Married... with Children (season 6)

This is a list of episodes for the sixth season (1991–92) of the television series Married... with Children.

Married... with Children (season 6)
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes26
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 8, 1991 (1991-09-08) 
May 17, 1992 (1992-05-17)
Season chronology

Throughout the season, both Peg and Marcy were pregnant, as Katey Sagal was pregnant in real life. Sagal's child was stillborn six weeks before term, causing her to miss four episodes of this season. At the end of the season's 11th episode, "Al Bundy, Shoe Dick", the women's pregnancies were revealed to be merely part of one of Al's nightmares.[1] This season also had Steve Rhoades return for one episode, Kelly become the "Verminator", and the Bundys travel to England.[2] Additionally, this season introduced Bud's hip-hop-inspired alter ego "Grandmaster B", concocted to help him with women, which continued after the dream revelation by having Al ask Bud about the nickname and Bud deciding that he likes it enough to use it.

Episodes

Amanda Bearse was absent for one episode.

No.
overall
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season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1061"She's Having My Baby: Part 1"Gerry CohenRon Leavitt and Michael G. MoyeSeptember 8, 1991 (1991-09-08)6.0129.20[3]

Part one of two. Marcy and Peg announce that they are pregnant. Jefferson is happy and is willing to run chores for Marcy. Meanwhile, Al is devastated and so are Bud and Kelly.

NOTE: This was the highest ranking episode at the time of broadcast, ranking at number two for the week with almost 30 million viewers.
1072"She's Having My Baby: Part 2"Gerry CohenKevin CurranSeptember 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)6.0223.70[4]
Conclusion. Al and Jefferson try to run away from their wives when they cannot take the pregnancy anymore.
1083"If Al Had a Hammer"Gerry CohenKevin CurranSeptember 22, 1991 (1991-09-22)6.0326.10[5]

Al builds a private room for himself, using the Bundy hammer. When he loses it to a bunch of pregnant women, he tears it down. Meanwhile, Bud comes up with a street-wise, hip-hop alter-ego named "Grandmaster B" when he enrolls in junior college.

Note: Ed O'Neill's wife Catherine Rusoff appears as one of the pregnant women.
1094"Cheese, Cues and Blood"Gerry CohenTeleplay by: Brian Scully
Story by: Allan Davis[6]
September 29, 1991 (1991-09-29)6.0422.60[7]
Al begins to suspect that Kelly is selling her body for sex (with Jefferson as her pimp) when she begins earning a lot of money. But when Al discovers that Kelly and Jefferson are betting on pool games for cash at a local pool hall, Al sells his blood to get in on it.
1105"Looking for a Desk in All the Wrong Places"Gerry CohenStacie LippOctober 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)6.0521.60[8]
An insane Marcy drags Peg along to find her childhood toys — including a pink desk — that were auctioned off because Jefferson did not pay for the storage unit. Meanwhile, Al, Kelly, and Bud have a "we hate the baby" meeting.
1116"Buck Has a Bellyache"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleOctober 13, 1991 (1991-10-13)6.0619.70[9]
Peg moves back in with her family after Al, Kelly, and Bud ignore her because they are looking after Buck, which has lost his appetite. Meanwhile, Jefferson has sympathy for Marcy's pregnancy and Marcy enjoys it.
1127"If I Could See Me Now"Amanda BearseGabrielle ToppingOctober 27, 1991 (1991-10-27)6.0718.00[10]

After causing one too many car crashes, Al gives in and buys glasses, but his newfound vision makes him see just how pathetic his life is.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode. This episode also marks Amanda Bearse's directorial debut; she directed at least four episodes each season for the remainder of the show's run.
1138"God's Shoes"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleNovember 3, 1991 (1991-11-03)6.0818.50[11]

Al falls out of his bedroom window after seeing a $2500 painting of Peg. When he returns to consciousness, Al tells his kids that he saw God's shoes, and with Jefferson's help and Marcy's money, decides to sell God's shoes to the masses.
Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode.

Guest stars: Former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Kazurinsky and veteran voice actress June Foray
1149"Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 1"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonNovember 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)6.0919.70[12]

Part one of two - Al finally gets cable TV at home and watches Marcy on the public-access television cable TV channel. Kelly then starts her own talk show on the public-access channel, that gets picked up by a major Hollywood network.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode.
11510"Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 2"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonNovember 17, 1991 (1991-11-17)6.1015.00[13]

