Ship Happens: Part I was the 19th episode in Season 9 of Married... with Children, and was also the 202nd overall episode. Directed by Gerry Cohen and written by Katherine Green, the episode originally aired on FOX, premiering on February 26, 1995.


Conclusion of two-part story. The Bundys, the D'Arcys, a fat woman, and comedian-former SNL cast member Gilbert Gottfried are lost at sea and are the only survivors after the cruise ship sinks. Gilbert entertains them and finally Al goes for help. The rest get rescued soon and Al turns up two days later. Meanwhile, the media hound the kids for stories, and Bud starts to see the economic possibilities.


Part two and conclusion of two-episode story arc. In this particular episode, the Bundys' ocean cruise aboard the S.S. Sea Dodge takes a turn for the worse when their ship sinks, and they are stranded on a life raft in the middle of the ocean as with the D'Arcys, a fat woman, and comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who tries to "lighten the monotony" by endeavoring to entertain them all telling bad jokes! The six are the only survivors. Meanwhile, Kelly and Bud endure the media circus that comes to their house asking about their missing parents.

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  • The name of the ship was "Sea Dodge".
  • Katey Sagal and Gilbert Gottfried were both costars of the late John Ritter. Gilbert Gottfried starred with him in the Problem Child films and Kathy Sagal starred with him in his last sitcom 8 Simple Rules.


  • Boom mic visible moments before Al Bundy is interviewed by Miranda Veracruz de la Jolla Cardinal.
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