Nightmare on Al's Street is the eleventh episode of Season 1 of the FOX TV series Married... with Children, as well as the 10th overall episode. Written by Michael G. Moye, the episode was directed by Linda Day. It first aired on FOX on June 14, 1987.


While Steve is out of town, Marcy becomes a nervous wreck when a romantic Al begins appearing nightly in her dreams.

Full episode summaryEdit

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Regular CastEdit



  • The episode title is based on the horror movie franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street, in which a demon named Freddy Kreuger can enter the dreams of teenagers to kill them.


  • Robert Englund, who played Freddy Kreuger in A Nightmare on Elm Street would later appear on Married... with Children as Lucifer in "Damn Bundys".
  • Steve reveals his middle name is Bartholomew.
  • The Bundy house number 9764 is shown for the first time.
  • When Peggy is on the phone, Al's mother can be heard. This is the last sign of life from her as her funeral is later mentioned in "It's a Bundyful Life, Part II".
  • Al's retirement property, Lake Chicamocomico is mentioned for the first time in this episode.
  • Al mentions that he was able to buy 2/3 of an acre at Lake Chicamocomico and how toxic the place is. It would later be seen in "Married... With Who?".
  • After Al screams upon seeing Marcy in his dream, the exterior of the Bundy house is shown and it is completely brown. In later episodes, the house is white.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Peg tells Kelly that Al can no longer attend Cubs games after interfering with a ball, thereby keeping the Cubs out of the World Series. Although this first aired in 1987, it presages the real life incident of October 14, 2003 in which fan Steven Bartman caught a foul ball a Cub player still could have reached during a National League Championship game and was thus blamed for keeping the Cubs out of the World Series that year.
  • Steve mentions Amelia Earhart, a female pilot who mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
  • When Peg and Steve comfort each other after Marcy reveals her dream details, Steve says "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues", referring to the 1983 song by Elton John.


  • Steve sings "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart. The song title would later be used as a title for an episode.



  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Steve & Marcy's Bedroom
  • Bundy Door Step

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