History Trivia / MarriedWithChildren

23rd May '17 4:37:41 PM jormis29
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** In the episode in which Peg and Al get involved with a gay couple, the gay couple was played by Sam [=McMurray=] and Creator/DanCastellaneta, who also portrayed a gay couple in a sketch on ''The Tracey Ullman Show''.

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** In the episode in which Peg and Al get involved with a gay couple, the gay couple was played by Sam [=McMurray=] and Creator/DanCastellaneta, who also portrayed a gay couple in a sketch on ''The Tracey Ullman Show''.''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''.
13th May '17 7:13:31 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* DescendedCreator: Ron Leavitt plays the private investigator who gives Al a job as a janitor in "Al Bundy, Shoe Dick".
30th Apr '17 5:30:36 PM ooh
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Al and Marcy were at each other's throats during the entire show. One wonders how effective the acting would have been if Ed O'Neill and Amanda Bearse weren't at each other's throats during most of the show's production.



** Perhaps the most {{egregious}} of all was how the series ended. You know that last episode where Kelly [[spoiler:almost gets married to the man who held her family hostage]]? Well, despite looking like the perfect plot for the final episode of a dysfunctional family sitcom, it wasn't scheduled to be that way. After FOX spent all of Season 10 moving ''Married... with Children'' to different timeslots (and made worse by the fact that ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/InLivingColor'', amongst other Fox shows, were gaining in popularity), the show suffered in the ratings so much that FOX decided to shut the show down after its 11th season. According to the ''E! True Hollywood Story'' about ''Married... with Children'', the actors had a lot of different ideas for what the last episode should have been. Ed O'Neill thought that the Bundys should win the lottery right before a tornado ripped through the neighborhood and killed them. Christina Applegate built on this, saying that the Bundy house should have then landed on Marcy, a la ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. Ted [=McGinley=] suggested the Bundys and Marcy dying or getting hurt in some horrible fashion and Jefferson ending up relaxing on the beach with bikini-clad babes all around him. The kicker to that is the fact that some of the actors didn't know the show ''was'' cancelled until they heard the news on a radio broadcast! In fact, Ed O'Neil only found out when he was on vacation and a couple staying in the same hotel expressed their sadness at hearing about the show's demise. He promptly bought them a bottle of champagne and has said that it was good that he learned of the show's end that way rather than from a studio exec.

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** Perhaps the most {{egregious}} of all was how the series ended. You know that last episode where Kelly [[spoiler:almost gets married to the man who held her family hostage]]? Well, despite looking like the perfect plot for the final episode of a dysfunctional family sitcom, it wasn't scheduled to be that way. After FOX spent all of Season 10 11 moving ''Married... with Children'' to different timeslots (and made worse by the fact that ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/InLivingColor'', amongst other Fox shows, were gaining in popularity), the show suffered in the ratings so much that FOX decided to shut the show down after its 11th season. According to the ''E! True Hollywood Story'' about ''Married... with Children'', the actors had a lot of different ideas for what the last episode should have been. Ed O'Neill thought that the Bundys should win the lottery right before a tornado ripped through the neighborhood and killed them. Christina Applegate built on this, saying that the Bundy house should have then landed on Marcy, a la ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. Ted [=McGinley=] suggested the Bundys and Marcy dying or getting hurt in some horrible fashion and Jefferson ending up relaxing on the beach with bikini-clad babes all around him. The kicker to that is the fact that some of the actors didn't know the show ''was'' cancelled until they heard the news on a radio broadcast! In fact, Ed O'Neil O'Neill only found out when he was on vacation and a couple staying in the same hotel expressed their sadness at hearing about the show's demise. He promptly bought them a bottle of champagne and has said that it was good that he learned of the show's end that way rather than from a studio exec.
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]].
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