List of Married... with Children episodes

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The Fox sitcom Married... with Children aired its pilot on April 5, 1987,[1] and its series finale aired on May 5, 1997, with the episode "The Desperate Half-Hour (Part 1)" and "How to Marry a Moron (Part 2)".[2][N 1] A total of 259 original episodes aired during the program's run.[3] Currently, all eleven seasons are available on DVD, in Region 1.[4] The list is ordered by the episodes' original air dates. Specials that aired during a regular season run are highlighted in yellow in the list.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 13 April 5, 1987 (1987-04-05) June 28, 1987 (1987-06-28) October 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)[5] N/A October 25, 2005[6]
2 22 September 27, 1987 (1987-09-27) May 1, 1988 (1988-05-01) March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16)[7] N/A September 22, 2008[8]
3 22 November 6, 1988 (1988-11-06) May 21, 1989 (1989-05-21) January 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)[9] N/A September 22, 2008[10]
4 23 September 3, 1989 (1989-09-03) May 13, 1990 (1990-05-13) August 30, 2005 (2005-08-30)[11] N/A September 22, 2008[12]
5 25 September 23, 1990 (1990-09-23) May 19, 1991 (1991-05-19) June 20, 2006 (2006-06-20)[13] N/A September 22, 2008[14]
6 26 September 8, 1991 (1991-09-08) May 17, 1992 (1992-05-17) December 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)[15] N/A September 22, 2008[16]
7 26 September 13, 1992 (1992-09-13) May 23, 1993 (1993-05-23) September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)[17] N/A September 22, 2008[18]
8 26 September 5, 1993 (1993-09-05) May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22) March 18, 2008 (2008-03-18)[19] N/A October 22, 2008[20]
9 26 September 4, 1994 (1994-09-04) May 21, 1995 (1995-05-21) August 19, 2008 (2008-08-19)[21] N/A October 22, 2008[22]
10 26 September 17, 1995 (1995-09-17) May 19, 1996 (1996-05-19) March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)[23] N/A March 11, 2009[24]
11 24 September 29, 1996 (1996-09-29) June 9, 1997 (1997-06-09) October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)[25] N/A March 11, 2009[26]
Total 259 April 5, 1987 (1987-04-05) – June 9, 1997 (1997-06-09) September 27, 2011 (2011-09-27)[27] N/A N/A

Four specials also aired between 1986 and 2003.[28]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1987)[edit]

The first season of Married... with Children introduces the major characters: Al, Peg, Kelly and Bud Bundy, along with their neighbors, Steve and Marcy Rhoades. The first season is the only one in which Al and Peg are regularly intimate, to the point of Al initiating the sessions. It is also the only one where Peg can be seen doing housework under normal circumstances, and she even has her own car (as seen in "Sixteen Years and What Do You Get"). In "Thinergy," Bud mentions that Kelly had been held back a year in school. Al's dislike of the French is first shown in this season and it is also the first time that he calls Marcy a "chicken." It also contains the first mention of Peg's family being "hillbillies" from the fictional Wanker County, Wisconsin.[29]


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1 1 "Pilot" Linda Day Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye April 5, 1987 1.01
2 2 "Thinergy" Linda Day Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye April 12, 1987 1.02
3 3 "But I Didn't Shoot the Deputy" Linda Day Ron Burla April 19, 1987 1.03
4 4 "Whose Room Is It Anyway" Zane Buzby Marcy Vosburgh & Sandy Sprung April 26, 1987 1.04
5 5 "Have You Driven a Ford Lately?" Linda Day Richard Gurman & Katherine Green May 3, 1987 1.05
6 6 "Sixteen Years and What Do You Get" Linda Day Katherine Green & Richard Gurman May 10, 1987 1.06
7 7 "Married... without Children" Linda Day Ralph R. Farquhar May 17, 1987 1.07
8 8 "The Poker Game" Brian Levant Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye May 24, 1987 1.08
9 9 "Peggy Sue Got Work" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle May 31, 1987 1.09
10 10 "Al Loses His Cherry" Arlando Smith Marcy Vosburgh & Sandy Sprung June 7, 1987 1.10
11 11 "Nightmare on Al's Street" Linda Day Michael G. Moye June 14, 1987 1.11
12 12 "Where's the Boss" Linda Day Marcy Vosburgh & Sandy Sprung June 21, 1987 1.12
13 13 "Johnny B. Gone" Linda Day Katherine Green & Richard Gurman June 28, 1987 1.13

Season 2 (1987/88)[edit]

At the beginning of the second season, Kelly is portrayed as a girl of reasonable intelligence (though she is often teased by Bud for her promiscuity and bleached hair). By the end, however, her character obtains her trademark stupidity that will become both a plot device and comic focus for the rest of the series. This season also contains the first use of the "Bundy Cheer" and the first instance of the Bundys leaving Chicago.[29] Although Buck is portrayed in later seasons as having been with the Bundys since he was a pup, it's implied by Peg that they've had him for only three years and Al states that he's actually Bud's pet; he even "speaks" once ("Buck Can Do It"), something that becomes a regular feature beginning in the fourth season. Michael Faustino (David's younger brother), makes the first of five guest appearances during the course of the series.


