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"England Show (Part 1)" (0624)

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Episode title: England Show (Part 1)
Episode production code: 0624

Episode # in production code order: 129
Episode # in true US premiere order: 128
Episode # in old US premiere order: 129

US premiere date: May 3, 1992
US premiere time: 9 pm

Taping of the England trilogy: March 30 to April 17, 1992
US premiere rating: 12.9
US premiere share: 19

Written by Ellen L. Fogle
Directed by Gerry Cohen

First camera shot: Lower Uncton, England, 1653.

Synopsis: The Bundys win a trip to England, courtesy of the village Lower Uncton, which can rid itself of a centuries-long curse by ridding the world of male Bundys - and there are just two left. Back in 1653, an ancestor of Al's - Seamus McBundy, insulted a fat, ugly witch who then imposed a curse on the village and all future male Bundys. The Lower Uncton residents must kill the last male Bundys inside their city limits in order to end the curse, while Upper Uncton people must insure they die outside the city so the curse becomes permanent and Lower Uncton stays as their tourist attraction.

Guest cast:
Winston: Bill Oddie
Trevor: Alun Armstrong
Igor: Steven Hartley
Mayor Fivshaw: Tony Steedman
Poxilda: Helena Carroll
Voice of Nearby Dogs (singing): Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye (series creators)

Special appearances: Story editors Larry Jacobson and Stacie Lipp do a walk-on appearance together; Jacobson says "shoe salesman".

General notes: The England Show episodes were all produced by John Maxwell Anderson. Seamus is a Gaelic name, pronounced as "shamus". Two people at Heathrow Airport are holding up two signs, looking for series creators "Moye" and "Leavitt". There's also a third sign for co-executive producer Arthur "Silver". The pilot makes an announcement, asking "Can the man in seat 37b please put on your shoes? I'm choking". Al shoots back, "What? They show the movie "Dutch" and they think I stink?" Dutch is a movie with Ed O'Neill.

Goofs: the people from Lower Uncton say that Al and Bud are the last male Bundys alive. But considering the high number of other male Bundys we meet in previous episodes this is highly doubtful despite the fact that we don't see any male Bundy on the show after episode 624.


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