably outside the Rhoades' house. However, in the episode itself the Bundy house number is still 9764.
- Jim Jupiter's logo pictures the planet Saturn.
- Steve sings A Wandering Ministrel, I and For He's Going to Marry Yum Yum, both from the operetta The Mikado, which he refers to as just "Mikado."
- The names of Jupiter’s “girlfriends” on his show, Lola & Bunny, would become the name of the Loony Tunes character Lola Bunny 7 years later in the film Space Jam
- Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics at the Internet Movie Database
- Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics on Bundyology
- Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics - First Draft Script on albundy.net
- Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics - Transcript on albundy.net
- #60 Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics - MWC Podcast on Horrorphilia