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14 1 "Poppy's By the Tree (Part 1)" Linda Day Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye September 27, 1987 2.01
15 2 "Poppy's By the Tree (Part 2)" Linda Day Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye September 27, 1987 2.02
16 3 "If I Were a Rich Man" Linda Day Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh October 4, 1987 2.03
17 4 "Buck Can Do It" Linda Day Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye October 11, 1987 2.04
18 5 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Part 1)" Linda Day Tracy Gamble & Richard Vaczy October 18, 1987 2.05
19 6 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Part 2)" Linda Day Tracy Gamble & Richard Vaczy October 18, 1987 2.06
20 7 "For Whom the Bell Tolls" Linda Day Richard Gurman & Katherine Green October 25, 1987 2.07
21 8 "Born to Walk" Linda Day John Vorhaus November 1, 1987 2.08
22 9 "Alley of the Dolls" Linda Day Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh November 8, 1987 2.09
23 10 "The Razor's Edge" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle November 15, 1987 2.10
24 11 "How Do You Spell Revenge?" Linda Day Ralph R. Farquhar November 22, 1987 2.11
25 12 "Earth Angel" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle December 6, 1987 2.12
26 13 "You Better Watch Out" Linda Day Katherine Green & Richard Gurman December 20, 1987 2.13
27 14 "Guys and Dolls" Linda Day Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh January 10, 1988 2.14
28 15 "Build a Better Mousetrap" Linda Day Michael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt & J. Stanford Parker January 24, 1988 2.15
29 16 "Master the Possibilities" Linda Day Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye February 7, 1988 2.16
30 17 "Peggy Loves Al, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar February 14, 1988 2.17
31 18 "The Great Escape" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle February 21, 1988 2.18
32 19 "Impo-Dent" Gerry Cohen Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh February 28, 1988 2.19
33 20 "Just Married... with Children" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle March 6, 1988 2.20
34 21 "Father Lode" Linda Day Jerry Perzigian March 13, 1988 2.21
35 22 "All in the Family" Linda Day Marcy Vosburgh & Sandy Sprung May 1, 1988 2.22

Season 3 (1988/89)[edit]

The third season marks a notable increase in the show's popularity, based on Terry Rakolta's moral campaign against the show, which began after the episode "Her Cups Runneth Over", where Al and Steve go to a lingerie store in search of Peggy's favorite bra (which had been discontinued). This season also contains the "lost episode" "I'll See You in Court", which was not aired in North America until June 18, 2002 after the show's initial run on the cable channel FX (and was included in the season three DVD set).[30] Michael Faustino makes his second guest appearance. During the season the show became the first to have a quarter of the viewership on Fox.[31]


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36 1 "He Thought He Could" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye November 6, 1988 3.01
37 2 "I'm Going to Sweatland" Gerry Cohen Pamela Wick & Susan Cridland & Carl Studebaker November 20, 1988 3.02
38 3 "Poke High" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar November 27, 1988 3.03
39 4 "The Camping Show"
"A Period Piece"
Gerry Cohen Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh December 11, 1988 3.04
40 5 "A Dump of My Own" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt January 8, 1989 3.05
41 6 "Her Cups Runneth Over" Gerry Cohen Marcy Vosburgh & Sandy Sprung January 15, 1989 3.06
42 7 "The Bald and the Beautiful" John Sgueglia Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller January 29, 1989 3.07
43 8 "The Gypsy Cried" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman February 5, 1989 3.09
44 9 "Requiem for a Dead Barber" James E. Hornbeck Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye February 12, 1989 3.10
45 10 "I'll See You in Court" Gerry Cohen Jeanne Baruch & Jeanne Romano June 18, 2002 3.08
46 11 "Eatin' Out" Gerry Cohen Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh February 19, 1989 3.11
47 12 "My Mom, the Mom" Gerry Cohen Lesa Kite & Cindy Begel & Jan Rosenbloom[32] February 26, 1989 3.12
48 13 "Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me" Gerry Cohen Robert Ulin & Gabrielle Topping[33] March 19, 1989 3.13
49 14 "A Three Job, No Income Family" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman March 19, 1989 3.14
50 15 "The Harder They Fall" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle March 26, 1989 3.15
51 16 "Married... with Prom Queen (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle April 9, 1989 3.16
52 17 "Married... with Prom Queen (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle April 23, 1989 3.17
53 18 "The House That Peg Lost" Gerry Cohen Steve Granat & Mel Sherer April 30, 1989 3.18
54 19 "The Dateless Amigo" Gerry Cohen Sara V. Finney & Vida Spears May 7, 1989 3.20
55 20 "The Computer Show" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar May 14, 1989 3.19
56 21 "Life's a Beach" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar May 21, 1989 3.21
57 22 "Here's Lookin' at You, Kid" Gerry Cohen Jeanne Baruch & Jeanne Romano & Len O'Neill May 21, 1989 3.22

