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]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
113April 5, 1987 (1987-04-05)June 28, 1987 (1987-06-28)October 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)[5]N/AOctober 25, 2005[6]
222September 27, 1987 (1987-09-27)May 1, 1988 (1988-05-01)March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16)[7]N/ASeptember 22, 2008[8]
322November 6, 1988 (1988-11-06)May 21, 1989 (1989-05-21)January 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)[9]N/ASeptember 22, 2008[10]
423September 3, 1989 (1989-09-03)May 13, 1990 (1990-05-13)August 30, 2005 (2005-08-30)[11]N/ASeptember 22, 2008[12]
525September 23, 1990 (1990-09-23)May 19, 1991 (1991-05-19)June 20, 2006 (2006-06-20)[13]N/ASeptember 22, 2008[14]
626September 8, 1991 (1991-09-08)May 17, 1992 (1992-05-17)December 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)[15]N/ASeptember 22, 2008[16]
726September 13, 1992 (1992-09-13)May 23, 1993 (1993-05-23)September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)[17]N/ASeptember 22, 2008[18]
826September 5, 1993 (1993-09-05)May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22)March 18, 2008 (2008-03-18)[19]N/AOctober 22, 2008[20]
926September 4, 1994 (1994-09-04)May 21, 1995 (1995-05-21)August 19, 2008 (2008-08-19)[21]N/AOctober 22, 2008[22]
1026September 17, 1995 (1995-09-17)May 19, 1996 (1996-05-19)March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)[23]N/AMarch 11, 2009[24]
1124September 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)June 9, 1997 (1997-06-09)October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)[25]N/AMarch 11, 2009[26]
Total259April 5, 1987 (1987-04-05) – June 9, 1997 (1997-06-09)September 27, 2011 (2011-09-27)[27]N/AN/A

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


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]

No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
11"Pilot"Linda DayRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeApril 5, 19871.01
22"Thinergy"Linda DayRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeApril 12, 19871.02
33"But I Didn't Shoot the Deputy"Linda DayRon BurlaApril 19, 19871.03
44"Whose Room Is It Anyway"Zane BuzbyMarcy Vosburgh & Sandy SprungApril 26, 19871.04
55"Have You Driven a Ford Lately?"Linda DayRichard Gurman & Katherine GreenMay 3, 19871.05
66"Sixteen Years and What Do You Get"Linda DayKatherine Green & Richard GurmanMay 10, 19871.06
77"Married... without Children"Linda DayRalph R. FarquharMay 17, 19871.07
88"The Poker Game"Brian LevantRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeMay 24, 19871.08
99"Peggy Sue Got Work"Linda DayEllen L. FogleMay 31, 19871.09
1010"Al Loses His Cherry"Arlando SmithMarcy Vosburgh & Sandy SprungJune 7, 19871.10
1111"Nightmare on Al's Street"Linda DayMichael G. MoyeJune 14, 19871.11
1212"Where's the Boss"Linda DayMarcy Vosburgh & Sandy SprungJune 21, 19871.12
1313"Johnny B. Gone"Linda DayKatherine Green & Richard GurmanJune 28, 19871.13

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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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
141"Poppy's By the Tree (Part 1)"Linda DayRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeSeptember 27, 19872.01
152"Poppy's By the Tree (Part 2)"Linda DayRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeSeptember 27, 19872.02
163"If I Were a Rich Man"Linda DaySandy Sprung & Marcy VosburghOctober 4, 19872.03
174"Buck Can Do It"Linda DayRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeOctober 11, 19872.04
185"Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Part 1)"Linda DayTracy Gamble & Richard VaczyOctober 18, 19872.05
196"Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Part 2)"Linda DayTracy Gamble & Richard VaczyOctober 18, 19872.06
207"For Whom the Bell Tolls"Linda DayRichard Gurman & Katherine GreenOctober 25, 19872.07
218"Born to Walk"Linda DayJohn VorhausNovember 1, 19872.08
229"Alley of the Dolls"Linda DaySandy Sprung & Marcy VosburghNovember 8, 19872.09
2310"The Razor's Edge"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleNovember 15, 19872.10
2411"How Do You Spell Revenge?"Linda DayRalph R. FarquharNovember 22, 19872.11
2512"Earth Angel"Linda DayEllen L. FogleDecember 6, 19872.12
2613"You Better Watch Out"Linda DayKatherine Green & Richard GurmanDecember 20, 19872.13
2714"Guys and Dolls"Linda DaySandy Sprung & Marcy VosburghJanuary 10, 19882.14
2815"Build a Better Mousetrap"Linda DayMichael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt & J. Stanford ParkerJanuary 24, 19882.15
2916"Master the Possibilities"Linda DayRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeFebruary 7, 19882.16
3017"Peggy Loves Al, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah"Gerry CohenRalph R. FarquharFebruary 14, 19882.17
3118"The Great Escape"Linda DayEllen L. FogleFebruary 21, 19882.18
3219"Impo-Dent"Gerry CohenSandy Sprung & Marcy VosburghFebruary 28, 19882.19
3320"Just Married... with Children"Linda DayEllen L. FogleMarch 6, 19882.20
3421"Father Lode"Linda DayJerry PerzigianMarch 13, 19882.21
3522"All in the Family"Linda DayMarcy Vosburgh & Sandy SprungMay 1, 19882.22

