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Build a Better Mousetrap 

Al's attempts to get rid of a rodent in the Bundy house end badly.

Director:

Linda Day

Writers:

Michael G. Moye (teleplay by), Ron Leavitt (teleplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ed O'Neill ... Al Bundy
Katey Sagal ... Peggy Bundy
David Garrison ... Steve Rhoades
Amanda Bearse ... Marcy Rhoades
Christina Applegate ... Kelly Bundy
David Faustino ... Bud Bundy
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ... Wally (as Patrick T. O'Brien)
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Storyline

Al's attempts to get rid of a rodent in the Bundy house end badly.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Bud reads a book called "Know Your Mouse" by Mike Semon. Michael Semon is Married with Children's prop master. See more »

Goofs

Al smacks his left thumb with a hammer trying to hit the mouse. In the next scene Peg is bandaging his right thumb. See more »

Quotes

Peggy: Is he down there? Did you get him? What happened, Al?
Al: He doodied on the trap... and in my bowling shoes.
Peggy: Oh, my god. He was in your shoes and he lives? This is no ordinary mouse.
Kelly Bundy: Can we call the exterminator now?
Al: No, no, it's personal now. Not only will I kill this mouse, I'll torture it. I'll smack him around. I'll throw it against the wall. And if there's one spark of life left in its twitching little body, I'll strap it to a chair, tape its eyelids open and make it watch thirtysomething. No one ...
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Love and Marriage
Music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
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Al versus the Mouse!
28 May 2009 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Al has bigger problems. A mouse is eating his food and defecating in his bowling shoes. This is no ordinary mouse, Peggy states. She's right because no matter how Al tries to capture the mouse, he fails. He gets Steve Rhoades to help him in capturing the mouse. At first, Al's reaction and actions seem normal but they escalate over time to the point that he's wrecking their home. Peggy states "We like the mouse, Al." She begs for him to stop the madness and get an exterminator but Al won't pay for an exterminator until it's too late. Peggy has a funny story about having a mouse as a pet when she was a girl but she thought it was a dog. It's a funny episode.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1988 (USA) See more »

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Embassy Communications See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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