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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Storyline

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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Married... with Children  »

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Trivia

Katey Sagal became pregnant three times during the 10-year span of the series. The first was during the beginning of Season 6 (mid-1991) where her pregnancy was worked into a storyline, but was written out when Segal miscarried. The second time was in 1994 late in Season 8 and early in Season 9, and the third was in Season 10 from 1995 to 1996 in which both of her pregnancies (which were successful) were hid from the viewing audience. See more »

Quotes

Al: [Marcy has appeared at the Bundy's door with a raw chicken] Congratulations, Marcy. I didn't even know you were expecting.
Marcy: [walking past Al] Peggy, my oven is on the blink. Can I use yours to warm my giblets?
Al: [to Jefferson] I thought that was your job.
Jefferson: No, my job is to stuff the bird every night.
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Crazy Credits

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 Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Parker Lewis Can't Win (1991) 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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nothing compares
28 August 2000 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Married With Children is the greatest comedy sitcom of all time, I hear lots of good talk about Friends, Frasier, or all these new shows that are coming on, but Married With Children is by far the best comedy of all time, this is the only show where I like every single character and Al and Marcy insulting each other is the funniest stuff you'll ever hear on tv, if you've never seen this show then you've never truly laughed!


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