“The Dance Show” (October 21, 1990)

Given the reputation of Married… With Children, you might be surprised to know that its treatment of a same-sex married couple is actually rather progressive. But yeah, in spite of his many hang-ups, Al Bundy seems unbothered by the prospect of two guys being married, even if the part that impresses him most is dedicated food preparation. We’ll take what we can get, and at least comedy-wise, this fifth-season episode is firing on all cylinders.

Listen to Smart Mouth’s new episode on the history of breakfast with comedian Kate Willett.

Watch Matt Baume’s Culture Cruise video on this Married… With Children episode, which we cite several times in this episode.

Listen to the What a Cartoon episode on TailSpin, which talks about Sally Struthers in addition to many other things.

Read the Vulture piece on the “lost roles” of Married… With Children.

Watch the Television Academy video in which Michael Moye talks about 227.

Shop for Gayest Episode Ever shirts, totes and more on our TeePublic page.

Watch Drew’s video compilation of every LGBT joke ever on the history of The Simpsons.

Buy Glen’s movie, Being Frank.

This episode’s outro track is “Girl Dream” by Connie Hyland, which is actually not available on any streaming service but maybe just listen to it on YouTube?