History Trivia / MarriedWithChildren

13th Feb '17 11:02:17 AM RaisenRhaasen
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* IAmNotSpock: All of the main cast are usually identified by their respective roles in ''Married... with Children'', especially Ed O'Neill. This is slowly being overturned by ''Series/ModernFamily'', however. Very slowly. Katey Sagal escaped this with ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Series/EightSimpleRules'', and ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', while Christina Applegate became ''Series/SamanthaWho'' (or before that, [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Veronica Corningstone]], leaving poor David Faustino to forever be remembered as Bud. Then he became [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Mako]].

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* IAmNotSpock: All of the main cast are usually identified by their respective roles in ''Married... with Children'', especially Ed O'Neill. This is slowly being overturned by ''Series/ModernFamily'', however. Very slowly. Katey Sagal escaped this with ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Series/EightSimpleRules'', and ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', while Christina Applegate became ''Series/SamanthaWho'' (or before that, [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Veronica Corningstone]], Corningstone]]), leaving poor David Faustino to forever be remembered as Bud. Then he became [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Mako]].
16th Jan '17 11:45:46 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* LifeImitatesArt: In one episode where Al is calling about a part for his Dodge, he gives so many responses to an interactive phone response system that the automated voice automatically knows who he is and addresses him by name. Nowadays, phone operators can easily know the name of the person who's calling without being prompted, based on the phone number they're calling from, or responses they've given to the automated response system.
17th Nov '16 5:19:18 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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** Joey Lauren Adams played three different characters (a neighbor of Vinnie Verducci's, a relative of Peggy's, and the fiancee of Bud's cousin) on the show.
12th Jul '16 9:50:35 AM PF
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* ActingForTwo: Done several times:
** Katey Sagal played both Peggy and the Grim Reaper, doing the latter role without her red wig;
** Amanda Bearse played both Marcy and Marcy's lesbian cousin Mandy;
** David Faustino played both Bud and [[ItMakesSenseInContext Bud's "cool side";]]
** Ed O'Neill played both Al and the ghost of Al's father.



* IAmNotSpock: All the main actors are usually identified by their respective roles in ''Married... with Children'', especially Ed O'Neill. This is slowly being overturned by ''Series/ModernFamily'', however. Very slowly. Katey Sagal escaped this with ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' and Christina Applegate became ''Series/SamanthaWho'' (or before that, [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Veronica Corningstone]], leaving poor David Faustino to forever be remembered as Bud. Then he became [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Mako]].

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* HideYourPregnancy: Katey Sagal's first pregnancy was written into Season Six but had to be retconned as a dream after she miscarried. When Sagal subsequently became pregnant again, the writers had Peggy sitting down behind tables before eventually sending her off on trips and only make voice appearances or in brief inserts so that Sagal wouldn't be placed under undue stress.
* IAmNotSpock: All of the main actors cast are usually identified by their respective roles in ''Married... with Children'', especially Ed O'Neill. This is slowly being overturned by ''Series/ModernFamily'', however. Very slowly. Katey Sagal escaped this with ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Series/EightSimpleRules'', and ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' and ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', while Christina Applegate became ''Series/SamanthaWho'' (or before that, [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Veronica Corningstone]], leaving poor David Faustino to forever be remembered as Bud. Then he became [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Mako]].
7th Jul '16 2:04:28 PM mlsmithca
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* The ever-changing lyrics to ''[[ShowWithinAShow "Psycho Dad"]]'':

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* The ever-changing lyrics to ''[[ShowWithinAShow "Psycho Dad"]]'':Psycho Dad]]'':



