Teacher Pets was the 21st episode of Season 6 of Married... with Children, also the 126th overall series episode. Directed by Gerry Cohen and written by Katherine Green, the episode first aired on the FOX network, premiering on April 5, 1992.


Bud tries to prove to others that his substitute teacher has a crush on him. Meanwhile, Peg is sick with the flu and Al crashes children's parties at Chuck E. Cheese to get free food.


The sixth season's twenty-first episode has Bud trying to support his claim that his 40-year-old teacher is romanticly interested in him is greeted by laughter from everyone. But another student smells the smoke and wants the self-imagined studly Bud's fire for herself. Meanwhile, Peggy has a cold which prompts Al to keep his distance by going out every night to a Chuck-E-Cheese restaurant for some free pizza by crashing little kids birthdays parties. Can Bud keep two girls satisfied or will he suffer from a humiliating Bundy defeat?

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  • The name of Bud's new teacher, Mrs A. Mariner, is a play on the title of Samuel Coleridge Taylor's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".
  • The name of the teacher Dottie McGowen is possibly named after the hair stylist for the show, Dottie McQuown, though her last name is spelled differently.
  • Charlotte Ross, who plays Bud's girlfriend Darlene, appeared alongside Katey Sagal as the daughter of her character in the 1991 TV movie "She Says She's Innocent" (aka "Violation of Trust").
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