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"No Pot to Pease in" (0909)

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Episode title: No Pot to Pease in
Episode production code: 0909

Episode # in production code order: 192
Episode # in true US premiere order: 191
Episode # in old US premiere order: 192

US premiere date: November 6, 1994
US premiere time: 9 pm

Written by John Glenn Houston
Directed by Gerry Cohen

First camera shot: Al opens a family money meeting, but is the only attendee.

Synopsis: Kelly is rejected for a sitcom role, but her description of her family inspires the producer to change the show into a reflection of Bundy life.

Guest cast:
Ronald N. Michaels: George Wyner
Patty: Lisa Kaseman
Mel: Leonard Kelly Young
Lou: Steve Hack
Ben: Bruce Fine
Marla: Jennifer Massey
Security Guard: J.J. Johnston
Washington: Mark Barriere
Woman #1: Rochelle Swanson
Woman #2: Amber Van Lent
Carrie: Alexandra Ann McLeod

General note: End credits feature a photo of the Bundys with their TV counterparts from this episode. The "Amos'n'Andrew" poster in the producer's office features series creators Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye. The same poster is in "Kelly Does Hollywood (Part 2)" (0610). Marcy mentions "a woman from Michigan". She talks about Terry Rakolta, a woman who fought for the Married... with Children's cancellation. The "FOX viewing position", where the family holds various pieces of metal and tin foil around the living room, refers to the fact that in the early days, and in some cases still today, FOX affiliates were lower-powered obscure UHF stations. Note to Non-Americans: The program of American TV networks is broadcasted by local TV stations (hence the word "network") who usually aren't owned by the networks.

Influences: The episode title is influenced by the saying "No Pot to Pee in" (meaning that somebody is broke). The producer's name Ron Michaels is a combination of Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye - the creators of Married... with Children. The episode is a parody on Married... with Children itself, along with Peggy and the Pirates (0718).

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