Married with Children: Season 1, Episode 2

Thinnergy (12 Apr. 1987)

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Marcy introduces Peg to a new energetic diet to improve her marriage. Al, meanwhile, wants to part of it but learns if he tries the diet, he can persuade Peg to quit. He must then swallow his pride and admit to Peggy he loves her no matter what.



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Marcy gives Peggy a diet book called "Thinergy" in which Peggy hopes that it will put some energy into their lives (and in the bedroom), so Peggy tries to get Al to join her on the diet too. But life is not the same in the Bundy household unless Al can get her to quit the diet. Written by Anonymous

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Peg is pulling back the sheets of the bed and finds one of Al's socks. She picks it up and throws it up in the air, but we never see the sock come back down. She likely threw it over the wall of the set. See more »


Al: [to Peg] Come here a second, will ya? Let me tell you something. Now just 'cause I don't go to bed with you doesn't mean I don't love ya. I mean, let's face it, even if you were beautiful - like that girl on TV - I'd still ignore ya. 'Cause you're my wife!
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A Diet to Die For!
22 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thanks her new neighbors and friends, Peggy gets inspired to take a diet program called Thinnergy. The problem is that all she wants is attention from her husband and being on the diet alone isn't going to work out. Once Al is on the diet, he can persuade to get her off. This is the first episode after the pilot. It's not as funny as others but Al is a meat and potatoes man and the idea of fruits and vegetables isn't up for his taste buds. If it wasn't for his new neighbor and sudden friend, Steve Rhoades, he encourages him to go on the diet with his wife so they can get off together. All Peggy wants is a little attention and love from her husband. Still, it's not a bad episode overall.

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