History Series / MarriedWithChildren

25th Nov '17 11:29:10 PM MoPete
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* BurgerFool: The Episode "A Three Job No Income Family" has Al (and later, Peg) working in a restaurant called "Burger Trek."
21st Oct '17 7:39:49 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.

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Bubba Smith and King Kong Bundy have appeared on the show both as themselves and as other characters.characters.
** ''The Jeffersons'' is referenced in the episode "Dancing with Weezie". ''MWC'''s creators Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye were producers on that show.
** The in-jokes about Jefferson starring on ''Series/HappyDays'' and ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', a reference to his actor Ted [=McGinley=] appearing on those shows in real life.
4th Oct '17 7:24:08 PM luiz4200
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* WaitingSkeleton: In one episode, the Bundys get four standby tickets for a plane trip. The airport's standby section has a skeleton with a newspaper. The headline reads "[[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Roosevelt]] Promises New Deal".
20th Sep '17 12:35:16 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Might have been the most cynical family sitcom of its time. However, it wasn't completely mean spirited as deep down the love was still there.
20th Sep '17 1:23:42 AM bombadil211
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** Peg's hair was more natural (in fact it was Katey Sagal's own hair). It wasn't until Season 3 and Flanderdization started kicking in that it became the ridiculous bouffant that people remember (and Sagal started wearing a wig as a result).

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** Peg's hair was more natural (in fact it was Katey Sagal's own hair). It wasn't until Season 3 and Flanderdization started kicking in that it became the ridiculous bouffant that people remember (and Sagal started wearing a wig as a result). Peg's wardrobe was also more practical in early season before becoming tighter and skimpier. It also took a few seasons before she began wearing ridiculously high heeled shoes and gained her distinct prancing gait.
20th Sep '17 1:21:55 AM bombadil211
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** It took a few seasons for the show to settle into the format it's remembered for.
*** Al and Peg weren't quite as antagonistic towards each other, even being affectionate towards each other over the regular course of a day rather than only under extremely special circumstances.
*** Peg's hair was more natural (in fact it was Katey Sagal's own hair). It wasn't until Season 3 and Flanderdization started kicking in that it became the ridiculous bouffant that people remember (and Sagal started wearing a wig as a result).
*** Peg used to do housework!
*** Kelly wasn't a complete dimwit in the first few seasons, just too preoccupied with her social life to focus on school. It took a few years before she became an idiot with an extremely limited brain capacity.
*** Marcy was a genuine prude for the first couple of seasons before the writers started giving her a highly-repressed kinky side.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: It took a few seasons for the show to settle into the format it's remembered for.
*** ** Al and Peg weren't quite as antagonistic towards each other, even being affectionate towards each other over the regular course of a day rather than only under extremely special circumstances.
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circumstances. Al even considered Peg desirable and initiated sex on his own volition!
** Al and Peg also acted like legitimate parents--getting angry when the kids did something wrong and disciplining them.
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Peg's hair was more natural (in fact it was Katey Sagal's own hair). It wasn't until Season 3 and Flanderdization started kicking in that it became the ridiculous bouffant that people remember (and Sagal started wearing a wig as a result).
*** ** Peg used to do housework!
*** ** Kelly wasn't a complete dimwit in the first few seasons, just too preoccupied with her social life to focus on school. It took a few years before she became an idiot with an extremely limited brain capacity.
*** ** Marcy was a genuine prude for the first couple of seasons before the writers started giving her a highly-repressed kinky side.



** Al and Peggy also acted like legitimate parents--getting angry when the kids did something wrong and disciplining them.
6th Sep '17 9:24:00 AM Byzantine
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** In "Al Goes To The Dogs", Al's hammering and sawing to make a doghouse annoy Marcy. She gegs him to stop making noise for a couple hours so she can work at home. He immediately goes back to making noise saying, "She didn't say which two hours!".

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** In "Al Goes To The Dogs", Al's hammering and sawing to make a doghouse annoy Marcy. She gegs gets him to stop making noise for a couple hours so she can work at home. He immediately goes back to making noise saying, "She didn't say which two hours!".
6th Sep '17 9:18:55 AM Byzantine
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* ElvisLives: The episode "I'm Going To Sweatland" has Peggy convinced she say Elvis at the mall.

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* ElvisLives: The episode "I'm Going To Sweatland" has Peggy convinced she say saw Elvis at the mall.
23rd Aug '17 7:09:19 AM magic713
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** The writers had to quickly turn Peggy and Marcy's pregnancy arc into an extended dream sequence after Katey Sagal suffered a miscarriage. Peggy going off on extended trips in later seasons and only appearing in brief inserts was done because Sagal subsequently became pregnant two more times and the production team wanted to do everything they could to make sure she wasn't placed under any undue stress.
** Buck the dog had to be killed off and replaced with Lucky because the Briard playing Buck had gotten so old and arthritic that simply climbing the set's stairs was too painful for him.
* RealSongThemeTune: Music/FrankSinatra's "Love and Marriage". Sadly, on Hulu and on the DVD box sets from Season 3 onwards, the theme song was replaced by generic orchestra music because the rights-holder for the song's (which is [[MisBlamed not the Sinatra family]]) royalty demands are too high.
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* RealSongThemeTune: Music/FrankSinatra's "Love and Marriage". Sadly, on Hulu and on the DVD box sets from Season 3 onwards, the theme song was replaced by generic orchestra music because the rights-holder for the song's (which is [[MisBlamed not the Sinatra family]]) royalty demands are too high.
20th Aug '17 2:35:43 PM bombadil211
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** Bud's "Grandmaster B" alter-ego came about because ''everyone'' became sick of David Faustino pestering them about his hip-hop ambitions and decided to incorporate that into his character but as pathetically as possible to show just how annoyed they were.
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