Father Lode is the twenty-first episode of Season 2 of the FOX sitcom Married... with Children, as well as the 34th overall episode in the series. Written by Jerry Perzigian, the episode was directed by Linda Day and premiered on FOX on March 13, 1988.


Al tries to keep his race track winnings a secret, while Peg starts taking money from Al's wallet.


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Recurring CastEdit


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  • The episode title is based on the expression "mother lode", which is used colloquially to refer to the real or imaginary origin of something valuable or in great abundance.


  • The magazine Peggy is reading is called Sports Time.
  • When Bud comes out of the basement after Peg starts looking for Al's money, he is clearly holding a Penthouse magazine in the back of his pants. It is the January 1986 issue.
  • It is mentioned that Steve's father has been accused of selling secrets to the enemy.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Al mentions to Peg that he is watching Ted Koppel, a British-American news anchor who hosted ABC's "Nightline" from 1980 to 2005.




  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Al & Peggy's Bedroom
  • Shoe Store

External LinksEdit

◄ Season 1 Season 2 Episodes Season 3 ►
Poppy's by the Tree (Part 1)Poppy's by the Tree (Part 2)If I Were a Rich Man
Buck Can Do ItGirls Just Wanna Have Fun (Part 1)Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Part 2)
For Whom the Bell TollsBorn to WalkAlley of the DollsThe Razor's Edge
How Do You Spell Revenge?Earth AngelYou Better Watch OutGuys and Dolls
Build a Better MousetrapMaster the PossibilitiesPeggy Loves Al, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
The Great EscapeImpo-DentJust Married... with ChildrenFather LodeAll in the Family
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