Married... With Children

Season 11 Episode 20

Damn Bundys

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 1997 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

While watching the NFL draft, Al sells his soul to the Devil in return for becoming a star fullback for the Chicago Bears. However, he discovers the hard way that the deal stops short of letting him play in the Super Bowl.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • perfect

    al makes a deal with the devil himself- he gets to play football with the chicago bears. but, the devil then takes him to Hell. Al does not like it and tries to get out. Will he figure something out?

    i don't really know if i agree with a perfect score for this episode, but i do know i thought it was a good, funny episode with some hilarious lines and a pretty unique plot for the show. so, because of all of this, i think my grade is somewhere in the "A" range, a pretty good episode i thinkmoreless
  • Funny Fantasy

    Accidentally, Al says wrong words that bring the devil himself on his doorstep, and the devil offers Al a wish, but he has to give him his soul instead. Al, of course, says 'Yes', he never misses a chance to win, and to get away from his 'loving' family. However, things go wrong when Lucifer has a secret agenda. He brings Al in the underground and Al is forced to spend the entire eternity living in his house, with his family. So, Al tries to get out...

    A unusual episode of 'Married... with Children' brings us the devil himself, played by Robert Englund (better known as Freddy Krueger from "A Nightmare on the Elm Street"). Englund had an amazing performace in this episode. And I absolutely loved the "Nightmare."

    Al's family stays the same... but they don't have such a huge role in this episode. This is absolutely one of the classic episodes of the show, I really enjoyed watching it, especially the ending, when the Bundy family is living in the underground, all messes up. All in all, a great episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The Bundys and the D'Arcys have spent 300 years in hell which makes around 109570 days. When Marcy comes to the Bundy home, Al says the D'Arcys have visited 7916042 times. This means that the D'Arcys have been visiting the Bundys at least 72 times a day.

    • Robert Englund, who plays the devil in this episode, is best known for playing the evil Freddy Krueger in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies, as well as the TV series "Freddy's Nightmares".

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Al: There's no Hell like home.

    • Lucifer: For the next millenium, you will be dining exlusively on the most hideous food known to man... Weenie Tots.
      Al: I love those.
      Lucifer: Well, what you don't know is that a steady diet of Weenie Tots will cause you to spend eternity in the bathroom.
      Al: Why do you think I love 'em?
      Lucifer: All right, Mr Bundy. Since you find hell such a picnic... how about this - For the rest of eternity you'll never see your family again.
      Al: This is heaven.

    • Al: (When he just reached hell) It's hot as hell down here... oh yeah right.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Both the title and main plot are plays on the musical, Damn Yankees, where the Devil gives a Washington Senators baseball fan a chance to become a star slugger for his beloved team.

    • Lucifer: I'm the Devil!

      Robert Englund played a similar storyline on the Episode of Justice League Paradise Lost. He plays Felix Faust selling his soul to Lord Hades(the Greek version of the devil) for ultimate knowledge. Here he is the devil, offering Al a chance to play for the Bears in exchange for his soul.

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