Al decides to open a shoe emergency hot-line with help from Steve in the form of a $50,000 loan. But typically, Al's get-rich-quick scheme backfires when nobody phones in. When Marcy gives ... See full summary »

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Al decides to open a shoe emergency hot-line with help from Steve in the form of a $50,000 loan. But typically, Al's get-rich-quick scheme backfires when nobody phones in. When Marcy gives Al a second $50,000 loan to repay the original loan, the Bundys and the Rhoades join together in a downward spiral of failure when Al instead sinks the second $50,000 into his failing shoe hot-line, which results in Steve losing his job at the bank, Marcy getting demoted, and Al ending up being the loser as always. Written by SpaceAce77

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Throughout the episode, the phone number for Al's service is given as 555-SHOE, but the title of the episode is 976-SHOE. See more »

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Steve Rhoades: Get lost, Al, it's the president.
Al: [Al shakes hands with bank president] I voted for you.
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You Can't Stop Laughing! No, You can't!
1 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whenever I see this episode, it always makes me laugh no matter what mood that I am in. In this episode, Al has another get rich scheme to have his own 976 line about shoe advice. "Dr. Shoe, I Don't know what to do?" the actress says in the commercial. Al needs to get a loan so he asks Steve who is in competition at the bank for a trip to two to Hawaii which he really wants so much that he willing to sacrifice another bad loan. When Al's commercial airs, nobody calls and Steve becomes catatonic and in a terrible nightmare. He has to face Marcy who takes over and offers to pay the bad loan with her bank loan. She has good credit and can handle a bad loan. It's the beginning of the end of Steve's run on the series but it's been a good one.


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