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      Season 1 – Married ... With Children

      1987 Comedy List
      Reviews 88% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score The antithesis of the loving "Cosby Show" family, "Married ... With Children" focused on the Bundys, a suburban Chicago family who would rather eat nails than say a kind word to one another. Al, the patriarch, is a misogynistic shoe salesman, whose wife, Peggy, is a housewife who does no work around the house. Saying their children, Kelly and Bud, do not have a lot going for them is an understatement. This biting comedy focuses on the couple's constant verbal sparring over their slacker kids, their lack of money, success and intimacy. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Feb 13 Buy Now

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      Episode 1 Aired Apr 5, 1987 Pilot Al wants to spend a night out with the boys, but Peggy has other plans for him. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 12, 1987 Thinergy Peggy hopes to rekindle the flame in her marriage when Al's interest in romance wanes. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 19, 1987 But I Didn't Shoot the Deputy Al accidentally shoots his neighbor's dog when he investigates a strange noise in the night. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 26, 1987 Whose Room Is It Anyway? Peggy and Al stir up trouble when their neighbors make plans to build an addition on their house. Details Episode 5 Aired May 3, 1987 Have You Driven a Ford Lately? Peggy and Marcy feel neglected when Al and Steve become preoccupied restoring a '65 Mustang. Details Episode 6 Aired May 10, 1987 Sixteen Years and What Do You Get? Al is unable to buy Peggy an anniversary gift when he discovers his family has overcharged on his credit cards. Details Episode 7 Aired May 17, 1987 Married ... Without Children Marcy and Steve offer to baby-sit the Bundy children for the weekend. Details Episode 8 Aired May 24, 1987 The Poker Game Al takes Steve to his poker game, but Steve ends up losing his mortgage money. Details Episode 9 Aired May 31, 1987 Peggy Sue Got Work The Bundy family suffers when Peggy lands a job at a department store. Details Episode 10 Aired Jun 7, 1987 Al Loses His Cherry Al spends time at a swinging co-worker's apartment after a spat with Peggy. Details Episode 11 Aired Jun 14, 1987 Nightmare on Al's Street Marcy is concerned when Al figures prominently in her dreams. Details Episode 12 Aired Jun 21, 1987 Where's the Boss? When Al hears his boss was reportedly killed in a plane crash, he purchases an extravagant gift for the grieving family. Details Episode 13 Aired Jun 28, 1987 Johnny B. Gone Delays at home threaten to keep Al and Peggy from attending the closing of their favorite restaurant. Details

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      Howard Rosenberg Los Angeles Times The scripts are one-line oriented and sometimes an ugly howl, and the central characters are perfectly cast. Nov 7, 2018 Full Review Melissa Camacho Common Sense Media But even though the show comes across as being anti-"family values" on the surface, it actually supports the idea of a family that, while seriously flawed, cares deeply about each other. Rated: 3/5 Nov 7, 2018 Full Review

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      spyros s superb! watching it again for a trillionth time! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/06/23 Full Review Commander K The world needs more comedy like this. Brilliant show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review arianit k gold. no filters, pure comedy Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review jens-erik b Still very funny. Great show. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review jonathan m Orignal called not the Cosbys, Writen for Roseanne, who's agent said no way she will be a movie star eg She Devil which flopped but keep in mind she Devil by Fay weldon was just made into a dark gothic style minni series that got lots of notoriety and nominations so remaking somthing so soon after it was just done was odd... Anyhow the working title for this show was called not the Cosbys, but you could also say it's definitely not the Partridge Family it's definitely not The Brady Bunch in fact they were so unique and vile that it was a breath of fresh air, but guess what was more shocking people could relate, "that's just like us"  I mean there's nothing wrong with The Cosby Show but if you're going to do something do something different that's what Ron Levitt said the creator, so it wasn't till season 3 till the show got cooking as people couldn't watch it as it was difficult to get fox on your rabbit ears for a long time, rabbit ears aka ariel, so that was quite handy pretty much season 1 2 3 where re broadcast as new content which ment the show had time to produce lots of new episodes. And that is why the show ran for a very long time. Some episodes are bad and stupid but come on its the Bundys. Diana Bellamy played a charter who worked in a store beside ALs shoe shop she was a terrific character actress and constantly made fun of Al it was just good chemistry but for some reason I don't know why they didn't keep her he came back a few times but each time she played a different character would have just been great for our to have that rivalry at work she would constantly come in and annoy him but I suppose they had Marcy for that. But just a shout out to the late larger than life Diana Bellamy who should of been a recurring character Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the funniest shows of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

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      Apr 5, 1987