Married... with Children

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Married... with Children
Married with Children.jpg
FormatSitcom
Satire
Created byMichael G. Moye
Ron Leavitt
Starring
Theme music composerSammy Cahn
Jimmy Van Heusen
Opening theme"Love and Marriage"
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Ending theme"Love and Marriage"
(instrumental)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes259 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Michael G. Moye (1987–92, 1993–94)
Ron Leavitt (1987–93)
Katherine Green (1994–95)
Richard Gurman
Kim Weiskopf
(both; 1994–96)
Pamela Eells O'Connell
(1996–97)
Producer(s)Barbara Blachut Cramer
(1987–92)
John Maxwell Anderson
(1992–97)
Camera setupVideotape; Multi-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Embassy Communications (1987–88)
ELP Communications (1988–97)
Columbia Pictures Television (1988–97)
DistributorColumbia Pictures Television (1991–96)
Columbia TriStar Television (1996–2002)
Sony Pictures Television (2002–present)
Broadcast
Original channelFox
FX (episode 45)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original runApril 5, 1987 (1987-04-05) – June 9, 1997 (1997-06-09)
Episode 45:
June 18, 2002
 
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Married... with Children
Married with Children.jpg
FormatSitcom
Satire
Created byMichael G. Moye
Ron Leavitt
Starring
Theme music composerSammy Cahn
Jimmy Van Heusen
Opening theme"Love and Marriage"
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Ending theme"Love and Marriage"
(instrumental)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes259 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Michael G. Moye (1987–92, 1993–94)
Ron Leavitt (1987–93)
Katherine Green (1994–95)
Richard Gurman
Kim Weiskopf
(both; 1994–96)
Pamela Eells O'Connell
(1996–97)
Producer(s)Barbara Blachut Cramer
(1987–92)
John Maxwell Anderson
(1992–97)
Camera setupVideotape; Multi-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Embassy Communications (1987–88)
ELP Communications (1988–97)
Columbia Pictures Television (1988–97)
DistributorColumbia Pictures Television (1991–96)
Columbia TriStar Television (1996–2002)
Sony Pictures Television (2002–present)
Broadcast
Original channelFox
FX (episode 45)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original runApril 5, 1987 (1987-04-05) – June 9, 1997 (1997-06-09)
Episode 45:
June 18, 2002

Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago suburb. The show, notable for being the first prime-time television series to air on Fox, ran from April 5, 1987, to June 9, 1997. It was created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt. The show was known for handling nonstandard topics for the time period, which garnered the then-fledgling Fox network a standing among the Big Three television networks.

The series' 11-season, 259-episode run makes it the longest-lasting live-action sitcom on the Fox network. Its famous theme song is "Love and Marriage" by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, performed by Frank Sinatra from the 1955 television production Our Town.

The first season of the series was videotaped at ABC Television Center in Hollywood. From season 2 to season 8, the show was taped at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, and the remaining three seasons were taped at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. The series was produced by Embassy Communications on its first season and the remaining seasons by ELP Communications under the studio Columbia Pictures Television (and eventually Columbia TriStar Television).

In 2008, The show placed #94 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list.[1]

On April 22, 2012, Fox re-aired the series premiere in honor of its 25th anniversary.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The show follows the lives of Al Bundy, a once glorious high school football player turned hard-luck women's shoe salesman; his obnoxious wife, Peggy; their attractive, promiscuous, and dim daughter, Kelly; and their girl-crazy, wisecracking son, Bud (who will become the only Bundy to attend college). Their neighbors are the upwardly-mobile Steve Rhoades and his wife Marcy, who later gets remarried to Jefferson D'Arcy, a white-collar criminal who becomes her "trophy husband" and Al's sidekick. Most storylines involve Al's schemes being foiled by his own cartoonish dim wit and bad luck. His rivalry with and loathing for Marcy play a significant role in most episodes.

