I'm Going to Sweatland is the second episode of Season 3 of the FOX sitcom Married... with Children, as well as the 37th overall episode in the series. Written by Pamela Wick, Susan Cridland and Carl Studebaker, the episode was directed by Gerry Cohen and premiered on FOX on September 20, 1988.


When a perspiration stain on one of Al's shirts resembles a silhouette of The King of Rock & Roll, the Bundy household becomes a hot spot for Elvis Presley fanatics to visit.


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  • The title is also a reference to Graceland, the residence where Elvis Presley lived until his death and currently serves as a tourist attraction.
    • The title may also be a reference to the line "I'm going to Graceland" from Paul Simon's song "Graceland."
    • It may also be a parody of the phrase I'm going to Disneyland / Disney World!, that was used in Disney commercial starting in 1987 and feature the Super Bowl MVP after winning the game saying the phrase.


  • Peggy mentions that her and Al have been married for sixteen years.
  • Marcy mentions that Steve has a scar from an appendectomy.
  • Peggy mentions Youngstown, Ohio. This is Ed O'Neill's hometown.
  • Katey Sagal met Elvis in real life as her father Boris Sagal directed a movie ("Girl Happy") with Elvis.
  • The idea of seeing an image of Elvis in Al's sweat stained shirt is a psychological phenomenon known as Pareidolia.
  • Marcy brings in a group of Elvis impersonators, referring to the phenomenon that followed the death of the singer.
  • Steve mentions that he planned to talk to Marcy about Supply-side economics.
  • In the credits, Rod Stein is credited as playing "Elvis ?" while the others Elvis actors do not have the question mark.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Marcy mentions to Peggy that she would cheat on Steve with Elvis or professional boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. Mancini and Ed O'Neill grew up together in Youngstown (also mentioned in the episode).
  • Marcy mentions that she had a dream with American actor Clark Gable that was ruined by Steve having his appendix burst.
  • Buck has a sign that read "Feed the Dog who saw Lassie $5" referring to the fictional TV dog.
  • Elvis songs "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede Shoes" are mentioned throughout the later half of the episode.


  • Peggy sings "Heartbreak Hotel" after claiming to make Elvis pick between her and Priscilla Presley.



  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Shoe Store

External LinksEdit

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He Thought He CouldI'm Going to SweatlandPoke HighThe Camping Show
A Dump of My OwnHer Cups Runneth OverThe Bald and the BeautifulThe Gypsy Cried
Requiem for a Dead BarberI'll See You in CourtEatin' OutMy Mom, the Mom
Can't Dance, Don't Ask MeA Three Job, No Income FamilyThe Harder They Fall
The House That Peg LostMarried... with Queen (Part 1)Married... with Queen: The Sequel (Part 2)
The Dateless AmigoThe Computer ShowLife's a BeachHere's Lookin' at You, Kid
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