Bud Hits the Books is the 23rd episode of season 10 of Married... with Children and the 232nd overall series episode. Directed by Sam W. Orender and written by Stacie Lipp, it premiered on FOX-TV on April 28, 1996.


Sex gets in the way of Bud studying for his finals, and he risks being expelled when he is caught masturbating in the school library. Marcy comes to his rescue by defending him.

Plot SummaryEdit

Bud is in finals and must pull some good grades to graduate. Only problem is that he is going out with a hot new girl and sex is getting in the way of his studies. They make a pact to remain celibate until finals are over. Bud can't concentrate at home because Al subscribed to the new Big 'Uns Channel, so he goes to the school library. He just can't keep his mind off sex. The librarian lets Bud use a private room so he can study quietly, but now all of his books are conjuring up sexual images. He can't take it any longer and "takes care of business" in the study room. Little does he know that there is a video camera mounted in the room and Bud finds himself brought up on conduct charges by the university. It's up to Al, Marcy and the NO MA'AM guys to mount his defense. Despite everything, Bud still manages to graduate from college.

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  • Katey Sagal does not appear in this episode due to her childbirth.