PEGGY MADE A LITTLE LAMB
Ed O'Neill..............Al Bundy
Katey Sagal.............Peggy Bundy
Amanda Bearse...........Marcy Rhoades
Christina Applegate.....Kelly Bundy
David Faustino..........Bud Bundy
Buck the Dog............Buck
Marge Redmond...........Miss Beyer
Patrick J. Dancy........Ruben
Keely Christian.........Senior #1
Sandi Whitten...........Senior #2
Chuck E. Weiss..........Bum
Kelly is looking at herself in a mirror, posing through a big frame.
Bud appears behind her.
KELLY Bud, what do you think? Would this look good for my graduation picture?
BUD I don't know, Kel. [He turns her around] If you really want people to remember you, you
might wanna try this. [He re-adjusts the picture frame so it frames Kelly's body, not her
face. Kelly does not look impressed] Now, we'll just add a few fingerprints and voila!
Every man's memory.
Peggy comes home and hangs up her bag and coat.
KELLY Mom, I want to look really good for my graduation pictures. Can I get a tattoo?
PEGGY Kelly, honey, we had this tattoo talk when you were eight. No tattoos above the waist for
any member of this family, young lady. Can't we learn from Grandma's mistakes? Stuck at
her age with "love" and "hate" tattooed on her breasts. I mean don't you think she feels
silly now with those verbs bouncing against her knees?
KELLY I'm sorry, I forgot. How 'bout a nose-ring?
PEGGY Honey, let me show you what a yearbook picture should look like.
Peggy gets the Polk High Yearbook from the desk, shows it to Bud and Kelly then sits on the couch
BUD Now look what you've done. We have to look through the "old folks" book again.
KELLY The worst part is when she sighs when she opens it.
Peggy lets out a memorable sigh as she opens the yearbook.
PEGGY Oh, Bonnie Malone. Now here is a perfect example of not what to do in a high school
yearbook - pose with your baby.
KELLY [looking at the book] Who's the hunk?
PEGGY That's your father!
Bud and Kelly lean in to get a closer look.
BUD What's that on his face?
PEGGY A smile.
KELLY Daddy had hair. And look, shoulders! [raises her shoulders] Up here!
BUD Let's see your picture, Mom.
Peggy turns the pages to find her picture, then shows it them.
BUD [smiling sweetly] Awww, Mom.
KELLY Oh, you were so pretty, Mom! [quietly to Bud] Wow, what happened?
BUD It's been sixty years, Kel.
Peggy finds a yellow envelope inside the yearbook.
PEGGY Oh, look at this. My high school diploma! [she begins to open it] Still sealed. Boy, I
must've just stuck it in here and forgot all about it. [She removes the diploma from the
envelope] Now Kelly, I want you to look at this, because one day you'll have beautiful
diploma just like this that reads... [she unfolds it and reads it. Her expression
changes] "Report for Summer School. You must complete one half credit more before you
qualify for a diploma."
KELLY Mom never graduated from high school? She's a drop-out! A functional illegitimate!
BUD Illiterate, Kel.
KELLY No, her parents were married.
Al's car is heard pulling up outside.
PEGGY Ooh, well that's your father. [she quickly disguises the false diploma] Uh, let's not
tell him about this. He may not understand like you do.
AL Family, the greatest thing happened. The cash register at the store closed out twenty
cents over. [estatic] Guess who's pocket that went into!?
BUD Quite a genetic sandwich, eh, Kel?
AL Hey, the old High School Yearbook. Seems like just the day your mother and I graduated.
[Bud and Kelly are giggling furtively and shushing one another] And soon my little
Pumpkin will graduate. And next year, Bud. Bud'll go off to college one day. You're
going to be the smartest Bundy yet, son! So I guess I'll be the second smartest, 'course
Peg'll be third. Kelly... well...
KELLY No, nuh-huh, not me. I'm third. It may take me five or six years but at least I'm gonna
AL What do you mean, Kelly?
He looks at Peggy, who looks up guiltily at Al.
The Bundys are sitting on the couch, reading the TV Guide. Buck comes running to join them.
AL Family TV Hour, Buck. [Buck sits on the couch with them] Now, let's see what's on TV
[reads the guide] Hey! Here's a good show for you, Peg: "Goober". [reads out slowly and
childishly] "Gooooober Goooes To Tooown". Go ahead, Peg, you try to read the rest!
