Episode InfoEdit

Episode #96 and 97 - Season 5, Episodes 6 and 7

First Aired: November 6 and November 13, 1986


PART I - Mallory is very busy at college and her home responsibilities are lagging.  She becomes discontented and wants to leave home.  A talk with Nick (who doesn't really put too much into the conversation) convinces her that they should get married.  Alex is set against it as are his parents once they find out. 

PART II - Nick comes to get Mallory in the middle of the night.  Alex races after the couple to try to stop them.  After talking to another couple waiting to get married, Mallory realizes she wants so much more out of her wedding, and they decide to wait until later to get married.

Funny MomentsEdit

  • The famous "Alex is King" line from Andrew (once with a cute cookie reward).  Andrew does several "Nick" impersonations (as well as calling him his brother-in-law).
  • Alex took a phone message for Mallory that she needs more information about.  Alex reads the message, "Somebody dumb called ... sometime today ... about something trivial."  Mallory looks at the note again and says, "Alex, this could be any one of my friends, and you know it."
  • Andrew's supposed to be sleeping but comes to the landing overlooking the living room and crashes into the railing while rubbing his eyes.
  • Steven and Elyse have a great response to the news of the desire to be married.
  • Elyse's expression after Steven says, "It hasn't worked out that great."
  • The repeated gag about Nick knocking on their window in the middle of the night.


  • Nick sings a song "I love you ... Mallory ... I love you and you love me ... I can't believe ... that you proposed to me ... Marry me ... Marry me ... Mallory."  (The audience just about claps, but then Alex does.)
  • Alex responds to the above song with one of his own: "If you marry my sister, my father's gonna kill you."
  • Right after Elyse says the news has completely devastated Steven, he enters singing, "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen ... Nobody knows my sorrow."  (followed later by Ol' Man River, an excellent trio of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", and a quick "Tote that barge, Lift that rail" - also from Ol' Man River)
  • Jennifer and Andrew sing "Here Comes the Bride".
  • When asked if he wanted any special music at their wedding, Nick asks, "Yeah!  Lola by The Kinks"  The pastor clearly isn't familiar with this and suggests "Greensleeves" (and sings the first line).


  • Parts of this episode are used as flashbacks in "Wrap Around the Clock".
  • Jennifer thinks Mallory and Nick getting married is so romantic.  Elyse says, "This is not West Side Story".  (In a later episode, D is for Date, Mallory thinks it's romantic when Jennifer and her boyfriend flunk a science project together.
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