It's a Bundyful Life (Part 1) is the eleventh episode of of Season 4 of the FOX TV series Married... with Children, as well as the 68th overall episode. Written by Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye, the episode was directed by Gerry Cohen. It first aired along with its second part as a one-hour episode on FOX on December 17, 1989.


Al has finally saved up some cash to buy his family Christmas presents this year. Unfortunately, a mob of late customers in the shoe store prevents him from getting to the bank in time and retrieving the money he needs.


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  • It's a Bundyful Life is a play on the title of the 1946 classic Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life, which this episode parodies.


  • Fox re-aired this episode two-parter on December 15, 2003, the same year that the Married... with Children Reunion special was aired, making it a rare occurrence in which a classic TV show re-airs on its parent network after being canceled.
  • On the Married... with Children Podcast this is the first two-parter to get two separate podcast episodes.
  • When Al puts his feet up, he has a noticeable hole in his shoe.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The whole two-parter is a parody on the 1946 classic Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life.


  • The song that plays in the beginning of the episode and during the end credits is "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas".
  • The Christmas carolers can be heard singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
  • The music playing in Marcy's bank is an instrumental version of "Deck the Halls" by Mannheim Steamroller.



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


  • When Steve and Marcy come to the Bundys, to wish them a merry Christmas, Bud is "stealing" Marcy's wedding ring from her right hand; later when Marcy asks who has it, she looks at her left hand, where the ring supposedly was.
  • One of the partying bank employees is handing the already dead drunk Marcy another drink - but the glass has clearly not very much in it.
  • Al says he was gonna pick up the money at he bank the next morning. But when he tries to go there to pick it up ( before being held up by the old ladies) it's afternoon.

External LinksEdit

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