Cast and characters[edit]

ActorRoleYearsSeasonsEpisodes
Ed O'NeillAl Bundy1987–971–11259
David FaustinoBud Bundy1987–971–11258
Christina ApplegateKelly Bundy1987–971–11255
Katey SagalPeggy Bundy1987–971–11246
Amanda BearseMarcy Rhoades-D'Arcy1987–971–11236
Michael/Buck2Buck Bundy - the dog1987–951–101971
Unknown name3Lucky Bundy - the dog1995–9710–111971
Ted McGinleyJefferson D'Arcy1990–975–111634
David GarrisonSteve Rhoades1987–90, 1992, 1993, 19951–4, 6, 7, 9571

Recurring characters[edit]

Fox broadcast history[edit]

DateTime slot
April 1987 – October 1987Sunday, 8:00 p.m.
October 1987 – July 1989Sunday, 8:30 p.m.
July 1989 – August 1996Sunday, 9:00 p.m.
September 1996 – October 1996Saturday, 9:00 p.m.
November 1996 – December 1996Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
January 1997Monday, 9:30 p.m.
February 1997 - July 1997Monday, 9:00 p.m.

Episodes[edit]

During its eleven-season run on the Fox network, Married ... with Children aired 258 episodes. A 259th episode, "I'll See You in Court" from season 3, never aired on Fox (see below) but premiered on FX and has since been included on DVD and in syndication packages. The episode counts in the chart below include it. There were also three specials that aired following the series' cancellation, including a cast reunion.

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

Nielsen ratings[edit]

Despite the show's enduring popularity and loyal fanbase, Married ... with Children never was a true ratings winner. Part of the reason was the simple fact that Fox, being a new startup network, did not have the affiliate base of the Big Three television networks, thus preventing the series from reaching the entire country. In an interview for a special commemorating the series' 20-year anniversary in 2007, Katey Sagal stated that part of the problem the series faced was that many areas of the country were able to get Fox only through low-quality UHF channels well into the early 1990s while some areas of the country did not receive the new network at all.

Another problem lay in the fact that many of the newly developed series on Fox were unsuccessful, which kept the network from building a popular lineup to draw in a larger audience. In its original airing debut, Married ... with Children was part of a Sunday lineup that competed with the popular Murder, She Wrote and Sunday-night movie on CBS. Fellow freshman series included The Garry Shandling Show, Duet, and The Tracey Ullman Show, which were canceled in 1988, 1989, and 1990 respectively. The success of The Simpsons, which debuted on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987, helped draw some viewers over to Fox, allowing Married ... with Children to sneak into the top 50 of television shows for seasons 4 through 8 doing its best overall rating at number 29 for its sixth season. Although these ratings were small in comparison with the other three networks, they were good enough for Fox to keep renewing the show.

Ratings data for some seasons courtesy of TVTango.com.

Awards[edit]

Casting Society of America:

Emmy Awards:

Golden Globe Awards:

Other:

Controversy and edited content[edit]

Rakolta boycott[edit]

In 1989, Terry Rakolta, a housewife from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, led a boycott[28] against Married... with Children after viewing the episode "Her Cups Runneth Over".[29] Offended by the images of an old man wearing a woman's garter and stockings, the scene where Steve touches the pasties of a mannequin dressed in S&M gear, a homosexual man wearing a tiara on his head (and Al's line "...and they wonder why we call them 'queens'"), and a half-nude woman who takes off her bra in front of Al (and is shown with her arms covering her bare chest in the next shot), Rakolta began a letter-writing campaign to advertisers, demanding they boycott the show.

After advertisers began dropping their support for the show and while Rakolta made several appearances on television talk shows demanding the show's cancellation, Fox executives refused to air the episode titled "I'll See You in Court".[30] This episode would become known as the "Lost Episode" and was aired on FX on June 18, 2002, with some parts cut. The episode was packaged with the rest of the third season in the January 2005 DVD release (and in the first volume of the Married ... With Children Most Outrageous Episode DVD set) with the parts cut from syndication restored.

Rakolta has been referenced twice on the show: "Rock and Roll Girl",[31] when a newscaster mentioned the city Bloomfield Hills, and "No Pot to Pease In",[32] when a television show was made about the Bundy family and then was cancelled because (according to Marcy) "some woman in Michigan didn't like it".

