Married with Children: Season 1, Episode 13

Johnny Be Gone (28 Jun. 1987)

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Personal problems and crises delay Al and Peggy's departure to the going out of business party of their favorite hamburger joint, "Johnny Be Goods," which range from Kelly being stood up ... See full summary »



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Personal problems and crises delay Al and Peggy's departure to the going out of business party of their favorite hamburger joint, "Johnny Be Goods," which range from Kelly being stood up from going to a party, Bud wanting to finish a remote-controlled car for a model car festival, to Marcy stranded at the Bundys wearing only a towel after staining her dress. Written by Anonymous

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This is a "bottle episode", an episode with limited cast and sets produced due to limited budget. The entire episode takes place in the Bundy's living room, with only the main cast appearing and no other characters (save for some voices heard on the radio). See more »


Al: [glaring at everyone] I have an announcement to make: SHUT UP.
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Greatest sitcom ever (dvd)
22 July 2012 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

It's simple to be so sure because this show has everything.

A true concept: for a rare time, the production didn't submit to conformism but chose rebellion. Bye bye the courageous doctors, the honorable lawyers or detective, here, the main characters are a couch potatoes mother and a shoes salesman father. In other words, networks were discovering that there was an untapped world of inspiration, that's to say, the plain reality, that's to say the lives of common people!

An inspired creative team: you can pick any episodes, it's fun and you laugh very hard. It's an amazing feat because it lasts all the episodes during 11 seasons! Their stock of fun was also very particular: sex clichés, couple relationships, neighbors friendships, American way of life (tv, sports, cars), money, loosy jobs. Well, everything that everyone can face in its real life except for sure if you are the always happy family of the other elitist sitcoms, making a good lot of money and void of any consciousness of its own. In addition, that pool of gifted writers really knew how to put their crazy ideas into lines and build coherent script where everything is used to make fun. Thus, the 23 minutes are fast paced as all the jokes are delightfully crafted and oiled a delicate mechanism as the best comedy needs.

At last, an amazing cast: All were truly excellent artists with evident comedy skills. Each knew how to portray their characters with a few distinctive traits and could make in addition, funny faces, funny voices. Sure, i have not heard of any of them since but this Bundy and Rhoades families are always in my heart!

To conclude, contrary to the opinions that would rate this show as sexist, macho, crude, coarse, insulting or depraved, i think it's united around strong morals values (sure told in a crazy ways!) and acknowledges that humans aren't gods or robots but imperfect people.

When i review a show, i pick always my best episode of the season. Here, even with a shortened season, it's hard to choose. The wedding anniversary (1.6), the patrol dog (1.3), the poker party (1.8) were irresistible but finally i choose the last show because it's like a play with people coming in and out, and Al has terrific lines with everyone or everything (especially, the instruction manual!)

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