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Season 1 (1987)

0101 - PILOT - The common title for a first episode of a series
0102 - THINERGY - Expressions thin and energy
0103 - SIXTEEN YEARS AND WHAT DO YOU GET? - Line "You move 16 tons and what do you get" from the song "Sixteen Tons" by Tennesee Ernie Ford
0104 - BUT I DIDN'T SHOOT THE DEPUTY - 2nd line in the US #1 song "I Shot the Sheriff"
0105 - HAVE YOU DRIVEN A FORD LATELY? - Slogan by Ford
0106 - WHOSE ROOM IS IT ANYWAY? - Movie "Whose Life Is It Anyway" with Richard Dreyfuss, originally a play
0107 - AL LOSES HIS CHERRY - Phrase "lose one's cherry" (i.e. to lose one's virginity)
0108 - PEGGY SUE GOT WORK - Song "Peggy Sue Got Married" by Buddy Holly, movie "Peggy Sue Got Married" 1986 with Kathleen Turner
0109 - MARRIED... WITHOUT CHILDREN - MWC self-referential
0110 - THE POKER GAME
0111 - WHERE'S THE BOSS? - Sitcom "Who's the Boss"
0112 - NIGHTMARE ON AL'S STREET - Movie "Nightmare on Elm Street"
0113 - JOHNNY B. GONE - Song "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry

Season 2 (1987-88)

0201 - BUCK CAN DO IT - Adapted from a line in the song "Let's Fall in Love"
0202 - POPPY'S BY THE TREE, PART I - Common Florida beachfront resorts addition "by the Sea"
0203 - POPPY'S BY THE TREE, PART II
0204 - IF I WERE A RICH MAN - Song from "The Fiddler on the Roof"
0205 - FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS - Part of a poem line by John Donne / novel by Ernest Hemingway / movie
0206 - GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN, PART I - Song by Cyndi Lauper
0207 - GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN, PART II
0208 - BORN TO WALK - Song "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
0209 - ALLEY OF THE DOLLS - Movie "Valley of the Dolls" by Russ Meyer
0210 - THE RAZOR'S EDGE - Play, movie with Theresa Russell
0211 - HOW DO YOU SPELL REVENGE - Slogan "How Do You Spell Relief?" by Rolaids
0212 - EARTH ANGEL - Song, originally by "The Penguins"
0213 - YOU BETTER WATCH OUT - Song lines "You better watch out (...) Santa Claus is coming to town"
0214 - GUYS AND DOLLS - Play
0215 - BUILD A BETTER MOUSETRAP - Inventor's saying "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door"
0216 - MASTER THE POSSIBILITIES - Slogan by Mastercard
0217 - PEGGY LOVES AL, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH - Song "She Loves You" by The Beatles
0218 - THE GREAT ESCAPE - Movie with Steve McQueen
0219 - IMPO-DENT - Impotent (show content), an evil little man (imp) likes to damage (dent) cars (show content)
0220 - JUST MARRIED... WITH CHILDREN - Saying "Just Married" / MWC self-referential
0221 - FATHER LODE - Expression "Mother Lode", movie "Mother Lode" with Kim Basinger
0222 - ALL IN THE FAMILY - TV series

Season 3 (1988-89)

0301 - A PERIOD PIECE - Fiction (movie, play, book) set at a specific time in history
0302 - HE THOUGHT HE COULD - Children's book "The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper
0303 - I'M GOING TO SWEATLAND - Song "I'm Going to Graceland" by Paul Simon
0304 - POKE HIGH - The High School of the Bundys is called "Polk High"
0305 - A DUMP OF MY OWN - Movie "A Home of Your Own", NOT the movie "A League of Their Own"
0306 - HER CUPS RUNNETH OVER - Song "My Cup Runneth Over" from the musical "I Do! I Do!", originally from the 23rd Psalm
0307 - THE BALD AND THE BEAUTIFUL - Show "The Bold and the Beautiful"
0308 - I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT - Common phrase
0309 - THE GYPSY CRIED - Song
0310 - REQUIEM FOR A DEAD BARBER - Movie "Requiem for A Heavyweight"
0311 - EATIN' OUT - Eating in a restaurant (show content)
0312 - MY MOM, THE MOM - One of many "my/the" titles
0313 - CAN'T DANCE, DON'T ASK ME - Song by Jerome Kern
0314 - A THREE JOB, NO INCOME FAMILY
0315 - THE HARDER THEY FALL - Movie with Humphrey Bogart
0316 - THE HOUSE THAT PEG LOST - Song "The House that Jack Built" by Aretha Franklin
0317 - MARRIED... WITH QUEEN (PART 1) - MWC self-referential
0318 - MARRIED... WITH QUEEN: THE SEQUEL
0319 - THE COMPUTER SHOW
0320 - THE DATELESS AMIGO - Movie "The Three Amigos" with Steve Martin
0321 - LIFE'S A BEACH - Saying "Life Is A Bitch"
0322 - HERE'S LOOKIN' AT YOU, KID - Line from the movie "Casablanca" with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

