Married... with Children (1987–1997)
1 user 1 critic

Cheese, Cues, and Blood 

Kelly earns a quick $1,000 at hustling pool to buy a gown for the local Miss Cheese competition, and a suspicious Al is out for blood, mistakenly thinking that Kelly is into prostitution. ... See full summary »


Gerry Cohen


Brian Scully (teleplay by), Allan Davis (story by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Ed O'Neill ... Al Bundy
Katey Sagal ... Peggy Bundy
Amanda Bearse ... Marcy D'Arcy
Christina Applegate ... Kelly Bundy
David Faustino ... Bud Bundy
Ted McGinley ... Jefferson D'Arcy
James Paradise ... Slick Stick Jackson
David Dario David Dario ... Doug
Bert L. Cook Bert L. Cook ... James
B.T. Taylor ... Adam
Tommy Perna ... Tony (as Tom Perna)
Christian Guzek Christian Guzek ... Kid
Buck ... Buck the Dog


Kelly earns a quick $1,000 at hustling pool to buy a gown for the local Miss Cheese competition, and a suspicious Al is out for blood, mistakenly thinking that Kelly is into prostitution. Al is then out of blood when he sells his to get Kelly and manager Jefferson the money for a major pool game bet. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis




TV-PG | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


This episode was taped on September 6, 1991. See more »


As Al exits the house to search for Kelly and angrily yanks the front door off the hinges, not only is it fairly obvious that the door is fake, but the actual door can be seen through the house's window in the background. See more »


Al Bundy: I tried to succeed, but failure is in my blood. Guess I don't have to worry about that any more.
See more »


References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »


Love & Marriage
(Theme Song)
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Performed by Frank Sinatra
See more »

User Reviews

Kelly 'The Hustler' Bundy
9 February 2012 | by frankfobSee all my reviews


Kelly asks Al for $1000 for a gown for her modeling school and, of course, she doesn't get it. Several days later, however, she's not only managed to get the $1000 for the gown but some more besides. A suspicious Al follows Kelly one night when she goes out, dressed in a short and tight leather dress, and discovers that she's making the money by using her heretofore unknown talent for hustling pool. Al is about to yank her out of the pool hall when the local pool shark plops down $10,000 and says he can "beat any girl in the house!"

This is a very funny episode in which Christina Applegate really shines. She not only looks volcanically hot in her leather outfit but manages at the same time to, much like Marilyn Monroe did, project a childlike innocence and vulnerability that almost overshadows her blatant sexuality. Applegate's timing is really quite impressive; she is one of the few truly beautiful women who can do comedy so well that she makes it look easy, when it's actually very hard work.

If you haven't seen this one yet, do so. It's definitely worth it.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

29 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed