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Married... With Children

Season 9 Episode 9

No Pot to Pease In

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 1994 on FOX
8.7
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Kelly reveals a bit too much about her family when she auditions for a part in a sitcom, and the producers base the new sitcom on the Bundy household.

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  • self-referential

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    kelly tries to get a role on a TV show comedy but when she doesn't, she complains and starts talking about her life with her family. the network then makes the show centered around the antics of the Bundys. everyone is offended except al. soon though the show is canceled because some lady didn't like it.



    good self-referential episode. it is pretty funny and has some good inside jokes, like about the "woman from Michgan" not liking the show. no complaints from me, and this episode gets an A+ from me, a really good and funny episode i think anywaymoreless
George Wyner

George Wyner

Ronald N. Michaels

Guest Star

Lisa Kaseman

Lisa Kaseman

Patty Pease

Guest Star

Steve Hack

Steve Hack

Lou

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The FOX executive Ron Michaels is named after the series' creators, Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye.

    • After the Bundy's show is cancelled, Marcy says the reason is because "a woman in Michigan didn't like it". This is a joke about how Terry Rakolta, "a woman from Michigan" tried desperately to get Married with Children off the air because she was offended by it.

    • When Al announces "Fox viewing positions", the family takes out tin foil and take various positions in the living room, to help get better reception.

      During the first few years that Fox was broadcasting, the signal was VERY weak in many parts of the country, and as result, people were unable to watch the show using traditional antenna.

    • The "Fox"'s executive's name is Ron Michaels. Is that related to Lorne Michaels, an NBC executive?

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Marcy: Hi, guy, have you heard the news? They cancelled "Pease in a Pod."
      Al: What?!
      Bud: Why? I thought it was a hit.
      Marcy: Well, some woman in Michigan didn't like it. She also didn't like football so that's gone too.

    • Ronald N. Michaels: Bundy, I've been in this business since... my wife was a baby. I've worked with the greats. Bertinelli, Danza, Lenny, Squiggy, all of them.

    • Patty Pease: Hi, Mel. I'm home. Look what I got from Shop at Home Network. A whole week's worth of Bon Bons.
      Mel Pease: Where we supposed to put them?
      Patty Pease: Well, I'm supposed to keep them cool. How about your side of the bed?

    • Kelly: Hey, Daddy, guess what today is?
      Al: That pathetic continuation of yesterday?

    • Kelly: I was just wondering. When did television get so weird? I mean nobody eats breakfast at the table anymore. And cereal?! I mean, c'mon, when I was growing up, we were lucky if we got toaster leavins'.
      Ronald N. Michaels: Toaster leavings?
      Kelly: Toaster leavin'. The Q is silent.

    • Al: Well, let's see, I have an unemployed actress for a daughter, a son who'd have sex with a fire hydrant...
      Peg: Oh, Happy Day! My TV Guide cover collector plates are here!
      Al: ...That! Gee, I wonder where the next bolt of lightning will strike?
      Buck: I guess this isn't a good time to tell him I haven't been comfortable with my sexuality lately.

    • Kelly: You know, I got good mind to just go over there and just give him a piece of it. Although if somebody had a good mind, why would thewy want to share it with someone they don't like? I mean, that would kind of be like having your cake and meeting it too.

    • Peg: (About the show.) Al, we've got to do something.
      Al: What?
      Marcy: Sue!
      Al: Sue FOX to get what? An NFL mug, or a lunch date with John Maddon?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Peggy holds up the TV Guide Collectors Covers Plates, and on one plate is a picture of Tina Yothers, from Family Ties.

      In the book "Hollywood Raw", by Joseph Bauer, there is mention about how there is some bad blood between Tina Yothers and cast of Married with Children. However, a few years later, Tina Yothers would play herself in the episode "Kelly's Gotta Habit".

      So, later, the producer talks about working with the greats, including Danza. This was a reference to Tony Danza.

      In the same book, there is talk about how Tony Danza was another person who had a problem with the cast of Married with Children.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Al fears that the show "Peas in a Pot" will be taken off the air and replaced by "Don Rickles".

      During the 1993 TV season, Married with Children was followed by the show "Daddy Dearest", starring Richard Lewis and Don Rickles. The Show lasted for 11 episodes, and was mostly an excuse for Don Rickles to insult people in the way he does.

    • Marcy: "Some woman in Michigan didn't like it, so they got rid of it."
      In early 1989, Terry Rakolta of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan watched episode 306 of MWC, and was not happy with what she saw, so she wrote letters and went on talk shows, etc., to combat the show.

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