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]

No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
361"He Thought He Could"Gerry CohenRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeNovember 6, 19883.01
372"I'm Going to Sweatland"Gerry CohenPamela Wick & Susan Cridland & Carl StudebakerNovember 20, 19883.02
383"Poke High"Gerry CohenRalph R. FarquharNovember 27, 19883.03
394"The Camping Show"
"A Period Piece"
Gerry CohenSandy Sprung & Marcy VosburghDecember 11, 19883.04
405"A Dump of My Own"Gerry CohenMichael G. Moye & Ron LeavittJanuary 8, 19893.05
416"Her Cups Runneth Over"Gerry CohenMarcy Vosburgh & Sandy SprungJanuary 15, 19893.06
427"The Bald and the Beautiful"John SguegliaJules Dennis & Richard MuellerJanuary 29, 19893.07
438"The Gypsy Cried"Gerry CohenRichard GurmanFebruary 5, 19893.09
449"Requiem for a Dead Barber"James E. HornbeckRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeFebruary 12, 19893.10
4510"I'll See You in Court"Gerry CohenJeanne Baruch & Jeanne RomanoJune 18, 20023.08
4611"Eatin' Out"Gerry CohenSandy Sprung & Marcy VosburghFebruary 19, 19893.11
4712"My Mom, the Mom"Gerry CohenLesa Kite & Cindy Begel & Jan Rosenbloom[32]February 26, 19893.12
4813"Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me"Gerry CohenRobert Ulin & Gabrielle Topping[33]March 19, 19893.13
4914"A Three Job, No Income Family"Gerry CohenRichard GurmanMarch 19, 19893.14
5015"The Harder They Fall"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleMarch 26, 19893.15
5116"Married... with Prom Queen (Part 1)"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleApril 9, 19893.16
5217"Married... with Prom Queen (Part 2)"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleApril 23, 19893.17
5318"The House That Peg Lost"Gerry CohenSteve Granat & Mel ShererApril 30, 19893.18
5419"The Dateless Amigo"Gerry CohenSara V. Finney & Vida SpearsMay 7, 19893.20
5520"The Computer Show"Gerry CohenRalph R. FarquharMay 14, 19893.19
5621"Life's a Beach"Gerry CohenRalph R. FarquharMay 21, 19893.21
5722"Here's Lookin' at You, Kid"Gerry CohenJeanne Baruch & Jeanne Romano & Len O'NeillMay 21, 19893.22

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]

