Saturday, Bloody Saturday is the second episode of Season 1.


Frank takes Kevin to work for a lesson in proper education; Bill gets himself in a pickle when Maureen rebels against him. Sue breaks down, feeling unsatisfied with her life.

Trivia Edit

  • Title Reference: The classic rock song "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2.
  • First occurrence of the running gag of Frank threatening to "put somebody through that fucking wall".
  • The Murphy's watch an episode of the Brady Bunch on TV.


Kevin: How can you watch this? It's barbaric.
Frank: (impressed) It's art. Beautiful, beautiful art.
(Asian character on TV: Agh. My skin is bubbring.)
Frank: (smug) Hey, I got an idea. If you don't like this, go to your room and watch what you want on YOUR TV. Oh, that's right! You don't have one 'cause it's my f*cking house, ha-ha!
Kevin: Ah, that's real funny dad! You know what else is funny?
Frank: Aside from your haircut, what?
Kevin: This! (throws Frank the TV catalogue)
Frank: (shocked) Bella Abzug!?
Kevin: No. (pulls out his failure notice) This!
Frank: (angry) What the hell is this?
Sue: (stern) Kevin!
Frank: (furious) He's flunking out and you knew about this?!
Sue: (calmly) I wanted your food to settle.
Frank: (outraged) Unbelievable. Unbelievable! You got one job! Pay attention and pass your classes!
Kevin: That's TWO jobs!
Frank: No son of mine's gonna flunk out.
Kevin: I don't care. I hate school.
Frank: Well I hate my life, but I keep on doing it! I got a mortgage, I got dependents, and I gotta go downtown every damn day to run that airport!
Kevin: Please. You're just a baggage handler.

Frank: I need you two to play nice, and don't get into any trouble. (to Bill) And I am putting you in charge of your sister today. You got that?
Bill: Yep.
Frank: Okay, if anything bad happens to her, I want you to call me at work. Okay, buddy?
Bill: Sure, dad.
Frank: Good. 'Cause then, I will come right home, and I will put you through that f*cking wall.

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