Married... With Children

Season 4 Episode 18

What Goes Around Comes Around

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 25, 1990 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Al gets an invitation from Polk High to introduce the football team's MVP at the homecoming dance, and intends to use the opportunity to warn the kids about the perils of marriage. Meanwhile, Bud makes an elaborate plan for revenge on a girl who humiliated him in sixth grade.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • This Aint 'Saved By The Bell'

    There aren't too many sitcoms that would feature the type of public humiliation that comes at the end of this episode. A popular girl named Heather (that was a common name for the popular "mean girls" of the 80s) makes a fool of Bud at the homecoming dance. So Kelly steps in to defend her brother's honor and give Heather what's coming to her. (Hence the title, "What Goes Around Comes Around")I won't say how Kelly gets revenge on Heather... but it involves a towel, a dog, lots of rope, a mouth gag and off-screen nudity. What a great ending! The scene is made especially memorable since Heather is played by Tiffany Amber Thiessen in the days when she was still doing Saved By The Bell.moreless
Cory Tyler

Cory Tyler

Guy #2 (as Corey Tyler)

Guest Star

Joel J. Edwards

Joel J. Edwards


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Mik Scriba

Mik Scriba

Mr. Blum

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Polk High's invitation was turned down by Gale Sayers, Jim McMahon, Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, and Abe Vigoda before they turned to "Alf" Bundy.

    • Bud said that 75 kids tease him every day about Heather humiliating him in sixth grade, and this was the 75th episode.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Kelly shows Bud that Heather is conning him by asking a guy for his watch and then discarding it)
      Kelly: The prostitution rests.

    • Bud: I'm after revenge. Sweet, pure, uncut revenge. Phase One is now complete.
      Kelly: What's Phase Two? You touch her on the knee and then start to cry?
      Bud: Not quite, O-she-whose-head-can-never-be-seen-in-a-car.

    • Kelly: Bud, why don't you just go out with someone who likes you? Oh, I sorry. Buck has outgrown his party dress.
      Bud: That's a good one, human trampoline.

    • Kelly: So gnome, everyone's going to be at the homecoming dance this Friday night. Where are you gonna be?
      Bud: I'll be there... with a date.
      Kelly: Yeah, right. Who's gonna be the girl this year? You or Joey?

    • Al: And you want to talk about flying wenches? Let's talk about my mother-in-law. My mother in law is so big and fat that... well, people often overuse the phrase "as big as the Earth". But kids, try to imagine everyone you know under one giant muumuu.

    • Al: Sure, before you marry them, all women say they like football. But as soon as you say "I do", they put on about 40 pounds. And the only "hike" you see is them hiking up their pants before they weld their butts to the sofa for the rest of their worthless lives! As for me... I work for a living!

    • Al: (holding up an egg) This is your brains. This is your brain on marriage (slams the egg on the floor).

    • Bud: Dad, when you were in school, did a girl ever did something to you that ruined your entire life?
      Al: Yes and you call that girl "mom" now.

  • NOTES (3)