No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
581"Hot Off the Grill"Gerry CohenMichael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt & Gabrielle ToppingSeptember 3, 19894.01
592"Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenSeptember 10, 19894.02
603"Buck Saves the Day"Gerry CohenMarcy Vosburgh & Sandy SprungSeptember 24, 19894.03
614"Tooth or Consequences"Gerry CohenSheldon Krasner & David Saling & Will Rogers[34]October 1, 19894.04
625"He Ain't Much, But He's Mine"Gerry CohenLisa RosenthalOctober 8, 19894.05
636"Fair Exchange"Gerry CohenAl AidekmanOctober 29, 19894.06
647"Desperately Seeking Miss October"Gerry CohenArthur Silver & Steve BingNovember 5, 19894.07
658"976-SHOE"Gerry CohenSandy Sprung & Marcy VosburghNovember 12, 19894.08
669"Oh, What a Feeling"Gerry CohenRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeNovember 19, 19894.09
6710"At the Zoo"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenNovember 26, 19894.10
6811"It's a Bundyful Life (Part 1)"Gerry CohenMichael G. Moye & Ron LeavittDecember 17, 19894.11
6912"It's a Bundyful Life (Part 2)"Gerry CohenMichael G. Moye & Ron LeavittDecember 17, 19894.12
7013"Who'll Stop the Rain"Gerry CohenKevin CurranJanuary 7, 19904.13
7114"A Taxing Problem"Gerry CohenPaul DiamondJanuary 14, 19904.14
7215"Rock and Roll Girl"Linda DayEllen L. FogleFebruary 4, 19904.15
7316"You Gotta Know When to Hold Them (Part 1)"Gerry CohenSioux DoanhamFebruary 11, 19904.16
7417"You Gotta Know When to Hold Them (Part 2)"Gerry CohenKevin CurranFebruary 18, 19904.17
7518"What Goes Around Comes Around"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleFebruary 25, 19904.18
7619"Peggy Turns 300"Tony SingletaryKatherine GreenMarch 25, 19904.19
7720"Peggy Made a Little Lamb"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleApril 15, 19904.20
7821"Raingirl"Gerry CohenKevin CurranApril 29, 19904.21
7922"The Agony of Defeet"Gerry CohenDiane Burroughs & Joey GutierrezMay 6, 19904.22
8023"Yard Sale"Gerry CohenSandy Sprung & Marcy VosburghMay 13, 19904.23

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.

No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
811"We'll Follow the Sun"Gerry CohenRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeSeptember 23, 19905.01
822"Al... with Kelly"Gerry CohenStacie Lipp & Gabrielle Topping[35]September 30, 19905.02
833"Sue Casa, His Casa"Gerry CohenKevin CurranOctober 7, 19905.03
844"The Unnatural"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenOctober 14, 19905.04
855"The Dance Show"Gerry CohenArthur SilverOctober 21, 19905.05
866"Kelly Bounces Back"Gerry CohenAl AidekmanOctober 28, 19905.06
877"Married... with Aliens"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleNovember 4, 19905.07
888"Wabbit Season"Gerry CohenRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeNovember 11, 19905.08
899"Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"Gerry CohenKevin CurranNovember 18, 19905.09
9010"One Down, Two to Go"Gerry CohenRalph R. FarquharNovember 25, 19905.10
9111"And Baby Makes Money"Gerry CohenArt EverettDecember 16, 19905.11
9212"Married... with Who"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleJanuary 6, 19915.12
9313"The Godfather"Gerry CohenRalph R. FarquharFebruary 3, 19915.13
9414"Look Who's Barking"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenFebruary 10, 19915.14
9515"A Man's Castle"Gerry CohenStacie LippFebruary 17, 19915.15
9616"All Night Security Dude"Gerry CohenGlen Eichler & Peter GaffneyFebruary 24, 19915.16
9717"Oldies But Young 'Uns"Gerry CohenBill PradyMarch 17, 19915.17
9818"Weenie Tot Lovers & Other Strangers"Gerry CohenKevin CurranMarch 24, 19915.18
9919"Kids! Wadaya Gonna Do?"Linda DayEllen L. FogleApril 7, 19915.19
10020"Top of the Heap"Gerry CohenRon Leavitt & Arthur SilverApril 7, 19915.20
10121"You Better Shop Around (Part 1)"Linda DayJ.D. Brangato & Michael FerrisApril 14, 19915.21
10222"You Better Shop Around (Part 2)"Linda DayStacie LippApril 21, 19915.22
10323"Route 666 (Part 1)"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenApril 28, 19915.23
10424"Route 666 (Part 2)"Gerry CohenRalph R. FarquharMay 5, 19915.24
10525"Buck the Stud"Gerry CohenChip Johannessen & John RinkerMay 19, 19915.25

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.

