Married... With Children

Season 11 Episode 21

Lez Be Friends

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

Al becomes friends with Marcy's lesbian identical cousin Mandy, which turns out to be a mixed blessing when Marcy kicks her out of the house. Meanwhile, Kelly and Bud try to cure Lucky's depression.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • al and mandy

    Al finds that he likes Marcy's identical cousin, Mandy. After acting somewhat flirty, he is told that Mandy is gay She has told everyone in the family, except Marcy. When she does tell Marcy, a fight erupts. Peg and Mandy have been fighting, but when she leaves, she tells Peg she thinks she is good-looking.

    I liked this episode. I don't like Amanda Bearse {hey! Mandy} a lot in this show, i find her really annoying and just not funny. But i like how her character Mandy was gay because in real life, Amanda is. A good way of telling the world this. Good episode, A+moreless
  • So Al can have friends...

    In a another great episode, Amanda Bearse plays dual roles, Marcy and her cousin Mandy, who comes to visit Marcy, but instead ends up on the Bundy doorstep, which Marcy never wanted to happen. Marcy is frightened, she fears that Mandy could attract Jefferson. Meanwhile, Mandy develops a great friendship with Al. But, there's a twist, Mandy is a lesbian.

    I absoultely loved Amanda Bearse's performace in this epsode. This was also a way for her to show to the world that she is lesbian. It was great to see another side of Amanda, her character Marcy is sometimes too chicken-like (like Al would say). This episode also shows that Al can become friends with someone that is not a guy. So, this is yet another great installment of the show.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Al: Me or Cindy Crawford?
      Mandy: Cindy.
      Al: Me or Phyllis Diller?
      Mandy: Phyllis.
      Al: Me or Marge Schott?
      Mandy: You. But the whole time we'd be doing it, I'd be thinking of Phyllis Diller.

    • (Al is talking to Marcy's cousin Mandy)
      Al: it was summer camp, wasn't it? You sprained a muscle skinny dipping. And the beautiful blonde counsellor - let's call her Betty - carried you back to her cabin and gave you a massage. And before you knew it, you were a love slave in an all-girl sex cult.
      Mandy: Yeah, that's what happened. You saw that in a video, didn't you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • As of this episode, all actors who where in the regular cast for the entire run of the series have played dual roles:
      Ed O'Neill played Al Bundy and Al's father's ghost in Desperately Seeking Miss October, and Al Bundy and Seamus McBundy in the first part of England Show.
      Katey Sagal played Peggy Bundy and Death in Take My Wife, Please.
      Amanda Bearse played Marcy D'Arcy and Mandy in Lez Be Friends.
      Christina Applegate played Kelly Bundy and the neighbor who looks like Kelly in The Stepford Peg.
      David Faustino played Bud Bundy and his cool alter-ego in Proud To Be Your Bud.

    • The laugh tracks of this episode were pre-recorded as Amanda Bearse played dual roles and the scenes involving Marcy and Mandy had to be trick filmed.

    • Elaine Hendrix also appeared in the episode "User Friendly", but as a different character.

    • Amanda Bearse, who plays Mandy in a Dual Role is a lesbian in real life. This episode was likely made as a way to reveal herself to the public, as besides from sharing their sexuality, Amanda Bearse and her character share their first name: Mandy is a nickname for Amanda. The first time she was seen revealing her sexual preference was on an episode of "Geraldo" in the early 1990's, as a rising star with a secret.