Al decides to open a shoe emergency hot-line with help from Steve in the form of a $50,000 loan. But typically, Al's get-rich-quick scheme backfires when nobody phones in. When Marcy gives Al a second $50,000 loan to repay the original loan, the Bundys and the Rhoades join together in a downward spiral of failure when Al instead sinks the second $50,000 into his failing shoe hot-line, which results in Steve losing his job at the bank, Marcy getting demoted, and Al ending up being the loser as always.
Did You Know?
Although he will still be prominent in several episodes to come, this episode begins the story arc that will allow David Garrison to exit the series in early 1990. The arc begins with having Steve lose his job at the bank, after loaning Al 50,000 dollars, then having him realize that the corporate yuppie lifestyle plus marriage to Marcy is not for him. Then Steve begins becoming an outdoors enthusiast, something David Garrison is in real life, and then ultimately dumps Marcy and moves to Yellowstone Park to become a park ranger. See more
Steve makes a bank loan to Al but tells him to fill out the paperwork later. Seconds later, the bank president comes over to complain to Steve about his poor judgment in making the loan. However, Al never completed the paperwork - the bank president would not have even known the loan had been made, let alone that it would be bad. See more
[Looking at the phone bill
What about these three pages of toll calls to the Heavy Metal hotline?
[Kelly looks away, then back at Al
Oh, that must have been me, Dad, but I was saving you money.
How did you do that, pumpkin?
Well, because they said it was $3 for the first minute and 50 cents for each additional minute, so rather than being charged extra, I'd hang up after a minute and call back.
[Al looks down, holding his head in his hands
At least she's trying, Al.
[Al looks at Kelly
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Love & Marriage
Written by Sammy Cahn
and Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Performed by Frank Sinatra See more