Married with Children : Season 1

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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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  • 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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: Robert P. Laurence
    Jun 26, 2013
    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. Los Angeles Times
    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. Chicago Tribune
    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. The New York Times
    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. Washington Post
    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: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  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
  2. Aug 9, 2016
    10
    BEST SITCOM EVER!!! Everything in this one worked perfectly. Jokes and situations that are funny, despite it was released almost 20 years agoBEST SITCOM EVER!!! Everything in this one worked perfectly. Jokes and situations that are funny, despite it was released almost 20 years ago and will be for, well next millenium. Great parody of normal life, with unforgettable cast of characters - dumb blonde bimbo, virgin brother, lazy wife, annoying lame neighbors (nerdy Steve swapped by perfectly acted aging gigolo Jefferson) and the one and only DUKE AL TOUCHDOWN BUNDY!!! And whats with the negative reviews from press - I bet the feminists were writing those ;P NO MA'AM!!! :D Expand
  3. Feb 27, 2016
    9
    These TV-Show is an classic! Back in the early 90's it was something completely new and fresh and exciting. Even after all these years it'sThese TV-Show is an classic! Back in the early 90's it was something completely new and fresh and exciting. Even after all these years it's still funny to watch, I think the seasons 3 - 7 are probably the best. Expand