History YMMV / MarriedWithChildren

5th Dec '17 8:36:02 PM DrakeClawfang
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: For each and every single Bundy, especially Al; were their horrible lives brought upon themselves by that fact they're all some degree of lazy, obnoxious {{Jerkass}},, or did they become that way ''because'' of how horrible their lives are, after years of bitterness and misery have sunken in? Which caused which here?
4th Dec '17 1:08:51 AM civetcatcoffee
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: It's hard to overstate just how much the character of Seven was reviled by the fans, the cast, and (eventually) the writers. He was unceremoniously dumped and had his face slapped on the side of milk carton with not one single character caring enough to notice it.
25th Nov '17 6:56:12 PM ooh
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* GrowingTheBeard: The show became much, much funnier when {{Flanderization}} kicked in and the show turned into a live-action cartoon, while still keeping the main themes and jokes, though some have stated that the show grew the beard when Terri Rakolta complained about the show's crude humor and [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity more people started to tune in to see what she was talking about.]]

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* GrowingTheBeard: The show became much, much funnier when {{Flanderization}} kicked in and the show turned into a live-action cartoon, while still keeping the main themes and jokes, though some have stated that the show grew the beard when Terri Terry Rakolta complained about the show's crude humor and [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity more people started to tune in to see what she was talking about.]]



* MisaimedFandom: The show tends to attract fans from the right wing, particularly men's rights activists, who see Al Bundy as a hero standing up for traditional values and masculinity fighting against "social justice warriors", not realizing that the show is ''parodying'' such notions by showing Al as loser whose situation is as much a result of his willful ignorance as it is the result of women, fat people, the government, etc. The showrunners were well aware of this fandom and mocked it by making Al a fan of ''Psycho Dad'', a show that is about an ultraviolent lunatic who's also a "durn good pa", that eventually goes off the air because the star becomes disturbed by the kinds of people who like his work.

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* MisaimedFandom: The show tends to attract fans from the right wing, particularly men's rights activists, who see Al Bundy as a hero standing up for traditional values and masculinity fighting against "social justice warriors", not realizing that the show is ''parodying'' such notions by showing Al as loser whose situation is as much a result of his willful ignorance as it is the result of women, fat people, the government, etc. The showrunners were well aware of this fandom and mocked it by making Al a fan of ''Psycho Dad'', a show that is about an ultraviolent lunatic who's also a "durn good pa", that eventually goes off the air because the star becomes disturbed by the kinds of people who like his work. It's also quite surprising given the number of jokes aimed at the expense of Republicans, considering that the GOP-leaning ''National Review'' praised it for its alleged conservative values.
11th Nov '17 6:37:01 PM lorgskyegon
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*** With Bud, Marcy, and Peggy, it seems that the problem is really their personalities rather than their looks: Bud is an obnoxious pervert, Peggy is lazy and clingy, and Marcy is histrionic and stuck up.
2nd Oct '17 5:40:06 AM TroperBeDoper
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** The season 3 episode "The Computer Show" depicts computers as a useless fad. By the last few seasons of the show, MWC would advertise its own website during the credits.
17th Sep '17 3:50:13 PM bombadil211
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* MisaimedFandom: Going into the New Tens, the show began attracting fans from the right wing, particularly men's rights activists, who see Al Bundy as a hero standing up for traditional masculinity fighting against "social justice warriors", not realizing that the show is ''parodying'' such notions by showing Al as loser whose situation is as much a result of his willful ignorance as it is the result of women, fat people, the government, etc.

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* MisaimedFandom: Going into the New Tens, the The show began attracting tends to attract fans from the right wing, particularly men's rights activists, who see Al Bundy as a hero standing up for traditional values and masculinity fighting against "social justice warriors", not realizing that the show is ''parodying'' such notions by showing Al as loser whose situation is as much a result of his willful ignorance as it is the result of women, fat people, the government, etc.etc. The showrunners were well aware of this fandom and mocked it by making Al a fan of ''Psycho Dad'', a show that is about an ultraviolent lunatic who's also a "durn good pa", that eventually goes off the air because the star becomes disturbed by the kinds of people who like his work.
16th Sep '17 8:41:48 PM bombadil211
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* MisaimedFandom: Going into the New Tens, the show began attracting fans from the right wing, particularly men's rights activists, who see Al Bundy as a hero standing up for traditional masculinity fighting against "social justice warriors", not realizing that the show is ''parodying'' such notions by showing Al as loser whose situation is as much a result of his willful ignorance as it is the result of women, fat people, the government, etc.
21st Aug '17 3:58:34 AM Erin582
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** One early episode had Peg insist that Al give an equal amount of money to Bud and Kelly, saying that they can't show [[ParentalFavoritism favoritism.]] Later episodes had them both showing obvious preference to Kelly (this is namely because she's more successful than Bud and her jobs/significant others offer more money for the family than his do, but still.)
20th Aug '17 8:12:17 AM shamblingdead2
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** A ninth-season episode has the NEA being dismantled after the work of an idiot (Al's shoe films). [[http://www.npr.org/2017/03/16/520401246/trumps-budget-plan-cuts-funding-for-arts-humanities-and-public-media Fast-forward to 2017...]]
19th Aug '17 1:15:00 PM shamblingdead2
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** [[http://www.newsweek.com/2017/08/11/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-gop-white-house-potus-bannon-643996.html This article in Newsweek]] analyzes the fallout of the Al Bundys of the world electing their President, 25 years after the "beer tax" episode.
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