Married with Children (1987–1997)

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Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

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 Al Bundy / ... (263 episodes, 1987-1997)
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 Peggy Bundy / ... (263 episodes, 1987-1997)
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 Marcy D'Arcy / ... (263 episodes, 1987-1997)
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 Bud Bundy / ... (262 episodes, 1987-1997)
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 Kelly Bundy / ... (261 episodes, 1987-1997)
Buck ...
 Buck the Dog / ... (188 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Jefferson D'Arcy / ... (170 episodes, 1989-1997)
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The Bundys are a stereotypical "white trash" American family. Al is a shoe salesman who is fond of frequently reliving his doubtful 15 seconds of fame on the football field. Al is terrified of the all-too-frequent amorous advances his ditsy wife Peggy, a woman who must spend most of Al's wages at the salon and the mall. They have two children: Kelly, the stunning but superficial party animal, and Bud, who is too wrapped up in himself to realize his goal of "scoring" with a girl. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Domestic bliss was never like this!

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5 April 1987 (USA)  »

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'David Garrison' left the series because he missed performing in live theater. A story arc was worked out where Steve and Marcy grew apart, to explain his departure. Garrison left with an enlarged mug-shot photo of himself (from the episode "At the Zoo") captioned "Gotta sing, gotta dance, gotta ****ing starve to death!", as a gift from the producers. He returned once per season for the next several years; each time Steve was in a completely different line of work from before. See more »

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[Marcy has forced Jefferson to go to a men's sensitivity training session]
Al: Jefferson! Good, you're right on time. The Three Stooges marathon is about to start.
Jefferson: [monotone] The Three Stooges are not funny. You know who I think is funny? That Elaine Boozler is funny.
Al: Oh my God! Those women have brainwashed him. We'll have to deprogram him!
[holds up two fingers]
Al: Quick, how many fingers am I holding up?
[pokes Jefferson in the eyes]
Jefferson: Whoa, thanks Al. They almost had me that time.
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With rare exceptions, the end credits are played over a still of Peggy and Al (looking disgusted) sitting on the couch. See more »

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Referenced in I Am Divine (2013) See more »

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Love & Marriage
Music by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle
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MWC Magnificent
7 September 1999 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

Married With Children has got to be the greatest show ever. I rate it right up ther with Seinfeld and The Simpsons. Al is the king of sitcoms, Kelly is simply divine, Jefferson and Bud were perennial losers, but kept me in stitches with their antics. Peg was annoying and lazy but also quite funny. Marcy was excellent. Her verbal jousts with Al and also Jefferson were legendary!!

Married With Children - 10 out of 10 !!


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