DVD releases[edit]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released all eleven seasons of Married... with Children on DVD in Regions 1, 2, & 4. On December 12, 2010, Sony released a complete series set on DVD in Region 1.[33]

On August 27, 2013, it was announced that Mill Creek Entertainment had acquired the rights to various television series from the Sony Pictures library including Married... with Children.[34] On November 8, 2013, it was announced that they will be re-releasing the first two seasons on DVD on January 21, 2014.[35]

Married with Children – The Complete First Season DVD cover
DVD NameEp #Release dates
Region 1Region 2Region 4
The Complete First Season13October 28, 2003[3]April 7, 2004October 25, 2005[36]
The Complete Second Season22March 16, 2004[5]October 26, 2004September 22, 2008[37]
The Complete Third Season22January 25, 2005[7]February 10, 2005September 22, 2008[38]
The Complete Fourth Season23August 30, 2005[9]December 22, 2005September 22, 2008[39]
The Complete Fifth Season25June 20, 2006[11]June 27, 2006September 22, 2008[40]
The Complete Sixth Season26December 19, 2006[13]August 17, 2006September 22, 2008[41]
The Complete Seventh Season26September 18, 2007[15]October 5, 2006September 22, 2008[42]
The Complete Eighth Season26March 18, 2008[17]December 19, 2006October 22, 2008[43]
The Complete Ninth Season26August 19, 2008[19]February 20, 2007October 22, 2008[44]
The Complete Tenth Season27March 17, 2009[21]March 20, 2007March 11, 2009[45]
The Complete Eleventh Season24October 13, 2009[23]May 8, 2007March 11, 2009[46]

DVD special features[edit]

(Note: The Big Bundy Box set's Special Features contains interviews with Bud and Peggy)

The DVD box sets from season 3 onward do not feature the original "Love and Marriage" theme song in the opening sequence. This was done because Sony was unable to obtain the licensing rights to the theme song for later sets.[47] Despite this, the end credits on the DVDs for season 3 still include a credit for "Love and Marriage."

In the German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) all seasons have already been released (region 2).

In December 2007 the Big Bundy Box—a special collection box with all seasons plus new interviews with Sagal and David Faustino—was released.[48] This boxset was released in Australia (Region 4) on November 23, 2009.[49]

The DVD box set is rated  PG  for Parental Guidance in Australia and  PG  in New Zealand for sexual references.

Merchandise[edit]

Books[edit]

Comic books[edit]

Married... with Children was adapted into a comic book series by NOW Comics in 1990.[50]

Toys[edit]

Board Game[edit]

Action figures[edit]

Two series (10 in all) of 8" action figures were produced by Classic TV Toys in 2005 and 2006.[52]

International remakes[edit]

Argentina[edit]

An Argentine remake was made in 2005, called Casados con Hijos. The success of the series trascended the borders of Argentina, being also issued by local channels in Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru. It only had two seasons (2005 and 2006), but thanks to the incredible success of the sitcom, still airs Monday through Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 11.30 pm by Telefe.[53]

The character names are: José "Pepe" Argento (based on Al, played by Guillermo Francella), Mónica "Moni" Argento (based on Peggy, played by Florencia Peña), Paola Argento (based on Kelly, played by Luisana Lopilato), Alfio "Coqui" Argento (based on Bud, played by Darío Lopilato), Dardo & María Elena Fuseneco(based on Marcy and Jefferson D'Arcy, played by Marcelo de Bellis and Érica Rivas).

Armenia[edit]

In Armenia a remake made in 2009, with the name Բնակարան N2 (Bnakaran N2) (Apartment #2).[54]

Bulgaria[edit]

In Bulgaria a remake is currently airing from March 26, 2012 with the name Женени с деца в България (Zheneni s detsa v Bulgaria) (Married with children in Bulgaria).[55]

Colombia[edit]

In Colombia a remake was made in 2004 with the name Casados con Hijos (Married with children in Spanish).

Croatia[edit]

In Croatia a remake called Bračne vode was broadcast from September 2008 until November 2009 on Nova TV channel. The characters based on the Bundys were called Zvonimir, Sunčica, Kristina and Boris Bandić while the ones based on Marcy and Steve were called Marica and Ivan Kumarica.[56]

Germany[edit]

In Germany, the 1992 remake "Hilfe, meine Familie spinnt ", broadcast in the prime time, reached double the audience than the original (broadcast in the early fringe time). This, however, was not enough to maintain the series, so it was cancelled after one season.[57] The remake used the exact translated scripts of the original series (which already substituted localised humour and in-jokes for incomprehensible references to American TV shows not shown in Germany, as well as some totally different jokes) and just renamed place and person names according to the new setting.[58]

Hilfe, meine Familie spinnt was aired from March to December 1993 for 26 episodes.[59]

Hungary[edit]

