Married... with Children (season 10)
This is a list of episodes for the tenth season (1995–96) of the television series Married... with Children.
|Married... with Children (season 10)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||26, plus 1 special|
|Original release||September 17, 1995 –|
May 19, 1996
The tenth season had the death of family pet Buck and his subsequent reincarnation into the body of Lucky, the Bundys' next dog. The season also marks the first appearances of Peggy's father Ephraim (played by Tim Conway) and Peggy's mother, who moves in with the Bundys (although she is never seen, only heard). Also, Peg leaves Al and goes on a search for her father.
Katey Sagal missed seven episodes and made short appearances in three episodes.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|210||1||"Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner"||Gerry Cohen||Russell Marcus||September 17, 1995||10.01||15.50|
|Al is excited when Bud decides to move out after he gets embarrassed by his parents while he is with a girl. He is a bit disappointed when Bud moves back into the basement, and horrified when Peg's mother comes to live with them after splitting up with Peg's father. He goes to Wanker County to convince Peg's father to patch up with his wife.|
|211||2||"A Shoe Room with a View"||Gerry Cohen||Richard Gurman & Stacie Lipp||September 24, 1995||10.02||13.40|
|Al suggests an aerobics studio be built next to the shoe store so he and his NO MA'AM buddies can peep in on the women exercising, but Al gets more than he can handle when the women turn out to be fat. Meanwhile, Bud loses his job at the DMV for being a competent employee.|
|212||3||"Requiem For a Dead Briard"||Gerry Cohen||Michael G. Moye||October 1, 1995||10.03||13.30|
Kelly is upset over losing Buck the dog, but Al is more upset over having to spend money on a new pet just to make his daughter happy. Meanwhile, Buck's fate to be reincarnated as an eagle is on the line when he discovers that his judge is a cat and his defense attorney is a mouse. |
'Guest Stars: Ben Stein and Don Novello as his character, Father Guido Sarducci
|213||4||"Reverend Al"||Gerry Cohen||Kim Weiskopf||October 8, 1995||10.04||12.00|
|Al turns NO MA'AM into a church so he can gain tax-exempt status.|
|214||5||"How Bleen Was My Kelly"||Amanda Bearse||Daniel O'Keefe||October 15, 1995||10.05||12.30|
|To prepare for her role as Marie Curie in a made-for-TV movie, Kelly poses as a scientist on a grant from Crayola to invent a new color she calls "Bleen" and mixes a biohazardous chemical as part of her cover, which she brings home to hide in Al's shower, where she thinks it will be safe. Al, however, just happens to be taking his bimonthly shower and uses it, believing it is regular shampoo, but it ends up vigorously regrowing his hair. Its unfortunate side effect is that it makes him and the other members of NO MA'AM who are testing it more attentive to their women, so Al begs Kelly to make an antidote. She returns to the lab and experiments on Bud till she finds it. Peg tries to find a person who makes less money than Al using the computer, and finds herself.|
|215||6||"The Weaker Sex"||Amanda Bearse||Dvora Inwood||October 22, 1995||10.06||9.70|
|Al mocks Marcy and Peg for taking self-defense class, but when a potential thief goes after Al's wallet, Peg punches him and becomes the hero.|
|216||7||"Flight of the Bumblebee"||Gerry Cohen||Calvin Brown, Jr.||October 29, 1995||10.07||17.70|
|To earn his membership into NO MA'AM, Bud must take a photo of himself with wrestler King Kong Bundy. With Kelly's help, he gets near King Kong dressed as a bee, but due to Kelly's foolishness, he ends up in the fighting ring.|
|217||8||"Blond and Blonder"||Gerry Cohen||Stacie Lipp & Richard Gurman||November 5, 1995||10.08||15.10|
|Kelly and her best friends meet at the Bundy house and reminisce how mean they were to nerds. Bud also gets teased, but a girl with braces has the hots for him. But at their five-year high-school reunion, they compete for the rich nerd, Eric, whom Kelly teased in high school. Bud and Eric get together and take revenge. Meanwhile, Marcy's bank holds a "Guns for Toys" drive and the Bundys and D'arcys end up playing twister. Jefferson ends up blowing up Mr. Potato Head with fireworks.|
|218||9||"The Two that Got Away"||Amanda Bearse||Al Aidekman||November 19, 1995||10.09||13.50|
