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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 5, 1987
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11
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  • Starring: Amanda Bearse, Amanda Bearse, David Garrison
  • Summary: 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,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.
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Creator: Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Apr 5, 1987
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 80
    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]
  2. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jun 26, 2013
    80
    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]
  3. Reviewed by: Clifford Terry
    Jun 26, 2013
    50
    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]
  4. Reviewed by: John J. O'Connor
    Jun 26, 2013
    40
    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]
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jun 26, 2013
    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]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 19, 2013
    10
    Every episode of this amazing comedy classic is great! I laughed so hard at some of them! Almost in every sentence in the scenario there'sEvery episode of this amazing comedy classic is great! I laughed so hard at some of them! Almost in every sentence in the scenario there's something funny! Expand

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