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"The Desperate Half-Hour" (1123)

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Episode title: The Desperate Half-Hour
Episode production code: 1123

Episode # in production code order: 258
Episode # in true US premiere order: 256
Episode # in old US premiere order: 257

US premiere date: May 5, 1997
US premiere time: 9:30 pm

Taping date: March 21, 1997

Written by Valerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlin
Directed by Gerry Cohen

First camera shot: Peggy on the couch, Kelly comes down the stairs in a grey top and with a black bag.

Synopsis: The Bundys and the D'Arcys are held hostage by Bud's prison pen pal and her dimwit boyfriend Lonnie who has a meeting of the minds with Kelly.

Recurring character cast:
Griff: Harold Sylvester

Guest cast:
Starla: Tricia Cast
Lonnie: Charles Esten
Cop: Bill Torees

General note: This episode takes place in one continuous scene, an experiment previously used in "Johnny Be Gone" (0113). Shown as an one-hour episode with "How to Marry a Moron" (1124).

Kelly's boyfriend: Lonnie
Bud's girlfriend: Starla

Influences: The episode title is inspired by the movie "The Desperate Hours" with Humphrey Bogart.

Goofs: Bud is smiling when Al tells about his remote control and when Peggy is running for the shot remote control.

Transcript: Available at Ade Bundy's Internet MWC DataBase and Married with Children... All Things Episodic.

Bud and Starla

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