Season 4 (1989/90)[edit]

The fourth season saw the departure of Marcy's husband Steve Rhoades. Marcy remained single for the remainder of the season. This was also the first season where the audience would applaud when a major character would enter a scene for the first time in the episode, the first time that Buck "speaks", as well as a Bundyesque version of the classic film It's a Wonderful Life. In the episode "It's a Bundyful Life (Part 2)," Ted McGinley makes a guest appearance as Norman Jablonsky before reappearing as a regular cast member in the next season as Jefferson D'arcy. Also, Michael Faustino makes his third guest appearance.[29]


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58 1 "Hot Off the Grill" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt & Gabrielle Topping September 3, 1989 4.01
59 2 "Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green September 10, 1989 4.02
60 3 "Buck Saves the Day" Gerry Cohen Marcy Vosburgh & Sandy Sprung September 24, 1989 4.03
61 4 "Tooth or Consequences" Gerry Cohen Sheldon Krasner & David Saling & Will Rogers[34] October 1, 1989 4.04
62 5 "He Ain't Much, But He's Mine" Gerry Cohen Lisa Rosenthal October 8, 1989 4.05
63 6 "Fair Exchange" Gerry Cohen Al Aidekman October 29, 1989 4.06
64 7 "Desperately Seeking Miss October" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver & Steve Bing November 5, 1989 4.07
65 8 "976-SHOE" Gerry Cohen Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh November 12, 1989 4.08
66 9 "Oh, What a Feeling" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye November 19, 1989 4.09
67 10 "At the Zoo" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green November 26, 1989 4.10
68 11 "It's a Bundyful Life (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt December 17, 1989 4.11
69 12 "It's a Bundyful Life (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt December 17, 1989 4.12
70 13 "Who'll Stop the Rain" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran January 7, 1990 4.13
71 14 "A Taxing Problem" Gerry Cohen Paul Diamond January 14, 1990 4.14
72 15 "Rock and Roll Girl" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle February 4, 1990 4.15
73 16 "You Gotta Know When to Hold Them (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Sioux Doanham February 11, 1990 4.16
74 17 "You Gotta Know When to Hold Them (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran February 18, 1990 4.17
75 18 "What Goes Around Comes Around" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle February 25, 1990 4.18
76 19 "Peggy Turns 300" Tony Singletary Katherine Green March 25, 1990 4.19
77 20 "Peggy Made a Little Lamb" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle April 15, 1990 4.20
78 21 "Raingirl" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran April 29, 1990 4.21
79 22 "The Agony of Defeet" Gerry Cohen Diane Burroughs & Joey Gutierrez May 6, 1990 4.22
80 23 "Yard Sale" Gerry Cohen Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh May 13, 1990 4.23

Season 5 (1990/91)[edit]

The fifth season marked the introduction of Jefferson D'Arcy (Ted McGinley), as Marcy's new husband. The series reached its 100th episode this season, the 100th episode being the pilot for the spin-off Top of the Heap, the first of three spinoffs from Married... with Children. Al's favorite show Psycho Dad is also first referred to in this season, along with his first mention of scoring four touchdowns in one high school football game.


