He Ain't Much, But He's Mine is the fifth episode of season 4 of Married...With Children, also the 61st overall series episode. The episode originally aired on FOX on October 8, 1989. Directed by Gerry Cohen, the episode was written by Lisa Rosenthal.


Peg thinks a new customer at the hair salon may be having an affair with Al. She soon gets jealous and acts weird.


Peggy begins to suspect that Al is cheating because he seems to have a lot of different excuses for why he is coming home later than usual. Peggy meets Ginger at her beauty salon. Ginger is a young woman who admits she is sleeping around with another woman's husband and Peggy thinks it could be Al. Marcy goes to Peggy's salon and gets a new look, that Steve hates. Peggy is worried that Al is cheating on her and she is determined to get answers.

Recurring cast/Guest starsEdit


Guest starringEdit



  • The title of this episode is a reference to the song, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"


  • This episode beings and ends the same way: with Peg and Al asleep in bed, and Peg chokes Al from behind.
  • Kimmy Robertson later worked with Christina Applegate on the 1991 film Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. The film also features MWC guest star Dan Castellaneta.
  • Peggy states that she knows Kelly is promiscuous and the type of girl who steals boyfriend from other girls.
  • After Al receives a phone call, he tells Peg that Jim Bower got sick and he would have to fill in for him at the shoe store. This would imply that there is another co-worker at Gary's Shoes & Accessories for Today's Woman.
    • This is confirmed later by Steve who spies on Al and stated he worked a night shift around 7 pm, while Al typically works the opening/morning shift.
  • After getting frustrated and accusing Steve of lying, Marcy threatens him by not making him melon balls. It was mentioned in "He Thought He Could" that Steve's mother left specific instructions for Marcy on how to make them, as its the only way he'll eat melons. He later complains in that same episode that Marcy isn't that great at making them.
  • Just as Peggy is about to cut the blonde woman's hair, someone in the audience can be clearly heard saying "Yeah, Peggy!"
  • The pink jacket that Marcy wears at the Bundy residence after getting her hair done is the same one she wears during the opening credits for season 4.

Culturual ReferencesEdit

  • At the salon, Peggy and the ladies are disgusted when talking about actor Garry Shandling and how much it would cost to sleep with him.
    • At the time of the original airing of the episode, he was known for his show, It's Garry Shandling's Show which was airing on FOX's Sunday Night lineup.
  • When Peggy brings Marcy downstairs and then talks to Kelly about men who cheat, Bud can be seen reading a comic book called Rock 'n' Roll Comics. Specifically, he is reading issue #2, which focuses on metal band Metallica.
  • Marcy tells Peggy that from her impromtu survey, women would rather have sex with ALF than with Al. ALF was an alien played by a puppet from the sitcom of the same name.
  • When Marcy leaves the Bundy Residence with her new hairdo, a kid is heard yelling "Look, it's the Pope", in reference to the Mitre, a large ceremonial headdress worn by The Pope as well as bishops and abbots in Western Christianity.
  • Al suggests to Peg that they have sex during Mr. Belvedere on Saturday between 8 and 8:30pm. The ABC sitcom was in its final season when this episode originally aired.


  • Peggy mentions that Al's nose hairs moved to the sound of "Vaya Con Dios".



  • Bundy Living Room / Kitchen
  • Al and Peggy's Bedroom
  • Hair Salon


  • Boom mic visible: Seen in the mirror when Peggy is talking to the woman at the beauty parlor while impersonating the stylist.

External LinksEdit

◄ Season 3 Season 4 Episodes Season 5 ►
Hot off the GrillDead Men Don't Do AerobicsBuck Saves the DayTooth or Consequences
He Ain't Much, But He's MineFair ExchangeDesperately Seeking Miss October976-SHOE
Oh, What a FeelingAt the ZooIt's a Bundyful Life (Part 1)It's a Bundyful Life (Part 2)
Who'll Stop the Rain?A Taxing ProblemRock and Roll GirlYou Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em (Part 1)
You Gotta Know When to Fold 'Em (Part 2)What Goes Around Came AroundPeggy Turns 300
Peggy Made a Little LambRain GirlThe Agony of De-FeetYard Sale
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.