En route to Wanker County, the Bundys take the Dodge to Traugott's Car Wash--where the old heap promptly disappears. This is unsettling enough, but it's nothing compared to the family's surprise when their former next-door neighbor Steve Rhodes (David Garrison) appears out of nowhere (Apparently it was a big surprise to the studio audience as well; when Steve comes into camera range, the spectators respond with longest sustained applause ever heard on the series!). Though advertised as Married. . .With Children's 200th episode, this is actually the 199th to be filmed; it was originally shown in tandem with The Best O' Bundy, a retrospective hosted by George Plimpton.
by Hal Erickson synopsis