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81 1 "We'll Follow the Sun" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye September 23, 1990 5.01
82 2 "Al... with Kelly" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp & Gabrielle Topping[35] September 30, 1990 5.02
83 3 "Sue Casa, His Casa" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran October 7, 1990 5.03
84 4 "The Unnatural" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green October 14, 1990 5.04
85 5 "The Dance Show" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver October 21, 1990 5.05
86 6 "Kelly Bounces Back" Gerry Cohen Al Aidekman October 28, 1990 5.06
87 7 "Married... with Aliens" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle November 4, 1990 5.07
88 8 "Wabbit Season" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye November 11, 1990 5.08
89 9 "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran November 18, 1990 5.09
90 10 "One Down, Two to Go" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar November 25, 1990 5.10
91 11 "And Baby Makes Money" Gerry Cohen Art Everett December 16, 1990 5.11
92 12 "Married... with Who" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle January 6, 1991 5.12
93 13 "The Godfather" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar February 3, 1991 5.13
94 14 "Look Who's Barking" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green February 10, 1991 5.14
95 15 "A Man's Castle" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp February 17, 1991 5.15
96 16 "All Night Security Dude" Gerry Cohen Glen Eichler & Peter Gaffney February 24, 1991 5.16
97 17 "Oldies But Young 'Uns" Gerry Cohen Bill Prady March 17, 1991 5.17
98 18 "Weenie Tot Lovers & Other Strangers" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran March 24, 1991 5.18
99 19 "Kids! Wadaya Gonna Do?" Linda Day Ellen L. Fogle April 7, 1991 5.19
100 20 "Top of the Heap" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt & Arthur Silver April 7, 1991 5.20
101 21 "You Better Shop Around (Part 1)" Linda Day J.D. Brangato & Michael Ferris April 14, 1991 5.21
102 22 "You Better Shop Around (Part 2)" Linda Day Stacie Lipp April 21, 1991 5.22
103 23 "Route 666 (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green April 28, 1991 5.23
104 24 "Route 666 (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Ralph R. Farquhar May 5, 1991 5.24
105 25 "Buck the Stud" Gerry Cohen Chip Johannessen & John Rinker May 19, 1991 5.25

Season 6 (1991/92)[edit]

Throughout the season, both Peg and Marcy were pregnant, as Katey Sagal was pregnant in real life. Sagal's child was stillborn six weeks before term, causing her to miss four episodes of this season. At the end of the season's eleventh episode, "Al Bundy, Shoe Dick", it was revealed that the women's pregnancies were merely part of one of Al's nightmares.[36] This season also saw Steve Rhoades return for one episode, Kelly becoming the "Verminator," the Bundys traveling to England.[29] Additionally, this season introduced Bud's hip hop-inspired alter ego "Grandmaster B", concocted to help him with women, which continued after the dream revelation by having Al ask Bud about the nickname and Bud deciding that he likes it enough to use it.


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106 1 "She's Having My Baby (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye September 8, 1991 6.01
107 2 "She's Having My Baby (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran September 15, 1991 6.02
108 3 "If Al Had a Hammer" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran September 22, 1991 6.03
109 4 "Cheese, Cues and Blood" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully & Allan Davis[37] September 29, 1991 6.04
110 5 "Looking for a Desk in All the Wrong Places" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp October 6, 1991 6.05
111 6 "Buck Has a Bellyache" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle October 13, 1991 6.06
112 7 "If I Could See Me Now" Amanda Bearse Gabrielle Topping October 27, 1991 6.07
113 8 "God's Shoes" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle November 3, 1991 6.08
114 9 "Kelly Does Hollywood (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson November 10, 1991 6.09
115 10 "Kelly Does Hollywood (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson November 17, 1991 6.10
116 11 "Al Bundy, Shoe Dick" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson November 24, 1991 6.11
117 12 "So This Is How Sinatra Felt" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp December 1, 1991 6.12
118 13 "I Who Have Nothing" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green December 22, 1991 6.13
119 14 "The Mystery of Skull Island" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran January 5, 1992 6.14
120 15 "Just Shoe It" Gerry Cohen Lisa Chernin January 19, 1992 6.15
121 16 "Rites of Passage" Gerry Cohen Ilunga Adell February 9, 1992 6.16
122 17 "The Egg and I" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle February 16, 1992 6.17
123 18 "My Dinner With Anthrax" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson February 23, 1992 6.18
124 19 "Psychic Avengers" Amanda Bearse Calvin Brown Jr. March 1, 1992 6.19
125 20 "Hi I.Q." Gerry Cohen Steve Crider March 22, 1992 6.20
126 21 "Teacher Pets" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green April 5, 1992 6.21
127 22 "The Goodbye Girl" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp April 19, 1992 6.22
128 23 "The Gas Station Show" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt & Michael G. Moye April 26, 1992 6.23
129 24 "England Show (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle May 3, 1992 6.24
130 25 "England Show (Part 2)"
"Wastin' the Company's Money"
Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp May 10, 1992 6.25
131 26 "England Show (Part 3)"
"We're Spending as Fast as We Can"
Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran May 17, 1992 6.26

