Married with Children: Season 4, Episode 11

It's a Bundyful Life (17 Dec. 1989)

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Al has finally saved up a lot of cash to buy his family a ton of presents they want this year. Unfortunately, a mob of late customers in the shoe store prevents him from getting to the bank and retrieving the money he needs.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Angel (credit only)
Don Sparks ...
Ann Nelson ...
Franklin (as Tim Eyster)
Kristeen Buxton ...
Eve Smith ...
Norman Jablonsky (credit only)


On Christmas Eve, Al plans the best Bundy Christmas by withdrawing money from his secret savings account to buy the selfish and ungrateful Peggy and the kids presents. When Al can't get to Marcy's bank on time, he tries a ill-fated cash motivated plan for a day care center which leaves him sad and alone with no money. Written by Anonymous

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17 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Fox re-aired this episode on December 15, 2003, making it a rare occurrence in which a classic TV show re-aired on its parent network after being canceled. See more »


When Steve and Marcy come to the Bundys, to wish them a merry Christmas, Bud is "stealing" Marcy's wedding ring from her right hand; later when Marcy asks who has it, she looks at her right hand, where the ring supposedly was. See more »


Marcy: [drunk] Excuse me Marcy, I'm Al.
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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It's Al Bundy's Life!
1 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A classic take on a classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life," with a twist. In this case, Al has a Christmas account at Marcy's bank. She is alone during the holidays while her husband goes home to his mother. He gets to the bank too late and they already have their Christmas Party. Al has mature customers right before closing time. When the bank is closed, he gets idea and decides to babysit the children of the shopping mothers and does his version of "Twas a Night Before Christmas" with the Bundys. When that fails to get him money, he goes home to face his family who expected Christmas presents. But fate has a surprise when he touches the Christmas lights.

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