History YMMV / MarriedWithChildren

11th Jul '17 3:44:52 AM Erin582
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** Creator/GarryShandling is the butt of many jokes. As is Fox, the network on which MWC and Shandling's then-current show aired.

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** Creator/GarryShandling Garry Shandling is the butt of many jokes. As is Fox, the network on which MWC and Shandling's then-current show aired.


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** In the early episode, "Born to Walk", Al gripes about having to go to the DMV over an expired license and describing what a horrible experience it is. A later episode, "Driving Mr. Boondy", we actually see why it's so bad (even with the wild exaggerations aside.)


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** Both of the episodes "Requiem for a Dead Barber" and "Calendar Girl" would cause a lot of controversy and backlash if aired today. The former can come off as homophobic (particularly the part where Al complaining to his friends about their ridiculous hairstyles and saying how they need to put their heads under a hose and "wash the gay away") and the latter's ending can be seen as ''extremely'' transphobic.
21st Jun '17 12:12:28 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** See the LesYay entry below, keeping in mind that Amanda Bearse in RealLife is an out-and-proud lesbian.

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** See the All LesYay entry below, keeping in mind that jokes about Marcie, once Amanda Bearse in RealLife is an out-and-proud lesbian.being a lesbian was common knowledge.
7th May '17 3:55:49 AM shamblingdead2
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** Creator/GarryShandling is the butt of many jokes. As is Fox, the network on which MWC and Shandling's then-current show aired.
25th Apr '17 10:04:48 PM Cindylover1969
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* InformedAttractiveness: Kelly finding Yvette a formidable rival in "Fair Exchange" - yes, Yvette is Creator/MillaJovovich, but Christina Applegate is no one's idea of chopped liver.
13th Apr '17 4:01:28 AM Erin582
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** Kelly's ''very'' [[{{Fanservice}} fanservicey]] dance to "Fever" in "Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me" also counts in addition to the scene being a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. It certainly helps that Christina Applegate and her partner in the episode, Jesse Borrego (from ''Series/{{Fame}}'' and who played a janitor, Bruno) have backgrounds in dance.
24th Feb '17 10:55:36 AM WJTaylor4
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Al is a classic example of a UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist but his life is just so horrible that after a while you just can't help feeling sorry for him, more so than the series writers probably intended.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Al is a classic example of a an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist but his life is just so horrible that after a while you just can't help feeling sorry for him, more so than the series writers probably intended.
24th Feb '17 10:54:20 AM WJTaylor4
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Al is a classic example of a UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist but his life is just so horrible that after a while you just can't help feeling sorry for him, more so than the series writers probably intended.
22nd Feb '17 4:40:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AwardSnub: The show ties with ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' for the longest running series never to win an Emmy, despite being nominated for one ''seven'' times.
23rd Jan '17 4:11:30 AM Erin582
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** In their HalloweenEpisode, "Take My Wife, Please", when Death comes to take him, Al wishes for Death to take either Michael Bolton or whoever wrote that ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'" theme song instead. One of the writers of said theme was Alan Thicke. Come 2016, the joke is no longer funnier due to Thicke dying of a heart attack.



** The house, aside from crawling with cockroaches, but the cabinets in the kitchen is used so infrequently, given Peg's lackluster housekeeping, there's [[spoiler: a bat]] living inside of them.
** Another episode had Peg grooming Al to go to a family wedding. After brushing his teeth, she then uses the toothbrush on his underarms, only to bemoan about to doing a good job and [[{{Squick}} using the same brush on his teeth again!]]

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** The house, aside from occasionally crawling with cockroaches, cockroaches and mice, but the cabinets in the kitchen is used so infrequently, given Peg's lackluster housekeeping, that there's [[spoiler: a bat]] living inside of them.
** Another episode had Peg grooming Al to go to a family wedding. After brushing his teeth, she then uses the toothbrush on his underarms, only to bemoan about to her not doing a good job and then [[{{Squick}} using the same brush on his teeth again!]]
12th Jan '17 10:17:35 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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** In "Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 2", one of the posters hanging on the wall at the TV studio is for a show called "Amos and Andrew", starring a black man and white man. Over a year later, a film called "Amos & Andrew", starring Creator/NicolasCage and Creator/SamuelLJackson, was released.



** Along the same lines, anytime Bud was grabbed by a fat woman and forced to have sex with her. Played for laughs, but would be viewed as female-on-male rape today.

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** Along the same lines, anytime Al had sex with Peg against his will (or vice versa), or Bud was grabbed by a fat woman and forced to have sex with her. Played for laughs, but would be viewed as spousal rape and female-on-male rape rape, respectively, today.
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