Season 7 (1992/93)[edit]

In the seventh season, the writers introduced Seven (played by Shane Sweet) in an attempt to give the Bundys a third child. When the audience was unreceptive, he was removed from the series with no explanation other than being left at the D'Arcy's (Seven was last seen being told a bedtime story in "Peggy and the Pirates"). There is, however, a subtle reference to him in Season 8, episode 22, when he appears as the missing child on a carton of milk. Bud also loses his virginity during this season and he makes his first appearance with a beard (which was mistaken for dirt in the episode where Bud first notices he's growing a beard). Steve Rhoades also makes another guest appearance during this season, also Dan Castellaneta, as does Michael Faustino.[29]


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132 1 "Magnificent Seven" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver September 13, 1992 7.01
133 2 "T-R-A-Something-Something Spells Tramp" Gerry Cohen Ron Leavitt & Ellen L. Fogle September 20, 1992 7.02
134 3 "Every Bundy Has a Birthday" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman September 27, 1992 7.03
135 4 "Al On the Rocks" Gerry Cohen Andrew Smith October 4, 1992 7.04
136 5 "What I Did For Love" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle October 11, 1992 7.05
137 6 "Frat Chance" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson October 25, 1992 7.06
138 7 "The Chicago Wine Party" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp November 1, 1992 7.07
139 8 "Kelly Doesn't Live Here Anymore" Amanda Bearse Gabrielle Topping November 8, 1992 7.08
140 9 "Rock of Ages" Gerry Cohen Al Aidekman November 15, 1992 7.09
141 10 "Death of a Shoe Salesman" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp November 22, 1992 7.10
142 11 "Old College Try" Gerry Cohen Dianne Burroughs, Joey Gutierrez & P. Sharon December 13, 1992 7.11
143 12 "Christmas" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle December 20, 1992 7.12
144 13 "The Wedding Show" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver January 10, 1993 7.13
145 14 "It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This" Sam W. Orender Michael G. Moye January 24, 1993 7.14
146 15 "Heels on Wheels" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp February 7, 1993 7.15
147 16 "Mr. Empty Pants" Gerry Cohen George Tricker February 14, 1993 7.16
148 17 "You Can't Miss" Amanda Bearse Joel Valentincic & Scott Zimbler February 21, 1993 7.17
149 18 "Peggy and the Pirates" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman February 28, 1993 7.18
150 19 "Go For the Old" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp March 14, 1993 7.19
151 20 "Un-Alful Entry" Amanda Bearse Larry Jacobson March 28, 1993 7.20
152 21 "Movie Show" Gerry Cohen Ellen L. Fogle April 11, 1993 7.21
153 22 "'Til Death Do Us Part" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp April 25, 1993 7.22
154 23 "Tis Time to Smell the Roses" Gerry Cohen Kevin Curran May 2, 1993 7.23
155 24 "Old Insurance Dodge" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson May 9, 1993 7.24
156 25 "Wedding Repercussions" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver May 16, 1993 7.25
157 26 "The Proposition" Gerry Cohen Arthur Silver May 23, 1993 7.26

Season 8 (1993/94)[edit]

The eighth season introduces many of Al's friends, including Aaron, Bob Rooney and Officer Dan (even though Officer Dan wasn't a character in the earlier seasons, the actor who played him also appeared in "Rock 'n Roll Girl" as the sheriff who issued Al a ticket for an insulting bumper sticker, "Weenie Tot Lovers and Other Strangers" as the police officer who arrested Al, and "The Egg and I" as the FBI agent searching for Steve). Al, Jefferson, Bob Rooney and Officer Dan (along with Griff and Ike, who are introduced in Season 9) all become members of NO MA'AM in the episode where the men fight back against a talk show host (played by Jerry Springer) known as "The Masculine Feminist". This is also the season where Bud joins a fraternity.[29] And the closest we get to an explanation for Seven's mysterious disappearance 14 months before is in the episode "Ride Scare," where a closeup on a carton of milk reveals a picture of Seven with the words "Missing." Al's plus-sized model friends simply look at it without comment before helping themselves.