No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
1061"She's Having My Baby (Part 1)"Gerry CohenRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeSeptember 8, 19916.01
1072"She's Having My Baby (Part 2)"Gerry CohenKevin CurranSeptember 15, 19916.02
1083"If Al Had a Hammer"Gerry CohenKevin CurranSeptember 22, 19916.03
1094"Cheese, Cues and Blood"Gerry CohenBrian Scully & Allan Davis[37]September 29, 19916.04
1105"Looking for a Desk in All the Wrong Places"Gerry CohenStacie LippOctober 6, 19916.05
1116"Buck Has a Bellyache"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleOctober 13, 19916.06
1127"If I Could See Me Now"Amanda BearseGabrielle ToppingOctober 27, 19916.07
1138"God's Shoes"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleNovember 3, 19916.08
1149"Kelly Does Hollywood (Part 1)"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonNovember 10, 19916.09
11510"Kelly Does Hollywood (Part 2)"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonNovember 17, 19916.10
11611"Al Bundy, Shoe Dick"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonNovember 24, 19916.11
11712"So This Is How Sinatra Felt"Gerry CohenStacie LippDecember 1, 19916.12
11813"I Who Have Nothing"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenDecember 22, 19916.13
11914"The Mystery of Skull Island"Gerry CohenKevin CurranJanuary 5, 19926.14
12015"Just Shoe It"Gerry CohenLisa CherninJanuary 19, 19926.15
12116"Rites of Passage"Gerry CohenIlunga AdellFebruary 9, 19926.16
12217"The Egg and I"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleFebruary 16, 19926.17
12318"My Dinner With Anthrax"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonFebruary 23, 19926.18
12419"Psychic Avengers"Amanda BearseCalvin Brown Jr.March 1, 19926.19
12520"Hi I.Q."Gerry CohenSteve CriderMarch 22, 19926.20
12621"Teacher Pets"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenApril 5, 19926.21
12722"The Goodbye Girl"Gerry CohenStacie LippApril 19, 19926.22
12823"The Gas Station Show"Gerry CohenRon Leavitt & Michael G. MoyeApril 26, 19926.23
12924"England Show (Part 1)"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleMay 3, 19926.24
13025"England Show (Part 2)"
"Wastin' the Company's Money"
Gerry CohenStacie LippMay 10, 19926.25
13126"England Show (Part 3)"
"We're Spending as Fast as We Can"
Gerry CohenKevin CurranMay 17, 19926.26

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]

No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
1321"Magnificent Seven"Gerry CohenArthur SilverSeptember 13, 19927.01
1332"T-R-A-Something-Something Spells Tramp"Gerry CohenRon Leavitt & Ellen L. FogleSeptember 20, 19927.02
1343"Every Bundy Has a Birthday"Gerry CohenRichard GurmanSeptember 27, 19927.03
1354"Al On the Rocks"Gerry CohenAndrew SmithOctober 4, 19927.04
1365"What I Did For Love"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleOctober 11, 19927.05
1376"Frat Chance"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonOctober 25, 19927.06
1387"The Chicago Wine Party"Gerry CohenStacie LippNovember 1, 19927.07
1398"Kelly Doesn't Live Here Anymore"Amanda BearseGabrielle ToppingNovember 8, 19927.08
1409"Rock of Ages"Gerry CohenAl AidekmanNovember 15, 19927.09
14110"Death of a Shoe Salesman"Gerry CohenStacie LippNovember 22, 19927.10
14211"Old College Try"Gerry CohenDianne Burroughs, Joey Gutierrez & P. SharonDecember 13, 19927.11
14312"Christmas"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleDecember 20, 19927.12
14413"The Wedding Show"Gerry CohenArthur SilverJanuary 10, 19937.13
14514"It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This"Sam W. OrenderMichael G. MoyeJanuary 24, 19937.14
14615"Heels on Wheels"Gerry CohenStacie LippFebruary 7, 19937.15
14716"Mr. Empty Pants"Gerry CohenGeorge TrickerFebruary 14, 19937.16
14817"You Can't Miss"Amanda BearseJoel Valentincic & Scott ZimblerFebruary 21, 19937.17
14918"Peggy and the Pirates"Gerry CohenRichard GurmanFebruary 28, 19937.18
15019"Go For the Old"Gerry CohenStacie LippMarch 14, 19937.19
15120"Un-Alful Entry"Amanda BearseLarry JacobsonMarch 28, 19937.20
15221"Movie Show"Gerry CohenEllen L. FogleApril 11, 19937.21
15322"'Til Death Do Us Part"Gerry CohenStacie LippApril 25, 19937.22
15423"Tis Time to Smell the Roses"Gerry CohenKevin CurranMay 2, 19937.23
15524"Old Insurance Dodge"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonMay 9, 19937.24
15625"Wedding Repercussions"Gerry CohenArthur SilverMay 16, 19937.25
15726"The Proposition"Gerry CohenArthur SilverMay 23, 19937.26

