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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peggy Bundy / The Grim Reaper
Joshua Boyd ...
Kid #1
Billi Gordon ...
The Village People ...
Alex Briley ...
Sailor - The Village People (as Alexander Briley)
David Hodo ...
Construction Worker - The Village People
Glenn Hughes ...
Leatherman - The Village People (as Glenn M. Hughes)
Jeff Olson ...
Cowboy - The Village People (as G. Jeffrey Olson)


On Halloween night, the Grim Reaper (in the form of a dark-haired, pasty-faced Peggy) finally answers Al's inadvertent long cried call for death and won't leave him until one of his family members say that they need him. Meanwhile, Marcy convinces Peggy, Bud, Kelly and Jefferson to impersonate the Village People at a party she's hosting honoring female spouse murderers. Written by Anonymous

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24 October 1993 (USA)  »

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The title is based upon Henny Youngman's signature joke, "Now take my wife. Please!" See more »


Marcy tells the Bundys and Jefferson (masquerading as the Village People) that they can only perform YMCA because all she has is the 45. However, she's overlooking that 45s have a B side; it was possible for them to perform a second song. See more »


Al Bundy: Oh, please! Please don't take me! I didn't mean it when I wished I was dead. Well, maybe I wished I was dead once or twice... or maybe a hundred times, but I didn't mean it. It's like you don't mean something when you say it like "I love you" or "I wish I was dead". Why don't you take someone that really deserves to die like Michael Bolton, or that guy who wrote the Facts of Life theme song?
The Grim Reaper: I knew it! Another wimp chickening out in the face of eternal darkness. I didn't have this kind of ...
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Spoofs Jurassic Park (1993) See more »


Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People
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It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A!
2 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

One of the most joyful "Married With Children" episodes, despite Death's prominent role. Every cast member (even Buck in one scene where he barks, something he does very rarely) gets their chance to shine, especially Peggy, in a dual role: as Peggy, and as The Grim Beaper....er, I mean Reaper, who visits Al after he claims that he hates life. Of course he changes his mind, so Death cuts him a deal: he will be allowed to live if another member of his family says that they need him one time before midnight. Meanwhile, Peggy and the kids are over at Marcy's impersonating The Village People and lip-synching to "It's fun to stay at the YMCA" on a loop. Later the real Village People show up, for a great fun ending. Many laugh-out-loud moments in this episode, from the kid dressed as "one of those dinosaurs that spit" to Kelly saying "Daddy, you've been breathing toxic poison gas, here, smell!". Clever (for a TV show of the time) special effects as well. *** out of 4.

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