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158 1 "A Tisket, a Tasket, Can Peg Make a Basket?" Tony Singletary Kim Weiskopf September 5, 1993 8.01
159 2 "Hood 'n The Boyz" Tony Singletary Michael G. Moye September 12, 1993 8.02
160 3 "Proud to Be Your Bud" Tony Singletary Stacie Lipp September 19, 1993 8.03
161 4 "Luck of the Bundys" Tony Singletary Richard Gurman September 26, 1993 8.04
162 5 "Banking on Marcy" Tony Singletary Stacie Lipp October 3, 1993 8.05
163 6 "No Chicken, No Check" Tony Singletary Ralph R. Farquhar October 10, 1993 8.06
164 7 "Take My Wife, Please" Tony Singletary Peter Gaulke & Eddie Feldmann & Brad Yuen[38] October 24, 1993 8.07
165 8 "Scared Single" Sam W. Orender Katherine Green November 7, 1993 8.08
166 9 "NO MA'AM" Tony Singletary Larry Jacobson November 14, 1993 8.09
167 10 "Dances with Weezie" Tony Singletary Richard Gurman November 21, 1993 8.10
168 11 "Change For a Buck" Amanda Bearse Kim Weiskopf November 28, 1993 8.11
169 12 "A Little Off the Top" Sam W. Orender Michael G. Moye December 12, 1993 8.12
170 13 "The Worst Noel" Amanda Bearse Larry Jacobson December 19, 1993 8.13
171 14 "Sofa So Good" Amanda Bearse Doug McIntyre January 16, 1994 8.15
172 15 "Honey, I Blew Up Myself" Sam W. Orender Wayne Kline January 23, 1994 8.14
173 16 "How Green Was My Apple" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green February 6, 1994 8.16
174 17 "Valentine's Day Massacre" Gerry Cohen Cindy Begel February 13, 1994 8.18
175 18 "Get Outta Dodge" Sam W. Orender Mark Driscoll February 20, 1994 8.17
176 19 "Field of Screams" Gerry Cohen Al Aidekman February 27, 1994 8.19
177 20 "The D'Arcy Files" Gerry Cohen Ilunga Adell March 20, 1994 8.20
178 21 "Nooner or Nothing" Gerry Cohen Nancy Neufeld Callaway April 10, 1994 8.21
179 22 "Ride Scare" Sam W. Orender Nancy Neufeld Callaway April 24, 1994 8.22
180 23 "The Legend of Ironhead Haynes" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green May 1, 1994 8.23
181 24 "Assault and Batteries" Sam W. Orender David Castro May 8, 1994 8.24
182 25 "Al Goes Deep" Amanda Bearse Garry Bowren & Laurie Lee-Goss May 15, 1994 8.25
183 26 "Kelly Knows Something" Amanda Bearse Al Aidekman May 22, 1994 8.26

Season 9 (1994/95)[edit]

The ninth season rounds out the cast of Al's friends by introducing Griff, who works at Gary's Shoes with Al, and Ike. Steve Rhoades also makes his final two appearances during this season. The season also includes the cancellation of Psycho Dad, Bud getting a job as a driving examiner and the first appearances of shoe store owner Gary (who turns out to be a woman), Marcy's niece Amber and reporter Miranda Veracruz De La Hoya Cardinal. Michael Faustino makes his fifth and final guest appearance.[29]


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184 1 "Shoeway to Heaven" Gerry Cohen Nancy Steen & Carl Studebaker[39] September 4, 1994 9.01
185 2 "Driving Mr. Boondy" Gerry Cohen Donald Beck September 11, 1994 9.02
186 3 "Kelly Breaks Out" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson September 18, 1994 9.03
187 4 "Naughty But Niece" Gerry Cohen David Castro September 25, 1994 9.04
188 5 "Business Sucks (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman October 2, 1994 9.05
189 6 "Business Still Sucks (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp October 9, 1994 9.06
190 7 "Dial B For Virgin" Amanda Bearse Wayne Kline October 16, 1994 9.07
191 8 "Sleepless in Chicago" Katherine Green Katherine Green October 23, 1994 9.08
192 9 "No Pot to Pease In" Gerry Cohen John Glenn Houston November 6, 1994 9.09
193 10 "Dud Bowl" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf November 13, 1994 9.10
194 11 "A Man For No Seasons" Amanda Bearse Kim Weiskopf November 27, 1994 9.11
195 12 "I Want My Psycho Dad (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Barry Gold December 11, 1994 9.12
196 13 "I Want My Psycho Dad (Part 2)"
"Second Blood"
Gerry Cohen David Castro December 18, 1994 9.13
197 14 "The Naked and the Dead, But Mostly the Naked" Sam W. Orender Michael G. Moye January 8, 1995 9.14
198 15 "Kelly Takes a Shot" Amanda Bearse Al Aidekman January 15, 1995 9.15
199 16 "Get the Dodge Outta Hell" Gerry Cohen Larry Jacobson February 5, 1995 9.16
-- -- "Special: Best of Bundy" -- -- February 5, 1995 --
200 17 "25 Years and What Do You Get?" Sam W. Orender Donald Beck February 12, 1995 9.17
201 18 "Ship Happens (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Michele J. Wolff February 19, 1995 9.18
202 19 "Ship Happens (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green February 26, 1995 9.19
203 20 "Something Larry This Way Comes" Amanda Bearse Alison Taylor March 12, 1995 9.20
204 21 "And Bingo Was Her Game-O" Gerry Cohen Laurie Lee-Goss & Garry Bowren March 26, 1995 9.21
205 22 "User Friendly" Sam W. Orender Russell Marcus April 9, 1995 9.22
206 23 "Pump Fiction" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf & David Castro April 30, 1995 9.23
-- -- "Special: My Favorite Married" -- -- April 30, 1995 --
207 24 "Radio Free Trumaine" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman & Stacie Lipp May 7, 1995 9.24
208 25 "Shoeless Al" Amanda Bearse Ron Leavitt May 14, 1995 9.25
209 26 "The Undergraduate" Amanda Bearse Fran E. Kaufer May 21, 1995 9.26

