The Great Escape is the 18th episode of season 2 of Married... with Children, also the 31st overall episode in the series. Directed by Linda Day, and written by Ellen L. Fogle, the episode premiered on FOX on February 21, 1988.


Kelly is grounded for getting poor grades in school, and must stay with her family at the shoe store while the house is being fumigated for termites, prompting Kelly to plan an escape so she can go see a concert.

Episode summaryEdit

The second season's eighteenth episode has Bud dropping Kelly right in it over her school grades, causing her to be grounded on a night when she has concert tickets for "the greatest band ever" once again. Kelly determination to bust out runs up against her father's penny-pinching ways, as Al decides, when the family has to spend a night away from home due to termites in the house, to put them up not in a hotel, but at the shoe store. Kelly does show resilience in her continued efforts to break out, and eventually succeeds - and is last seen being chased by the mall's security Doberman.

Recurring cast/Guest starsEdit

Note: David Garrison does not appear in this episode.