Against Al's objection, Peggy buys a home computer for the kids to help them in their schoolwork. But it gets more use of as a hat rack when no one wants to use it, while Al begins to hear the computer talking to him and taunting him about his inferior life, while at the same time, Al tries to train the not-so-bright Buck to fetch his bedroom slippers. Written by
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Marcy mentions that she and Al have been neighbors for 937 days. This episode actually premiered 771 days after the pilot episode. Although, that episode was filmed in December of 1986. Assuming that date was December 1st, that is incorrectly regarded as 896 days. The only logical explanation can be that the writers based that ballpark figure on the actual day that the cast began rehearsing for the pilot episode. See more
Peggy tells Al the computer was $2,100 and with the $200 rebate would lower the price to $1,900. The computer talks only to Al. Al later smashes the computer, but not before the computer says it is worth $2,500. The computer alone was $1,900 and since they had it, they added to it (printer, phone and desk) which could bring the total up to $2,500. See more
Al, did you know that your dog is burying himself in your backyard?
Well I hope it's not the spot by the hose because that little plot's for me.
Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey