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"Turning Japanese" (1020)

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Episode title: Turning Japanese
Episode production code: 1020

Episode # in production code order: 229
Episode # in true US premiere order: 228
Episode # in old US premiere order: 229

US premiere date: March 17, 1996
US premiere time: 9 pm

Written by Fran E. Kaufer
Directed by Sam W. Orender

First camera shot: Bud, Kelly and Al on the couch.

Synopsis: Marcy is up for a big promotion at her Japanese-owned bank. Since the owner of the bank is in town, she invites them over for a traditional Japanese dinner. The owner is incredibly bored with the D'Arcy's until he hears the backfire of Al's Dodge coming from outside. It turns out he is a huge fan of American cars and needs Al's car to complete his collection. Marcy convinces the owner that she will take care of everything. Al uses this information to force Marcy to wine and dine him and the owner at the nudie bar, not to mention the $50K he thinks the guy will pay for the car. Things get out of hand at the bar when the bank owner gets on stage with a dancer and the police show up.

Recurring character cast:
Officer Dan: Dan Tullis, Jr.
Iqbal: Iqbal Theba

Guest cast:
Mr. Shimokawa: Pat Morita
Officer Stan: Todd Parker
Japanese Al: Darrell Kunitomi
Bambi: Angela Spangler

General note: Katey Sagal takes complete time-off from this episode until "The Joke's on Al" (1026).

Music: The following karaoke songs are performed: "Fame", "I'm So Excited", "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" and "I Think I Love You".

References: The episode title refers to a song.

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

Marcy, her boss and Jefferson

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