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Married...with Children or Married with Children is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in a Chicagoland suburb that lasted 11 seasons. The show, notable for being the first prime time television series to air on Fox, debuted on April 5, 1987, and aired its final first run broadcast on June 9, 1997. The series was created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt. The show was known for handling non-standard topics for the time period, which garnered the then-fledgling Fox network a standing among the Big Three Television Networks (i.e. ABC, CBS and NBC). The series' 11-season, 262-episode run makes it the longest-lasting live-action sitcom on the Fox network. The show's theme song is "Love and Marriage" by Frank Sinatra from the 1955 television production Our Town.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 New kid in town Seven
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3 Exit....Stage left.. Steve (David Garrison) Leaves
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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5 Al Turns Dumb Seriously. Tell me I'm wrong.
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6 Ted McGinley joins cast Just cause!
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7 Kelly Dumbed Down Blonder and Dumber With Each Passing Season.
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8 1994 -1997 Kelly "grew up"
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9 Amanda Bearse Gay in real life?! Dont see her the same on here
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10 Bud's Beard Character grows too much
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11 Moving. From Sunday nights.
12 Boned but Boned Back "Single Marcy" episodes bit hard
13 Exit Stage Left... Bud quits being Grand Master B.
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1 I think it boned in season 10 and really stank in season 11 (Al and the others die and go to Hell and Al has to play football to get them out?) WTF? -- Submitted By: (SilverFang) on September 1, 2014, 4:38 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 The most confusing episodes of this series, for me, were the sudden injection of spin-off pilots. the shows where the whole bundy clan was ignored and we went to Matt Leblanc playing "vinny" with wis grifting father. Couldn't pull a laugh out of me with a pitchfork. Other than that,,,, comfortable, formulaic humor that spawned 1000 copies. -- Submitted By: (Tedward) on April 4, 2013, 7:12 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
3 As much as I liked MWC, the later seasons had way too many bone the fish moments. It seems as if their writers got lazy. I mean, they were resorting to plot lines used in many sitcoms of the past. The same sitcoms this show usually made fun of. A tv producer rips off Kelly's stories about her family, and turns it into a sitcom about the bundys. That was the plot line to an episode of sanford and son about two decades earlier. Oh, and the episode where they go on a trip to England, only to get involved in some sort of foreign intrigue (ie somebody wants to kill them). Wasn't that used by so many sitcoms from the 1980s like facts of life and family ties? More bone the fish moments included the addition of Seven, the little kid dumped on them. When the writers of the show realized their mistake, they dumped him without saying what happened to him. Just like "chuck" on the show Happy Days. And when katey segal got pregnant in real life, they wrote her pregnancy into the show, only to have poor katey miscarry in real life, so they had a storyline in which Al had dreamt the entire pregnancy. (Parodying the famous episode of Dallas). Another thing I couldn't stand is when they had some sort of recognizeable actor from a famous sitcom Gary Coleman of different strokes, Danny bonaduce of the partridge family, etc) only to have them point to the guy, say "hey, aren't you....", only to have the recognizeable actor say "no, I'm not". Not funny. There still were some very good moments in many episodes in the later seasons, but not very good episodes. Als fat jokes were always a scream. (Fat customer: "How dare you say that to my face!" Al: "well, I'd say it behind your back, but my car's only got a half a tank of gas!"...Fat customer: "I wore these shoes once and they split at the sides. I want my money back." Al: "see, ma'am. These shoes are like elevators. There's a two ton weight limit. What say I nail the soles directly to your feet? It'll give you more traction when you're pulling the ice wagon." Fat customer: "you'll be hearing from my attorney!" Al: "is that the law offices of hagen and dazs?" -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on December 1, 2012, 3:05 am - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Show lost alot of it's appeal to me shortly after Steve left. The Bundys didn't have anybody else to contrast with. Marcy was reduced to a horny business woman who acted too much like the Bundys. Also shortly after Steve left the writing started getting worse and they just fell into the same formula over and over again. To me it became just another mindless sitcom . Still the first few seasons make it one of my favorite shows ever. -- Submitted By: (JMoose) on November 27, 2012, 5:58 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I still watch this quite often in reruns, and I've determined this is a "Tale of Three Shows". There's the Steve episodes, the single / divorced Marcy episodes and the Jefferson episodes. When Marcy has a husband / Al's stooge, the episodes are mainly good. The episodes where she was between husbands, divorced from Steve, but pre-Jefferson, are insufferably bad with few exceptions. I think it boned when Steve left, but boned back when Jefferson took his place and Griff / No Ma'am were added as recurring characters. The only complaint about the Jefferson / No Ma'am ones is that they became very cartoonish. Still hilarious though. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 4:17 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I stopped watching after Bud got a grant for college and his parents found the money and spent it all without a thought in their heads about where it came from or what it was for. I didn't like that. