Al, Peggy, Kelly, Bud, Jefferson, and Marcy find the gold mine in the desert. Al discovers the first gold nugget and everyone but the feeble-minded Kelly winds up with a bag full of gold. Al and Peggy have two separate fantasies of how to spend it. But after three days of digging, it's revealed that they're stuck in a tourist attraction seeded with fools gold for the tourists to find. The Bundys and D'Arcys aren't pleased with this turn of events, until they notice the gold watches, rings, and earrings the tourists are wearing... Written by
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Al mentions that he got the gold mine from an old man who looks like John Byner. The old prospector, Zeke is in fact played by John Byner
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The park ranger says that the gold mine tour is meant to recreate the 49er experience. However, the national park is in New Mexico and the 1849 Gold Rush occurred in northern California. See more
Gee, I don't know. I haven't seen him since he went insane. Oh, here he comes.
[Al enters holding a dead squirrel
I killed this squirrel for looking at my gold!
Good work, Dad.
[Al wheels around and aims his shotgun at her. She throws her arms up
I think Dad's shoe-selling days are just about over.
I think Dad's shoe-wearing days are just about over.