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Married... without Children is the seventh episode of Season 1 of the FOX sitcom Married... with Children, as well as the 7th overall episode in the series. Written by Ralph R. Farquhar, the episode was directed by Linda Day and premiered on FOX on May 17, 1987.


Steve and Marcy agree to watch Bud and Kelly so Al and Peggy can go on vacation for a weekend. While they expect to have a positive influence on the kids, they do not know what they are in for.


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  • Al: Steve, you are the biggest-- By the way, do you have cable?
  • Steve: No.
  • Al: The biggest idiot I've ever met!

  • Al: This is gonna work out great for me except for one thing. She's gonna want some sex. Now, do I watch the fight first, then give her a jump? No, that's not good cause with that on my mind I'll be all anxious and tense and I won't enjoy the fight. No. The best thing to do would be to bed her down first. That way, I'll enjoy the rest of the day.

  • Kelly: Listen, I really like one of these guys, he's really nice, but don't make any sudden moves.
  • Steve: I guess I can dial 9-1-1 slowly.

  • Peggy: I think the national anthem should be our song from now on. When they hit "the rockets' red glare," you were an animal, Al.




  • This is the first episode to show the inside of the Rhoades' house.
  • This is the first time one of Kelly's boyfriends is seen on screen.
  • A towel from the motel will reappear in "Johnny Be Gone" and Al calls it his favorite.
  • Al mentions that they still have the towels they stole from the motel that they stayed at during their honeymoon.
  • Steve says that the fight is being carried on SpectraVision. SpectraVision is a hotel television pay per view service.
    • While the Chicago cable TV system likely did have pay per view offerings, it was on a premium tier meaning that Al would have to pay more for TV and then again for the boxing match.
    • Another option would have been to view the fight on closed circuit TV in a bar, but that option was out of the question because Al and Peggy wanted to go on vacation.
  • In 2008, Liane Curtis guest starred in an episode of Sons of Anarchy alongside Katey Sagal, actress of Peggy Bundy, who plays a major role on that show.
  • Gunther Jenson, who played Dweep, would appear on MWC again in the season 10 episode, "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" as one of the movers who carries out Bud's belongings at Al's request.
  • Noah Blake, who played Kelly's boyfriend, Sean, would appear on MWC again in the season 4 episode, "The Agony of De-Feet" as Kelly's newest boyfriend, Jim.
  • As evidenced by the production code, this was the ninth episode produced for the season, though it was the seventh episode aired.
  • This is the very first time when Peggy cleans something.


  • Kelly plays soundalike of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" by the Beastie Boys while Peggy cleans the kitchen and at the party.
  • On the original airing of this episode, two songs, "Stealing and Rhyming" and "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" by the Beastie Boys were used. The songs were replaced with the soundalike for the syndicated version of the episode, as well as the Sony and Mill Creek DVD releases.
  • Peggy sings "Ten Cents a Dance" by Ruth Etting and the American national anthem "Star Spangled Banner" by Marvin Gaye.



  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Rhoades Living Room
  • Come 'n Go Motel Room


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  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