Married with Children: Season 10, Episode 21

Turning Japanese (17 Mar. 1996)

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Marcy is up for a promotion, but to get promoted, she needs to impress her Japanese boss, Mr. Shimokawa, by serving him dinner and presenting him her grateful neighbors, the Japanese Bundys... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Peggy Bundy (credit only)
Mr. Shimokawa
Dan Tullis Jr. ...
Todd Parker ...
Officer Stan
Darrell Kunitomi ...
Japanese Al
Angela Spangler ...
Lucky ...


Marcy is up for a promotion, but to get promoted, she needs to impress her Japanese boss, Mr. Shimokawa, by serving him dinner and presenting him her grateful neighbors, the Japanese Bundys! Of course, she needs to bribe the real Bundys to stay out of sight for the duration of the visit. However, it just happens that Mr. Shimokawa hears the sound of Al's Dodge 1971 - a car missing form his collection. To ensure her promotion, Marcy needs the car for Mr. Shimokawa. But what will it take to get Al to give up his car? Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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Iqbal: Officer's Dan and Stan, what can I do for you?
Officer Dan: We got a call about an indecent sex act being performed here on-stage.
Iqbal: I assure you officers, I do not allow or have indecent sex acts in my establishment.
Officer Dan: Then get one!
Officer stan: We didn't ditch that drug stakeout for nothing.
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References Mothra (1961) See more »


Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Performed by Amanda Bearse and Ted McGinley
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A funny episode in the latter seasons.
25 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Turning Japanese" is a rare episode of the latter season that's actually mostly original and funny. As the series progressed, the episodes become more silly and stupid, so it's nice to see this refresher. And it's great to see the late Pat Morita starring as the Japanese Bank President - his inner monologues are hilarious! It's also funny to see Marcy and Jefferson "acting Japanese" including their rendition of karaoke! The only sore spot is that Katey Sagal is still missing (she was pregnant at the time and had to take the time off from this show) - she is however mentioned. Oh, and watch out for Marcy doing a "strip tease"!

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