Season 4 (1989-90)

0401 - HOT OFF THE GRILL - Expression about grilled food
0402 - DEAD MEN DON'T DO AEROBICS - Movie "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" with Steve Martin
0403 - BUCK SAVES THE DAY
0404 - TOOTH AND CONSEQUENCES - Saying/50's TV game show "Truth or Consequences"
0405 - HE AIN'T MUCH, BUT HE'S MINE - Song "He Ainít Heavy, Heís My Brother"
0406 - FAIR EXCHANGE - Movie/60's TV series
0407 - DESPERATELY SEEKING MISS OCTOBER - Movie "Desperately Seeking Susan" with Madonna
0408 - 976-SHOE - Movie "976-EVIL", a possible US phone number, the Bundy house number 9764
0409 - OH WHAT A FEELING - Slogan by Toyota / Song "What A Feeling" from the movie Flashdance
0410 - AT THE ZOO - Marx Brothers movie "At the Circus"
0411 - WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN? - Song by Creedence Clearwater Revival
0412 - IT'S A BUNDYFUL LIFE (PART 1) - Movie "It's A Wonderful Life" with James Stewart
0413 - IT'S A BUNDYFUL LIFE (PART 2)
0414 - ROCK AND ROLL GIRL - Song by John Fogerty / movie "Rock 'n' Roll Mom"
0415 - A TAXING PROBLEM - Japanese movie
0416 - YOU GOTTA KNOW WHEN TO HOLD 'EM (PART 1) - Song "You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em" by Kenny Rogers
0417 - YOU GOTTA KNOW WHEN TO FOLD 'EM (PART 2)
0418 - WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND - Saying
0419 - RAINGIRL - Movie "Rain Man" with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise
0420 - PEGGY TURNS 300 - Common phrase about somebody's age
0421 - PEGGY MADE A LITTLE LAMB - Children's rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb"
0422 - THE AGONY OF DeFEET - Phrase / Slogan "The Agony of Defeat" by "ABC Worldwide Sports"
0423 - YARD SALE - Selling junk in the backyard (show content)

Season 5 (1990-91)

0501 - AL... WITH KELLY - MWC self-referential
0502 - WE'LL FOLLOW THE SUN - Song "I'll Follow the Sun" by The Beatles, summer vacation phrase
0503 - SUE CASA, HIS CASA - Spanish saying "Mi casa, su casa" (My home is your home)
0504 - THE UNNATURAL - Movie "The Natural" with Robert Redford and Glenn Close
0505 - DANCE SHOW
0506 - KELLY BOUNCES BACK
0507 - MARRIED WITH ALIENS - MWC self-referential
0508 - WABBIT SEASON - Elmer Fudd says "wabbit" instead of "rabbit" in the Bugs Bunny cartoons
0509 - DO YA THINK I'M SEXY - Song sung by Rod Stewart and Tiny Tim
0510 - ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO - Movie / phrase / football expression
0511 - AND BABY MAKES MONEY - Children's rhyme / movie "And Baby Makes Six" / phrase "And Baby Makes Three"
0512 - MARRIED... WITH WHO? - MWC self-referential
0513 - LOOK WHO'S BARKING - Movie "Look Who's Talking" with Kirstie Alley and John Travolta
0514 - THE GODFATHER - Movie trilogy by Francis Ford Coppola with Marlon Brando
0515 - A MAN'S CASTLE - Saying and old legal principle "A man's home is his castle"
0516 - ALL NIGHT SECURITY DUDE - Similar to a fictional TV show on MWC (Bud watches it in ep. 510 on "Nick at Night")
0517 - WEENIE TOT LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS - Movie "Lovers and Other Strangers"
0518 - OLDIES BUT YOUNG'UNS - Saying "Oldies but Goodies"
0519 - YOU BETTER SHOP AROUND (PART 1) - Phrase, song by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, remake by The Captain and Tenille
0520 - YOU BETTER SHOP AROUND (PART 2)
0521 - KIDS! WADAYA GONNA DO? - Phrase
0522 - ROUTE 666 (PART 1) - Highway / TV series "Route 66", 666 is the devil's number
0523 - ROUTE 666 (PART 2)
0524 - BUCK THE STUD - Movie "The Stud" with Joan Collins
0525 - TOP OF THE HEAP - Movie "Top of the Hill", line from the song "New York New York" by Frank Sinatra

Season 6 (1991-92)

0601 - SHE'S HAVING MY BABY (PART 1) - Movie "She's Having A Baby" / US #1 song "You're Having My Baby" by Paul Anka
0602 - SHE'S HAVING MY BABY (PART 2)
0603 - IF AL HAD A HAMMER - Song "If I Had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul and Mary
0604 - CHEESE, CUES, AND BLOOD - Phrase "blood, sweat and tears"
0605 - LOOKING FOR A DESK IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES - Song "Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places"
0606 - BUCK HAS A BELLY ACHE
0607 - IF I COULD SEE ME NOW - Song "If They Could See Me Now" from the play "Sweet Charity"
0608 - GOD'S SHOES
0609 - KELLY DOES HOLLYWOOD (PART 1) - Pornographic movie "Debbie Does Dallas"
0610 - KELLY DOES HOLLYWOOD (PART 2)
0611 - AL BUNDY, SHOE DICK
0612 - SO THIS IS HOW SINATRA FELT
0613 - I WHO HAVE NOTHING - Song by Shirley Bassey
0614 - THE MYSTERY OF SKULL ISLAND - Movie "The Mystery of Thug Island"
0615 - JUST SHOE IT - Slogan "Just Do It" by Nike, song by Michael Jackson
0616 - RITES OF PASSAGE - Movie "Rites of Passion"
0617 - THE EGG AND I - Movie "The Egg and I", play "The King and I", movie "The King and I" with Yul Bryner
0618 - PSYCHIC AVENGERS - Comic book "Psychic Avengers" / TV series "The Avengers"
0619 - DINNER WITH ANTHRAX - Movie "My Dinner with Andre"
0620 - HI I.Q.
0621 - TEACHER PETS - Saying/movie "Teacher's Pet"
0622 - THE GOOD-BYE GIRL - Movie
0623 - THE GAS STATION SHOW
0624 - ENGLAND SHOW (PART 1)
0625 - ENGLAND SHOW (PART 2)
0626 - ENGLAND SHOW (PART 3)

Season 7 (1992-93)

0701 - MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Movie "The Magnificent Seven"
0702 - T-R-A... SOMETHING, SOMETHING SPELLS TRAMP
0703 - EVERY BUNDY HAS A BIRTHDAY - Song "Everybody Has A Birthday"
0704 - AL ON THE ROCKS - Drink variation "on the rocks" (i.e. with ice)
0705 - WHAT I DID FOR LOVE - Song from the musical "A Chorus Line"
0706 - FRAT CHANCE - Common expression "fat chance" / frat is short for fraternity
0707 - THE CHICAGO WINE PARTY - Historic event "Boston Tea Party", song by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
0708 - KELLY DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE - Movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore", line "Carrie doesn't live here anymore" from the song "Carrie" by Cliff Richard
0709 - ROCK OF AGES - Religious song
0710 - DEATH OF A SHOE SALESMAN - Movie/play "Death of A Salesman"
0711 - THE OLD COLLEGE TRY - Saying
0712 - CHRISTMAS
0713 - WEDDING SHOW
0714 - IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS - Phrase
0715 - HEELS ON WHEELS - Slogan "Meals On Wheels" by a food delivery company / Phrase "Hell on Wheels"
0716 - MR. EMPTY PANTS
0717 - YOU CAN'T MISS - Saying or phrase
0718 - PEGGY AND THE PIRATES - Comic strip "Terry and the Pirates"
0719 - GO FOR THE OLD - Phrase "Go for the Gold"
0720 - UNALFUL ENTRY - Legal expression / movie "Unlawful Entry"
0721 - MOVIE SHOW
0722 - TILL DEATH DO US PART - Line in wedding ceremonies
0723 - TIS TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES
0724 - THE OLD INSURANCE DODGE
0725 - THE WEDDING REPERCUSSIONS - Phrase
0726 - THE PROPOSITION

Season 8 (1993-94)