In 2006, Hungarian TV network TV2 purchased the license rights including scripts and hired the original producers from Sony Pictures for a remake show placed in Hungarian environment. It was entitled Egy rém rendes család Budapesten[60] (in English: Married with children in Budapest, loan translation: A gruesomely decent family in Budapest). The main story began with the new family called the Bándis inherit an outskirt house from their American relatives the Bundys. They filmed a whole season of 26 episodes, all of them being remade versions of the plots of the original first seasons. It was the highest budget sitcom ever made in Hungary. First it was aired on Tuesday nights, but was beaten by a new season of ER, then placed to Wednesday nights. The remake lost its viewers, but stayed on the air due to the contract between Sony and TV2.[61][62][63]

Russia[edit]

The Original Married... With Children ran on DTV for almost three years, on a daily basis, broadcasting the episodes from seasons 1–10. The show later aired on Domashniy TV. However, for unknown reasons, most episodes from season 11 were not shown. A Russian adaptation, titled Happy Together (Sсhastlivy Vmeste; Happy Together), is now airing on TNT channel across the country.[64][65]

The character names are: Gena Bukin (based on Al, played by Viktor Loginov), Dasha Bukina (based on Peggy, played by Natalya Bochkareva), Sveta Bukina (based on Kelly, played by Darya Sagalova), Roma Bukin (based on Bud, played by Alexander Yakin), Elena and Anatoliy Poleno (based on Marcy and Jefferson D'Arcy, played by Yulia Zaharova and Pavel Savinkov), Evgeniy Stepanov (based on Steve Rhoades, played by Aleksey Sekirin), Sema Bukin (based on Seven, played by Ilya Butkovskiy), Baron Bukin (based on Buck and Lucky, played by Bayra).[66]

United Kingdom[edit]

In 1996, the UK production company Carlton Television produced Married for Life, a seven-episode sitcom that lasted one season. The Bundys were renamed as the Butlers, Russ Abbot played Ted/Al, Susan Kydd was Pam/Peggy, Lucy Blakely played Lucy/Kelly, and Peter England was Lee/Bud. The D'Arcys were renamed Hollingsworth and the Steve character was recast with Hugh Bonneville and Marcy was renamed Judy and played by Julie Dawn Cole. The series featured an early performance from Rob Brydon.

Episode List 1. For Whom The Bell Tolls (5 Mar) 2. If I Were A Rich Man (12 Mar) 3. Sixteen Years And What Do You Get? (19 Mar) 4. Where's The Boss? (26 Mar) 5. Whose Room Is It Anyway? (2 Apr) 6. My Mum, The Mum (9 Apr) 7. Eating Out (16 Apr)

Spin-offs[edit]

U.S. syndication and international airings[edit]

The series ran on Fox for its eleven year run but it has also appeared in syndication reruns on other channels.

Married... with Children originally debuted in off-network syndication distributed by Columbia Pictures Television Distribution (now Sony Pictures Television Distribution) starting in the fall of 1991. The series later began airing on cable on FX from September 1998 until 2007. In June 2002, FX became the first television network to air the controversial, previously banned episode "I'll See You in Court", albeit in an edited format. The fully uncensored version of "I'll See You in Court" can only be seen on the DVD release Married... with Children: The Most Outrageous Episodes Volume 1. The version found on the Third Season DVD set is edited. In 2008, the Spike network reportedly paid US$12 million for broadcast rights to every episode including the unedited version of the infamous episode, "I'll See You in Court".[68]

The series started airing on Spike TV on September 29, 2008 with a weeklong marathon. TBS also began airing the show shortly after, acquiring the show in fall 2008 to run in the early morning hours, it currently runs for two to three hours (on rare occasions four or five) on TBS during the early morning hours (depending on the length of overnight programming). TV Land picked up the rights to broadcast the show from its MTV Networks sister Spike in August 2009. Comedy Central began airing the show on February 8, 2010; Comedy Central acquired rights to air the series from TV Land, who in turn, had earlier acquired the rights to the series from Spike, though Comedy Central dropped the rights to the series in April 2010. Spike picked up the rights to series again, and began airing the series for the second time on July 10, 2010, airing on weekend mornings only.[69] All three cable channels are owned by Viacom.[70] The comedy began aring on Nick at Nite on July 6, 2011.[71] MTV2 added the series on March 21, 2012 and VH1 Classic began airing the series on April 9, 2012. The series has aired on a total of seven MTV Networks owned cable networks since 2008. Currently airs on Antenna TV and Ion Television.

