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Married... With Children

Season 5 Episode 16

All Night Security Dude

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 1991 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Al is laid off from the shoe store when the ceiling collapses due to an aerobics class above, and he is forced to take a job as night watchman at Polk High. He is fired in disgrace after the championship trophy he won for the school is stolen by his old nemesis, but he is determined to get it back at any cost.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Best episode in the MWC series

    This is my favorite episode in the entire MWC lineup. Al Bundy loses his job at the shoe store and takes a job as a security gaurd at his very own Polk High school. Bubba Smith makes an appearance as another teenage superstar high school athlete turned loser adult much like Al Bundy. This show is very well written and keeps you laughing from the intro to the ending credits. The final scene with AL versus Spare Tire is one of the funniest and most memorable in TV history. A must see and one for the ages.moreless
  • Al and Spare tire Dixon playing out there final high school football game in 2 minutes

    All Night Security Dude. I believe is the greatest Married with Children episode ever writen. Makes my side hurt from laughter every time I watch it. When Al Bundy and Spare Tire Dixon trading insults with each other in Polk High hallway is classic Married with Children. Then this episode (All Night Security Dude) takes the high jinks to a whole new level. Spare Tire Dixon and Al playing out the whole championship football game in a matter of seconds is simply hilarious. Budda Smith plays a great part as Spare Tire Dixon. Ed O'Neill`s (Al Bundy) favorite episode. Truely a side spitter.moreless
  • my favorite episode growing, simply for the one scene with Bubba Smith

    I'm a cop, my dad's a cop, and my brother's a cop. I always liked this one because Al becomes a security guard. Which is like a failed cop. We get to see Al embarrass his kids yet again. All the usual gags are in this show, but the final scenes when Al crosses the line against Bubba Smith was one of the funniest in TV history. The chariots of fire music. The slow motion. The three stooges gag, and the mother-in-law picture gag. Hilarious. This will always be my favorite episode of the series simply for this scene. I always liked any episode dealing with Al playing football.moreless
Dorit Sauer

Dorit Sauer


Guest Star

Carol Gustafson

Carol Gustafson


Guest Star

Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith

Spare Tire Dixon

Special Guest Star

Ted McGinley

Ted McGinley

Jefferson D'Arcy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • It is revealed in this episode that during Al Bundy's football career, Polk High won the city championship against Andrew Johnson High. The two schools were named for the 11th and 17th presidents of the United States.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (2)


    • When Al is challenged by "Spare Tire" to cross the drawn line, and Al tries to pass through him, the instrumental theme music of the 1981 movie Chariots Of Fire is heard.

    • Al: (To "Spare Tire")... so don't cry for me, Argentina.

      "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" is a song from the 1978 musical Evita.

    • Al is singing "Traveling Man" when he is in the restroom. "Traveling Man" is a 1961 hit by Ricky Nelson.

    • When Al enters Andrew Johnson High, there is a sign that reveals the mascot of Johnson High as the "Impeachers". Andrew Johnson was the 17th president of the United States (served 1865-1869) and at the time this episode aired, was the only president to have been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives (Bill Clinton later became the second). Impeachment is the first of two steps necessary to remove a U.S. President from office during his term. The second step is conviction in the Senate. After his impeachment, Andrew Johnson missed conviction by one vote and thus was allowed to remain in office.

    • Branded

      The scene where Al is demoted from his security guard job is a reference to the opening titles sequence of the TV series Branded. Chuck Connors played Jason McCord in that 1965 NBC Western about a Calvary captain dishonorably discharged after unjustly accused of being a coward. Everything from the song that plays down to the drummer and the buttons ripped off of Al's shirt parallels it. Al's baton is snapped in half in lieu of Jason's sword.