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"Poppy's by the Tree (Part 1)" (0202)

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Episode title: Poppy's by the Tree, Part I
Episode production code: 0202

Episode # in production code order: 15
Episode # in true US premiere order: 14
Episode # in old US premiere order: 14

US premiere date: September 27, 1987
US premiere time: 8 pm

Written by Michael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt
Directed by Linda Day

First camera shot: "Poppy's by the Tree".

Synopsis: The Bundys begin their second season with a vacation in beautiful Dumpwater, Florida, at a cut-rate motel where an ax murderer who hates tourists shows up every five years, and the locals bet on the time he will strike next.

Guest cast:
Killer: Vic Polizos
Delbert: Gary Grubbs
Kelly's Boyfriend: Dan Gauthier
Sheriff: Richard Paul
Roy: Charlie Dell
Dottie: Sandy Sprung (a season two producer and writer)
Gloria: Becky Phelps
Becky: Kim Morgan Greene
Harold: Bill Marcus
Beany: Ian Patrick Williams

General note: Parts I and II were originally shown as a one-hour episode.

Music: "Ode to Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry.

Influences: The episode title is inspired by the common Florida beachfront resorts addition "by the Sea".

Kelly's boyfriend: anonymous

DVD: Information at Bundyology's DVD page.

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