0801 - A TISKET, A TASKET CAN PEGGY MAKE A BASKET? - Song "A Tisket, A Tasket", 2nd line "A green-and-yellow basket", words and music by Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander
0802 - HOOD IN THE BOYZ - Movie "Boyz N The Hood"
0803 - PROUD TO BE YOUR BUD - Slogan by Budweiser
0804 - LUCK OF THE BUNDYS - Saying/movie "Luck of the Irish" / Poker saying "Luck of the Draw"
0805 - BANKING ON MARCY
0806 - NO CHICKEN, NO CHECK - Song "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley
0807 - TAKE MY WIFE, PLEASE - Movie "Take My Daughters, Please" / old comedians' line (especially by Henny Youngman)
0808 - SCARED SINGLE - Movie "Scared Straight", movie "Scared Stiff"
0809 - NO MA'AM
0810 - DANCING WITH WEEZIE - Movie "Dances with Wolves" with Kevin Costner
0811 - CHANGE FOR A BUCK - Change for a dollar
0812 - JUST A LITTLE OFF THE TOP - Phrase
0813 - THE WORST NOEL - Christmas carol "The First Noel"
0814 - HONEY, I BLEW UP MYSELF - Movie "Honey, I Blew Up The Kids" and sequels
0815 - SOFA SO GOOD - Phrase "So far so good"
0816 - HOW GREEN WAS MY APPLE - Movie "How Green Was My Valley"
0817 - GET OUTTA DODGE - Cowboy saying
0818 - VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE - Event "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" on February 14, 1929 / movie "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre"
0819 - FIELD OF SCREAMS - Movie "Field of Dreams" with Kevin Costner
0820 - THE D'ARCY FILES - Series "The X-Files"
0821 - LEGEND OF IRONHEAD HAYNES - Song "Ballad Of Ira Hayes" by Johnny Cash
0822 - NOONER OR NOTHING - Phrase "sooner or later", movie "Double or Nothing"
0823 - KELLY KNOWS SOMETHING
0824 - ASSAULT AND BATTERIES - Legal expression "Assault and Battery"
0825 - RIDE SCARE - Movie "Running Scared"
0826 - AL GOES DEEP

Season 9 (1994-95)

0901 - SHOEWAY TO HEAVEN - Song "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
0902 - DRIVING MR. BOONDY - Movie "Driving Miss Daisy"
0903 - KELLY BREAKS OUT
0904 - NAUGHTY BUT NIECE - Saying/Movie "Naughty but Nice"
0905 - BUSINESS SUCKS (PART 1) - Secondary it might hint at babys sucking breast milk
0906 - BUSINESS STILL SUCKS (PART 2)
0907 - DIAL B FOR VIRGIN - Movie "Dial M for Murder"
0908 - SLEEPLESS IN CHICAGO - Movie "Sleepless in Seattle" with Tom Hanks
0909 - NO POT TO PEASE IN - Saying "No Pot to Pee in" (meaning that somebody is broke)
0910 - DUD BOWL - Slogan "Bud Bowl" by Budweiser
0911 - A MAN FOR NO SEASONS - Play "A Man for All Seasons"
0912 - THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, BUT MOSTLY THE NAKED - Movie "The Naked and The Dead"
0913 - I WANT MY PSYCHO DAD (PART 1) - Line "I want my MTV" in the song "Money for Nothing" by the Dire Straits
0914 - I WANT MY PSYCHO DAD: SECOND BLOOD - Movie "First Blood"
0915 - KELLY TAKES A SHOT
0916 - SOMETHING LARRY THIS WAY COMES - Novel/movie/saying/poem line (Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1) "Something Wicked this Way Comes"
0917 - GET THE DODGE OUTTA HELL - Cowboy saying "Get the Hell out of Dodge"
0918 - 25 YEARS AND WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?
0919 - SHIP HAPPENS (PART 1) - Saying "Shit Happens"
0920 - SHIP HAPPENS (PART 2)
0921 - AND BINGO WAS HER GAME-O - Line "And Bingo Was Her Name-o" from a story
0922 - THE UNDERGRADUATE - Movie "The Graduate" with Dustin Hoffman
0923 - USER FRIENDLY - Lie about every TV/HiFi/VCR :)
0924 - SHOELESS AL - Baseball player "Shoeless Joe Jackson"
0925 - PUMP FICTION - Movie "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino
0926 - RADIO FREE TRUMAINE - Common name for radio stations in conflict areas fighting for democracy "Radio Free ..."

