History Series / MarriedWithChildren

20th Apr '18 8:06:42 PM lakingsif
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* OverlyLongSpanishName: Local news reporter Miranda Veracruz de la Hoya Cardinal.
20th Mar '18 9:42:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* DisabilityAlibi: Parodied several times in a row in the episode "Al Bundy, Shoe Dick" where he plays a private detective. At the SummationGathering, Al lays out how the missing diamond was stolen and accuses the family members of its deceased owner of being complicit. One of them turns out to have two hook hands after Al accuses him of having snatched the stone, and another turns out to be mentally retarded after Al pegs him as the criminal mastermind. (It was the FemmeFatale all along).
5th Mar '18 10:27:01 AM Basara-kun
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* AMistakeIsBorn: In the {{Backstory}} Al & Peg got married because Al impregnated Peg with (what turned out to be) Kelly.
3rd Mar '18 5:57:21 PM ironballs16
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* EveryManHasHisPrice: Mr. Shimokawa (Marcy's boss) collects American classic "junk" and wants to add Al's car into the collection. Marcy will gain her so desired promotion if she persuades Al to sell it (they can't get another car of that kind because half had been recalled and the other dissolved in rain). When Al finally agreed, Mr. Shimokawa commented he knew every man had his price. Al said every woman had it as well. Marcy had to make a sensual dance and Mr. Shimokawa offered the promotion because of how sexy she was. She then [[SubvertedTrope subverted this]] by beating her boss and calling it her resignation.

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* EveryManHasHisPrice: Mr. Shimokawa (Marcy's boss) collects American classic "junk" and wants to add Al's car into the collection. Marcy will gain her so desired promotion if she persuades Al to sell it (they can't get another [[TheAllegedCar car of that kind kind]] because half had been recalled and the other dissolved in rain). When Al finally agreed, Mr. Shimokawa commented he knew every man had his price. Al said every woman had it as well. Marcy had to make a sensual dance and Mr. Shimokawa offered the promotion because of how sexy she was. She then [[SubvertedTrope subverted this]] by beating her boss and calling it her resignation.



** Naturally, this happened to Al in an episode (on his birthday, no less, where, among other things, Peg ''promised'' she would not bother him for sex, and intended to keep that promise), where a group of overweight women took over his shoe store and put him on trial for him insulting them over the years. (In ClipShow format.) It got even more twisted when Peg showed up; at first she reluctantly admitted she sympathized with them (his fat jokes directed towards her mother had been kind of mean) but eventually, she started to find them just as bad as he did. While they found him guilty at first, Al got them to "pardon" him by confessing that he had a FreudianExcuse for insulting them, saying he was overweight as a child and had been teased just as much. [[spoiler:After they left, he told Peg that he was lying about that to get rid of them.]] One good thing did come out of this; while Peg was still intent on keeping her promise, Al told her that after having to look at them all day, she didn't look all too bad right now, leading to a rare moment of intimacy between them. (Well, as best the show could do.)

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** Naturally, this happened to Al in an episode (on his birthday, no less, where, among other things, Peg ''promised'' she would not bother him for sex, and intended to keep that promise), where a group of overweight women took over his shoe store and put him on trial for him insulting them over the years. (In ClipShow format.) It got even more twisted when Peg showed up; at first she reluctantly admitted she sympathized with them (his fat jokes directed towards her mother had been kind of mean) but eventually, [[AssholeVictim she started to find them just as bad as he did.did]]. While they found him guilty at first, Al got them to "pardon" him by confessing that he had a FreudianExcuse for insulting them, saying he was overweight as a child and had been teased just as much. [[spoiler:After they left, he told Peg that [[ILied he was lying about that to get rid of them.them]].]] One good thing did come out of this; while Peg was still intent on keeping her promise, Al told her that after having to look at them all day, she didn't look all too bad right now, leading to a rare moment of intimacy between them. (Well, as best the show could do.)



** Peg. So, so much. Let us count the ways: she steals from Al, shops as if it's compulsive, was complicit in killing a fitness guru, engages in petty rivalries, lets her kids starve, and is just as mean spirited as the rest of the family, and yet she rarely sees any punishment. The only times she ever got punished for doing something bad was: (a) when Al finds out she's been selling make-up to herself and makes her get a job as a BurgerFool to pay off the damages, and (b) when Al psychologically tortures her with thoughts of being pregnant after telling her that she's pregnant, but they won't get any inheritance money as the lawyer who read the will married a Bundy male relative and had a baby. Also (c), when Al makes her do yardwork in exchange for sex, as the sight of her ''actually'' working is a {{fetish}} for him.

