Married with Children: Season 5, Episode 21

You Better Shop Around: Part 1 (14 Apr. 1991)

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Al cannot afford to buy an air conditioner for the hot summer. After an attempt to install an old experimental model, (which results in a neighborhood blackout) Al moves his family into the... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Bob (as John Mallory Asher)
The Cashier
Bobbie Brown ...
Regina Leeds ...
Cheese Lady
Louise Rapport ...
Mrs. Gillis (as Louise Pellegrino Rapport)
Helena Apothaker ...
Butter Lefkowitz
Kevin Ryder ...
D. J. (voice)


Al cannot afford to buy an air conditioner for the hot summer. After an attempt to install an old experimental model, (which results in a neighborhood blackout) Al moves his family into the local supermarket. After a while, they are told by the owner to buy something or they will be kicked out. After doing so, Al cuts in front of Marcy and becomes the one millionth customer to leave the store. The prize is a shopping spree worth $1,000. Written by Anonymous

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During the scene with the pitchfork-armed, torch-wielding mob attempting to break into the Bundy house, the laughter from the studio audience was so loud and uproarious that Katey Segal had to start over her speech, "well Desert Fox..." twice. See more »


During the opening scene when the Bundys are outside and complaining to Al about the 100°F heat, a thermometer can been scene behind them on the house and shows an approximate temperature of only 70°F, which may had been the actual studio temperature when they filmed the scene. See more »


Al: Marcy, get I get in front of you? I only need to buy a stick of gum.
Marcy Rhoades D'Arcy: Eat hot death, loser!
Al: [looks at a magazine stand] Oh, the National Enquirer. Look at this, "Steve Rhoades marries Cher."
Marcy Rhoades D'Arcy: Where? Where?
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The Van Der Bundys!
16 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Bundys don't have an air conditioner so they make do with a kiddie pool and Al in it while the Bundys are as hot during the hottest day in Chicago history. They settle on a getting an air conditioner but Al gets a German air conditioner from World War II and has eaten already from the Crazy Guy store. When their air conditioner goes out, so does everybode else in the neighborhood and they know where to put the blame on the Bundys. The Bundys escape to their summer home at the nearby grocery store, Foodies, where they hide from angry neighbors and suspicious store employees. When Marcy catches the Van Der Bundys at their summer home, Al costs her place in line where the Bundys are the millionth customer.

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