|Al and Jefferson's fishing lodge is taken away by Shannon Tweed, and Jefferson plots revenge. When they realize that they unknowingly took a nude picture of Shannon Tweed and some guy, they try to make a small fortune. Kelly and Bud try to get Lucky a part in a dog-food commercial.|
|219||10||"Dud Bowl II"||Gerry Cohen||Kim Weiskopf||November 26, 1995||10.10||11.60|
|Marcy tries to do her best to stop her bank from dedicating a scoreboard at Polk High to Al by getting Terry Bradshaw to usurp the honor. Al makes a plan to sabotage the event with Bud and Jefferson's help. Kelly decides to help Al by speaking to Terry, and he agrees to help her.|
|—||—||"Special: Al Bundy's Sports Spectacular"||—||Paul Wales||November 26, 1995||—||9.20|
|Roy Firestone hosts a clip show episode of Married... With Children featuring the show's greatest sports moments.|
|220||11||"Bearly Men"||Gerry Cohen||Russell Marcus||December 3, 1995||10.11||15.30|
|To get rid of Peg's mother, Al tries to prove himself to Peg's father and then convince him to come and take her. On Bud's suggestion, Bud and he go bear hunting with Peg's dad and get abandoned there. They accidentally knock out a bear and bring Peg's dad to Chicago, assuming that it is dead. The bear runs away and raids Marcy and Jefferson's car. So, Peg's dad leaves Peg's mom behind to find the bear. Al and Bud help.|
|221||12||"Love Conquers Al"||Gerry Cohen||Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh||December 10, 1995||10.12||13.20|
|At Jefferson and Marcy's suggestion, Al, Peggy, and her parents go to a marriage retreat/water park to get her parents back together. Peg's father runs away with another man's wife on a world tour. Meanwhile, Kelly dates a Hispanic man who will not put out, while Bud dates the man's sexually excited cousin.|
|222||13||"I Can't Believe It's Butter"||Sam W. Orender||Scott Zimbler & Joel Valentincic||December 17, 1995||10.13||13.20|
|Kelly and Bud decide to earn their own Christmas gift money. Al's friends get addicted to calling a woman named Butter at a 1-900 phone sex line, but Al finds out that the woman is Peg's mother. With the money she earns, she buys all a nice Christmas dinner. So Al decides to keep this a secret from NO MA'AM, but when Griff falls in love with her, Al makes a plan.|
|223||14||"The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly: Part 1"||Gerry Cohen||Dvora Inwood||January 7, 1996||10.14||15.70|
|Part one of two. When Kelly gives her agent, Bud, an ultimatum, he tries to get new clients. When that fails, too, Bud borrows money from the mob for Kelly's exercise video, but when she has a disagreement with the male lead in the video, the mob says they will kill Bud if the video is not finished. Peggy convinces Al to get a satellite dish. Al and Jefferson try to install it themselves.|
|224||15||"The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly: Part 2"||Gerry Cohen||Daniel O'Keefe||January 14, 1996||10.15||12.60|
|Conclusion. Bud tries his best to shoot the video, but keeps failing. Finally, he plays both the music and succeeds in making a video. Peggy and Marcy make money by placing bets on which husband will fall where. Finally, the men decide to just stay up and hide from their wives.|
|225||16||"Calendar Girl"||Amanda Bearse||Fran E. Kaufer||February 4, 1996||10.16||14.10|
Al convinces Bud to make a calendar with beautiful women for his school project to win a rivalry. All goes well until his model is interviewed on TV, where she admits that not only is Bud a great kisser, but also that the modelling project boosted her self esteem, and now she has something important to say that Bud is convinced will be a marriage proposal. While everyone is watching the interview at home, Bud gets down on his knees in front of the TV and says yes just before she tells the truth about who she really is: a woman who was born as a man.Note: Katey Sagal makes a short appearance due to her pregnancy.
|226||17||"The Agony and the Extra C"||Sam W. Orender||Jimmy Alack & Jim Kelly||February 11, 1996||10.17||15.20|
Bud and Kelly visit Jefferson in the hospital, who tells them the story. For his anniversary, Marcy wants him to be away from Al, but he goes to nudie bar with them to see the Mexican babes. He gets delayed there, and based on a stripper's suggestion, he decides to get a tattoo from a drunk guy at the nudie bar, but it ends up misspelled ("I Love Mary"). After getting someone else to fix it, the tattoo ends up reading I love Marty.Note: Katey Sagal makes a short appearance due to her pregnancy.
