The Weaker Sex was the 6th episode aired in Season 10 of Married... with Children and the 215th overall series episode. Directed by Amanda Bearse and written by Dvora Inwood, the episode originally aired on FOX, premiering on October 22, 1995.


Peg takes up a self-defense class. What's worse, she is soon promoted to the advanced class. This makes Al feel emasculated. To make Peg drop the self-defense class, Kelly suggests Al take Peg out on a romantic date to see the Director's Cut of The Bridges of Madison Country.


Al mocks Marcy and Peg for taking self-defence class, but a potential thief going after Al's wallet, Peg punches him and becomes the hero. Al feels sissy and tries to set up a bar fight. But Peg punches first and ruins it again. Bud tries to film it but gets caught with a giant woman. Kelly sees a dumb man, who later while proposing becomes Al's guinea pig.

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  • While standing in line at the movies, posters for "Devil in a Blue Dress", "Johnny Mnemonic" and "To Die For" can be prominently seen. All three films were produced by Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star pictures, which television division produced MWC.
  • Peggy mentions that Al is finally taking her to see a movie that does not have the words "Debbie" and "Does" in the title. She is referring to the 1978 pornographic film Debbie Does Dallas and its sequels and remakes.
  • After Al is insulted by the interviewers, Al says "If you got the tailpipe, I got the lips". In season 6's "My Dinner with Anthrax", Jefferson found Al with the tailpipe of his car in his mouth, as he was trying to kill himself instead of having to make love to Peg on their anniversary.
  • Frank Lloyd appears uncredited in this episode as the mugger who tries to steal Al's wallet
  • While standing in line for the movie, one of the men is holding a book titled "Final Exit", which Al had been shown reading in season 6's " Al Bundy, Shoe Dick"
◄ Season 9 Season 10 Episodes Season 11 ►
Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerA Shoe Room with a View
Requiem for a Dead BriardReverend AlHow Bleen Was My KellyThe Weaker Sex
Flight of the BumblebeeBlonde and BlonderThe Two That Got AwayDud Bowl IIBearly Men
Love Conquers AlI Can't Believe It's ButterThe Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 1)
The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 2)Calendar GirlThe Agony and the Extra C
Spring Break (Part 1)Spring Break (Part 2)Turning JapaneseAl Goes to the DogsEnemies
Bud Hits the BooksKiss of the Coffee WomanTorch Song DuetThe Joke's on Al
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