Married... With Children

Season 11 Episode 14

Breaking up is Easy to Do (1)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 1997 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
53 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

After a woeful performance during an evening of couple's party games exposes their lack of knowledge of each other, Al and Peg regrettably follow the D'arcys' advice to see a marriage counselor. Meanwhile, Kelly agrees to a boxing match against a rival to determine who tries out for a movie role.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • actual split up

    peg and al realize how little they know each other, and or like each other. they see a marriage counselor, and things only get worse. at the end of the episode they split up, seemingly for good.

    kelly wants a part in a boxing movie, but so does a rival. so Bud trains her and her and her rival fight. Who ends up winning?

    A good episode, I like the cliffhanger and I like how Peg and Al actually break up, because it was obviously new to the show and I think it worked for this episode. Overall grade- an A+moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Al: A present for your mother. We had a fight last night.
      Kelly: So what? You guys fight all the time.
      Al: Not like this. You know how when you pass our bedroom and hear sobbing? Well, last night it wasn't me.
      Kelly: I wish I could help, Daddy. But I only know how to break up marriages.

    • Marcy: Okay, who's up for some Passion?
      Al: If she takes her clothes off, I'm outta here.
      Marcy: It's a party game, you idiot.
      Peg: It tests how much you know about the person you love most.
      Al: Sounds fun. Come on, Griff, we're a team.

    • Bud: Come on, you fight like a girl.
      Kelly: You pee like one.
      Bud: That was a temporary medical condition.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The episode title is an allusion to the 1962 Neil Sedaka song, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, which has been covered several times by other artists throughout the years.

    • When Griff walks into the Bundy house, he greets Al by going "Hey, hey hey hey".

      This was the greeting that Dwayne use to give on "What's Happening!!"


      Later on, during the game of Passion, Griff's date's answer was J.J. Walker, and she goes "Dynnoooomite!!"
      This was what Jimmy Walter use to say in "Good Times"