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"Breaking up Is Easy to Do (Part 1)" (1116)

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Episode title: Breaking up Is Easy to Do (Part 1)
Episode production code: 1116

Episode # in production code order: 251
Episode # in true US premiere order: 248
Episode # in old US premiere order: 249

US premiere date: February 24, 1997
US premiere time: 9:30 pm

Taping date: January 17, 1997

Written by Eric Abrams & Matthew Berry
Directed by Mark (K.) Samuels

First camera shot: Peggy puts something into a bowl, Al comes down the stairs.

Synopsis: Peggy and Al together visit a marriage counselor - but wind up leaving separately. Meanwhile, Kelly fights in the ring for a part in a boxing movie.

Recurring character cast:
Griff: Harold Sylvester

Guest cast:
Heather: Lisa Robin Kelly
Dr. H. Longo: Jake Johannsen
Nancy: Kellie Beals
Referee: Gerry del Sol

General note: Parts 1 and 2 were originally shown as a one-hour episode. Peggy's birthday is given as April 12. The taping of this episode was delayed after an earlier, more serious draft of the script was deemed unsuitable. Earlier drafts of the script featured Al instigating the break-up after Peggy admits that she lied about being pregnant to make him commit to marrying her. "Breaking Up is Easy to Do" was initially planned as a two-part story.

Influences: The episode title is inspired by the song "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Neil Sedaka. Peggy quotes from Gloria Gaynor's song I will survive.


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