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"Chicago Shoe Exchange" (1121)

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Last update February 8, 1999

Episode title: Chicago Shoe Exchange
Episode production code: 1121

Episode # in production code order: 256
Episode # in true US premiere order: 258
Episode # in old US premiere order: 259

US premiere date: June 9, 1997
US premiere time: 9 pm

Written by Matthew Berry & Eric Abrams
Directed by Mark K. Samuels

First camera shot: Al is sitting in front of a customer who is holding a black shoe.

Synopsis: Al and Griff simply must have the nifty massage chair from the upscale gadget store. Since they are broke, they decide to barter their way to more relaxed muscles. Meanwhile, Kelly practices her newly learned massage techniques on Bud.

Epilogue: There is a chimpanzee dressed like Al in the shoe store.

Recurring character cast:
Griff: Harold Sylvester
Gary: Janet Carroll

Guest cast:
Clements: Larry Bagby III
Chris: James Nardini
Grad: Matthew Sutherland
Larry: Michael C. Mahon
Corn Dog Lady: Abbey Nayor
Cathy: Lisa-Gay Tremblay
Rachel: Cheryl Rhoads
Gloria: Gita Isak

General note: This episode almost became another "Lost Show", but it aired 5 weeks after the official "last episode". It's the show with the second-last US premiere. The Lost Show premiered on June 18, 2002, on FX. Marcy is absent in this episode.

Influences: The episode title is inspired by the Chicago Stock Exchange.

Al and Al

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