Married... With Children

976-SHOE

Season 4, Ep 8, Aired 11/12/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Tired of always being broke and wanting to make something of his life, Al is inspired to start the Dr. Shoe telephone hotline. Steve regrettably makes him a $50,000 bank loan with the single minded goal of clinching an office contest for a trip to Hawaii.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Katey Sagal

    Peg Bundy

  • David Garrison

    Steve Rhoades

  • Christina Applegate

    Kelly Bundy

  • David Faustino

    Bud Bundy

  • Ed O'Neill

    Al Bundy

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Al: (while checking the phone bill) Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, that's the town they built around your mother, isn't it, Peg?

    • Peggy: (to policeman) Hey, don't forget, if we paid taxes, we'd be paying your salary!

    • Al: (while looking over the bills) Ed McMahon says I may owe him $10 million?!

    • Al: So you haven't lost any more respect for me?
      Peggy: Oh, now, that would be impossible, wouldn't it, kids?
      (Bud and Kelly nod in agreement)
      Peggy: I mean, honey, you lost $100,000. How many men who earn less than a fry cook can say they lost $100,000?
      Bud: Fry cook? Dad makes less than the newspaper boy.
      Kelly: A street mime.
      Peggy: The guy who scrapes dead animals off the highway.
      (Al gets fed up and leaves)
      Bud: A lab animal.
      Kelly: A circus geek.
      Peggy: A barnacle scraper.
      Bud: A professional miniature golfer.
      Kelly: A qualified teacher.

    • Marcy: (to Steve while pointing to Al) You loaned this man 50.000 dollars? That's a thousand dollars an IQ point. And I can't blae Al. A man gives a gun to a chimp and the chimp shoots someone, you don't blame the chimp. Al: Hey. That was a hidden dig at me, wasn't it? Let me tell you something, the opera ain't over until the last heterosexual falls asleep. And this idea will work! Marcy: How many calls did you get tonight, Al? Al: Dr. Shoes files are confidential. Marcy: None, you got none! Al: None today. Tomorrow, twice as many.

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    Notes (2)

    • Steve's decision to loan Al $50,000 is actually a pivotal moment in series. It results in him being fired from the bank at the end of this episode, which in turnresults inSteve deciding to change his life and leave Marcy later in the season.

    • This was the first appearance of Dan Tullis Jr. in the series. He will have several more unrelated guest appearances before being cast in the recurring role of Officer Dan starting in Season 8.

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