A Bundy Thanksgiving was the 6th episode of Married... with Children, also the 241st overall series episode. Directed by Amanda Bearse, the episode, which was co-written by Vince Cheung and Bon Mantnio, premiered on FOX-TV on November 24, 1997.


It's Thanksgiving. In Al's childhood, it was a tradition to eat aunt Maddie's potato pie on Thanksgiving, so Al takes a trip with Griff to see aunt Maddie in order to buy some pie. Unfortunately it turns out that she's just died. Jefferson can't find a turkey for Marcy because they've sold out. Then a stray turkey just happens to follow Kelly home. Will Kelly let the others eat it?

Plot SummaryEdit

When Jefferson cannot find a turkey for Marcy to cook, Bud, Jefferson, and Peg go after Kelly's pet turkey so they can kill it and cook it for Thanksgiving. Trying to save Hank, the turkey, by throwing it out of the window so that it flies away, it dies and becomes their dinner. Meanwhile, Al and Griff go to a black neighborhood to find Al's favorite pie maker and end up in her funeral. He steals the pie from the funeral. NFL on Fox personalities James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Johnson, and Howie Long guest star.


Main castEdit

Recurring cast/Guest starsEdit


  • This is the first and only episode in which we see Kelly's bedroom.
  • The epilogue features the cast of FOX's NFL Sunday pre-game show, as they comment on James Brown's appearance in this episode.
  • The FOX NFL Sunday pre-game show features James Brown as well as Terry Bradshaw who appeared in season 10's Dud Bowl II and Howie Long who appeared in season 10s Al Bundy's Sports Spectacular
  • Beau Billingslea, who previously appeared on MWC in season 8's Banking on Marcy as the moderator, plays Reverend Hightower in this episode.


  • When Al and Griff are getting directions from the old man in front of Aunt Maddie's, a boom mic's reflection can be seen on the window.

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