Al, Kelly and Bud laugh.
Peggy folds her arms, displeased.
BUD [to Al and Kelly] How about this one. [to Peg] How about some math, Mom? [holds up three
fingers] How many fingers am I holding up?
Al, Bud and Kelly laugh.
KELLY Yeah yeah, Mom, answer this one... [she realises she can't think of anything] Oh well,
it doesn't matter. At least I'm not the stupidest.
Al gets up and the kids follow him to the desk behind the couch.
Buck sits on the couch next to Peggy.
AL Kids, come with me. I want to show you something. It's the only one of its kind in the
house. My High School Diploma.
He points to his High School Diploma on the wall above the desk.
KELLY [pointedly to Peg] Ooooh!
BUD [pointedly to Peg] Ooooh!
AL Kelly, pretty soon you'll have one, then Bud, you'll have one and then, well, that's all!
The three of them laugh.
AL Oh, wait a minute, that's not fair! Buck graduated obedience school. [He picks up Buck's
certificate from the desk] See, here's his Diploma. So, Peg, you're kinda... fifth
They all laugh at her again.
PEGGY [sadly] I am not dumber than the dog!
AL Oh yeah? Well, let's just see about that. [to Buck] Buck, get off the couch. [Buck jumps
off] When was the last time you did that, Peg?
Al, Bud and Kelly laugh at Peg again and congratulate Al.
AL OK look, kids, I'm gonna go to the store to get some dinner. Hey! How about alphabet
soup? That way you can eat AND learn!
Al takes his jacket and leaves, laughing.
Peggy gives him a dirty look.
PEGGY Alright, that does it. I'm going to find out just why I didn't graduate here.
KELLY You know, Margie thinks she's so cool because her mom has a plate in her head. I cannot
wait to see her face when we tell her our mom's a drop-out! Yeah.
Kelly and Bud high-five.
Peg opens the envelope and pulls out a piece of paper.
PEGGY OK. I see the problem. It seems that I failed one stupid, useless class in my senior
BUD Whatchyou fail, Mom?
PEGGY Home Economics.
KELLY Gee, what a shock. Are you gonna make up the class, Mom?
PEGGY Are you kidding? I can't spare the time. The Battle of the Luckiest Man Alive is on TV
this week. This week Gavin McLeod squares off with Joe Piscopo.
Al opens the front door and leans in.
AL Peg, I want to introduce you to someone who proves you don't need a High School Diploma
to be important. Sir?
A bum appears, stands next to Al and holds out a ratty old hat.
Al puts his arm around the bum and laughs.
They leave. Peggy looks sad.
A classroom at Polk High.
There are about ten students in the room including Ruben, the teacher's pet; and Kelly's
friend, Susan. Kelly is sleeping face down on her desk.
Miss Beyer enters.
BEYER Alright everybody, be seated.
The few standing students sit. Miss Beyer stands at the front of the class.
BEYER Today we will review for our final exam. But first, I would like to say that it has been
a delight to see you change from innocent freshman to the leaders of tomorrow. Eh, will
someone please wake up Miss Bundy?
Someone nudges Kelly and she quickly sits up.
KELLY The dog ate my homework.
BEYER Miss Bundy, why can't you be more like Ruben?
She gestures to Ruben, who is seated at the front of the class with his hands folded neatly on
the desk, smiling at the teacher.
KELLY Well, we both like boys.
Ruben turns towards her then smiles back up at Miss Beyer.
BEYER Ah, class, ah, today a new student will be joining us. Because of her life experience she
will only have to take the final.
KELLY No. It couldn't be. Of all the Home Ec classes in all the schools in all the world...
Peggy enters the classroom.
KELLY She has to walk into mine.
PEGGY Hi everybody. Am I late?
SUSAN Yeah, about twenty years!
BEYER Please take a seat, Miss Wanker.
PEGGY [to the girl sitting next to Kelly] Move it or lose it, girlie.
The girl moves and Peg takes the seat.
BEYER Alright, class. Today, we will be discussing... [sniffs the air] Who is smoking?
Peggy is smoking. She looks around and then extinguishes her cigarette. Susan turns to Kelly.
SUSAN Hey, Kelly, are you up for vandalising the graveyard tonight?
Kelly looks at Peg before answering.
KELLY No, Susan, that would be wrong.