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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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
1581"A Tisket, a Tasket, Can Peg Make a Basket?"Tony SingletaryKim WeiskopfSeptember 5, 19938.01
1592"Hood 'n The Boyz"Tony SingletaryMichael G. MoyeSeptember 12, 19938.02
1603"Proud to Be Your Bud"Tony SingletaryStacie LippSeptember 19, 19938.03
1614"Luck of the Bundys"Tony SingletaryRichard GurmanSeptember 26, 19938.04
1625"Banking on Marcy"Tony SingletaryStacie LippOctober 3, 19938.05
1636"No Chicken, No Check"Tony SingletaryRalph R. FarquharOctober 10, 19938.06
1647"Take My Wife, Please"Tony SingletaryPeter Gaulke & Eddie Feldmann & Brad Yuen[38]October 24, 19938.07
1658"Scared Single"Sam W. OrenderKatherine GreenNovember 7, 19938.08
1669"NO MA'AM"Tony SingletaryLarry JacobsonNovember 14, 19938.09
16710"Dances with Weezie"Tony SingletaryRichard GurmanNovember 21, 19938.10
16811"Change For a Buck"Amanda BearseKim WeiskopfNovember 28, 19938.11
16912"A Little Off the Top"Sam W. OrenderMichael G. MoyeDecember 12, 19938.12
17013"The Worst Noel"Amanda BearseLarry JacobsonDecember 19, 19938.13
17114"Sofa So Good"Amanda BearseDoug McIntyreJanuary 16, 19948.15
17215"Honey, I Blew Up Myself"Sam W. OrenderWayne KlineJanuary 23, 19948.14
17316"How Green Was My Apple"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenFebruary 6, 19948.16
17417"Valentine's Day Massacre"Gerry CohenCindy BegelFebruary 13, 19948.18
17518"Get Outta Dodge"Sam W. OrenderMark DriscollFebruary 20, 19948.17
17619"Field of Screams"Gerry CohenAl AidekmanFebruary 27, 19948.19
17720"The D'Arcy Files"Gerry CohenIlunga AdellMarch 20, 19948.20
17821"Nooner or Nothing"Gerry CohenNancy Neufeld CallawayApril 10, 19948.21
17922"Ride Scare"Sam W. OrenderNancy Neufeld CallawayApril 24, 19948.22
18023"The Legend of Ironhead Haynes"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenMay 1, 19948.23
18124"Assault and Batteries"Sam W. OrenderDavid CastroMay 8, 19948.24
18225"Al Goes Deep"Amanda BearseGarry Bowren & Laurie Lee-GossMay 15, 19948.25
18326"Kelly Knows Something"Amanda BearseAl AidekmanMay 22, 19948.26

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 Jolla Cardinal. Michael Faustino makes his fifth and final guest appearance.[29]

