Married... With Children

Season 4 Episode 11

It's a Bundyful Life (1)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 17, 1989 on FOX
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Al proudly announces he's saved up $280 in his Christmas Club account for presents, but his hard work is put in jeopardy when he is unable to get to the bank before it closes on Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, Steve leaves Marcy to spend Christmas with his mother in Cincinnati.


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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Marcy: (drunk) Excuse me Marcy, I'm Al.

      • Al: You be quiet or I'll send you to the bathroom dungeon like Little Bobby.

      • Al: I hate Christmas. The mall is full of nothing but women and children. All you hear is 'I want this', 'Get me this', 'I have to have this'... and then there's the children. And they're all by my store 'cause they stuck the mall Santa right outside ringing his stupid bell. As if you need a bell to notice a 300-pound alcoholic in a red suit. Ho, ho, ho, all day long. So, nice as can be, I go outside, ask him to shut the hell up. He takes a swing at me. So I lay a hook into his fat belly and he goes down. Beard comes off, all the kids start crying and I'm the bad guy.

      • Peggy: Aw, honey. I know what would make you feel better. But I'll never leave you, not in a million years. So, Al, what's the family plan for Christmas this year?
        Bud: Five bowls a-flushing?
        Peggy: Four 'roids a-throbbing?
        Kelly: Three nose hairs waving?
        Bud: Two children starving?
        Peggy: One un-touched wife.

      • Al: (To some kids in the shoe store)

        'Twas the night before Christmas,
        And all through the house,
        No food was a-stirrin',
        Not even a mouse.

        Stockings were hung round
        Dad's nick like a tie,
        Along with a note that said,
        "Presents or die."

        Children were plotting
        All night in their beds,
        While the wife's constant whining
        Was splitting his head.

        But daddy had money
        This year in the bank,
        Then they closed up early,
        And now dad's in a tank.

        All of a sudden,
        Santa appeared,
        A sneer on his face,
        Booze in his beard.

        "Santa," I said,
        As he laughed merrily,
        "You do so much for others,
        Do something for me."

        "Bundy," he said,
        "You only sell shoes,
        Your son is a sneak thief,
        Your daughter's a floose."

        "Ho ho," Santa said,
        "Should I mention your wife?
        Her hair's like an A-bomb,
        Her nails like a knife."

        He climbs up the chimney,
        That fat piece of dung,
        He mooned me two times,
        He stuck out his tongue.

        I heard him exclaim,
        As he broke wind with glee,
        "You're married with children,
        You'll never be free."

      • Al: (To some kids) Who wants to hear about the red-haired Grinch that stole Uncle Al's life?

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The name of this Christmas episode is a parody name of the Frank Capra 1946 movie It's A Wonderful Life with James Stewart & Donna Reed.

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