Poke High (aka The Red Grange Story) is the third episode of season 3 of Season 3 of the FOX sitcom Married... with Children, as well as the 38th 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 November 27, 1988.


Al tries to keep a Polk High School football player from breaking his football record while Kelly tries to get a date with him during a game.


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  • Kelly: I can't believe it. I've failed.
  • Al: Which class was it this time?
  • Kelly: Oh daddy, I'm not talking about school. Why would I care about that?



  • The episode title is a play on the Bundys' high school "James K. Polk High" as Kelly spells it in the episode.


  • The Bundy phone number is displayed to be 555-2878.
  • The Polk High Dots are playing their rivals, The Chester A. Arthur Aryans who come from the "rich, white neighborhood" as Al tells Steve. "Aryan" is a common word in white power terminology and two of the Aryans players name announced are "Himmler" and "Rommel", referring to Heinrich Himmler and Erwin "The Desert Fox" Rommel.
  • The rival high school is named after the 21st U.S. President, Chester A. Arthur
  • This was the first Fox airing with a share of more than 25.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Peggy has a phone call with Reverend Felcher who was Archie Bunker's minister in All in the Family.
  • Bud is shown to help Matt with the novel Of Mice and Men.
  • Matt mistakes George from the novel Of Mice and Men with Squiggy from the T.V. series Laverne & Shirley. David Lander, who played Squiggy, appeared on MWC as Eli, in Married... with Queen Part II
  • Al is mistakenly referred to as former Chicago Bears halfback Red Grange.
  • Al states I'm going to Disneyland, a slogan used in advertisements for the theme park usually featuring the Super Bowl MVP saying the line after winning the game.




  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Polk High Football Field


  • As of this episode it's hinted that Bud is in high school with Kelly, despite him being in 5th grade in season 1, and this is season 3.

External LinksEdit

◄ Season 2 Season 3 Episodes Season 4 ►
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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