Season 10 (1995/96)[edit]

The tenth season saw the death of family pet Buck and his subsequent reincarnation into the body of Lucky, the Bundys' next dog. The season also marks the first appearances of Peggy's father Ephraim (played by Tim Conway) and Peggy's mother, who moves in with the Bundys (although she is never seen, only heard).[29] Also, Peg leaves Al and goes on a search for her father.


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210 1 "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Gerry Cohen Russell Marcus September 17, 1995 10.01
211 2 "A Shoe Room with a View" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman & Stacie Lipp September 24, 1995 10.02
212 3 "Requiem For a Dead Briard" Gerry Cohen Michael G. Moye October 1, 1995 10.03
213 4 "Reverend Al" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf October 8, 1995 10.04
214 5 "How Bleen Was My Kelly" Amanda Bearse Daniel O'Keefe October 15, 1995 10.05
215 6 "The Weaker Sex" Amanda Bearse Dvora Inwood October 22, 1995 10.06
216 7 "Flight of the Bumblebee" Gerry Cohen Calvin Brown Jr. October 29, 1995 10.07
217 8 "Blond and Blonder" Gerry Cohen Stacie Lipp & Richard Gurman November 5, 1995 10.08
218 9 "The Two that Got Away" Amanda Bearse Al Aidekman November 19, 1995 10.09
219 10 "Dud Bowl II" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf November 26, 1995 10.10
-- -- "Special: Al Bundy's Sports Spectacular" -- Paul Wales November 26, 1995 --
220 11 "Bearly Men" Gerry Cohen Russell Marcus December 3, 1995 10.11
221 12 "Love Conquers Al" Gerry Cohen Paul Corrighn & Brad Walsh December 10, 1995 10.12
222 13 "I Can't Believe It's Butter" Sam W. Orender Scott Zimbler & Joel Valentincic December 17, 1995 10.13
223 14 "The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Davora Inwood January 7, 1996 10.14
224 15 "The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe January 14, 1996 10.15
225 16 "Calendar Girl" Amanda Bearse Fran E. Kaufer February 4, 1996 10.16
226 17 "The Agony and the Extra C" Sam W. Orender Jimmy Alack & Jim Kelley February 11, 1996 10.17
227 18 "Spring Break (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Kim Weiskopf February 18, 1996 10.18
228 19 "Spring Break (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Calvin Brown Jr. February 25, 1996 10.19
229 20 "Turning Japanese" Sam W. Orender Fran E. Kaufer March 17, 1996 10.20
230 21 "Al Goes to the Dogs" Sam W. Orender Laurie Lee-Goss & Garry Bowren March 24, 1996 10.21
231 22 "Enemies" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman & Nicole Eggert & Russell Marcus April 14, 1996 10.22
232 23 "Bud Hits the Books" Sam W. Orender Stacie Lipp April 28, 1996 10.23
233 24 "Kiss of the Coffee Woman" Sam W. Orender Todd Newman May 5, 1996 10.24
234 25 "Torch Song Duet" Gerry Cohen Donelle Q. Buck May 19, 1996 10.25
235 26 "The Joke's on Al" Gerry Cohen Calvin Brown Jr. May 19, 1996 10.26

Season 11 (1996/97)[edit]