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** Peg. So, so much. Let us count the ways: she steals from Al, shops as if it's compulsive, was complicit in killing a fitness guru, engages in petty rivalries, lets her kids starve, and is just as mean spirited as the rest of the family, and yet she rarely sees any punishment. The only times she ever got punished for doing something bad was: (a) when Al finds out she's been selling make-up to herself and makes her get a job as a BurgerFool to pay off the damages, and (b) when Al psychologically tortures her with thoughts of being pregnant after telling her that she's pregnant, but they won't get any inheritance money as the lawyer who read the will married a Bundy male relative and had a baby. Also (c), [[https://youtu.be/l-8hl0KZQJw when Al makes her do yardwork in exchange for sex, yardwork]] as Labor Day was celebrating average workers like him, and the sight of her ''actually'' working is a {{fetish}} for him.him, [[SwappedRoles and she's exhausted from working so hard]].
3rd Mar '18 7:46:49 AM ironballs16
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--->'''Al''': (''[[FauxHorrific Distraught]]'') Oh ''god'', I love my wife!
3rd Mar '18 7:29:11 AM ironballs16
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* AllWomenArePrudes:
** Averted with a vengeance. Peg is always the one trying to get Al to have sex (in the later episodes. The early ones had Al initiate sex or the two agree never to have it again), Kelly is constantly making out with her various sleazy boyfriends, and even Marcy at her StrawFeminist worst displays a healthy libido.

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* AllWomenArePrudes:
AllWomenAreLustful:
** Averted with a vengeance. Peg is always the one trying to get Al to have sex (in the later episodes. The early ones had Al initiate sex or the two agree never to have it again), Kelly is constantly making out with her various sleazy boyfriends, and even Marcy at her StrawFeminist worst displays a healthy libido.



--->Kelly, maybe it's time we had a little talk. You're getting to be a big girl now, and there's something I've been putting off telling you for a while. But time is slipping by quickly, and I don't want you to learn about it on the street. Honey, there is a thing out there that men will want you to do. In fact, they'll expect it. Now, no woman really enjoys it, but we do it, get them to marry us, and then never have to do it again. That horrible thing is called "work".

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--->Kelly, maybe it's time we had a little talk. You're getting to be a big girl now, and there's something I've been putting off telling you for a while. But time is slipping by quickly, and I don't want you to learn about it on the street. Honey, there is a thing out there that men will want you to do. In fact, they'll expect it. Now, no woman really enjoys it, but we do it, get them to marry us, and then never have to do it again. That horrible thing is called "work"."[[BaitAndSwitchComment work]]".
** And then there's the ''very'' active sex life that Marcy Rhoades (later D'Arcy) leads, to the point that one episode had her and Jefferson [[spoiler: roleplaying as Peg and Al while the pair were on vacation]].
*** Taken UpToEleven when [[TheBusCameBack Steve comes back]], leading him and Jefferson to [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces describe their escapades]] in an attempt to one-up the other.
---->'''Steve''': In a homeless person's shopping cart!\\
'''Jefferson''': [[NonSequiturDistraction Really]]? Now how do you keep it from rolling, 'cause-
16th Feb '18 6:21:48 PM MoPete
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* PyrrhicVictory: For the most part, even when Al wins, he loses.
** "Born To Walk": Al, having lost his license, and sick of getting no help from his family when they cost him a chance to win money at a horse race, vows to never help his family again, nor for them to help him. The next day, he passes the driving test, but the instructor runs over his foot.
** "Tooth or Consequences": Peg finally gives in to Al's demand and makes an amazing dinner for the family... Which Al can't eat because he had recently taken a trip to the dentist.
** "Just Shoe It": Al gets to star in a shoe commercial, but it's just an excuse for him to get crushed by Ed "Too-Tall" Jones, beaned by a pitch by Steve Carlton, and knocked out by Sugar Ray Leonard. And then he doesn't even get to appear in the commercial, his feet only being shown getting knocked out of the shoes that were being advertised.
** "A Shoe Room With a View": Thanks to Al's efforts, the aerobics studio next to the shoe store gets an attractive trainer, who brings many attractive clients with him. However, since he fell out of a window and was left in a wheelchair, he couldn't look through the holes that were drilled in the shoe store to ogle the attractive women, like his friends were.
7th Feb '18 3:25:41 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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** And then there's Peggy's maiden name "Wanker", which is slang for a person who masturbates (although the term is more offensive in the U.K. than in the U.S.).
2nd Feb '18 4:14:07 PM MoPete
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* HeelFaceTurn: During the seasons where Al started "NO MA'AM", Officer Dan went from being the cop who always arrested Al to being his best friend.

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* HeelFaceTurn: During the seasons where Al started "NO MA'AM", Officer Dan went from being the cop who always arrested Al to being his best friend. The exact turning point was the two-part episode "I Want My ''Psycho Dad''" when Officer Dan attempted to break up NO MA'AM's protest, but when he realized they were protesting the cancellation of ''Psycho Dad'', he joined the protest.
2nd Feb '18 3:40:21 PM MoPete
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* EmbarrassingTattoo: In "The Agony and the Extra C," Jefferson attempts to get Marcy's name tattooed on his butt as an anniversary present for her. Unfortunately, the drunk tattoo artist inadvertently writes "I Love Mary." When they attempt to fix the tattoo without Marcy noticing, it ends up getting changed to "I Love Marty."
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