** And it's spinoff, "Psycho Mom"

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** And it's its spinoff, "Psycho Mom"''Psycho Mom''.
7th Jul '16 2:00:18 PM MoPete
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* AccidentallyAccurate: The Board Game "Bottoms Up" shown in "Blonde and Blonder" actually does exist. However, it is not the Twister {{Expy}} that the Bundys and the D'arcys play.
18th Apr '16 3:05:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] and [[Series/{{Angel}} David Boreanaz]] were featured on the show before they hit the big time.
** [[WesternAnimation/KaBlam Noah Segan]] was in the 1995 season finale as Kelly's date.
** Creator/DanCastellaneta was a casket salesman on the episode where Al wants to be buried next to his favorite Western star and a gay man on the episode where Peg and Marcy go out dancing.
** Seven's parents were Linda Blair (from ''Film/TheExorcist'') and Bobcat Goldthwait (from the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies and the ''Married... with Children'' clone ''Unhappily Ever After'').
** Five former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' cast members have appeared on this show:
*** Jon Lovitz, who started out in the critically-panned 11th season, but went on to be apart of ''SNL'''s second GoldenAge (from 1986 to around 1993, though Lovitz stayed on the show from 1986 to 1990). On ''Married... with Children'', Lovitz played a TV executive who "helps" Kelly make her talk show more salient to network TV viewers,
*** Garrett Morris from the original 1970s cast (as one of Al's friends in the early episodes, particularly the one where Al wins Steve's paycheck in a poker game and the one where Al's barber dies and Al gets his hair done at a salon filled with [[CampGay camp gay men]] and only one beautiful woman),
*** Creator/GilbertGottfried from the [[SeasonalRot 1980-1981 season]] (as himself on the two-part episode where the Bundys and the D'Arcys end up shipwrecked during a cruise),
*** Don Novello, a lesser-known feature player and writer from the 1979-1980 season and the 1985-1986 season, appeared on "Requiem for a Dead Briard"[[note]]the episode where Buck the dog dies and is sentenced to be reincarnated as the Bundys' new dog, Lucky[[/note]] as his recurring character, Father Guido Sarducci,
*** and Tim Kazurinsky (from the latter half of season six through season 9 under Dick Ebersol's reign as executive producer) as the angel whom Al mistakes for God and original creator of God's Shoes.
** The sightings of Milla Jovovich (as a French exchange student), Michael Clarke Duncan (bodyguard), and Fred Willard (timeshare salesman).
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Nicholas Brendon]] showed up as a member of Ray-Ray's street gang.
** [[Series/CaliforniaDreams Jay Anthony Franke]] played one of Kelly's many, ''many'' boyfriends.
** High school football is nothing, Al. Jefferson played football in [[Film/RevengeoftheNerds college]].
** One episode features both Giovanni Ribisi and Stephen Dorff as friends of Bud's.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Yes ladies and gentlemen, this is where [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Mako]] got his start.
** In some episodes where Buck is the central focus, his thoughts are voiced by [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]].
24th Mar '16 8:43:10 PM burstkiller
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* CreatorBreakdown: After FOX executive Garth Ancier left, showrunners Michael G. Moye and Ron Levitt were left without an ally against the network censorship that increased in the wake of the Rakolta incident. As result, Moye who stated the fight during and afterwards had stressed him and Levitt to the point of health problems, took a leave of absence during the seventh season. When he returned for season 8, Ron Levitt had enough and found an out developing ''Series/UnhappilyEverAfter'' for Creator/TheWB. Moye eventually left the show ''and television altogether'' after season 10.
8th Mar '16 2:25:15 AM erforce
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* IAmNotSpock: All the main actors are usually identified by their respective roles in ''Married... with Children'', especially Ed O'Neill. This is slowly being overturned by ''Series/ModernFamily'', however. Very slowly. Katey Sagal escaped this with ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' and Christina Applegate became ''Series/SamanthaWho'' (or before that, [[Film/{{Anchorman}} Veronica Corningstone]], leaving poor David Faustino to forever be remembered as Bud. Then he became [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Mako]].

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* IAmNotSpock: All the main actors are usually identified by their respective roles in ''Married... with Children'', especially Ed O'Neill. This is slowly being overturned by ''Series/ModernFamily'', however. Very slowly. Katey Sagal escaped this with ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' and Christina Applegate became ''Series/SamanthaWho'' (or before that, [[Film/{{Anchorman}} [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Veronica Corningstone]], leaving poor David Faustino to forever be remembered as Bud. Then he became [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Mako]].
24th Feb '16 12:49:58 PM creader
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* RecycledScript: Season 5 episode "Weenie Tots and Other Lovers" is the exact same plot as the episode "The Godfather", which aired ''less than two months prior in the same season.'' Kelly and Bud both experience a good opportunity/good fortune (Kelly is a spokesmodel for a nationwide product and begins dating an alderman and Bud has an opportunity to go into space and meet the president, respectively). The Bundys decide Kelly's good luck is more interesting/profitable than Bud's and in essence, they screw him out of both chances. Everything is going their way until Kelly's own stupidity [[spoiler: as well as Bud's [[LaserGuidedKarma sweeter-than-sweet and well-timed revenge]]]] ruins everything for her and Al and Peg.
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