History Series / MarriedWithChildren

23rd May '17 4:14:37 PM jormis29
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The show premiered on April 5, 1987 as the very first program ever shown by the brand new Creator/{{Fox}} Network. Along with ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' and ''The Tracey Ullman Show'', it was one of the network's few hits before [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague the NFL]] and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' turned the network into a major player. It was a constant ratings success until it ended in June 1997; it's still Fox's longest-running live-action sitcom. This is the show in which [[Series/SamanthaWho Christina Applegate]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Katey Sagal]] got their starts.

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The show premiered on April 5, 1987 as the very first program ever shown by the brand new Creator/{{Fox}} Network. Along with ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' and ''The Tracey Ullman Show'', ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'', it was one of the network's few hits before [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague the NFL]] and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' turned the network into a major player. It was a constant ratings success until it ended in June 1997; it's still Fox's longest-running live-action sitcom. This is the show in which [[Series/SamanthaWho Christina Applegate]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Katey Sagal]] got their starts.
13th May '17 7:40:27 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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** In "The Naked and the Dead, But Mostly the Naked", Kelly talks about how landing a part in a commercial could lead to "TV, movies, made-for-TV movies, movies made from old TV."
13th May '17 7:21:52 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* CelebrityParadox: Bubba Smith and King Kong Bundy have appeared on the show both as themselves and as other characters.
13th May '17 2:21:51 AM foxley
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* OldTimeyAnkleTaboo: Al Bundy has an ImagineSpot where he's an old west cowboy and after stopping a hold up at a general store he asks for a nudie magazine called "Bare Ankle."
7th May '17 4:02:45 AM shamblingdead2
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** Speaking of Marcy, one episode involves convincing Marcy that she drunkenly slept with Bud and can't remember it.
21st Apr '17 5:54:01 AM TroperBeDoper
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The episodes "Top of the Heap" (where Al's high school friend and his dimwitted son try to fit in at a high-class party), "Radio Free Trumaine" (where Marcy protests in favor of two college radio [=DJs=] from Bud's school where Steve is the DeanBitterman), and "Enemies" (where Kelly dates a delivery man with a bunch of petty, sarcastic friends).

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The episodes "Top of the Heap" (where Al's high school friend and his dimwitted son try to fit in at a high-class party), "Radio Free Trumaine" (where Marcy protests in favor of two college radio [=DJs=] from Bud's school where Steve is the DeanBitterman), and "Enemies" (where Kelly dates a delivery man with a bunch of petty, sarcastic friends). "Top Of The Heap" was the only attempt that got past the pilot, but only lasted 7 episodes.
5th Apr '17 9:10:10 PM DrOO7
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** Al and Peggy also acted like legitimate parents--getting angry when the kids did something wrong and disciplining them.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Al convinces a young sales associate to not get married by warning him of its many pitfalls. Unfortunately, he says all this ''before'' he meets the man's fiancee. When it turns out that she's terrific--loves to cook, loves to watch sports, works, and is genuinely nice and sweet--Al rushes to tell the young man that he made a mistake, only for the kid to tell him that he's already reconciled with his previous girlfriend--a carbon copy of Peg. Al can only watch in horror as he realizes that thanks to his interference, the guy has dumped a wonderful girl and will indeed have the same miserable life that he has.
2nd Apr '17 6:28:27 PM JohnnyHuang
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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering:
-->'''Al''': Son, are you thinking about what I'm thinking about?\\
'''Bud:''' Luscious hooters?\\
'''Al:''' No. It's what I should have been thinking about.
** Also this:
-->'''Ashley''': Kelly, are you thinking what I'm thinking?
-->'''Kelly''': Why don't things fall up?
-->'''Ashley''': No.
28th Mar '17 11:43:47 PM KZN02
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* FunnyXRay: an episode has Jefferson in the hospital telling the story of how he got there by wanting to get a gift for his wife Marcy, culminating in his getting a tattoo that misspelled Marcy's name as Marty. Marcy's reaction is revealed at the episode's end when an x-ray of his rear end reveals shows the outline of a boot.
23rd Mar '17 1:52:54 PM toregg
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* YouDidntSeeThat: In "Calendar Girl", this happens twice as Floyd pays people and says "You didn't hear that". He pays off his son to ignore Al accusing him of trying on women's shoes. He then pays off Al when Little Floyd reveals Floyd's wife calls him "Little".
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