Season 10 (1995-96)

1001 - A SHOE ROOM WITH A VIEW - Movie "A Room with A View" with Helena Bonham Carter
1002 - GUESS WHO'S COMING TO BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER - Movie "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn
1003 - REQUIEM FOR A DEAD BRIARD - Movie "Requiem for A Heavyweight"
1004 - REVEREND AL
1005 - HOW BLEEN WAS MY KELLY - Movie "How Green Was My Valley"
1006 - THE WEAKER SEX - Saying/movie
1007 - FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE - Piece from the opera "Tsar Saltan" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
1008 - BLONDE AND BLONDER - Movie "Dumb and Dumber" with Jim Carey
1009 - DUD BOWL II - Slogan "Bud Bowl" by Budweiser
1010 - BEARLY MEN - Combination of barely and bear
1011 - THE TWO THAT GOT AWAY - Movie "The One that Got Away"
1012 - I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S BUTTER - Food "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"
1013 - LOVE CONQUERS AL - Saying "Love Conquers All"
1014 - THE HOOD, THE BUD AND THE KELLY (PART 1) - Movie "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
1015 - THE HOOD, THE BUD AND THE KELLY (PART 2)
1016 - CALENDAR GIRL - Song by Neil Sedaka / movie
1017 - SPRING BREAK (PART 1) - American holidays in spring, movie with David Knell
1018 - SPRING BREAK (PART 2)
1019 - THE AGONY AND THE EXTRA C - Movie "The Agony and the Ecstasy"
1020 - TURNING JAPANESE - Song
1021 - BUD HITS THE BOOKS - Phrase for "Studying"
1022 - AL GOES TO THE DOGS - Phrase "... goes to the dogs"
1023 - KISS OF THE COFFEE WOMAN - Movie/musical "The Kiss of the Spider Woman"
1024 - ENEMIES - TV sitcom "Friends"
1025 - TORCH SONG DUET - Play "Torch Song Trilogy"
1026 - THE JOKE'S ON AL - Phrase "The Joke's on You"

Season 11 (1996-97)

1101 - THE STEPFORD PEG - Movie "The Stepford Wives"
1102 - CHILDREN OF THE CORNS - Movie trilogy "Children of the Corn" by Stephen King
1103 - TWISTED - Movie "Twister"
1104 - GRIME AND PUNISHMENT - Novel "Crime And Punishment"
1105 - CRIMES AGAINST OBESITY - Legal expression "Crimes Against Humanity"
1106 - KELLY'S GOTTA HABIT - Movie "She's Gotta Have It" by Spike Lee
1107 - REQUIEM FOR A CHEVYWEIGHT (PART 1) - Movie "Requiem for A Heavyweight"
1108 - THE JUGGS (HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING) - Country duo (mother/daughter) "The Judds" (Naomi & Wynonna) / common phrase when a band leaves after a concert
1109 - REQUIEM FOR A CHEVYWEIGHT (PART 2)
1110 - BUD ON THE SIDE - Movie "Boys on the Side"
1111 - A BUNDY THANKSGIVING - TV movie "A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion"
1112 - LIVE NUDE PEG - Movie "Live Nude Girls"
1113 - GOD HELP YE, MERRY BUNDYMEN - Christmas carol "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"
1114 - T*R*A*S*H - Movie/TV series "M*A*S*H"
1115 - A BABE IN TOYLAND - Movie "Babes in Toyland" with Laurel & Hardy
1116 - BREAKING UP IS EASY TO DO (PART 1) - Song "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Neil Sedaka
1117 - BREAKING UP IS EASY TO DO (PART 2)
1118 - BREAKING UP IS EASY TO DO (PART 3)
1119 - BIRTHDAY BOY TOY - Madonna's "Boy Toy" belt
1120 - DAMN BUNDYS - Movie/band "Damn Yankees"
1121 - CHICAGO SHOE EXCHANGE - Chicago Stock Exchange
1122 - LEZ BE FRIENDS - Lez is short for lesbian (show content) / Phrase "Let's Be Friends"
1123 - THE DESPERATE HALF-HOUR - Movie "The Desperate Hours" with Humphrey Bogart
1124 - HOW TO MARRY A MORON - Movie "How To Marry A Millionaire" with Marilyn Monroe


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Many thanks to Alex De Rouck (be), Tom Breton, Volker Moell (de), Sagy Neumann (il), Gert Walliser (de), Paul Sutton, Rich Ballard, Lee Pagen, Harrison Inefuku, David H. Citron, Carolyn Marie Crapo, Ralph Morse, "Ade Bundy" (uk), Christian Zelger and Joachim Raue.


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