Have You Driven a Ford Lately? was the fifth episode of Season 1 of the FOX TV series Married... with Children, as well as the 5th overall episode. Written by Richard Gurman & Katherine Green, the episode was directed by Linda Day and first aired on FOX on May 3, 1987.


Al and Steve find a common bond as they restore a '65 Mustang. Meanwhile Peg and Marcy find a bond in detesting their husbands' all-consuming project.

Full episode summaryEdit

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Regular CastEdit



  • Have You Driven a Ford Lately? was a slogan used by the Ford Motor Company from 1981 to 1998.


  • Bud reveals that he is currently in the 5th grade.
  • This episode is on Married With Children's Most Outrageous Episodes Volume 2.
  • The Mustang's license plate in Al's dream is Illinois F3B 359.
  • In the next episode, it is revealed that this is actually Peggy's license plate.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Al and Steve's fantasy is a reference to the 1969 biker film, "Easy Rider".


  • The song that plays during Al and Steve's dream is "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf.



  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Garage
  • Highway


  • When Peg and Marcy are about to eat salads, Marcy is shown bringing 2 cans in "coolies" (foam used to keep cans and bottles cool) to the table. Then, as they sit and start talking, in the middle of Peg's sentence, the scene cuts and shows they are now drinking dark liquids from regular glasses.
  • When Marcy puts the coolies on the table, Peggy is shown putting salad dressing on her plate, and then puts the bowl of dressing in front of her plate. When the camera angle changes and the coolies have turned into glasses, the bowl of dressing is now in front of Marcy's plate.

External LinksEdit

  Season 1 Episodes  
PilotThinnergyBut I Didn't Shoot the DeputyWhose Room Is It Anyway
Have You Driven a Ford Lately?Sixteen Years and What Do You GetMarried... without Children
The Poker GamePeggy Sue Got WorkAl Loses His CherryNightmare on Al's Street
Where's the Boss?Johnny Be Gone