Married with Children: Season 3, Episode 1

He Thought He Could (6 Nov. 1988)

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Al discovers a library book that was due in 1957. He must return it to the library and face up to his worst, childhood fear: the librarian.

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Lu Leonard ...
Miss DeGroot
Edan Gross ...
Young Al
Brandon Bluhm ...
Lenny
Joseph Dammann ...
Book Boy
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Al discovers a library book that was due in 1957. He must return it to the library and face up to his worst, childhood fear: the librarian.

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When the security camera footage is shown Al putting the book back, pretending he found it there, his shirt and pants are not the same when he actually went in with. It's obvious this was filmed at the end of the episode because the 2nd time he goes back to the library, its the same clothes as the footage See more »

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Peggy Bundy: You know, the boys are upstairs working so hard, and this popcorn will make a nice surprise for them. So easy to make, too.
Marcy Rhoades: Uh, Peggy, you're supposed to move it around.
Peggy Bundy: Oh.
[shakes the popcorn]
Peggy Bundy: Well gee, now it's not easy any more.
Marcy Rhoades: Peggy, did you know this says use before May the eleventh, 1972.
Peggy Bundy: Marcy, if you read it carefully, it says *best* if used before May the eleventh, 1972.
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Al returns a library book!
28 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to imagine a library book that was due back in 1957. Al recalls the incident with the librarian, Mrs. De Groot, who hated Al then and now. As Al is forced to return to the library to return the book, he is faced with the older Mrs. De Groot who has stayed and waited for his return. What Al doesn't know is that he's videotaped putting back the book on the shelf by tripping Mrs. De Groot. "Don't Bundy that book" becomes a motto for treating books with care and attention. Mrs. De Groot had never high expectations of Al's life. When the videotape airs on local television, he humiliates himself and his family while facing a huge fine for his overdue book.


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