The Computer Show is the 20th episode of season 3 of Married...With Children, also the 55th overall series episode. It originally aired on FOX on May 14, 1989. Directed by Gerry Cohen, the episode was written by Ralph R. Farquhar.


Against Al's wishes, Peg and Marcy buy a home computer for the Bundy house.

Full episode summaryEdit

Season three's twentieth episode sees Al being pushed by Steve and Marcy into buying a computer for the family. Steve gets him a discount, on an expensive model, and Al finds himself looking at a $2500 paperweight, which the rest of the Bundys ridicule, decorate and argue about, but never manage to use.

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  • The computer's performance is: 3600 baud modem, VGA high resolution color monitor, 40 MB hard disk, 7 MB RAM.
  • Al mentions watching the television series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin and compares Buck to the eponymous character.
  • Kelly attempts to understand the children's nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill.
  • While training Buck to bring him slippers, he brings Al what looks like a bra and suggests that he uses that for when they go to the beach. In the next episode, the family does go to the beach.
  • Steve tells Al "Welcome to Tomorrowland" and asks him where to put the new computer. Al sarcastically tells him to put it in "It's a Broke World After All". Both refer to attractions at Disnyeland, "Tomorrowland" and "It's a Small World".
  • After Peggy tells him to talk after planning to dust the coffee table for the computer, Al wonders out loud if he is the forgotten Marx Brother, Zeppo Bundy, referring to actor Zeppo Marx.
  • Kelly attempts to write a report on the classic novel Moby-Dick, but Bud tricks her and mixes in elements from the television series Mister Ed, by claiming the whale could talk, and referring to Ishmael as "Wilbur", before singing a variation of the show's theme song.
  • The computer jokingly refers to itself as "The pet rock of the 80s".

External LinksEdit

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