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"The Joke's on Al" (1026)

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Episode title: The Joke's on Al
Episode production code: 1026

Episode # in production code order: 235
Episode # in true US premiere order: 234
Episode # in old US premiere order: 235

US premiere date: May 26, 1996
US premiere time: 9 pm

Taping date: April 5, 1996

Written by Calvin Brown, Jr.
Directed by Amanda Bearse

First camera shot: Al opens a NO MA'AM meeting.

Synopsis: Al and Jefferson are in a practical joke contest - always one-upping the other. A beautiful woman comes to the Bundys' door claiming to be an old friend of Peg's. When the woman starts coming on to Al, he is sure it is one of Jefferson's practical jokes. He goes along with the idea and even takes it as far as planning a mock-wedding to get the upper hand. It turns out that the woman had held a grudge against Peg for many years and plans on going through with the wedding. Peg and Ephraim show up in time to save the day.

Recurring character cast:
Ephraim Wanker: Tim Conway
Griff: Harold Sylvester
Officer Dan: Dan Tullis, Jr.
Bob Rooney: E.E. Bell
Ike: Tom McCleister

Guest cast:
June Morgan: Deborah Harmon
Male Detective: Mark Sellers
Female Detective: G. Jordan Moore
Executioner: Bert L. Cook

Guest star:
Gary Coleman

General notes: Marcy does not appear in this episode; in the end credits, Griff is being strapped to the electric chair. Deborah Harmon, who plays Peggy's school rival June Morgan, played another one of Peggy's school rivals in episode 0209.

References: The episode title was inspired by the phrase "The Joke's on You".

Al and June

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