Where's the Boss? is the twelfth episode of Season 1 of the FOX sitcom Married... with Children, as well as the 12th overall episode in the series. Written by Marcy Vosburgh and Sandy Sprung, the episode was directed by Linda Day and premiered on FOX on June 21, 1987.


After mistakenly thinking the shoe store owner Gary is dead, Al decides to quit the shoe business if he doesn't get some personal recognition from the boss he has never met.


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  • Peggy: Come on now kids, we're Bundys. How often do we get to be happy?

  • Al: The only thing I wanted out of this death was a little recognition. Now, not only is Gary not dead, he still doesn't know I'm alive!
  • Peggy: Well, you know, honey, sometimes at night I'm not sure either. But then you burp.



  • The episode title is a reference to the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss?.


  • The set for Who's the Boss? was actually right next the set for Married... with Children. David Faustino has mentioned that he had a crush on Alyssa Milano, who starred in it as Samantha Micelli.
  • In this episode, everyone refers to Gary as "he", and Al pays a man to impersonate his boss. It is later revealed in "Business Still Sucks (Part 2)" that Gary is actually a woman.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Al's resignation speech is a parody of Tom Joad's closing speech in The Grapes of Wrath.



  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Shoe Store
  • Stock Room

External LinksEdit

  Season 1 Episodes Season 2 ►
PilotThinnergyBut I Didn't Shoot the DeputyWhose Room Is It Anyway
Have You Driven a Ford Lately?Sixteen Years and What Do You Get?Married... without Children
The Poker GamePeggy Sue Got WorkAl Loses His CherryNightmare on Al's Street
Where's the Boss?Johnny Be Gone
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