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"Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics" (0402)

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Episode title: Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics
Episode production code: 0402

Episode # in production code order: 59
Episode # in true US premiere order: 58
Episode # in old US premiere order: 59

US premiere date: September 10, 1989
US premiere time: 9 pm

Taping date: August 25, 1989

Written by Katherine Green
Directed by Gerry Cohen

First camera shot: Jim Jupiter.

Synopsis: A two-week visit from "the healthiest man in Chicago" evolves into a test of wills between contest-winner Peggy and the TV aerobics instructor who makes her pant in ways other than she desires. At the end of the week, we learn who had the strongest will when Jim is sitting on the couch eating bon-bons. Unfortunately for Peg, he also drops dead.

Guest cast:
Jim Jupiter: Tom Lahm
Bunny: Michele Smith
Lola: Katherine Eickstaedt

General note: The episode ends with the following message - "This show is dedicated to our brother the mighty cockroach. Let him show us the way." In the opening credits we see a new house number - 9674. However, in the episode itself the Bundy house number is still 9764.

Edits: the following lines in italic were edited out of the season four DVD:
[Jim just announced that Peggy won the contest]
Peggy: I can't believe it! I can't believe it. I've never won anything. I've never had anything. Oh finally, someone special to share my life with.
Al: Uh, Peg, I know you never asked for my permission when we got married or when you conceived the children, but if you think that fruit loop is staying in my house...
[Peggy ignores him and runs back to a depressed Marcy]
Peggy: Oh, Marcy.
Marcy! I get to see Jim Jupiter do squat thrusts for two whole weeks in my house. Can you believe it?

Music: Steve sings "A Wandering Ministrel" and "For He's Going to Marry Yum Yum", both from the operetta The Mikado.

Influences: The episode title is inspired by the movie "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" with Steve Martin.

Transcript: Available at Married with Children... All Things Episodic.
Script: Available at Married with Children... All Things Episodic.

Jim Jupiter

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