No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
1841"Shoeway to Heaven"Gerry CohenNancy Steen & Carl Studebaker[39]September 4, 19949.01
1852"Driving Mr. Boondy"Gerry CohenDonald BeckSeptember 11, 19949.02
1863"Kelly Breaks Out"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonSeptember 18, 19949.03
1874"Naughty But Niece"Gerry CohenDavid CastroSeptember 25, 19949.04
1885"Business Sucks (Part 1)"Gerry CohenRichard GurmanOctober 2, 19949.05
1896"Business Still Sucks (Part 2)"Gerry CohenStacie LippOctober 9, 19949.06
1907"Dial B For Virgin"Amanda BearseWayne KlineOctober 16, 19949.07
1918"Sleepless in Chicago"Katherine GreenKatherine GreenOctober 23, 19949.08
1929"No Pot to Pease In"Gerry CohenJohn Glenn HoustonNovember 6, 19949.09
19310"Dud Bowl"Gerry CohenKim WeiskopfNovember 13, 19949.10
19411"A Man For No Seasons"Amanda BearseKim WeiskopfNovember 27, 19949.11
19512"I Want My Psycho Dad (Part 1)"Gerry CohenBarry GoldDecember 11, 19949.12
19613"I Want My Psycho Dad (Part 2)"
"Second Blood"
Gerry CohenDavid CastroDecember 18, 19949.13
19714"The Naked and the Dead, But Mostly the Naked"Sam W. OrenderMichael G. MoyeJanuary 8, 19959.14
19815"Kelly Takes a Shot"Amanda BearseAl AidekmanJanuary 15, 19959.15
19916"Get the Dodge Outta Hell"Gerry CohenLarry JacobsonFebruary 5, 19959.16
----"Special: Best of Bundy"----February 5, 1995--
20017"25 Years and What Do You Get?"Sam W. OrenderDonald BeckFebruary 12, 19959.17
20118"Ship Happens (Part 1)"Gerry CohenMichele J. WolffFebruary 19, 19959.18
20219"Ship Happens (Part 2)"Gerry CohenKatherine GreenFebruary 26, 19959.19
20320"Something Larry This Way Comes"Amanda BearseAlison TaylorMarch 12, 19959.20
20421"And Bingo Was Her Game-O"Gerry CohenLaurie Lee-Goss & Garry BowrenMarch 26, 19959.21
20522"User Friendly"Sam W. OrenderRussell MarcusApril 9, 19959.22
20623"Pump Fiction"Gerry CohenKim Weiskopf & David CastroApril 30, 19959.23
----"Special: My Favorite Married"----April 30, 1995--
20724"Radio Free Trumaine"Gerry CohenRichard Gurman & Stacie LippMay 7, 19959.24
20825"Shoeless Al"Amanda BearseRon LeavittMay 14, 19959.25
20926"The Undergraduate"Amanda BearseFran E. KauferMay 21, 19959.26

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.

No. in
No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
2101"Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner"Gerry CohenRussell MarcusSeptember 17, 199510.01
2112"A Shoe Room with a View"Gerry CohenRichard Gurman & Stacie LippSeptember 24, 199510.02
2123"Requiem For a Dead Briard"Gerry CohenMichael G. MoyeOctober 1, 199510.03
2134"Reverend Al"Gerry CohenKim WeiskopfOctober 8, 199510.04
2145"How Bleen Was My Kelly"Amanda BearseDaniel O'KeefeOctober 15, 199510.05
2156"The Weaker Sex"Amanda BearseDvora InwoodOctober 22, 199510.06
2167"Flight of the Bumblebee"Gerry CohenCalvin Brown Jr.October 29, 199510.07
2178"Blond and Blonder"Gerry CohenStacie Lipp & Richard GurmanNovember 5, 199510.08
2189"The Two that Got Away"Amanda BearseAl AidekmanNovember 19, 199510.09
21910"Dud Bowl II"Gerry CohenKim WeiskopfNovember 26, 199510.10
----"Special: Al Bundy's Sports Spectacular"--Paul WalesNovember 26, 1995--
22011"Bearly Men"Gerry CohenRussell MarcusDecember 3, 199510.11
22112"Love Conquers Al"Gerry CohenPaul Corrighn & Brad WalshDecember 10, 199510.12
22213"I Can't Believe It's Butter"Sam W. OrenderScott Zimbler & Joel ValentincicDecember 17, 199510.13
22314"The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 1)"Gerry CohenDavora InwoodJanuary 7, 199610.14
22415"The Hood, the Bud and the Kelly (Part 2)"Gerry CohenDaniel O'KeefeJanuary 14, 199610.15
22516"Calendar Girl"Amanda BearseFran E. KauferFebruary 4, 199610.16
22617"The Agony and the Extra C"Sam W. OrenderJimmy Alack & Jim KelleyFebruary 11, 199610.17
22718"Spring Break (Part 1)"Gerry CohenKim WeiskopfFebruary 18, 199610.18
22819"Spring Break (Part 2)"Gerry CohenCalvin Brown Jr.February 25, 199610.19
22920"Turning Japanese"Sam W. OrenderFran E. KauferMarch 17, 199610.20
23021"Al Goes to the Dogs"Sam W. OrenderLaurie Lee-Goss & Garry BowrenMarch 24, 199610.21
23122"Enemies"Gerry CohenRichard Gurman & Nicole Eggert & Russell MarcusApril 14, 199610.22
23223"Bud Hits the Books"Sam W. OrenderStacie LippApril 28, 199610.23
23324"Kiss of the Coffee Woman"Sam W. OrenderTodd NewmanMay 5, 199610.24
23425"Torch Song Duet"Gerry CohenDonelle Q. BuckMay 19, 199610.25
23526"The Joke's on Al"Gerry CohenCalvin Brown Jr.May 19, 199610.26

