A "Married with Children" take-off with the twist of a schizophrenic father.
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 Jack Malloy (100 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Ryan Malloy / ... (100 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Tiffany Malloy / ... (100 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Ross Malloy (100 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Mr. Floppy / ... (100 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Jennie Malloy / ... (78 episodes, 1995-1998)
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A slightly cleaner take-off of "Married with Children" with overstressed father Jack, whose life consists of a lousy job; a law-breaking, sex-starved wife; a skimpily dressing daughter with her eyes on an Ivy League school; an idiot son; and Mr Floppy, the epitome of Jack's raging schizophrenia, physically embodied in the form of a boozing, chain-smoking, perverse stuffed gray rabbit with whom Jack consults for advice in the rabbit's basement playpen, where Jack inevitably secludes himself. Written by Duke, corrected by Kiokya

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11 January 1995 (USA)  »

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According to "Season Finale: The Unexpected Rise and Fall of The WB and UPN" by Suzanne Daniels, former executive President of Entertainment for The WB, and Cynthia Littleton, WB executives hired "Married With Children" creator Ron Leavitt to create "Unhappily Ever After" to be a "Married With Children" knockoff, hoping that it would be the breakout hit for The WB that "Married With Children" was for Fox. WB executives even jokingly called it "Divorced with Children." See more »

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Ryan Malloy: And who's the one with the big ears?
Ross Malloy: Oh. I guess he's that English prince or something.
Ryan Malloy: If that chick looks like a horse, why isn't he riding her?
[screaming at the TV]
Ryan Malloy: Prince! If she looks like a horse, use her as horse!
Ross Malloy: Amen, brother.
Ryan Malloy: Honestly.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lopez (2001) See more »

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26 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this show. It was kind of a takeoff of Married with Children, but it struck me as a smarter version of said show. As Al Bundy's life was complicated in a simple way, Jack Malloy's was complicated in a complicated way. Bundy was just a man's idiot living a very cynical life, but Jack was a raging alcoholic suffering from Schizophrenia embodied in a child's toy. The intelligence of the children was reversed (the hot girl was smart and the boy was the stupid one). While the episodes about the kids were semi-funny, Jack was indeed the key character, and when the story revolved around him, the show tended to be hilarious. Sure, Tiffany's competition with her schoolmate came off as funny, especially because she took her world a little too seriously, but finding out that Jack was the founding member of the band that eventually became Aerosmith was hilarious.

This show NEEDS to come out on DVD. It would be the first set I'd buy. Someone petition the WB for episodes!


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