Married...with Children has also been a ratings success in other countries around the world.

CountryForeign titleTranslationNetwork(s)Notes
 AustraliaMarried...with ChildrenNoneNetwork Ten
Nine Network
GO!
TV1
 ArgentinaCasados con HijosDubbedSony Entertainment Television
 AustriaEine schrecklich nette Familie
(An Awfully Nice Family)
DubbedORF
 Belgium (Flanders)Married... with ChildrenSubtitledEén
VIER
 BrazilUm amor de Família
(A Lovely Family)
Dubbed
Subtitled
Sony Entertainment Television
PlayTV
The show runs on Sony Entertainment Television and Comedy Central Brasil (since 2012 February) with original sound and subtitles (source: http://www.comedycentral.com.br/programas/married-with-children)/, the dubbed version runs on PlayTV. 57 dubbed and subtitled episodes are now available on Brazilian Netflix.
 BulgariaЖенени с деца
(Married with Children)
DubbedbTV
Fox life
Diema
Currently airing on bTV Comedy.
 CanadaMarried...with ChildrenDubbed in French in QuebecCMT
Global
Spike
Deja View
TVtropolis
CFMT
Currently broadcasting on Spike and Deja View.
 ChileCasado con hijosSubtitledSony Entertainment TelevisionToday the show runs on Sony Entertainment Television.
 ColombiaCasado con hijosSubtitledSony Entertainment TelevisionAirs on Teleantioquia.
 CroatiaBračne vode
(Marriage Waters)
SubtitledHRT
RTL Televizija
Nova TV
Fox Life
The show runs on Nova TV and Fox Life.
 Czech RepublicŽenatý se závazkyDubbedTV Prima
TV Nova
Nova Cinema
Smíchov
The show runs weekly from Monday to Friday on TV Smíchov.
 DenmarkVore værste år
(Our Worst Years)
SubtitledTV3
 Dominican RepublicCasado con Hijos
(Married with Children)
DubbedTelesistema 11
 EstoniaTuvikesed
(Loveydoves)
SubtitledKanal 12Broadcast before midnight on Kanal 12, episode rerun on next weekday morning.
 FinlandPulmuset
(Loveydoves)
SubtitledMTV3
Nelonen
TV5
Currently being rerun on TV5.
 FranceMariés, deux enfants
(Married, Two Children)
DubbedM6
Comédie!
Currently runs on the cable channel Comédie!.
 GermanyEine schrecklich nette Familie
(An Awfully Nice Family)
DubbedRTL
ProSieben
Kabel1
Comedy Central
It first ran from 1992 on RTL ("RTLplus" at that time), moving to ProSieben for the final 51 episodes, ending in 1997. It currently airs two episodes a day Monday-Friday on Kabel1.[72]
 GreeceΠαντρεμένοι με παιδιά
(Married with Children)
SubtitledANT1
Mega Channel
Makedonia TV
Currently airing from Macedonia TV.
 HungaryEgy rém rendes család
(A gruesomely decent family)
DubbedTV3
RTL Klub
Viasat 3
CoolTV
A cable television called CoolTV airs 3 episodes and PrizmaTV 2 episodes each day.
 IrelandMarried...with ChildrenNoneRTÉ TwoAll episodes aired; reruns have been aired
 Israelנשואים פלוס
(Married Plus)
SubtitledYes ComedyIt is currently on the air, on "Yes" satellite, on the "Yes Comedy" Channel. The show can be seen on HOT cable television, in the channel Bip, channel 6. There is a version in the Russian language which is currently under production and can be seen on channel 9. A shoe store in Herzliya named itself "Bundy Shoes" (even though the fictional shop in the series is named "Gary's").
 ItalySposati ... Con Figli
(Married ... With Children)
DubbedFXIt is currently on the air, on satellite Sky, Channel FX.
 KazakhstanСчастливы вместе
(Happy Together)
NTKThe Russian remake of the show, Счастливы вместе, is currently being shown on NTK (Independent Television Channel) every weekday night from 8:00–9:00.
 LithuaniaVedęs ir turi vaikų
(Married and has children)
Voice-overTV3
TV6 Lithuania
The show periodically runs on TV3 and TV6 Lithuania.
 LatviaPrecējies, ir bērniDubbedTV3
TV6 (Latvia)
 MexicoMarried...with ChildrenDubbedComedy Central
Sony Entertainment Television
Runs on Comedy Central.
 NetherlandsMarried...with ChildrenSubtitledVeronica
RTL7
Comedy Central
