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)
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 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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Ed O'Neill says that he based Al Bundy on one of his uncles, because the uncle and Al shared so many personality traits. See more »

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Peggy: No TV, Al, we're talking.
Al: You're my wife. I will not talk to you while I have a TV.
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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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Spoofed in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) 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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I dare you not to fall on the floor laughing--at least once.
26 November 2003 | by (Western Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

OK, what's to say about this underappreciated masterpiece of a sitcom that hasn't already been said? Ed O'Neill IS Al Bundy in a way that most of us aren't even ourselves in our own lives. The series wore out its welcome long before its end, but its prime years were incredible. I enjoy my life so much more knowing that I could be Al Bundy, but I'm not!


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