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 in April 1997, after the final taping for Season 11.[40] 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,[41] "Chicago Shoe Exchange" was the last episode that Fox broadcast.[42][43][44] 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.

No. in
No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
2361"Twisted"Gerry CohenRichard GurmanSeptember 29, 199611.01
2372"Children of the Corns"Amanda BearseMatthew Berry & Eric AbramsOctober 6, 199611.02
2383"Kelly's Gotta Habit"Amanda BearseLaurie Lee-Goss & Garry BowrenOctober 13, 199611.03
2394"Requiem For a Chevyweight (Part 1)"Gerry CohenSteve Faber & Bob FisherNovember 10, 199611.04
2405"Requiem For a Chevyweight (Part 2)"Amanda BearseRussell MarcusNovember 17, 199611.05
2416"A Bundy Thanksgiving"Amanda BearseVince Cheung &Bob MontanioNovember 24, 199611.06
2427"The Juggs Have Left the Building"Gerry CohenVince Cheung & Ben MontanioDecember 1, 199611.07
2438"God Help Ye Merry Bundymen"Amanda BearseSteve Faber & Bob FisherDecember 22, 199611.08
2449"Crimes Against Obesity"Amanda BearseRussell MarcusDecember 29, 199611.09
24510"The Stepford Peg"Amanda BearseValerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlinJanuary 5, 199711.10
24611"Bud on the Side"Sam W. OrenderValerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlinJanuary 12, 199711.11
24712"Grime and Punishment"Sam W. OrenderSteve Faber & Bob FisherJanuary 19, 199711.12
24813"T*R*A*S*H"Amanda BearseTerry Maloney & Mindy Morgenstern & Todd Newman & David Faustino[45]January 26, 199711.13
24914"Breaking Up Is Easy to Do (Part 1)"Mark K. SamuelsEric Abrams & Matthew BerryFebruary 23, 199711.14
25015"Breaking Up Is Easy to Do (Part 2)"Gerry CohenRussell MarcusFebruary 23, 199711.15
25116"Breaking Up Is Easy to Do (Part 3)"Gerry CohenRussell MarcusMarch 2, 199711.16
25217"Live Nude Peg"Amanda BearseMatthew Berry & Eric AbramsMarch 9, 199711.17
25318"A Babe in Toyland"Gerry CohenValerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlinMarch 16, 199711.18
25419"Birthday Boy Toy"Gerry CohenTerry Maloney & Mindy MorgensternMarch 30, 199711.19
25520"Lez Be Friends"Gerry CohenPamela EellsApril 10, 199711.22
25621"Damn Bundys"Richard CorrellBen Montanio & Vince CheungApril 28, 1997[47]11.20
25722"The Desperate Half-Hour" (Part 1)Gerry CohenValerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlinMay 5, 1997[47]11.23
25823"How to Marry a Moron" (Part 2)Gerry CohenBen Montanio & Vince CheungMay 5, 1997[47]11.24
25924[42][43][44]"Chicago Shoe Exchange"Mark K. SamuelsMatthew Berry & Eric AbramsJune 9, 1997[42][43][48]11.21[42][43][44]

Non–Season Specials[edit]

December 12, 1986 (taping date)"Unaired Pilot"Unaired
January 1, 1998BundymaniaProSieben (Germany)[49]
August 26, 2001Married... with Children: The E! True Hollywood StoryE!
February 16, 2003Married... with Children ReunionFox
July 10, 2010Married... with children BioBio
April 22, 2012Fox 25th anniversaryFox
April 23, 2012The Cast Of Married With Children: Where Are They Now!TV Guide Network

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.[49]



  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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