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"Psychic Avengers" (0618)

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Episode title: Psychic Avengers
Episode alias: Managed by Al Bundy (working title)
Episode production code: 0618

Episode # in production code order: 123
Episode # in true US premiere order: 123
Episode # in old US premiere order: 124

US premiere date: March 1, 1992
US premiere time: 9 pm

Taping date: February 7, 1992
US premiere rating: 13.4
US premiere share: 20

Written by Calvin Brown, Jr.
Directed by Amanda Bearse

First camera shot: Peg and the kids are coming down the stairs with suitcases.

Synopsis: Al is a broken man when the Bundy's can no longer afford to buy a weekly TV Guide. When Jefferson arrives with a fistful of cash, Al discovers he has been running a psychic scam called "Madame Zelda". To keep him quiet, Jefferson decides to let Al in on the deal, but Al soon takes over the whole operation and the rest of the Bundys join in. Can Al unite the five psychic bosses of Chicago? Will he be able to escape Madame Inga's curse?

Guest cast:
Madam Inga: Candice Azzara
Big Bob: Travis Venable
Zelmo: Steven Trevor
Hakbar: Z.Z. Clark
Psychic #1: Larry Udy
Old Lady: Barbara Perry
Thursday Markowitz: Andy Flaster
Buck the Man: Kevin Curran (season 6 supervising producer)

General note: Marcy does not appear in this episode. During the end credits we see Al and Peggy as chimpanzees sitting on the couch.

Music: Can't Turn You Loose" by Otis Redding

Influences and references: The episode title refers to the comic book "Psychic Avengers" and it was influenced by the TV series "The Avengers". The line "don't hate me because I'm beautiful" is from Pantene shampoo commercials with Kelly LeBrock.


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