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on July 28, 2012, 11:52 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 I remember hearing that the show lost something like 75% of its viewers over the course of the last season. Does anyone remembering hearing this and knows if it's true? I remember them shifting the show around in the last season a couple of times which certainly didn't help things. Although, some might argue the declining ratings were responsible for the timeslot changes. I also remember hearing that the cast ended up hearing about the show's cancellation from fans who'd heard about it and asked them about it. Does anyone remember hearing about this? -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on March 9, 2012, 6:30 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Regarding seven,I liked the way the show lamponed the cute kid concept by having Peggy treat seven well. You know, giving him dinner, things like that. -- Submitted By: (jonkaplanseaver) on May 9, 2011, 12:10 am - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Never boned - in fact, this show is proof that Ted McGinley did have some purpose after all. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on April 9, 2011, 6:31 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I actually liked the first few post_Steve years the best. That character was just a little *too* straight laced and whipped for my liking. Jefferson laughing at Al's jokes about Marcy right behind her back=full of win. But it did BTF in the mid 90s when Kelly cut her hair shirt (the hell?) and Bud turned from dud to stud but was somehow still being portrayed by the show as a loser (?). -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on March 21, 2011, 5:29 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I actually like them most at the very beginning, when Peg and Al were still somwhat in love...but it really boned from me when Steve left. It was such a great dynamic, with Marcy and Steve as the picture of correctness on the one side and the Bundys with their unashamed behaviour on the other side. By taking that away, the show became to cartoonish. My favourite is still the labour day episode, espacially the ending when Steve bites into the burger with the ashes of Marcies death aunt on it with such a relish. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on March 21, 2011, 4:56 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 *After Al had a hard time fitting the shoe in* "Fat Woman: Well I'm not sure if I like shade of blue. Al: I tell you what I'll do then. We'll stand you in front of a mirror, I'll begin stragling you. When you reach the shade of blue that it's satisfactory to you. You yell "Moo" and I'll stop." One of the funniest lines ever. There plently others though. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on March 20, 2011, 8:41 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 I could handle either Steve or Jefferson was all right with me. The main character was Al and he was always right on. I could live without some of Wanker County episodes - Peg's family bordered on annoying at times. But this was one of the best comedies ever. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on March 11, 2011, 5:19 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
14 It never boned although it came close with that "Seven" kid and tried to be a family show. Thankfully he disappears and it went back to the crude adult comedy again. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on December 31, 2010, 9:06 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
15 I don't think this show ever completely BTF because it remained consistently funny throughout it's run. I did notice that in the second season it became a little less unrealistic with the vacation to Dumpwater, Fla (the serial killer episode) and the introduction of the Wankers. The first season had dealt with more realistic situations such as fad diets,gambling, a night out with guys, watching too much sports, the Mustang episode where the guys invest in a rebuilding a classic 65 Mustang much to the girl's disgust. The show remained consistently funny inmho but did become sort of "cartoonish" as far as some of the epiosdes went. I live without the visits to Wanker County and sometimes there was a bit too much of NoMAAM, but nothing to complain too much about. This was one of my all time favorite comedies and still is. As far as the most common comments about the show: Either Ted McGinley of David Garrison was only Al's sidekick. His Barney Rubble. Kelly always was dumb from day one so I don't see how we can say that she got dumber later on. Also Al was none too bright either so same there. I really don't see what Amanda Bearse in reall life has to do with anything. She was fine as Marcy. Never Boned in my book. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on December 31, 2010, 2:41 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 The first half of season 7 was godawful, but the rest of the series were pretty well made. -- Submitted By: (blizzzzman) on June 11, 2010, 3:29 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
17 How anybody can say this show Boned Day 1, I do not want to know what they watch on a regular basis. Of all the shows I watched, this was my favorite of all time. Sure, late in its run, it was starting to lose it, but overall, I don't think that the show boned at all. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on February 25, 2010, 4:42 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 haha leave Ted McGinley alone...he was cuter and more fun that Marcy's 1st hubby, Steve. I loved the crude humor of this show and how dumb they were lol. It was funny and sleazy, I loved it. But what boned the fish for me was when they had another baby. -- Submitted By: (LauDor08) on November 9, 2009, 9:04 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
19 Some of the earlier episodes of MWC were among the best comedy ever in the '80s (e.g. the one where Santa fell off the Bundys' roof, and the one where Buck, the Bundys' dog, got a credit card and Al proceeded to use it as if it were money). Then at some point, Al went dumb and got into depressing situations, Buck got a voice, and MWC depended far more on curvy women in short skirts or tight dresses for its ratings. I stopped watching the show long before that "Seven" kid showed up. -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on October 23, 2009, 4:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 If a person does not take this show seriously, then they can see that it is very funny. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on August 17, 2009, 8:44 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote

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