Originally aired on Veronica, RTL7. The show is currently being broadcast on Comedy Central.
 New ZealandMarried...with ChildrenNoneTV2
Sky TV
Ran for many years on TV2, now on Sky TV.
 NorwayBundy
(Bundy)
SubtitledTV3
Viasat 4
Originally named Våre verste år (Our worst years), but was later renamed Bundy. Original run on TV3, currently in reruns after midnight every day except weekends on TV3. Reruns have also been shown on TV3's sister channel Viasat 4.
 PeruMatrimonio con Hijos
(Marriage with Children)
DubbedTV 13 – RED GLOBAL
Sony Entertainment Television
The show runs on TV 13 – RED GLOBAL from Monday to Friday at 8:00 p.m.
 PolandŚwiat według Bundych
(The World According to the Bundys)
Voice-overPolsatThe show was aired many times on Polsat and is still broadcast on that channel. The series' success brought about a local TV show Świat według Kiepskich (The World According to the Kiepskis) that paraphrased the Polish title of Married... with Children; however, the premise of the Polish show is significantly different to that of the American original, which is why it is usually not considered a remake.
 RomaniaFamilia Bundy
(The Bundy Family)
SubtitledPRO TV
PRO Cinema
Antena 1
Antena 2
It runs weekly, from Monday to Friday on Antena 1.
 SerbiaБрачне воде / Bračne vode
(Marriage Waters)
Subtitled
Dubbed (Season 1)
Fox televizija
Fox Life
The show airs on Fox Life, all seasons with subtitles only.
 SingaporeMarried with ChildrenNoneSTAR WorldMarried with Children is currently on air every Monday to Friday during the minisodes.
 SloveniaDružina za umret
(Family to die for)
SubtitledKanal A
 SlovakiaŽenatý se závazkyDubbedMarkízaThe show is being run with the Czech dubbing on TV Markíza.
 South AfricaMarried...with ChildrenNoneM-NetThe original series ran on the pay channel, M-Net.
 SpainMatrimonio con hijos
(Marriage with Children)
DubbedTVE2
Canal 300
SET en VEO
The original series were a classic that ran for a decade in the public national channel TVE2. Recently the Spanish TV channel Cuatro did a remake of the original series under the name Matrimonio con Hijos.[73] In Catalonia, the show is currently running on the DTT channels Canal 300 and Sony Entertainment Television en VEO.
 SwedenVåra värsta år
(Our Worst Years)
SubtitledTV3
ZTV
TV6
 TurkeyEvli ve Çocuklu
(Married...with Children)
DubbedStar TV
aTV
CNBC-e
Currently on e2 in 2000s (decade).
 UkraineОдружені... та з дітьми (Married... with Children)
Щасливі разом (Happy Together)
Voice-overTET, 1+1 (original)
Novyi Kanal (Russian remake)
The show aired on TET (first two seasons) in 2009 and on 1+1 (all seasons) in 2011-2012.
The Russian remake of the show, Счастливы вместе, is currently being shown on Novyi Kanal (New Channel) every Sunday from 12:20–14:20.
 United KingdomMarried...with ChildrenNoneITV
ITV2
Sky1
 UruguayMatrimonio con hijos
(Marriage with children)
DubbedCanal 12
 VenezuelaCasado... con Hijos
(Married...with Children)
DubbedVenevisión, Sony Entertainment Television

Locations[edit]

The opening footage comprises views of Chicago, opening with a shot of Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. The aerial downtown shot was taken from the Lake Shore Drive section north of the Loop. The expressway entrance shot was taken from the 1983 movie National Lampoon's Vacation featuring the Griswolds' green family truckster. Both the downtown view and the highway entrance shot were omitted from Season 4 onwards, but the remaining fountain shot included an "In Stereo Where Available" note. Non-English versions might differ, e.g. the dubbed German version always includes the expressway shot.[74] The house exterior seen in the opening sequence is located on 641 Castlewood Lane, Deerfield, IL.

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