- Starring: Amanda Bearse, Amanda Bearse, David Garrison
Married... with Children is a show about shoe salesman Al Bundy who raises his dysfunctional family. Peg Bundy is Al's wife, she is addicted to shopping and watching Oprah. Marcy Rhoades/D'Arcy is the Bundys' neighbor who works as a banker. Marcy was married to Steve Rhoades, another banker, for a few years but they ended up getting a divorce. A year later Marcy met and got married to Jefferson D'Arcy, a former spy who had various jobs, but he preferred being a house husband. Kelly Bundy is the attractive daughter with the intelligence of a fruitfly.
Bud Bundy is the son who has bad luck with women.
Fox Broadcast History:
April 1987-October 1987---Sundays-8:00 p.m.
October 1987-July 1989---Sundays-8:30 p.m.
July 1989-August 1996---Sundays-9:00 p.m.
September 1996-June 1997---Saturdays-9:00 p.m.… Expand
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Apr 5, 1987
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Fresh, sharp and witty...It certainly offers a brisk antidote to the syrupy sentimentality that has lately taken over "The Cosby Show." It's "The Honeymooners" with an '80s spin, a sardonic look at a couple who love each other -- except for when they don't. [5 Apr 1987, p.TV-6]
The scripts are one-line oriented and sometimes an ugly howl, and the central characters are perfectly cast. The growly O'Neill and Sagal -- who has a terrific mincing walk that she may have picked up from her days as one of Bette Midler's Harlettes -- were born to insult and perform bowling-ball humor. [4 Apr 1987, p.C1]
A lead-footed imitation of that fine old radio show, "The Bickersons," which featured Don Ameche and Frances Langford, Married . . . with Children spotlights still another couple trading verbal tweaks and brusque banter. [3 Apr 1987, p.5]
Loud, coarse and life-of-the-party vulgar...Pure blue-collar shtick, dressed up with the usual sexual-potency and bathroom jokes. [3 Apr 1987, p.30]
A nasty-minded, overacted and poorly cast sitcom, Married ... With Children gets the schedule off on a rousing limp. [4 Apr 1987, p.C1]