Married with Children: Season 3, Episode 4

The Camping Show (11 Dec. 1988)

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The Rhoades and the Bundys head out to the Rhoades cabin in the woods, but the merriment is halted by Kely's PMS. The men leave for a bit to go out fishing, and return to all three women ... See full summary »

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The Rhoades and the Bundys head out to the Rhoades cabin in the woods, but the merriment is halted by Kely's PMS. The men leave for a bit to go out fishing, and return to all three women menstruating and hostile. When a bear attacks the car, Al hilariously attempts to stop him. Written by Zoé

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Early in the episode, Al (Ed O'Neill) and Steve (David Garrison) celebrate their pending fishing trip by air-playing the song 'Dueling Banjos' from the film Deliverance (1972). Ed O'Neil made his film debut (uncredited) as a sheriff's deputy in Deliverance. See more »

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[Kelly is having her period during the Bundy's vacation]
Al: Peg?
Peggy Bundy: Well, it's her time of the month, Al.
Al: What the hell did we bring her for, then?
Bud Bundy: Squeaked through another month, eh, Kel?
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Whoa Bundy (dvd)
29 September 2012 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

So far, it's the best start of season: the fun is always on the top but the producers amazingly add new exciting elements:

first, the family goes out of their living room and invade a lot of different stages: library, football field, plane, wood cabin, beach, high school.

Second, the scripts find some really personal traits about men, women or teens (periods, baldness, barber, inheritance, party) that they happily destroy with absurd. Next, it's filled with the nostalgic flavor of the 80's (beta vs VHS, the first computers).

On the long run, i think that Peggy is really the weakest member because her character is very limited: couch potato doing nothing, shopping and sex addict. Thus, except the peeper episode (3.22), episodes centered on her (3.2; 3.12) or the endless discussion about food are a bit boring.

But, as she is often paired with Marcie, i started to notice two things: it's true that she has chicken legs because you can see that they look a bit like their arms, very thin! Next, at times, i find her really attractive and i think that the show has its message right: women can be as kinky than men but each with different ways.

As my best episode of this season, i pick this one because the idea of shooting one about periods show clearly why this show is unique! The library one (3.1), Poke High (3.3), the prophecy (3.8) or the dead barber (3.9) are particularly hilarious as well.


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