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He Thought He Could 

Al discovers a library book that was due in 1957. He must return it to the library and face up to his worst childhood fear: the librarian.

Director:

Gerry Cohen
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ed O'Neill ... Al Bundy
Katey Sagal ... Peggy Bundy
David Garrison ... Steve Rhoades
Amanda Bearse ... Marcy Rhoades
Christina Applegate ... Kelly Bundy
David Faustino ... Bud Bundy
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... De Groot
Edan Gross ... Young Al
Brandon Bluhm Brandon Bluhm ... Lenny
Joseph Dammann Joseph Dammann ... Book Boy
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Al discovers a library book that was due in 1957. He must return it to the library and face up to his worst childhood fear: the librarian.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The librarian De Groot calls Al "The Freddy Krueger of the library system." Robert Englund who played Krueger in 8 films spanning from 1984-2003 guest starred in the Season 11 Episode "Damn Bundys" as the Devil. See more »

Goofs

When the security camera footage is shown Al putting the book back, pretending he found it there, his shirt and pants are not the same when he actually went in with. It's obvious this was filmed at the end of the episode because the 2nd time he goes back to the library, its the same clothes as the footage See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peggy Bundy: You know, the boys are upstairs working so hard, and this popcorn will make a nice surprise for them. So easy to make, too.
Marcy Rhoades: Uh, Peggy, you're supposed to move it around.
Peggy Bundy: Oh.
[shakes the popcorn]
Peggy Bundy: Well gee, now it's not easy any more.
Marcy Rhoades: Peggy, did you know this says use before May the eleventh, 1972.
Peggy Bundy: Marcy, if you read it carefully, it says *best* if used before May the eleventh, 1972.
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Love and Marriage
Music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
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Bittersweet epiosde
29 March 2020 | by gatsby91606See all my reviews

Al is berated by an old battleaxe of a librarian and berated as a loser. So poignant of how awful school employees can be.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1988 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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