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The Computer Show 

The Bundys buy a computer, which serves no purpose other than a hat rack. But what nobody knows is that the computer can talk. But only to Al.

Director:

Gerry Cohen

Writers:

Ralph Farquhar (as Ralph R. Farquhar), Michael G. Moye (created by) | 2 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
Nick Toth ... Computer (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Al Bundy: [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]
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Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A Computer Ahead of Time!
30 May 2009 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

About twenty years ago when this episode aired, computers were really only used to type papers or do some mathematical and even play games. There was no internet yet. We very behind back then if you had a computer. The computer in this episode becomes virtually useless. The Bundys decide or maybe Peggy and the kids decide to get a computer. With help from the neighbors, Steve and Marcy, they get an expensive computer even then for $2,100 because few families had computers back then before it was a necessity. While the kids could use the computer to type reports for school, Al hates it and Peggy has it more for decoration than to use. Finally, Al has enough of the computer or maybe the computer has enough of him.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1989 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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