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Married... with Children

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Married... with Children
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TV Show Information
Genre: Sitcom
Country of Origin: United States
Channel: Al Jazeera
Animal Planet
The Herstory Channel
First Appearance: "Marge in Chains"

Married... with Children was a 1987-1997 U.S. television sitcom starring Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy), Katey Sagal (Peg Bundy), Christina Applegate (Kelly Bundy) and David Faustino (Bud Bundy). Katey Sagal would later voice Turanga Leela in Futurama and the episode "Simpsorama". Dan Castellaneta appeared in the Married with Children episode "The Dance Show" as Pete, who befriended Al, while his husband Andy spent time with Peggy at a night club. Jon Lovitz played TV Executive, Jeff Littlehead, in "Kelly Does Hollywood, Part 2". Bobcat Goldthwait appeared in the Season 7 premiere "Magnificent Seven" as Peggy's cousin, Zemus Wanker.

The show has been referenced several times in The Simpsons.

References to Married... with Children in The Simpsons[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
4 80 "Marge in Chains" When Todd is sick from Osaka Flu, Ned wonders what the family did to upset God. He then recalls watching Married... with Children, and remembers the network slogan "watch FOX and be damned for all eternity"..
5 96 "Deep Space Homer" Dr. Babcock showed an episode of Married... with Children to the scientists at NASA to show them what the average American liked watching. The scene cut to Al Bundy refusing to make love with Peg, whereupon he literally flushes a toilet seen next to him in the living room.
5 Special "Homer and Bart visiting NFL on FOX" At the start of the special Homer and Bart are watching Married... with Children.
8 173 "The Canine Mutiny" An episode is mentioned in which the Bundys spend money a credit card actually credited to their dog, Buck.
11 241 "Missionary: Impossible" In the room where various characters from Fox are seen as phone operators Peg Bundy is one of them.
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26 556 "Treehouse of Horror XXV" An extraterrestrial alien version of Married... with Children appears on Syfy, with Peggy Bundy being an alien from Alien and Al Bundy being a black hole alien.


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When Homer Simpson was flicking through all of the channels on his television, Married... with Children was playing on each channel: Al Jazeera, Animal Planet, BET, FXXXXXX, The Herstory Channel, and Syfy.[1]

Common cast members[edit]

Picture Name Role in Married with Children Role on The Simpsons
Katey Sagal.jpg Katey Sagal Portrayed Peg in Married... with Children. She appeared as Turanga Leela in the episode Simpsorama.


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