Against Al's objection, Peggy buys a home computer for the kids to help them in their schoolwork. But it gets more use of as a hat rack when no one wants to use it, while Al begins to hear the computer talking to him and taunting him about his inferior life, while at the same time, Al tries to train the not-so-bright Buck to fetch his bedroom slippers.
Did You Know?
Marcy mentions that she and Al have been neighbors for 937 days. This episode was taped on April 14, 1989, which was 855 days after the pilot episode (December 12, 1986). The only logical explanation can be that the writers based their ballpark figure of 937 on the actual day that Ed O'Neill
and Amanda Bearse
first met before rehearsal began. See more
Peggy tells Al the computer was $2,100 and with the $200 rebate would lower the price to $1,900. The computer talks only to Al. Al later smashes the computer, but not before the computer says it is worth $2,500. The computer alone was $1,900 and since they had it, they added to it (printer, phone and desk) which could bring the total up to $2,500. See more
[Buck is bringing Al's slippers down the stairs
Finally, someone who knows who the real master of this house is.
[Buck walks past Al and gives the slippers to the computer
Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey
Love & Marriage
Written by Sammy Cahn
and Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
Performed by Frank Sinatra See more