The eleventh season was the final season of Married... with Children. Fox moved the show's time slot several times throughout the course of the season, which cost the show ratings. Rising production costs and decreasing viewer shares led to the show's cancellation on April 17, 1997, after the final taping for Season 11. Due to this decision, there is no official "final" episode of Married... with Children. While "How to Marry a Moron" was the final episode to be shot,[40] "Chicago Shoe Exchange" was the last episode that Fox broadcast.[41][42][43] This was the only season to feature teaser scenes before the opening credits and a few episodes during this season also featured tag scenes just before the closing credits. For this season, the still of Al and Peggy sitting on the couch was dropped from the closing credits, which for this season are shown against a black background and in a separate card format, instead of scrolling. The opening theme was also greatly shortened, dropping the highway scenes taken from National Lampoon's Vacation, as well as the scene where Al hands every member of his family money.


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236 1 "Twisted" Gerry Cohen Richard Gurman September 29, 1996 11.01
237 2 "Children of the Corns" Amanda Bearse Matthew Berry & Eric Abrams October 6, 1996 11.02
238 3 "Kelly's Gotta Habit" Amanda Bearse Laurie Lee-Goss & Garry Bowren October 13, 1996 11.03
239 4 "Requiem For a Chevyweight (Part 1)" Gerry Cohen Steve Faber & Bob Fisher November 10, 1996 11.04
240 5 "Requiem For a Chevyweight (Part 2)" Amanda Bearse Russell Marcus November 17, 1996 11.05
241 6 "A Bundy Thanksgiving" Amanda Bearse Vince Cheung &Bob Montanio November 24, 1996 11.06
242 7 "The Juggs Have Left the Building" Gerry Cohen Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio December 1, 1996 11.07
243 8 "God Help Ye Merry Bundymen" Amanda Bearse Steve Faber & Bob Fisher December 22, 1996 11.08
244 9 "Crimes Against Obesity" Amanda Bearse Russell Marcus December 29, 1996 11.09
245 10 "The Stepford Peg" Amanda Bearse Valerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlin January 5, 1997 11.10
246 11 "Bud on the Side" Sam W. Orender Valerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlin January 12, 1997 11.11
247 12 "Grime and Punishment" Sam W. Orender Steve Faber & Bob Fisher January 19, 1997 11.12
248 13 "T*R*A*S*H" Amanda Bearse Terry Maloney & Mindy Morgenstern & Todd Newman & David Faustino[44] January 26, 1997 11.13
249 14 "Breaking Up Is Easy to Do (Part 1)" Mark K. Samuels Eric Abrams & Matthew Berry February 23, 1997 11.14
250 15 "Breaking Up Is Easy to Do (Part 2)" Gerry Cohen Russell Marcus February 23, 1997 11.15
251 16 "Breaking Up Is Easy to Do (Part 3)" Gerry Cohen Russell Marcus March 2, 1997 11.16
252 17 "Live Nude Peg" Amanda Bearse Matthew Berry & Eric Abrams March 9, 1997 11.17
253 18 "A Babe in Toyland" Gerry Cohen Valerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlin March 16, 1997 11.18
254 19 "Birthday Boy Toy" Gerry Cohen Terry Maloney & Mindy Morgenstern March 30, 1997 11.19
255 20 "Lez Be Friends" Gerry Cohen Pamela Eells April 10, 1997 11.22
256 21 "Damn Bundys" Richard Correll Ben Montanio & Vince Cheung April 28, 1997[46] 11.20
257 22 "The Desperate Half-Hour" (Part 1) Gerry Cohen Valerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlin May 5, 1997[46] 11.23
258 23 "How to Marry a Moron" (Part 2) Gerry Cohen Ben Montanio & Vince Cheung May 5, 1997[46] 11.24
259 24[41][42][43] "Chicago Shoe Exchange" Mark K. Samuels Matthew Berry & Eric Abrams June 9, 1997[41][42][47] 11.21[41][42][43]

Non–Season Specials[edit]

Airdate Title Station
December 12, 1986 (taping date) "Unaired Pilot" Unaired
January 1, 1998 Bundymania ProSieben (Germany)[48]
August 26, 2001 Married... with Children: The E! True Hollywood Story E!
February 16, 2003 Married... with Children Reunion Fox
July 10, 2010 Married... with children Bio Bio

Bundymania was a three hour and forty-five minute special airing nine dubbed German episodes of the series. The special included interviews with David Faustino, Christina Applegate, Ted McGinley, dog trainer Steven Ritt, Amanda Bearse and Ed O'Neill.[48]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ One episode filmed prior to the finale ("Chicago Shoe Exchange") was delayed and didn't air until June 9, 1997.

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