Married... with Children (1987–1997)
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I'll See You in Court 

In the infamous 'lost episode', Al and Peg learn they have been video taped getting intimate at a sleazy motel. The same thing has also happened to Steve and Marcy. They decide to take the matter to court.


Gerry Cohen




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
Lora Zane Lora Zane ... Ms. Weigel
Lillian Lehman Lillian Lehman ... Judge
Ken Thorley ... Jury Foreman


In an attempt to revive their sex life, Peggy (at Marcy's suggestion) takes Al to the Hop-On-In Motel. They discover a couple of familiar faces on the adult video channel: Steve and Marcy's. When Steve points out that Al and Peggy must have been video taped too, Al and Marcy want to break some legs, while Peggy and Steve decide to sue. In court, graphic details of the Bundys miserable sex life come out, which leave the jury so unimpressed that despite the verdict in their favor, they award the Bundys nothing... but they award the Rhoadses $10,000.

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This episode was slated to be shown during season 3. But the producers could not come to an agreement with the network censors and decided to pull the episode rather than change the script. The episode did air worldwide but not in the U.S. It came to be known as "The Lost Show" among fans and in the press. The episode was finally shown in the U.S. on the FX network on June 18, 2002. See more »


In the beginning of the courtroom scene, the clock on the wall goes backwards in time. See more »


Peggy Bundy: Peggy Bundy: You did put on clean underwear today, didn't you Al? Al:
[drops head and shakes it slowly]
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References Perry Mason (1957) See more »


Love & Marriage
(Theme Song)
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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The Lost Episode!
28 May 2009 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I do remember seeing this episode several times. The Bundys are encouraged to visit a local sleazy motel and discover their neighbors, Steve and Marcy Rhoades on videotape in their room in the act. They take delight informing them. Then they realize that they themselves have been videotaped as well. Steve insists that they sue for a million dollars. The scenes in the courtroom was priceless especially when Steve gives an opening statement that lasts for hours but it's silenced by the Perry Mason music. When they show the Rhoades tape, it last hours while the Bundys tape last only minutes. Marcy feels violated on the stand by the defending lawyer. Peggy tries to defend Al's actions and Al testifies as well.

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18 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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