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"Build a Better Mousetrap" (0215)

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Episode title: Build a Better Mousetrap
Episode production code: 0215

Episode # in production code order: 28
Episode # in true US premiere order: 28
Episode # in old US premiere order: 28

US premiere date: January 24, 1988
US premiere time: 8:30 pm

Teleplay by Michael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt, story by J. Stanford Parker
Directed by Linda Day

First camera shot: Kelly asks for a breakfast.

Synopsis: There's a mouse in the Bundy house, but Al disdains using a professional exterminator, especially when the battle becomes "personal". Al will stop at nothing to get the mouse, even if it means wrecking the house.

Guest cast:
Wally: Patrick T. O'Brien

General note: Bud reads a book about mice by Mike Semon who is actually the property master of the Sony Studios where Married... with Children was taped.

Influences: The episode title is influenced by the inventor's saying "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door". Peggy mentions Roadrunner cartoons and beeps like Roadrunner.

DVD: Information at Bundyology's DVD page.


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