Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Season Five of Married. . .With Children gets under way with yet another "very special" Labor Day for the Bundy family. This year, Al (Ed O'Neill) declares that he is going to pack his wife and kiddies in the Bundymobile and embark upon a cross-country motor trip: "We take no map, we follow the sun, we ride with the wind." But what he hasn't counted on is getting tied up in a huge Chicago traffic jam for the entire weekend. In other developments, Kelly Bundy (Christina Applegate) has graduated from high school (miracles do happen!), and next-door neighbor Marcy Rhodes (Amanda Bearse) has lost a husband but regained a job--though not in the expected manner.