Married... With Children

Season 8 Episode 20

The D'Arcy Files

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 20, 1994 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Al is conflicted when a baseball team owner claims Jefferson is a spy and offers him $50,000 to turn Jefferson in. Meanwhile, Peg breaks a tooth, and Bud and Kelly panhandle to raise money to start a business.

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  • Its the day before April Fools and Al is watching a baseball game Peg breaks a tooth and Jefferson leaves in a hurry to leave. I could say more but it would spoil the plot duh but a real classic episode with easily the most jokes ive laughed at inmoreless

    Great episode possibly my favourite classic lines ie

    bud: Dad weve got some bad news

    al: ah the traditional bundy greating

    and als prank call about someone working on the phone lines :p also als great line about it being too late to adopt the menendez kids sick but another great joke

    this is one of the few episodes where jeffersons character develops and u realize he aint just marcys love toy

    i know i just seem to be quoting the ep but if u watch it ull c why

    peg breaks tooth while als watching a base ball game

    peg: Oww

    al: he was safe

    simply classic

    the subplot about bud and kelly pan handling is also one of the better ones in the series even if it feels a bit repeated though i cant think of another episode where theyre beggingmoreless
  • Is my next door neighbor spying on me or is he an actual spy?

    I found this enjoyable enough but when it comes to Married With Children the expectations are alot higher then that of an ordinary sitcom. Not a whole lot of jokes per se but more focused on the storyline itself which was disappointing. I wasn't laughing as much as I normally do when watching MWC, I found Kelly and Bud's plotline kind of filler-esque and the whole April Fool's Day set-up really, really predictable and unexciting. It definitly wasn't one of the finer episodes, the end scene was pretty funny but besides a few funny scenes and dialouge it was a pretty average episode, nothing to really laugh out loud at.moreless
  • Decent

    Is Jefferson a spy? Al meets a man at the store who tells him Jefferson is one of the most dangerous men in the world. He offers Al money to turn him in. Asking Jefferson about this, he reveals he is a spy. Al decides to call, and in the end, it is revealed the whole thing was an April Fool's Day joke, because Al complained Jefferson never did any good pranks on him.

    A decent episode. I totally forgot they said it was April Fool's Day in the episode, and that made the conclusion really exciting to watch. Well-writtenmoreless

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Peg: You know, Al, as long as I live, I will never understand your fascination with baseball.
      Al: Well, if you'd promise not to live too long, I'd tell you.

    • Peg: Ow! Oh, my tooth!
      Al: Jefferson, I can't stand to hear Peg in so much pain. Do you have any novocaine?
      Jefferson: No.
      Peg: (whining) Al, it's getting wooorse!
      Al: How about some duct tape?

    • Walter Traugott: I came here to ask you a question. Specifically, do you know the man in this picture? (shows a picture of Jefferson with two men) Or this one? (shows a picture of Jefferson with another man) Or maybe this one? (shows a picture of Jefferson with a group of men) I'll cut to the chase. This man is one of the most dangerous people in the world.
      : Joey Bishop? I always suspected that.

    • Peg: Al...
      Al: Uh, Peg, please just go wait in the car. I'll be right there.
      Peg: Promise me, Al?
      Al: Yes, I promise, Peg.
      Peg: You swear to me, Al?
      Al: DAMN YOUR HIDE, YES, I PROMISE! Wait in the freaking car!

    • Al: Walter Traugott came into the store today, told me you were a spy. Said he'd give me a $50,000 reward if I turned you in.
      Jefferson: Did you?
      Al: Do I look like I'm in Rio without the wife and kids? Although, there is a plane leaving at six.

    • (Discussing April fools jokes)
      Al: Peg, remember Mrs. Quinn, our music teacher?
      Peg: Yeah, one april fools we faked a love note from her to the female gym teacher.
      Al: And the school board suspended her license...
      Peg: Just three days before her retirement...
      Al: And her husband divorced her, left her penniless.

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