BEYER Now, let's just bone up a bit before our final exam assignments. How would one prepare...
All of the students turn their heads away. Ruben raises his hand.
Ruben is standing in front of a blackboard that is full of written details about how to make
RUBEN Then voila! We garnish and serve.
BEYER [applauding him] That was magnificent.
She rubs the board with the duster. Ruben goes to sit back down but Susan trips him up on his
way back. He straightens himself before Miss Beyer sees him.
Peggy and Kelly are both asleep face down on their desks.
Miss Beyer grabs a basket and talks to the class again.
BEYER Now is the time for each of you to take one assignment card from my Home Ec Bag O'
Challenges. If someone please wake up Miss Bundy and Miss Wanker.
Someone nudges Peggy and Kelly and they both sit up quickly.
PEGGY The dog ate my homework!
KELLY The dog ate my homework!
BEYER Anyhow, written of every card is the name of a dish that you must prepare tonight and
turn in for your final grade tomorrow and then later that day my cats and I will eat it
all. OK, line up and pull!
The students line up and select random cards from the basket.
SNR #1 Sliced Peaches.
SNR #2 Carrot Sticks.
Ruben is next in line. Miss Beyer gives him a special card. He reads it with delight.
RUBEN Cinnamon toast! Oh!
Miss Beyer shushes him. Kelly pulls out her card.
KELLY Jell-o? Oh no!
She sits down, disappointed.
PEGGY Well, this isn't very hard.
Peggy chooses her card and her smile fades as she reads it.
PEGGY Crowned rack of lamb??
Kelly and Peggy are sitting on the kitchen table.
Kelly has her box of unopened Jello and Peg has unprepared racks of lamb in front of her.
Peg is reading a cookbook.
KELLY [reading the back of the Jello box] "Add hot water." Oh, great. Where am I gonna get hot
water this time of night?
PEGGY Honey, I don't know. Just use cold, it comes right out of the faucet. [reads her
cookbook] Crowned rack of lamb. Gee, it looks nothing like the picture.
KELLY Yeah, neither does mine.
She shows it to Peggy.
Peggy gets up and walks over to the couch. Buck is lying on it.
PEGGY I need a break. Hi Buck. [to herself] Dumber than the dog. [she looks through the TV
Guide] Let's see. What channel is Wheel of Fortune on?
BUCK [sighs] It's seven. Just like yesterday and the day before.
PEGGY Oh, it's seven. I thought it was seven!
BUCK Yeah, right.
Al comes home from work.
AL Anything for dinner, Peg?
PEGGY Get a wife.
Al sits on the couch next to her.
AL Ahh, what a day. It was, uh, "Born Before 1900 Day" at the shoe store. There were some
feet that were so wrinkled you could've made a third foot out of them. I truly, truly
want to die. But at least I have a High School Diploma! [he laughs] You staying up, Peg?
AL Ah, no reason for me to then.
Al heads up stairs
AL [to Kelly] Goodnight.
He exits upstairs.
Marcy opens the door and stands there with her arm holding something out of view.
MARCY Peggy. There I was, alone in my bedroom, in my nightgown. I had just put in a video
cassette and was really ready to... do my taxes... when I noticed an insect pressed
against my bedroom window. Perhaps you might be able to identify it?
Marcy pulls Bud in from outside and takes of the towel she had wrapped around his head.
Bud has a camera around his neck.
MARCY Now, I want an apology.
BUD [coolly] Relax, babe. You're a woman, I'm a man. If you didn't want me up there you
wouldn't have had the ladder and the garage!
PEGGY Bud, you must be punished. No school for you tomorrow, young man!
Bud hangs his head sadly and walks upstairs.
PEGGY He'll learn, he'll learn.
MARCY Well, I didn't mean to get him into this much trouble! Well, I guess I'll just go back
and try to get into the mood to... do my taxes.
She starts to leave, but Peggy gets up and brings her to the kitchen.
PEGGY Ah, Marcy, wait a minute. We need your help. Kelly and I need some cooking tips.
KELLY Yeah, I'm in a lot of trouble, Mrs Rhoades. I have to cook Jell-o. It's for Home Ec
MARCY [sitting down] Home Ec? [fondly] I remember Home Ec.
KELLY Oh no. What door have we opened?
