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"Take My Wife, Please" (0807)

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Episode title: Take My Wife, Please
Episode production code: 0807

Episode # in production code order: 164
Episode # in true US premiere order: 163
Episode # in old US premiere order: 164

US premiere date: October 24, 1993
US premiere time: 9 pm

US premiere rating: 13.2

Teleplay by Peter Gaulke & Eddie Feldmann, story by Brad Yuen
Directed by Tony Singletary

First camera shot: Bud and Peggy in front of a board.

Synopsis: On Halloween night, the Grim Reaper (who looks a lot like Peggy) finally answers Al's unwitting call for death, and then won't leave him alone until one member of his family says they need him. Meanwhile, Marcy convinces Peg, Kelly, and Bud to impersonate the Village People at her party.

Guest cast:
Ethel: Patrika Darbo
Jeannie: Mindy Seeger
Kid #1: Joshua Boyd
Belle: Billi Gordon

Guest stars:
The Village People: Alexander Briley (Sailor), David Hodo (Construction Worker), Glenn M. Hughes (Leather Man, † 2001), G. Jeffrey Olson (Cowboy), Felipe Rose (Indian) and Raymond Simpson (Policeman).

General note: The end credits feature everyone continuing to dance to "YMCA".

Award nomination: 1994 Emmy Awards, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costuming for a Series, Marti Squyres (Costumer)

Music: "YMCA" by the Village People.

Influences and references: The episode title refers to the old comedians' line (especially by Henny Youngman) and is inspired by the movie "Take My Daughters, Please". Death made the following joke: "Here's me with all six of the Three Stooges. My favourite was Curly, so I took him out first. Ooh ooh ooh! Here's me with John Wayne..." Well there were six Three Stooges indeed, just not all at the same time, played by Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Larry Fine (the original team), Jerome "Curly" Howard (replacing Shemp from 1934 to 1946, forming the classic Columbia shorts team), Joe Besser (replacing Shemp after his death in 1955), Joe DeRita (replacing Joe Besser after the end of the shorts production in the early 60s).

Goofs: when Al is saying that "next to Christmas, Easter, Sunday through Monday, Halloween is the worst day of the year," he says Sunday through Monday instead of Monday through Sunday.

The Village People

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