|227||18||"Spring Break: Part 1"||Gerry Cohen||Kim Weiskopf||February 18, 1996||10.18||14.00|
Part one of two. During spring break, Kelly and her friends seduce Bud and his friends out of their airline tickets and hotel reservations at Fort Lauderdale. Al, Jefferson, and Griff soon follow to judge a bikini contest. When Marcy sees Jefferson and Al on a spring-break TV special, she heads out to Fort Lauderdale with Bud and his friends.Note: Katey Sagal makes a short appearance due to her pregnancy.
|228||19||"Spring Break: Part 2"||Gerry Cohen||Calvin Brown, Jr.||February 25, 1996||10.19||13.40|
Conclusion. When Al discovers that the bikini competition Jefferson is judging has a $100,000 prize, he has Kelly enter, and Griff and he become judges to pick Kelly. Marcy, along with Bud and his friends, after many hiccups, finally arrives at Fort Lauderdale and plots to stop the others.Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to her pregnancy.
|229||20||"Turning Japanese"||Sam W. Orender||Fran E. Kaufer||March 17, 1996||10.20||12.20|
Marcy gets a chance to get promoted, but she has to impress her Japanese boss (Pat Morita). He sets his eyes on Al's Dodge. Marcy tries to convince Al to sell his Dodge by offering a lot of money and taking him to the nudie bar, where she meets her boss, too.Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to her pregnancy/childbirth.
|230||21||"Al Goes to the Dogs"||Sam W. Orender||Garry Bowren & Laurie Lee-Goss||March 24, 1996||10.21||12.30|
After taking Lucky out daily at 3:00 am, Al decides to build a dog house. Marcy calls a building inspector to trouble him. Kelly tries to woo Carlos by changing her looks. Finally, with Carlos's money and help, Al gets the dog house up with all permissions intact.Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to her pregnancy/childbirth.
|231||22||"Enemies"||Gerry Cohen||Richard Gurman & Stacie Lipp & Russell Marcus||April 14, 1996||10.22||10.80|
In this spinoff episode (which features Kelly in a major role and the rest of the Bundy family in a supporting role), Kelly dates a man who is only using her to get back at his ex-girlfriend. Tom, a deliveryman who lives with his girlfriend, Shanon (Nicole Eggert), his sister, and her boyfriend, an out-of-work sexy guy. This episode focuses upon the conflict between Shanon and Tom.Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to childbirth.
|232||23||"Bud Hits the Books"||Sam W. Orender||Stacie Lipp||April 28, 1996||10.23||9.70|
Sex gets in the way of Bud studying for his finals, and he risks being expelled when he is caught masturbating in the school library. Marcy comes to his rescue by defending him while Al and his NO MA'AM buddies, who were initially disgusted over what Bud did, protest over the school's anti-masturbation rule.Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to childbirth.
|233||24||"Kiss of the Coffee Woman"||Sam W. Orender||Story by: Todd Newman|
Teleplay by: Dvora Inwood
|May 5, 1996||10.24||11.90|
Kelly gets a commercial where the male lead is fired. Jefferson pitches in and they get very popular. For a follow-up commercial, they have to kiss. Al and Marcy get very angry and go to the set, where they discover that the scene has been changed to postcoital. Jefferson leaves due to some creative differences, and Al and Marcy replace them.Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to childbirth.
|234||25||"Torch Song Duet"||Gerry Cohen||Donelle Q. Buck||May 19, 1996||10.25||13.70|
Al helps Griff win a trip to Atlanta for the Olympic Games by helping him answer questions on a radio sports quiz, from where he is banned. As a thanks, Griff agrees to allow Al to hold the Olympic Torch, until a girl comes by. With fame and photo and in Big 'Uns, Al gets very jealous and throws the torch into the mall fountain.Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to childbirth.
|235||26||"The Joke's on Al"||Gerry Cohen||Calvin Brown, Jr.||May 19, 1996||10.26||13.40|
|Members of NO MA'AM start playing practical jokes on each other. Griff lands in prison, gets tried, and is then punished for being a cannibal. Jefferson and Al take turns and fool each other. When an old "friend" of Peggy's comes to seduce Al to avenge Peggy, he thinks it is all an elaborate practical joke done by Jefferson and plays along. Finally, it goes on till the wedding, but Peggy arrives on time to stop it. Meanwhile, Kelly keeps erasing all the messages on the phone.|
- Andreas, Carl (April 10, 2001). "Changes throughout the Seasons". Bundyology. Retrieved 2007-09-09.