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"NO MA'AM" (0809)

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Episode title: NO MA'AM
Episode production code: 0809

Episode # in production code order: 166
Episode # in true US premiere order: 165
Episode # in old US premiere order: 166

US premiere date: November 14, 1993
US premiere time: 9 pm

US premiere rating: 10.9

Written by Larry Jacobson
Directed by Tony Singletary

First camera shot: Kelly rushing into the living room.

Synopsis: When women take over his bowling night... and his nudie bar, Al springs into action and his organization "NO MA'AM" leads a take-over of a talk show called "the masculine feminist".

Recurring character cast:
Officer Dan: Dan Tullis, Jr.
Bob Rooney: E.E. Bell
Barney: Steve Susskind
Roger: Christopher Collins († 1995)

Guest cast:
Pete: John Mariano
Jim: Trip Hamilton
Velma: Harriet Leider
Bartender: Timothy Omundson
Waitress: Ingrid Berg
Guy #1: William Palmieri
Guy #2: Frank Noon
Bubbles Double Dee: Lisa Boyle

Guest stars:
Jerry Springer (US daytime talk show host)

General note: NO MA'AM - the National Organization of Men against Amazonian Masterhood - shows up for the first time.

More Nudie Bar sayings:
Where a buck's enough to see their stuff, at the nudie bar.
Where the breasts may be fake but man do they shake, at the nudie bar.
Where you swear like a sailor, and wish you could nail her, at the nudie bar.
Where the cops are at the door, and there's a Kennedy on the floor, at the nudie bar.

Influences and references: The talk show was influenced by the guest star's own "Jerry Springer Show". The US Supreme Court decision in the case "Roe vs. Wade" permits abortion in the US. The episode makes fun of US daytime talk shows. "John 3:16" is a bible quote from the Gospel according to St. John, chapter 3, verse 16: "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." The guy holding that sign refers to "Rock 'n' Rollen Stewart (aka "The Rainbow Man" as he was wearing that colourful Afro wig) who used to pop up constantly in the background of televised US sporting events since the late 70s. He started to hold up signs (most frequently "John 3:16") in the early 80s. Before that his only "trademark" was the rainbow wig. Stewart was parodied on popular TV shows, in popular cartoons etc. In the early 90s he set stink bombs in churches, sports events and other places. In 1992 he was convicted to three life sentences for kidnapping since he held three people hostage in an LA airport hotel to get a press conference.

Goofs: Al slaps some other NO MA'AM member's cap into his face. The actor is holding his nose after that.

No Ma'am and Jerry Springer

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