Married... With Children

Season 5 Episode 7

Married ... with Aliens

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 1990 on FOX
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Episode Summary

After Al returns home from work with a bump on the head, he sees (or thinks he sees) six little green aliens stealing his smelly socks to use as fuel for their spaceships. The only problem is that no one ever sees them but Al, so everyone thinks he's crazy.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • There's funny and then there's cartoon funny on Married With Children.... If there was ever an episode to sit back and enjoy it would have to be this one. Socks are used for intergalatic space travel and thus the reason of why Al's socks are missing.moreless

    Mere words cannot be put into words just of how funny this one episode is when it first aired. Once again in Season 5 we are introduced to another cartoonish side of Al Bundy. He maybe a shoe salesman that's married with children but we loved him each and every week. In this episode it seems that Al's socks are missing from the laundry. The loveable idiot that we know and love is determined to find out the reason. But it turns out that it's aliens that just need rocket fuel as means to help fight a war far, far away in the galaxy. Only on this show could people ever think up another wild and crazy adventure each and every week for one family. The truth was out there and once again Al lost a chance to be rich and/or happy. In the end we find out that Murphy's Law will always apply to this show.moreless
  • Only MWC could pull off making a very odd-subject funny

    Well written and very funny from beginning to end. This episode makes fun of the alien "boom" hitting TV in the early 90's. One of the most memorable moments in TV history occurred when Al Bundy took hilarious pictures with his intergalactic friends. One of my top 5 MWC episodes of all time. Another classic.
  • Unusual, but very funny episode worth the view.

    One of my personal favorite episode of Married with... the one where six little green aliens come down to Earth and steal Al's smelly socks which we eventually learn to use as fuel for their spaceships. The only thing is no one ever sees them but Al. So, naturally, Peggy, Kelly, Bud and even Marcy think Al's crazy when he says he's seen aliens come and go. Worth waiting through some slow paced dialogue for the hilarious climatic montage of Al taking photos of the aliens in various poses. One of the most funniest moments ever on TV history. The climax never stops being funny no matter how many times one sees it.moreless
  • Aliens come visit Al to take his used socks for fuel.

    My all-time favorite episode of my favorite television show ever. Aliens coming down for Al's used socks for fuel just makes for a great story line. When I think of Married... With Children this is the first episode I think of. This is definitely a classic episode of this television series. The aliens are so entertaining to; since they allow Al to take pictures of them so he can show everyone he hasn\'t had a mental break down. If only they could have had the aliens return in a later episode to visit Al again, the would have been a great plot to do another story on.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Al comes home from work, he has his shoes on. When he sits on the sofa, he is in his socked feet without ever taking his shoes off.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Bud: Yeah, well, I'm not going.
      Kelly: Me neither. Daddy doesn't like me driving his car.
      Peggy: Well, I'm not going.
      Bud: He's your husband. You should pick him up.
      Peggy: Kids, we have been arguing like this ever since your father called and said he had a bad fall and hurt his head. Now, one of us has gotta go get him. Any volunteers? (no one answers) Well, I can wait as long as you can.
      (Seconds later, Al enters)
      Peggy: Hi, honey. We were just deciding who was gonna go and pick you up.
      Al: Why didn't you use the method you used on our wedding day? You know, have a couple of uncles baseball-bat my knees,
      throw me in the trunk of the car. Or were they stuck in Wanker County, where, as Einstein would put it, everyone's relative?

    • Al: Anybody call?
      Kelly: Yeah. The Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot wanted to know if you're still on for poker tomorrow night over at Darth Vader's house? The, uh, the Klingons are bringing the chips.
      (Everyone laughs at Al)
      Al: Thank you, Peg. Must you tell them everything that goes on in the bedroom?
      Peg: One thing happens in five years, and I'm not supposed to talk about it?

    • Al: (to Buck) What are you looking at? You know they were real, you were here. If you could talk you'd back me up, wouldn't ya?
      Buck: Yeah, right. Mad men they lock up. Mad dogs they shoot.

    • Peggy: Listen, Al. You suffered a head injury today. You're probably seriously hurt, and require immediate medical attention. Now go to sleep.

    • Al: Guys, just one more thing. You're sure you don't want the redhead for your intergalactic zoo?

    • Al: Peg!!! Three little green aliens came in here and... they stole my socks!!
      Peg: Were they green before or after they touched your socks?

  • NOTES (2)