Sixteen Years and What Do You Get was the sixth episode of Season 1 of the FOX TV series Married... with Children, as well as the 6th overall episode. Written by Katherine Green and Richard Gurman, the episode was directed by Linda Day. It first aired on FOX on May 10, 1987.


Neither Peggy nor Al can to stick to an agreement not to exchange gifts on their 16th anniversary, but Al comes home empty-handed when his credit card is rejected for being over its limit.

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  • The episode title is a play on the lyrics "You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt" from the song "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.


  • Peggy's license plate is Illinois F3B 359; it has previously appeared on the Mustang in Al's dream in "Have You Driven A Ford Lately?".
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Tang (Tri-C in this case).


  • The song that plays on the radio and Al & Peg call 'their' song is "War" by Edwin Starr.



  • Bundy Living Room/Kitchen
  • Jewelry Store
  • Garage

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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