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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Release Date:

11 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Unhappily...  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Hit the Road Jack
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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Sitcom for sitcom haters
16 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Unhappily Ever After" is the best trashy sitcom ever to be shown on TV. I mean, how funny are sitcoms nowadays? The humor was just different and the actors didn't take themselves too serious. Mr.Floppy's one of the best characters, where else can you watch a bunny that makes fun of celebrities and politics in almost every episode?

The first two seasons were much better, because.. 1.) Tiffany and Ryan seemed like young kids 2.) The writers just did what they wanted to do. Soon every episode will seem the same. 3.) Jack never got out of the house. 4.) Tiffany's character became perfect in the later seasons, the writers even gave her the best speeches.

This show was about to become really good, but somehow went down the hill. If you are a fan of "Married.. with Children" and "Malcolm in the Middle" you'll definitely like it.

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