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"The Chicago Wine Party" (0707)

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Episode title: The Chicago Wine Party
Episode production code: 0707

Episode # in production code order: 138
Episode # in true US premiere order: 137
Episode # in old US premiere order: 138

US premiere date: November 1, 1992
US premiere time: 9 pm

Taping date: October 16, 1992
US premiere rating: 9.8
US premiere share: 14

Written by Stacie Lipp
Directed by Gerry Cohen

First camera shot: Paving slabs.

Synopsis: The Bundys hit the voting booths, united to defeat political correctness -- and a new 2 cent beer tax. When their causes lose at the polls, the Bundys hit the streets for some good old fashioned pillaging.

Guest cast:
Muffy: Kari Coleman
News Anchor: Cynthia Allison (who was a real reporter for KNBC in Los Angeles)
Storekeeper Jim: Hartley Silver
Doug: Michael Goldfinger
Man: Ed Burke
Volunteer #1: Pearl Shear
Volunteer #2: Flora Burke
Activist #1: Jim Chiros
Activist #2: Cynthena Sanders
Beer Girl #1: Cindy Margolis
Beer Girl #2: Robin Killian
Beer Girl #3: Tonya Poole

Special appearances: Ron Leavitt (series creator) and Larry Jacobson (executive producer) have cameo appearances. Leavitt shows a magazine to the news anchor, Jacobson stand next to her.

General note: Peggy & Al have sex. When the Bundys walk down the street, we can see the store "Final Vinyl" which was shown on "Oldies But Young'Uns" (0518). Channel 83 is also featured on "Raingirl" (0419) and "Reverend Al" (1004).

References and influences: The episode title is influenced by the historic event "Boston Tea Party" and refers to the song by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Al's "Give me beer or give me death" refers to Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech from March 23, 1775, held at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. His "Read my lips, don't tax beer" refers to President George Bush's "Read my lips, no new taxes."


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