Married... With Children

The Camping Show (aka A Period Piece)

Season 3, Ep 4, Aired 12/11/88
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  • Episode Description
  • A nice weekend away for the Rhoadeses and the Bundys turns into misery for the men when Peg, Kelly, and Marcy all have their periods at the same time.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Katey Sagal

    Peg Bundy

  • David Garrison

    Steve Rhoades

  • Christina Applegate

    Kelly Bundy

  • David Faustino

    Bud Bundy

  • Ed O'Neill

    Al Bundy

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Al, Bud and Steve experience an uneasy weekend after Peggy, Marcy and Kelly all have there period at the same time.

    By ront1010, Aug 28, 2007

  • Has to be one of the best episodes on married

    By Wally699, Apr 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Peg: (after Al and Steve rush back into the cabin) What happened? Al: We were walking through the woods, quiet as you please, when all of a sudden the ground started shaking and something came crashing through a bush. I thought it was you, Peg, but it didn't want my wallet.

    • Bud: Dad, explain to me again why you need the Suit Of Many Hooks. Al: Like the wily porcupine, I now have my armor of quills. Bud: But unlike the wily porcupine, won't the animals stick to you? Al: That's what the mighty horns are for, son. If anything gets close, I lower my head and proceed in an aggressive manner. That should end it right there. And then I have my secret weapon. (holds up raid) If anything goes wrong, I zap 'em in the face with bug spray. Peggy: Why not just use your socks on a stick? Or would that be too cruel? God, you're sexy.

    • Kelly: Oh, I need a back rub. Marcy: I need a foot rub. Peggy: I need someone to yell at. Where are the men?

    • Al: Bud, go over and say something nice to your sister. Bud: Dad, I don't even like her. Al: Who does? Just go. Bud: (walks over to Kelly) Hi, Kel. You're carrying that extra chin very nicely.

    • Marcy: I know what we can do, let's go on a nature hunt. We can collect leaves and arrowheads and take pictures of the wildlife. Al: Yeah. Then we'll all get naked and sing "This Land Is Your Land".

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode was supposed to be called "A Period Piece", because the show revolved around the fact that if a group of women live with each other for a long time, they start menstruating at the same time (and that animals would react to it). The FOX censors thought that women would be offended by the title (though the titles never appeared at the beginning of "Married...With Children") and asked the writers to revise the script so that the title would be called "The Camping Show".

    Trivia (1)

    • On the second morning at the cabin, the caption "Day Two...6:52 AM" is shown. No more than three minutes later, Peggy says " is 7:30 in the morning!"

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