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"Married with Children" Poppy's by the Tree (1987)

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Original Air Date:
27 September 1987 (Season 2, Episode 1)
The Bundys take a vacation to near-beautiful Dumpwater, Florida and stay in a cut-rate motel where an ax murderer that hates tourists... See more » | Add synopsis »
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You guessed it with the Bundy's it's the classic vacation from hell! See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Ed O'Neill ... Al Bundy

Katey Sagal ... Peggy Bundy

David Garrison ... Steve Rhoades

Amanda Bearse ... Marcy Rhoades

Christina Applegate ... Kelly Bundy

David Faustino ... Bud Bundy

Gary Grubbs ... Delbert

Richard Paul ... The Sheriff

Charlie Dell ... Roy

Ian Patrick Williams ... Beany
Becky Phelps ... Gloria

Kim Morgan Greene ... Becky

Dan Gauthier ... Kelly's Boyfriend
Sandy Sprung ... Dottie
Bill Marcus ... Harold
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buck ... Buck the Dog (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Linda Day 
Writing credits
Michael G. Moye (created by) &
Ron Leavitt (created by)

Michael G. Moye (written by) and
Ron Leavitt (written by)

Produced by
Barbara Cramer .... producer (as Barbara Blachut Cramer)
Katherine Green .... producer
Richard Gurman .... producer
Ron Leavitt .... executive producer
Michael G. Moye .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Larry Harris 
Production Design by
Don Roberts 
Art Direction by
Bernard Vyzga 
Costume Design by
Marti Masamitsu 
Makeup Department
Sue Forrest Chambers .... makeup artist
Dottie McQuown .... hair stylist
Production Management
Fran McConnell .... production supervisor
Bob Piatak .... unit manager
Ken Stump .... in charge of production
Art Department
John A. Gomez .... leadman
Michael Semon .... props
Artie Contreras .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Eric Yount .... stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Art Morgenstern .... sound
Craig Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Donald A. Morgan .... lighting director
Guy Wishart .... lighting director
Music Department
Sammy Cahn .... composer: theme music
Don Great .... music supervisor
Jimmy Van Heusen .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Ed Cervantes .... production consultant (as Eduardo Cervantes)
Gerry Cohen .... associate director
Fred D'Aguilar .... technical director
Richard Draney .... stage manager
Ellen L. Fogle .... story editor
Susan Jang .... production coordinator
Tony Neely .... production services coordinator
Kitty Rourke .... production assistant
Horace Scott .... technical manager
Stephanie Scott .... stage manager
Sandy Sprung .... executive story editor
Marcy Vosburgh .... executive story editor
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... assistant dog trainer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

60 min (including commercials)
Black and White (one scene) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

[at the dining room]
Al Bundy:Well, we were gonna go for a walk, but we heard on the radio it might rain.
Al Bundy:[to Roy] Hey, Goob. That radio upstairs stinks. I'm paying eight dollars American, so get one of the guys out of the pigpen and let's get that thing workin', huh?
Al Bundy:[to the kids] Hey, who wants some down-home cookin'?
Al Bundy:[to Beany] Hey, Elmo. Vittles for the family.
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Movie Connections:
References "Sesame Street" (1969)See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
You guessed it with the Bundy's it's the classic vacation from hell!, 7 November 2010
Author: Danny Blankenship from Petersburg, Virginia

This "MWC" classic episode from Season 2 in September of 1987 is one that long stands in memory as it's comical and crazy and it's a two part story. Aside from the funny feel with the Bundy's this story tries in some way to mock "Psycho" and "The Shining" for the fact it deals with an ax murderer in a hotel! The Bundys never one for the norm try to take a family vacation and you bet it certainly will not be paradise, and it must be something that can be purchased on the salary of a shoe salesman like Al(Ed O'Neill). Of all the places picked in America it's a place called Dumpwater, Florida! And when the gang arrives the folks in this little small town are unlike any other as it's just a clan of country southern dim witted rednecks who like to be curious and worship Andy Griffith! Yet this town also has a bad secret dating back to 1967, and the Bundy's will soon find this out! A treat was also seeing the sexy southern character actress Kim Morgan Greene with a small part as a waitress. Overall classic episode of the Bundy's that's well remembered.

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