Mr. Empty Pants - Name of cartoon
character created by Peg Bundy (Katey Sagal) on the dysfunctional
MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN/FOX/1987-97. After Peg pick-pocketed her
husband's wallet, Al chastised her and said "Never leave me with
empty pants again." The expression inspired the name of cartoon
character which Peg developed into a comic feature for Modern Gal
magazine featuring "a hapless loser" of a man (actually her husband,
Al). The name Mr. Empty Pants was a sexual put-down for Al's lack of
After Playgirl magazine wanted Al as a centerfold (with
bikini-clad babes), a jealous Peggy killed off Mr. Empty Pants
saying. "I couldn't handle your happiness, so I killed you (Crushed
by a meteorite shaped like a lady's shoe). "Did I suffer?" asked Al?
"Sure!" quipped Peggy.
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