Grime and Punishment is the 12th episode of Season 11 of Married... with Children and the 247th overall series episode. Directed by Sam W. Orender and written by Steve Faber & Bob Fisher, it premiered on FOX-TV on January 20, 1997.


After Al starts charging Bud rent, his tennant starts making certain demands over his accomodation. Al refuses to co-operate, and is horrified when a building inspector labels him a slumlord and confines him to Bud's basement room until he agrees to make the required repairs.

Plot SummaryEdit

Kelly takes an improvement class and Al takes advantage of her by asking her to act{work} like him. Since Bud is actually earning money, Al starts charging rent for the basement. Bud and Al sign a lease and Bud pays his rent, after which he claims that the "apartment" is in need of repair. A health inspector declares the basement condemned and gives him a month to get the basement repaired. Al then is forced to wear an electronic neck band that prevents him from leaving the basement. Bud gets Marcy, Kelly and Peg to torture him so that he repairs the basement.

Guest StarsEdit


  • The episode title was influenced by the novel "Crime And Punishment".
  • Peggy's shadow on the wall was inspired by the movie "Nosferatu".
  • Jefferson hides behind a picture of Brooke Burke.


  • Marcy giggles after she throws the hammer at the moving nipples.

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