Married... With Children

Season 5 Episode 20

Top of the Heap

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 07, 1991 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Al's low-brow friend Charlie Verducci is alarmed when his son Vinnie takes a job as a bus boy, and fears he is about to lose his last chance to achieve fame and fortune. Charlie decides to crash a formal dinner party in an attempt to set Vinnie up with a rich woman.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The 100th episode usually has all cast members. This only had Al for about 30 seconds. It was a possible spin off from MWC. But God it reaked. The characters of Vinnie and his dad were really bad and really horrible.moreless

    Now generally speaking the 100th show is a great milestone. This was not. It was boring and shallow. Matt LeBlanc was a pathetic jerk, as was his da father. It was just something we fans of MWC were not expecting at all. It reaked, it sucked, it was garbage. If I could have given it less than a 1.0 I would have. Was not even worth cutting on TV for. The only thing that was any good about it was when it went off. This spin off only lasted a total of 7 episodes before cancelation. At least somebody was smart on cancelling it.moreless
Diana Bellamy

Diana Bellamy

Kathleen Morgan

Guest Star

Joey Lauren Adams

Joey Lauren Adams

Mona Mullins (as Joey Adams)

Guest Star

Rebecca Cross

Rebecca Cross

Tyler Cameron

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Charlie: You are going to find a rich woman to marry. And even if you don't, good things happen when you're around money. Money gives money good jobs. Money gives money stock tips. And let's face it, what's the worse that could happen? Money could run over us with it's car. Then, we sue Money's ass!

    • Charlie: You call this a meatball? I'll bet a couple of days ago it had a saddle on it!

    • Charlie: You're not aloud in the men's room, are you?
      Kathleen: Of course not.
      Charlie: Good. Then that's where I'll be.

    • Kathleen: Well, I can see by your shirt that you've been sampling our meatballs.
      Charlie: And I can see by your shirt that you got mighty powerful buttons.

    • Charlie: Times have passed us by. Women today don't understand that we need to fall asleep after sex. We have to.
      (after a few minutes of dialog)
      Al: Wait, Charlie. I was thinking about what you said. I don't have to fall asleep after sex. I want to fall asleep after sex. I welcome the darkness.

    • Al: I don't have to fall asleep after sex. I want to fall asleep after sex. I welcome the darkness.

    • Vinnie: Don't worry, Pop. There are plenty of opportunities out there for a smart guy like me.
      Charlie: Oh, definitely, definitely. You think your're smart? Name any one of the Great Lakes.
      Vinnie: Lake Fulbert. Remember? That lake up in Wisconsin where we went on summers and where you taught me how to swim. That was a great lake.

    • Vinnie: Mona, why don't you come back a little later.
      Mona: Really? When?
      Vinnie: When you're no longer a felony.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode was actually the pilot for the TV series Top of the Heap, which featured the characters Charlie and Vinnie Verducci and lasted only seven episodes during the spring of 1991. The series was retooled and came back on the air during the summer of 1992 with the name Vinnie & Bobby , where the Charlie character was eliminated and Vinnie moved into an apartment with his friend Bobby, who he meets while working on a construction site. The retooled series was also cancelled after seven episodes.

    • Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse, Christina Applegate and David Faustino do not appear in this episode.
      The 100th episode usually end up being a special event because it means that the show is likely going into syndication, but it's rumoured that no one realized that this was the 100th episode, when even Al himself only barely appears.

    • Matt LeBlanc returns as Vinnie Verducci (his role in the short lived comedies Top of the Heap and Vinnie and Bobby.