Al is sound at sleep on the couch when burglar Richard Johnson (Randall "Tex" Cobb) breaks in the Bundy home in "Un-Alful Entry" in Season 7 of MWC.
|Season 7, Episode # 20 |
Number (#151) in series (259 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Randall "Tex" Cobb|
Dan Tullis, Jr.
Brooke Stacy Mills
|Taping date||March 18, 1993|
|Original airdate||March 28, 1993|
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Un-Alful Entry is the 20th episode of Season 7 of Married... with Children, also the 151st overall episode of the series. Directed by Amanda Bearse and written by Larry Jacobson, the episode originally on FOX, premiering on March 28, 1993.
After mistaking a burglar named Richard Johnson (Randall "Tex" Cobb) for Peg and fondling him, a half-asleep Al realizes what's going on. When the burglar threatens him, Al manages to knock him out and capture and subdue him. When the police arrive, Al becomes a neighborhood hero, but the tables quickly turn when the burglar sues Al for injuring him and the Bundys must go to court once again.
The twentieth episode of season seven finds Al confronting a burglar named Richard Johnson(played by former heavyweight boxer Randall "Tex" Cobb), who attempts to sue him for injury after he breaks into the Bundy house.
Guest stars/Recurring cast
- Cast regulars
- Randall "Tex" Cobb as Richard Johnson (The burglar)
- Dan Tullis, Jr. as Policeman
- Edwin Owens as The Judge
- Brooke Stacy Mills as Sandy
- Kari Coleman as TV news anchor
- Melanie Chartoff as Laurie Diamond (attorney)
- The episode title is likely a reference to "unlawful entry", more commonly known as the criminal action of trespassing, which is entering a place of residence or business without permision as Richard Johnson does in the episode.
- It may also be a reference to the 1992 film of the same name.
- This episode was part of a FOX special called A Day in the Life of in which several cast members involved in the FOX shows, Married... with Children, Roc and Martin are filmed for an entire day. The cameras specially followed Amanda Bearse and Ted McGinley from their homes to the set and director's booth during the filming of the episode.
- As revealed by Amanda Bearse during the A Day in the Life of special, there was to be another scene in "Un-alful Entry", but it was cut on the day of filming as it would have caused the episode to run over its allotted time by 3 minutes.
- Marcy does not appear in this episode, as Amanda Bearse was the director.
- Randall "Tex" Cobb has previously starred in the 1983 war film, Uncommon Valor. The film also starred Harold Sylvester who would later play Al's co-worker, Griff.
- When Jefferson mentions that he should play Al in the endorsements, he says that he even fits better with the Bundy family and poses with them on the couch as they smile. In the season 4 episode, "It's a Bundyful Life (Part 2)", Ted McGinley played Norman Jablonsky, the husband and father to a happy Peggy, Bud and Kelly in the alternate universe where Al Bundy was not born.
- During the ending credits, instead of the still frame of Al and Peggy on the couch, the camera pans around the now-empty courthouse before finally revealing that Kelly is still sitting there and asks "Where is my damn cheeseburger?!".
- In the DVD release, a still frame of a Kelly is shown instead, despite the clear sounds of the audience laughing. It then unfreezes just as the credits finish rolling and shows her actually saying her line.
- Kari Coleman, who plays the Channel 83 Action News anchorwoman, previously appeared on MWC as Muffy, the on the ground news reporter in "The Chicago Wine Party".
- During the news report, Al's driver's license is shown, revealing that:
- It is revoked
- Al's birthday is given as November 07, 1948.
- The license was issued on February 09, 1978.
- The license is set to expire on November 07, 1995
- Al is listed as being 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.
- During the cross examination, Al mentions that he has kicked a Girl Scout in the face.
- After Peggy asks Al what could help her fall asleep faster, he tells "Yes I do Peg, but I don't think we can get Doctor Kevorkian on such short notice.". This is in reference to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a pathologist who was nicknamed "Dr. Death" for being a proponent of physician-assisted suicide. He had assisted in several of them between 1989 and 1998. He eventually lost his medical license and served 8 years in prison, but continued advocating for euthanasia until his death in 2011.
- When Kelly comes home and sees Al rubbing his butt with one hand and putting his other hand down the front of his pants, she tells him that he's "twice as talented as Michael Jackson because he only uses one hand". This is in reference to the pop singer who would often grab his crotch as part of his dance routines.
- After Al shows off his sponsors, he tells the family "And in the grand tradition of American heroes, I will hawk more products than Bill Cosby...when he was hot". The actor / comedian was, at the time, known for being the spokesman for several products including Jell-O, Kodak, Coca-Cola and Texas Instruments since the 1960s, but had started to appear in fewer advertisements as the 1990s progressed.
- Some of the logos on Al's dress shirt include real life brands:
- Colt 45
- During Al's speech, he list off several names:
- The Boys at San Juan Hill - The U.S. Soldiers who fought at Battle of San Juan Hill
- The Boys at Iwo Jima - The U.S. Marines who fought at Battle of Iwo Jima
- Audie Murphy - American actor who was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II.
- Eddie Murphy - American comedic actor
- Murphy Brown - Fictional American journalist from the CBS sitcom of the same name.
- When Richard's lawyer describes the Bundys to the judge, she says that they're "not like the gentle creatures we all know from 'Born Free' or the timeless 'Lady and the Tramp'..."
- Born Free is a 1966 British drama film about a couple that raises an orphaned lion cub into adulthood, eventually releasing her back into the wilderness of Kenya. The song of the same name from the film was previously heard on MWC in the season 4 episode "At the Zoo".
- Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 Disney animated film about two dogs who fall in love. The film was partially referenced on the show in the season 5 episode "Look Who's Barking" when Buck, and his new female companion (and later Al) beg for scraps from the Italian restaurant.
- Bundy Residence
- Bundy Living Room / Kitchen
- Al & Peggy's Bedroom
- There is a professional camcorder on the study desk near the basement door for no particular reason when Bud asks Peggy if Al will be able to make money from defending himself. After Jefferson walks in and talks about why he should pretend to be Al in the endorsements, the camcorder has mysteriously disappeared.