Married with Children: Season 4, Episode 11

It's a Bundyful Life: Part 1 (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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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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Guest star Sam Kinison was the producer's first choice to play Al Bundy but they decided against it as they figured he was too raunchy. See more »

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One of the partying bank employees is handing the already dead drunk Marcy another drink - but the glass is clearly empty. See more »

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Al: I hate Christmas. The mall is full of nothing but women and children. All you hear is "I want this.", "Get me this.", "I have to have this."... and then there's the children. And they're all by my store 'cause they stuck the mall Santa right outside ringing his stupid bell. As if you need a bell to notice a 300-pound alcoholic in a red suit. "Ho, ho, ho," all day long. So, nice as can be, I go outside, ask him to shut the hell up. He takes a swing at me. So I lay a hook into his fat belly and ...
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It's Al Bundy's Life!
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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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