The Desperate Half-Hour (1)

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (8)

  • Bud: Ok, Dad, now we've gotta come up with a plan. What would Charles Bronson do?
    Al: Well, he'd usually go on a revenge spree after his loved ones were brutally slaughtered.
    Bud: Think of something else!

  • (Al just sent Lucky for help)
    Al: We may need an alternate plan. I've got another idea.
    Marcy: Uh-huh, are you going to command a squadron of flies from your hamper to attack?
    Al: If I could command those flies, do you think you'd still be alive?!

  • (After Griff becomes a hostage along with the Bundys and D'Arcys) Al: Didn't you see the "Help" sign I hung out of the bathroom window? Griff: Al, you've been hanging "Help" signs ever since I've known you.

  • Starla: All right, get down and shut up! Oh, this sucks! The minute I set foot in this dump, my life went straight to hell. Al: So did mine.

  • Starla: (to the police) Now, listen up, pigs! I want a car to the airport, I want a plane to Brazil, and $50,000 cash! Al: I demand the same thing!

  • Marcy: We have got to get the gun away from her. Now, we need someone big and strong and expendable. Jefferson: (to Bud) Where is your father? Starla: (to Bud) Hey! You told me your father was dead. Bud: That's right! He died... (sound of toilet flushing) ...before he could fix the plumbing.

  • Starla: Now, we're gonna need some food for the road. (points gun at Peg) You! Go cook us something. Peg: You animal! (Peg runs into kitchen, crying) Starla: Don't think about trying to poison us, either! Bud: Yeah, uh, she doesn't have to think about it. It, uh, just sort of happens.

  • Kelly: Mom, I'm scared. Peg: Don't worry, she doesn't know that Daddy's upstairs... he's our secret weapon. Kelly: (sadly) Yeah, if he leaves the bathroom door open!

Notes (2)

  • Married...With Children's ratings had dropped considerably by this point.

  • This episode is actually one long scene