Married... with Children (season 10)

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Married... with Children (season 10)
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 26, plus 1 special
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Original run September 17, 1995 (1995-09-17) – May 19, 1996 (1996-05-19)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)[1]
Season chronology
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List of Married... with Children episodes

This is a list of episodes for the tenth season (1995–96) of the television series Married... with Children.

The tenth season saw 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).[2] Also, Peg leaves Al and goes on a search for her father.

Episodes[edit]

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210 1 "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Gerry Cohen Russell Marcus September 17, 1995 10.01
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 in to 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
Bud loses his job as the driving inspector and gets a gig as apprentice chimney sweep. Al suggests an aerobics studio for the open lot next door to Gary as a new business idea after Kelly complains about her commute to her aerobics class. He puts peep holes in the wall to look at good looking women, but is horrified to learn that the women who frequent the aerobics studio are fat. Most of them come to the shoe store and make him more angry. Marcy adds to their trouble by sending more fat girls to the aerobics class.
212 3 "Requiem For a Dead Briard" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye October 1, 1995 10.03
Kelly is broken up over Buck's death and the family must cheer her up, which they attempt to do by offering other pets, all of which are shot down aside from a parrot she calls Tweety, which Peg's mother later eats (having mistaken it for a chicken). Meanwhile, Buck has gone to "animal heaven," where his guide, a chicken mascot accidentally sent there by computer error, explains what's going to happen to him. With the help of his mouse lawyer, Buck tries to defend the fact that he has, indeed, been a good doggy, but the feline judge thinks otherwise. The two storylines tie together when the Bundys invite over a "medium" (Don Novello's Father Guido Sarducci character from Saturday Night Live and other shows) to talk to Buck (which he only pretends to do) and Buck, as his punishment, is reincarnated as a puppy that appears on the Bundy's coffee table. This episode marks the appearance of Lucky. Ben Stein guests as the chicken mascot who was shot six times in the face by an irate fan who didn't like him pretending his bald head was an egg.
213 4 "Reverend Al" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf October 8, 1995 10.04
When the beer tax increases, NO MA'AM is not able to afford beer. To make some money and gain tax-exempt status, NO MA'AM becomes a church, with Al as the reverend. Peg buys gifts for herself for her birthday and asks the kids to give it to her. Marcy exposes them, but guys across the country support him and send him $10 each. They hold a function to collect more money and Al address all. He then loses all when his news of wooing Peg comes out.
214 5 "How Bleen Was My Kelly" Amanda Bearse Daniel O'Keefe October 15, 1995 10.05
In order 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 bio-hazardous chemical as part of her cover, which she brings home to hide in Al's shower where she thinks it'll 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 re-growing 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
Al mocks Marcy and Peg for taking self-defence class, but a potential thief going after Al's wallet, Peg punches him and becomes the hero. Al feels sissy and tries to set up a bar fight. But Peg punches first and ruins it again. Bud tries to film it but gets caught with a giant woman. Kelly sees a dumb man, who later while proposing becomes Al's guinea pig.
216 7 "Flight of the Bumblebee" Gerry Cohen Calvin Brown Jr. October 29, 1995 10.07
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. Meanwhile, NO MA'AM watches the match with their wives and the wives are all turned on by the violence. Finally Al and Bud end up in the hospital.
217 8 "Blond and Blonder" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp & Richard Gurman November 5, 1995 10.08
Kelly and her best friends meet at the Bundy house and reminisce how mean they were to nerds. Bud also gets teased a lot, but a girl with braces has hots for him. But at their 5 years high school reunion, they compete for the rich nerd, Eric whom Kelly teased in high school. Bud & 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 Mr. Potato-Head with fire-works.
218 9 "The Two that Got Away" Amanda Bearse Al Aidekman November 19, 1995 10.09
Al and Jefferson's fishing lodge is taken away by Shannon Tweed and Jefferson plots revenge. But when they realize that they unknowingly took a nude picture of Shannon Tweed & 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
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 plan to sabotage the event with Bud & 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 --
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
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 he & Bud goes bear hunting with Peg's dad and get abandoned there. They accidentally knock off a bear and bring Peg's dad to Chicago assuming that it is dead. The bear runs away and raids Marcy & Jefferson's car. So Peg's dad leave Peg's mom behind to find the bear. Al & Bud help.
221 12 "Love Conquers Al" Gerry Cohen Paul Corrighn & Brad Walsh December 10, 1995 10.12
On Jefferson & 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 won't 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
Kelly & 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 Davora Inwood January 7, 1996 10.14
Part one of two. When Kelly giver 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 isn't 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
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

Al convinces Bud to make a calendar with beautiful women for his school project in order 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 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 Kelley February 11, 1996 10.17

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").

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

Part one of two. During spring break, Kelly and friends seduce Bud and friends out of their airline tickets and hotel reservations at Fort Lauderdale. Al, Jefferson, and Griff go to Fort Lauderdale 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 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

Conclusion. When Al discovers that the bikini competition Jefferson is judging has a $100,000 prize, he has Kelly enter, and he and Griff become judges to pick Kelly. When, Marcy, Bud, and friends, after many hiccups finally arrive at Fort Lauderdale and ruin everything.

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

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 & 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 Laurie Lee-Goss & Garry Bowren March 24, 1996 10.21

After taking Lucky out daily at 3:00am, 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 & 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 & Nicole Eggert & Russell Marcus April 14, 1996 10.22

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, his sister & her boyfriend, an out of work sexy guy. This episode focuses upon the conflict between Shanon & 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

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.

Note: Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to childbirth.
233 24 "Kiss of the Coffee Woman" Sam W. Orender Todd Newman May 5, 1996 10.24

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 & Marcy get very angry and go to the set, where they discover that the scene has been changed to post-coital. Jefferson leaves due to some creative differences and Al & 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

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
Members of NO MA'AM start playing practical jokes on each other. Griff lands in prison, gets tried and then punished for being a cannibal. Jefferson & 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 to till the wedding, but Peggy arrives on time to stop it. Meanwhile, Kelly keeps erasing all the messages on the phone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Season 10 DVD set at TVShowsOnDVD.com
  2. ^ Andreas, Carl (April 10, 2001). "Changes throughout the Seasons". Bundyology. Retrieved 2007-09-09.