Conclusion. Al, Kelly, and Bud travel to Hollywood, where Kelly meets the executive producer (played by former SNL cast member Jon Lovitz), who is interested in her show. The network's executives end up changing it drastically and it gets cancelled.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode.
11611"Al Bundy, Shoe Dick"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonNovember 24, 1991 (1991-11-24)6.1122.40[13]
In this episode, Al leads a double life as a detective who is being framed for the murder of a rich woman's grandfather. By solving the case, he wins $50,000. He wakes up and realizes that it was a dream. He also realizes that his wife and Marcy's pregnancies were also just dreams.(Guest star Traci Lords)
11712"So This Is How Sinatra Felt"Gerry CohenStacie LippDecember 1, 1991 (1991-12-01)6.1221.70[14]
Peg is worried that a "shoe groupie" (guest star Jessica Hahn) may be seducing Al. She sends Kelly and Bud to spy on him. Al is made to choose between Peg and the groupie.
11813"I Who Have Nothing"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenDecember 22, 1991 (1991-12-22)6.1319.00[15]
Al discovers that he truly has no possessions of his own, and decides to get back one of the things that truly meant a lot to him — his championship game ball that he gave to a once in-shape cheerleader who wants Al for sex.
11914"The Mystery of Skull Island"Gerry CohenKevin CurranJanuary 5, 1992 (1992-01-05)6.1423.10[16]
Bud dates a hot girl who is only interested in daredevils. Meanwhile, Al, Marcy, and Jefferson play a relationship board game.
12015"Just Shoe It"Gerry CohenLisa CherninJanuary 19, 1992 (1992-01-19)6.1520.80[17]
Al wins the chance to appear in a sneaker commercial featuring famous sports stars, such as baseball player Steve Carlton, football player Ed "Too Tall" Jones, and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.
12116"Rites of Passage"Gerry CohenIlunga AdellFebruary 9, 1992 (1992-02-09)6.1618.80[17]
While Peggy, Marcy and Jefferson plan a child's birthday party for Bud's 18th birthday, Al takes Bud to his favorite strip club: The Nudie Bar.
12217"The Egg and I"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleFebruary 16, 1992 (1992-02-16)6.1723.10[17]
Steve Rhoades returns to reclaim his wife, but is shocked to find out that Marcy has remarried. The Bundys argue whether friendship is more important than money when they find out that Steve is on the run from the police for stealing a rare hawk egg from a national park.
12318"My Dinner With Anthrax"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonFebruary 23, 1992 (1992-02-23)6.1822.40[17]
Bud and Kelly trick Al and Peg into going on vacation in Florida for their 20th anniversary when Bud and Kelly win the chance to have thrash metal band Anthrax over at their house. The vacation turns out to be a timeshare scam with Edd Byrnes as one of the tenants (who lives there only because it was offered to him for free). Things get interesting back home when the band members scrounge in the refrigerator and sample Peg's "mystery package" (that no one ever wants to try) and begin to hallucinate.
12419"Psychic Avengers"Amanda BearseCalvin Brown, Jr.March 1, 1992 (1992-03-01)6.1918.30[17]

The Bundys and Jefferson get involved in a psychic hotline scam.

Note: Although Amanda Bearse directs this episode, she does not appear on-screen.
12520"Hi I.Q."Gerry CohenSteve CriderMarch 22, 1992 (1992-03-22)6.2022.70[17]
Kelly gets invited to a party for intellectuals, which turns out to be a party where intellectuals bring along idiots as ridiculed dates to win a contest. Meanwhile, Al and Jefferson attempt to build a tool bench — with disastrous results. Dinner for Schmucks is a 2010 comedy film with a similar plot.
12621"Teacher Pets"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenApril 5, 1992 (1992-04-05)6.2123.50[17]
Bud tries to prove to others that his substitute teacher has a crush on him. Meanwhile, Peg is sick with the flu and Al crashes children's parties at Chuck E. Cheese's to get free food.
12722"The Goodbye Girl"Gerry CohenStacie LippApril 19, 1992 (1992-04-19)6.2219.80[17]
While Al is on an imaginary trip around the world, Kelly gets a job at a TV history museum — and becomes a bug-killing TV personality known as the Verminator, while Jefferson is harassed by kids who think they recognize him from Happy Days and The Love Boat.
12823"The Gas Station Show"Gerry CohenMichael G. Moye & Ron LeavittApril 26, 1992 (1992-04-26)6.2320.60[17]
While out on a drive on "Bundy Sunday Funday", Al ends up working at a gas station to pay for the snacks Peg and the kids bought.
12924"England Show: Part 1"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleMay 3, 1992 (1992-05-03)6.2419.00[17]
Part one of three. In the 17th century, a witch curses a British town called Lower Uncton to be forever shrouded in darkness after a Bundy ancestor insults her, and the only way for the curse to be broken is to kill any living male Bundy relatives by luring them into Lower Uncton. In the present day, the Bundys win a free trip to the United Kingdom. Marcy and Jefferson learn about this and decide to tag along, but they lose their luggage at London Heathrow Airport. The Bundys were invited to Britain by Winston and Igor, two Lower Uncton residents, to lure them to their village so they can kill both Al and Bud to lift the 339-year-old curse, but the residents of the neighboring town of Upper Uncton, under the command of the mayor Trevor, plot to kill Al and Bud in London to ensure that the purgatory curse over Lower Uncton never gets broken, which would ruin Upper Uncton's tourist town reputation.
13025"England Show: Part 2"
"Wastin' the Company's Money"
Gerry CohenStacie LippMay 10, 1992 (1992-05-10)6.2518.60[17]
Part two of three. While the Bundys continue to enjoy their vacation in the United Kingdom, (and take advantage of their tour guide, Winston's, money), the people of Lower and Upper Uncton (the latter of whom use Lower Uncton as a tourist attraction and want to make the curse permanent) plot to murder Al and Bud. Meanwhile, broke and lost Marcy and Jefferson end up in a London S&M club, which they mistake for a theater. Kelly gets lost in London and is coerced by Upper Uncton mayor Trevor to lure the Bundys away from Lower Uncton and she sets off to find her family.
13126"England Show: Part 3"
"We're Spending as Fast as We Can"
Gerry CohenKevin CurranMay 17, 1992 (1992-05-17)6.2617.10[17]
Conclusion. Kelly arrives in Lower Uncton to rescue the Bundys, but in attempting to escape, they find themselves caught between the two feuding mobs of Lower and Upper Uncton residents. Al challenges Igor, the jousting head of Upper Uncton, to a jousting match to spare the lives of the Bundy men. When Al wins, the curse is lifted and the Bundys return to the United States except for Al, who gets imprisoned for stealing hotel towels.

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