MARCY It was my favourite class. I got an A plus plus on my final. Lemon meringue pie. Oh, what
an experience it was... my first, you know. [she starts kneading the towel as she speaks,
getting more and more turned on as she talks] Kneading the dough till it was ready. I was
all sweaty. Then came my filling. Stirring and stirring over a pulsing heat. Don't bring
it to a boil too fast whatever you do. Sloowww then fast. Slooowww then fast. Till it
starts to rise, riiise, RISE... [she stops and realises Peg and Kelly are staring at her]
Oh god! My taxes!!
Marcy quickly gets up and runs out of the house.
PEGGY Why didn't I get meringue pie? Well, honey, we may as well face it. No one is going to
help us. It's just you and I against the kitchen. [takes a deep breath] I'm going in.
She heads into the kitchen.
MONTAGE SEQUENCE - Music: "Workin' in a Coalmine" by Devo.
Peg is wearing an apron, standing in front of her lamb, holding the cookbook and smoking. She
looks perplexed. Kelly is standing next to her trying to figure out how to make her Jell-o. The
camera zooms to the clock on he wall behind them. Peggy add some spices to her lamb. The clock
winds forward some more. Kelly tears open her jell-o box with some effort. She takes out the
packaged Jello crystals and looks even more confused. The clock winds past ten o'clock. Kelly is
now stirring her Jello package in the water, making some green Jell-o. Peggy is a mess. She picks
up a rack of lamb and drops it on the floor and quickly picks it up again before Kelly sees it.
The clock winds forward past two-thirty AM. Peggy and Kelly are sitting at the table. Peggy is
smoking, Kelly is asleep. Peggy smells smoke and looks worriedly at her cigarette, then at the
oven. There is a lot of smoke coming out of it. Peggy wakes up Kelly they rush over and attend to
it. Later, Peggy is fixing up the now cooked lamb. Then she collapses on the floor. The clock
winds forward to nearly four o'clock AM. Peggy is now more dishevelled. She puts pink crowns on
her racks of lamb. She brings it to the table, where Kelly is preparing her set Jell-o on a
platter. The music ends.
PEGGY Oh. Oh. We did it. We did it! We, we really did it!
Peggy sits downs and both Peg and Kelly break down crying with relief.
PEGGY How many hours to sleep before school?
KELLY Two and a half.
PEGGY Oh. Well, at least I only have to stay awake for one class.
KELLY Yeah, me too.
PEGGY Let's go.
They both put lids on their platters and head wearily upstairs.
Al comes downstairs in his pyjamas and turns the lights on.
AL [walking to the fridge] Can't sleep with that damn woman in my bed. God, I'm starving!
He opens the fridge. There is nothing in it except for Peggy's mystery pack.
AL Never anything in the fridge.
He starts to walk away but stops when he smells something as he passes the table. He sniffs the
air, then finds the platters on the table. He lifts up the lid and finds the crowned rack of
lamb. Al can't believe it. He rubs his eyes, sits down and stares in disbelief at the meal in
front of him. He starts to cry. He tucks a napkin into his shirt and picks up a knife and fork.
He contemplates what to start with or how to cut the lamb, then drops the cutlery and picks up
one of the racks with a delighted grunt and starts to devour it.
Peggy and Kelly come downstairs, ready for school.
PEGGY Oh God. Seven thirty in the morning and I'm up. This is inhumane! Gee, maybe Mommy will
make us breakfast. [Kelly looks at her] Oh, that's me.
They walk into the kitchen and find Al face down on Peggy's platter. All of the lamb has been
PEGGY Oh no. He didn't!
Kelly lifts Al up and a bone falls out of his mouth. He is in a food coma. He smiles contentedly.
KELLY Yep, he did.
She throws him back down. Peggy lifts him up again.
PEGGY Wake up, you moron! You ate my final exam!
Al grunts. Peggy pushes him back down again.
KELLY You didn't eat my Jell-o, did you, Daddy?
Al sort of half snores, half snorts.
Peggy lifts up the Jell-o lid to show Kelly that her food has not been eaten.
PEGGY It's alright, honey, it's here.
Kelly sings with relief.
KELLY Oh, thank god. What are you gonna do, Mom?
PEGGY I don't know. There's not time to make another one. Maybe Miss Beyer will understand.
[Kelly shakes her head as if to say "no way."] I don't wanna be dumber than the dog!
Oh well, it's just a stupid piece of paper, who needs a diploma? It means nothing at
all. I'll just go there and, and face the music!
