Pump Fiction was the 23rd episode in Season 9 of Married... with Children, and was also the 206th overall episode. Directed by Gerry Cohen and written by Kim Weiskopf and David Castro, the episode originally aired on FOX, premiering on April 30, 1995.


Al and Kelly make a short film about shoes (Sheos), and they end up getting $10,000 to produce another one (A day in the life of a Shoe Salesman). Al makes one with lots of bikini models and handsome actors, in spite of Marcy's protests.


Season 9's twenty-third episode has Kelly making a film for school titled "Shoes", and both wind up getting rewarded a $10,000 grant to fund the sequel, which they give the title "A Day in the Life of a Shoe Salesman". The other members of the family obviously want in on the windfall, and Kelly's original artistic vision undergoes some major modifications, as Al takes overproduction, and reworks it to his own "manly" specifications, one with lots of bikini models and handsome actors, in spite of Marcy's bitter protests!

The second film is a disaster. The film is even unanimously condemned by all of congress. But Al is ecstatic as he is profiled on the front page of Shoe News

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  • The episode title takes a variant on Quentin Tarentino's 1994 box office smash film Pulp Fiction.
  • It is revealed that Luke Ventura, Al's former co-worker from Season One, is now a shoe salesman in a major shoe department store in Chicago.
  • Peggy's view of Luke Ventura in this episode is different from when he appeared on screen. In this episode, she remarks how he was a courteous, competent employee. In the first season she had disdain for Luke, considering him an obnoxious fornicator.
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