A "Married with Children" take-off with the twist of a schizophrenic father.
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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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Unhappily...  »

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The show's original theme song's lyrics: "We married young, because of cupid. And had three kids, but we were stupid. She kicked me out, she's not my honey. But she still wants me, when she needs money. Now I'm alone, come rain or sunny. But who needs love? I've got my bunny." See more »

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Jack Malloy: [while helping Ross with his homework] OK, let's see that map. Here's California.
Jennie Malloy: And here's New York over here.
Jack Malloy: What's all that in between?
Jennie Malloy: The reason "Touched By An Angel" is a hit.
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Referenced in 50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) See more »

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Hit the Road Jack
(1961)
Written by Percy Mayfield
Performed by Ray Charles and The Raelettes
Published by ABC-Paramount
Played in the opening excerpt montage of every episode
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Perhaps a Guilty Pleasure
21 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Frankly Unhappily Ever After can be considered a guilty pleasure. The show esstentially played out on a trashy level (i.e. in terms of its seemingly inane storytelling) and perhaps the acting had a tendecy of being relatively amateurish. Unhappily Ever After tried to coast as far as it could in terms of references to popular culture and to a certain degree the show benefited from it. Perhaps that was the only thing the show had to fall back on but the references managed to come out on a frequent basis and were fairly interesting never the less. Perhaps Unhappily Ever After can considerably be labled as "low-rent satire." You're viewing something that's can be juvenile on a frequent basis but at the same time will make a fun out of numerous things in popular culture.


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