All in the Family is the 22nd episode of season 2 of Married... with Children, also the 35th overall episode in the series. Directed by Linda Day, and written by Marcy Vosburgh & Sandy Sprung, the episode, which was the final episode of Season 2, premiered on FOX on May 1, 1988.


In this final episode of Season 2, Al has a nightmare when Peg informs him that her insane relatives are visiting. Wrestler King Kong Bundy makes a guest appearance.

Episode summaryEdit

Al's quiet three-day weekend plans to watch his favorite John Wayne movie "Hondo" are ruined when Peggy's eccentric relatives come to visit the Bundy household. They include her unseen, obese mother, two feuding uncles; the hulking Irwin and the effeminate Otto, as well as a singing and dancing triplet of aunts whose showbiz career is threatened by Al's bad advice to them. Al then interrupts and ruins a romantic evening between Steve and Marcy to confide with his problems.

Recurring cast/Guest starsEdit


  • The title of this episode is a reference to the incredibly popular CBS sitcom of the same name that ran from 1971 to 1979.
  • At the end of the episode, the screen reads: "This episode is dedicated to the memory of DIVINE 1945 - 1988". Divine was a famed drag queen and a staple in the early movies of John Waters. He was originally hired to play Uncle Otto for a recurring character on the show, but died the day before the filming of this episode.
  • Al mentions Hondo, a 1953 Western film starring John Wayne, and his attempts to watch it, only to miss it due to Peg's family. The film would be referenced again in season 8's "Assault and Batteries"
  • Al also mentions Shane, a 1953 Western film, that he missed because of Peg's family.
  • According to Michael G. Moye, the Bundy family name came from wrestler King Kong Bundy, who plays Uncle Irwin in this episode. He would later reappear as his wrestling persona in season 10's "Flight of the Bumblebee"
  • Uncle Otto mentions the failed career of Glen Campbell, a musician and actor who was most popular during the 1960s and 1970s
  • Al mentions that he and the Triplets tried to sign up for the Merchant Marines, a fleet of ships that transports cargo during peacetime and becomes an auxiliary service of the US Navy to transport troops and supplies during wartime.


  • When Al is talking to Peggy about not wanting to get involved in one of her family's problems, Uncle Irwin is standing behind him and he is clearly distracted by someone or something off camera as he keep looking away from the scene.