Married... without Children was the seventh episode of Season 1 of the FOX TV series Married... with Children, as well as the 7th overall episode. Written by Ralph R. Farquhar, the episode was directed by Linda Day. It first aired on FOX on May 17, 1987.


Steve and Marcy agree to watch Bud and Kelly so Al and Peggy can go on vacation for a weekend. While they expect to have a positive influence on the kids, they do not know what they are in for.

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  • This is the first episode to show the inside of the Rhoades' house.
  • This is the first time one of Kelly's boyfriends is seen on screen.
  • A towel from the motel will reappear in "Johnny Be Gone" and Al calls it his favorite.
  • Al mentions that they still have the towels they stole from the motel that they stayed at during their honeymoon.
  • Steve says that the fight is being carried on SpectraVision. SpectraVision is a hotel television pay per view service.
  • In 2008, Liane Curtis guest starred in an episode of Sons of Anarchy alongside Katey Sagal, actress of Peggy Bundy, who plays a major role on that show.


  • Kelly plays soundalike of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" by the Beastie Boys while Peggy cleans the kitchen and at the party.
  • On the original airing of this episode, two songs, "Stealing and Rhyming" and "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" by the Beastie Boys were used. The songs were replaced with the soundalike for the syndicated version of the episode, as well as the Sony and Mill Creek DVD releases.
  • Peggy sings "Ten Cents a Dance" by Ruth Etting and the American national anthem "Star Spangled Banner" by Marvin Gaye.



  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Rhoades Living Room
  • Come 'n Go Motel Room

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  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