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It's a Bundyful Life Part 2 

His guardian angel decides pay Al a visit and shows him what life is like without him born. The Jablonskys are a perfect family and The Rhoades are more like the Bundys except without Al.

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Gerry Cohen
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Episode complete credited cast:
Ed O'Neill ... Al Bundy
Katey Sagal ... Peggy Bundy
David Garrison ... Steve Rhoades (credit only)
Amanda Bearse ... Marcy Rhoades (credit only)
Christina Applegate ... Kelly Bundy
David Faustino ... Bud Bundy
Sam Kinison ... Angel
Don Sparks ... Santa 'Horowitz' (credit only)
Ann Nelson ... Elderly Woman (credit only)
Trevor Eyster ... Franklin (as Tim Eyster) (credit only)
Kate Romero ... Midge (credit only)
Kristeen Buxton Kristeen Buxton ... Denise (credit only)
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Bobby (credit only)
Eve Smith Eve Smith ... Mom (credit only)
Ted McGinley ... Norman Jablonsky
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When Al Bundy gets fed up with how his family treats him, he wishes he was never born. His guardian angel arrives to face the ungrateful man and shows him what life would be like without him. Peggy is married to a wealthy socialite named, Norman Jablonsky and is a wonderful mother and housewife. Kelly is a college student genius and child prodigy in French and writing. Bud is not a dysfunctional nerd, but a ladies man and also a genius. Norman reveals that he's planning to buy a mansion for all of them to live in. Then he shows Al, where Marcy lives. She is still married to Steve and has three children. Unlike the perfect Jablonsky family, she has developed Peg-like manners when she refuses to cook and clean for him, causing him to inherit Al-like manners. He's very miserable and works in a shoe store. This finally give the misanthropic Al a clue, that in wishing he was never born, not only are Peg, Bud and Kelly are happy, but Marcy and Steve are miserable. He decides he wants to ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode was taped on December 8, 1989. See more »

Goofs

Just before Al gets shocked you can see that his tool is no where near the light socket. See more »

Quotes

Marcy Rhoades: [drunk] Excuse me, Marcy, I'm Al. Do you know where I live?
Al: Why didn't you let me in the bank, Marcy?
Marcy Rhoades: Oh... I was going to. But I got so sleepy. I guess I just had a few too many drinks and I fell asleep. Oh, but you got to see this. Some bimbo at the bank got so smashed that she xeroxed her behind! Just look at that scrawy thing! Everyone got one. Imagine the humiliation when she shows up for work Monday morning!
Al: Yeah, it's a Christmas to remember. Now, let's get you home. Let's hail you a cab....
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Love & Marriage
(Theme Song)
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Al wants to live!
1 June 2009 | by SylSee all my reviews

Al meets his guardian angel played by the late great comedian, Sam Kinison. He allows Al to see what life like would be without him. In this episode, Ted McGinley who would later Jefferson Darcy is Mr. Jablonsky. Peggy bakes, cooks, and sews. She even saved herself for marriage according to her. Kelly is a college student who has written her first book of poetry. Bud is the respectful gentleman toward women. The idea of this happy life makes Al want to throw up. Without him, the Jablonskys are a happy, functional family where the parents make out in front of the kids like newlyweds. It's a nice departure from the regular. Sadly, Sam Kinison wasn't around much longer after these episodes and that's a shame because he was quite talented, loud, and funny.


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