Al sits up, smiles and then burps. He falls back down on the plate again.
The kids are lined up in the same order they were when they pulled their cards.
Miss Beyer gives out grades as she quickly looks at each dish.
BEYER [to the senior with the sliced peaches] Excellent. A minus. [to the senior with the
carrot sticks] Nice. B plus. [Ruben is next, with a miniature platter. He doesn't even
lift it the lid] Ruben, A plus.
Ruben smiles. Peggy is next in line. She has two cards in her belt.
BEYER Ah, Miss Wanker. Your card please? [Peggy gives her one of the cards] Jell-o. [She lifts
the lid to reveal Kelly's dish] Excellent! A minus! [Peggy laughs delightedly. Kelly is
next in line] Miss Bundy, your card?
PEGGY Oh, I have one for her.
Peggy gives the other card.
BEYER Crowned rack of lamb.
Peggy has a sneaky look on her face. Miss Beyer lifts the lid to find that Kelly's dish is not
there. Kelly realises what Peg has done.
KELLY Hey. Hey!
All of the students leave the classroom except for Peg and Kelly.
PEGGY Oh, Kelly, this is the happiest moment of my life. I finally got a Diploma! I'm so glad
you're here to share this moment with me.
KELLY Yeah, Mom, I'll remember it fondly while I'm sweating for Summer School. Why'd you do it,
Mom? Why'd you take my Jell-o?
PEGGY Oh honey, don't you understand? I did it for you. Sweetie. [She puts her arm around
Kelly] This is your last summer as my little girl and if I'd let you graduate, your
father would have you work the whole summer. And that means no beach, no shopping, no
vandalising! This way, all you have to do is spend one hour a day in class and the rest
of the time is supper time! So Kelly, just think of this as my graduation present to you.
KELLY [happily] Oh, thank you, Mom. You're the best!
Susan pops her head in the classroom.
SUSAN Come on! It's time for graduation pictures!
PEGGY Oops, gotta go!
Peggy leaves. Kelly is left behind.
KELLY Oh, man! I'm going to go to school during the summer! [she realises what has happened to
her and her smile fades] Hey. HEY!
Kelly does not look happy.
PRODUCED BY: ELLEN L. FOGLE
PRODUCED BY: SANDY SPRUNG & MARCY VOSBURGH
SUPERVISING PRODUCER: KATHERINE GREEN
SUPERVISING PRODUCER: ARTHUR SILVER
DIRECTED BY: GERRY COHEN
WRITTEN BY: ELLEN L. FOGLE
CREATED BY: RON LEAVITT & MICHAEL G. MOYE
PRODUCED BY: BARBARA BLACHUT CRAMER
STORY EDITOR: KEVIN CURRAN
CASTING BY: TAMMARA BILLIK, C.S.A.
EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF CASTING: RICK JACOBS
"LOVE AND MARRIAGE" LYRICS BY SAMMY CAHN AND JIMMY VAN HEUSEN
PERFORMED BY FRANK SINATRA
MUSIC SUPERVISION: MICHAEL ANDREAS
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: DON ROBERTS
ART DIRECTOR: RICHARD IMPROTA
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: RICHARD STEIR
STAGE MANAGERS: RICHARD DRANEY, STEPHANIE SCOTT
PRODUCTION ASSOCATE: KITTY ROUKE
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: SUSAN JANG
EDITED BY: LARRY HARRIS
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: SAM W. ORENDER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: THOMAS W. MARKLE
AUDIO: J. MARK KING
RE-RECORDING: MARTI D. HUMPHREY, JOHN BICKLEHAUPT
PRODUCTION STAFF: GABRIELLE TOPPING, ROCHELLE E. STATEN, LINDA OTA, DEBRA McCARTHY,
WENDY WOTHERSPOON, RUTHE PIPER HARDEE, CARL STUDEBAKER
COSTUMES: MARTI MASAMITSU
PROPERTY MASTER: MICHAEL SEMON
MAKE-UP: NINA KENT
HAIR STYLIST: DOTTIE McQUOWN
DOG TRAINER: STEVEN RITT
PRODUCTION SUPERVISED BY: FRAN McCONNELL
PRODUCTION CONSULTANTS: DEBORAH CURTAIN, EDUARDO CERVANTES
COPYRIGHT (C) 1990
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