Married... With Children

Season 2 Episode 2

Poppy's By the Tree (2)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 27, 1987 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The Bundys attempt to escape the hotel after being attacked by the axe murderer, only to find their tires slashed and the only bridge out of town washed out. Matters are made a lot worse when the killer takes Peg hostage.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Ax Murderer Revealed,Bundys Saved

    After nearly getting cut by the Ax Murderer,the Bundys not surprizingly decide to leave.Leaving is not easy.The Bundys will use their wits to stay alive.They would be better off if they had a four-leaf clover.This way they would have a chance.Fate however has other plans,and thank goodness Al has a good right,or left hook.He punches the Ax-Murderer,who is then revealed:he is the Man who met Andy Griffith.He is neither arrested,or beaten up,as the residence rather have him(for the fame)than tourist.moreless
  • After spending time at "Poppy's by the tree" motel, a killer is after them with an axe.

    After the knife comes out of Al and Peg's bed they start thinking that someone might be trying to hurt them. I just love the ending of this episode where they find out the killer is "The man who met Andy Griffith." The residents wont arrest him cause they only have main attractions in "Dumpwater" and thats "The Serial Killer" and "the man who met Andy Griffith." I liked this episode alot more than Part I.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Kelly: (to Al) There's a phone behind you. You might want to share this with the police. I mean, just tell them that we're in this dump, and if you have the time, why don't you tell them that THERE'S A KILLER UPSTAIRS!!

    • Al: (about the sheriff) There goes the only man in town who can save us from the killer. We're dead.

    • Sheriff: What are you folks doing?
      Bud: Wetting ourselves.

    • Kelly: Uh, Dad. I think we're missing something.
      Al: Well, leave it here. We'll have them send it to us.
      Kelly: It's Mom, Dad.
      Al: Oh, yeah. I was wondering why I was carrying the bags. Where'd she go?
      (Scene switches to Peg tied up and gagged with a shadowy figure holding an axe)

    • (Al has captured the deputy, thinking he is the murderer)
      Al: (to the sheriff) Look, that guy's the killer. I know it, you know it, and them... (everyone remains oblivious to them) Well, if Darwin was right, they'll know it in about a million years.

    • Al: (Mocking the kids and Peg) "Why can't we go to Hawaii? Why did we have to come here? Why do we have to take this car?" You know, standing here with my loving family, I have a question: why am I running FROM the axe?

    • Bud: You ever hear of Chevrolet?
      Gloria: Sure! (Bud points at himself as if he invented it)

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