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"If Al Had a Hammer" (0603)

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Episode title: If Al Had a Hammer
Episode production code: 0603

Episode # in production code order: 108
Episode # in true US premiere order: 107
Episode # in old US premiere order: 108

US premiere date: September 22, 1991
US premiere time: 9 pm

Taping date: August 30, 1991
US premiere rating: 15.7
US premiere share: 24

Written by Kevin Curran
Directed by Gerry Cohen

First camera shot: Peggy tapping a glass.

Synopsis: Armed with determination and the Bundy heirloom hammer, Al builds a room for himself and himself alone - until word gets out. Meanwhile, Bud builds himself a new identity as streetwise "Grandmaster B", but nobody else can seem to remember it right.

Guest cast:
Jill: Bobbie Phillips
Norris: Frank Lloyd
Harriet: Sharyn Leavitt (Series creator Ron Leavitt's wife)
Nelvia: Ellerine!
Betsy: Catherine Rusoff (Ed O'Neill's wife)
Melba: Gita Isak
Melvin: Rick Scarry
Harry: Jeff Michalski
Herb: Anthony S. Johnson
Sony: Bill Cho Lee

Bundyisms: Bud's Rap
He came from the streets where everyone's meet
Guns in the night, but you wonder why she can't love no-one
'Cause he's on the run
Sleeps in the alley, wakes by the sun
Listen to the sirens, thinkin' they're for me
It's a lonely life for Grandmaster B
Yes, a lonely life for Grandmaster B.

Influences: The episode title is inspired by the song "If I Had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul and Mary.

DVD: Information at Bundyology's DVD page.


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