PLOT: After watching an "Eight is Enough" episode, Al decides that the family needs to spend some more time together. When Steve and Marcy say that they are going to the beach, Al gets an idea that his family should go to the beach to spend time together. Steve tells the Bundys that they had a fender bender with some guy, and he forgot his insurance card, so he leaves the information for the guy on the Bundys' door because he pleaded poverty. The Bundys soon discover that Steve left 100 dollars in the envelope along with information. They take the 100 dollars and go to the beach.
While there, Bud and Kelly start a bet to see who can get a date first. The result is that Kelly's boyfriend leaves her to take a guy for a ride in his "'Vette". Bud gets a girlfriend, but she is way too young for him. Even so, she won't leave him and Bud wins the bet. At the end, Al finally gets the family picture he wanted, but he is cut out of it.
Meanwhile, the guy that the Rhoades had a fender bender with smashed up their car with a sledgehammer because he didn't get the 100 bucks that they promised him, because the Bundys took it.
This was a superb episode. It had some funny moments like Al saying that he had an emotional experience in the bathroom, to which Peg replies, "You washed your hands this time?", to which he replies, "No.", Bud throwing a football around by himself,and pretending someone else is throwing it, in order to get a date, and that young little girl clinging onto Bud and calling him her boyfriend. There are more, but I can't remember them all.
This episode has a great plot, and it was great how they focused on all the characters. As I've already said, it also had great jokes in it. It was great to see Al choose his family over another woman, as well. It was also great to see Al achieve his goal of getting a family portrait, although his head wasn't in it, though. So, this is a superb Season 3 episode of "Married...with Children."