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Requiem for a Dead Barber is the nineth episode of Season 3 of the FOX sitcom Married... with Children, as well as the 44th overall episode in the series. Written by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt, the episode was directed by James E. Hornbeck and premiered on FOX on February 12, 1989.


Al is devastated when his favorite barber dies, prompting him to go to a salon and risk losing his masculinity.


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  • The episode title is inspired by the movie "Requiem for A Heavyweight".


  • This episode marks the second and final appearance of Al's friend, Russ and the only appearance of Al's friend, Louie.
  • Al mentions that he was able to find Tony's father in Cicero. Cicero is a suburb of Chicago, located in Cook County.
  • Al makes a remark about how he likes pinball and hates that video arcades have taken over old-time nickelodeons. 20 years after this episode aired, Ed O'Neill starred in the popular Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, voicing a character named Mr. Litwak, who owned and managed a video arcade.
  • This episode was nominated for Outstanding Editing for a Series (Multi-Camera Production), Larry Harris (Editor) at the 1989 Emmy Awards.
  • This is the first episode that uses "Requiem for" in the title to reference the death of someone/something in the episode.

Cultural References[]

  • When talking about the pinball machine being replaced by video games, Al rants about a monkey who "can make it to the top of a building", referring to the video game Donkey Kong.
  • When talking about cartoons of the past, he mentions "a mouse could hit a cat over the head with a frying pan and flatten his head", referring to the cartoon series Tom and Jerry,



  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Salon


  • Al asks Bud's help with chopping up Buck's doghouse for firewood, but the Bundys don't have a fireplace.

External Links[]

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He Thought He CouldI'm Going to SweatlandPoke HighThe Camping Show
A Dump of My OwnHer Cups Runneth OverThe Bald and the BeautifulThe Gypsy Cried
Requiem for a Dead BarberI'll See You in CourtEatin' OutMy Mom, the Mom
Can't Dance, Don't Ask MeA Three Job, No Income FamilyThe Harder They Fall
The House That Peg LostMarried... with Queen (Part 1)Married... with Queen: The Sequel (Part 2)
The Dateless AmigoThe Computer ShowLife's a BeachHere's Lookin' at You, Kid