Married...With Children or Married with Children was an American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago that lasted 11 seasons. The show is also notable for being the first prime time television series to air on Fox, debuting on April 5, 1987, and airing its final first-run broadcast on June 9, 1997. The series was created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt. The show was known for handling non-standard topics for the time period, which garnered the then-fledgling Fox network a standing among the Big Three Television Networks (i.e. ABC, CBS and NBC).
The series' 11-season, 262 episode run makes it the longest lasting live-action sitcom on the Fox network. The show's theme song is "Love and Marriage" by Frank Sinatra from the 1955 television production Our Town.
The series was produced by Embassy Television/ELP Communications, with production being assumed by successor studio Columbia Pictures Television (and eventually Columbia TriStar Television). Part of Sony Pictures Television's library, it aired in syndication on FX Network in the United States from 1999 to 2008 and began airing on Spike and TBS in 2008. It also airs on CMT and TVtropolis in Canada.
The head of the Bundy family, Al (Ed O'Neill) is doomed to fail in all aspirations because of the 'Bundy curse'. 'Once a promising fullback for fictional Polk High School (his proudest moment in life was scoring four touchdowns in a single game), he was on his way to college on a scholarship until he impregnated his girlfriend, married her, broke his leg, and ended up a shoe salesman at 'Gary's Shoes' in the 'New Market Mall.' Al often spends time attempting to re-capture his glory days, but is usually undermined in spectacular fashion by bad luck and poor judgment. He considers his family to be the cause of his failures, and his resentment of them (and fear of having sex with his wife) provides much of the show's humor. However, Al is still devoted to them, given that he protectively beats up Kelly's boyfriends, once threatened a male stripper that "if my wife loses anything in your pants, so will you," once gave his entire paycheck to Bud to enjoy his 18th birthday at the "nudie bar", and holds down a lousy job to put food on the table (occasionally!). Despite his yearning for "the touch of a beautiful woman," he always passes on those rare temptations, once explaining, "I actually kinda like my family."
He frequents "nudie bars" and strip joints with his friends. The only thing that seems to consistently put him in the mood for his wife is watching her do manual labor, which virtually never happens. It is mentioned in a Season 5 episode, aired in 1990, that Al is 43. Al has extremely severe foot odor, prefers the escapism of television and bowling over his dysfunctional family, and life of drudgery and starvation (as Peg refuses to cook, she claims that she is allergic to fire, despite the fact that she smokes); and is often seen in his trademark couch-potato pose — seated on the sofa with one hand stuck under the waistband of his pants.
The foot odor is not his only health problem; once in 1993, he had a bad case of dandruff. He also has terrible teeth, as noted in the episode "Tooth or Consequences," where his extremely poor dental hygiene (green, black, bleeding, and loose teeth amongst them) leads to a trip to the dentist with typical bad luck results. This also happened to be the episode where Peggy made one of her few dinners and Al was unable to eat because his entire head was wrapped in gauze from his dentist visit. His dentist felt he may be able to save a few of his teeth but told his assistant he would need a drop cloth for the floor.
Al's favorite television series, the fictional Psycho Dad, was a source of joy and entertainment that Al seemingly, at times, wanted to emulate. He would hum the words to the theme song, and pretend to "shoot" his fictional gun while watching the show. Much like Al, "Psycho Dad" was tormented by his family, and was stated to kill his wife and get revenge on his children in the opening credits and during various fictional "airings" of the episode, though no video was ever shown. His other joys were Westerns, often John Wayne films, most notably "Hondo," until Peg's family ruined his recording of the movie by taping over it with a song dedicated to her. He has also referenced "Shane" when the clan ruined his enjoyment of that movie.
Al also has his "faithful" 1974 Dodge Dart that invariably had failed brakes, constant break-downs, and numerous other problems associated with its age. At the time of the fourth season at least, Al was still paying it off, despite it being over 20 years old, and by the eighth season, had passed one million miles. Al's Dodge actually appears to be a 1972 Plymouth Duster with an optional vinyl top. Plymouth and Dodge are both owned by Chrysler, and both companies have models originally based on the Plymouth Valiant. Therefore the car looks similar to some Dodge Darts.
Al's house number in Chicago, IL, is 9764 (Jeopardy lane), although the actual house (seen during the opening) is in Deerfield, IL.
The producers originally wanted to cast comedian Sam Kinison as Al Bundy. However, they ultimately chose not to, due to the profaneness of Kinison's comedy routines. Kinison would later play Al's guardian angel in the episode "It's a Bundyful Life," spoofing Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life. The producers also considered Michael Richards for the role.
Her maiden name is Wanker, and her family hails from the fictitious rural Wanker County, Wisconsin, where "As Einstein put it, everyone's relative." At Peg and Al's high school reunion, her rival muttered, "Peg...Peggy Wanker...Leave a tip, don't bother to thank her." What is never made clear is how she managed to go to high school with Al when her parents apparently never left Wanker County. The choice of the word wanker, is likely to be a private joke, since in British English, the word "wank" is a slang term for masturbation, and "wanker" is often used as a strong insult, applicable either to an inadequate or obnoxious person.
Despite her inappropriate behavior, she generally appeals to men, including Al whenever she does work. Like Al, she would never cheat on her partner -- but unlike Al, enjoys marital sex. She does not seem to mind her husband ogling other women, reading pornographic magazines, or going to strip joints -- most likely because she does the same things herself with other men. Her enthusiasm has caused some of the male strip joints she visits to establish the "Bundy rule" -- where women can no longer go into the back rooms to meet the dancers. During Season 6, Katey Sagal got pregnant in real-life, so it was written into the show. However, Katey suffered a miscarriage, so in true Dallas fashion, the writers made the whole storyline into one of Al's nightmares. Katey was pregnant again twice during the series' run, but instead of writing her pregnancies into the show, the producers either used camera shots from above the stomach, or wrote episodes without the character of Peggy, explaining her absence by having her set out in search of her missing father, and only occasionally calling home.
The producers originally wanted Roseanne Barr to play Peggy Bundy, but she declined, and the producers cast Katey Sagal, who came up with Peg's final appearance, wanting to satirize the TV housewives of the '60s and '70s.
During the series' run, Kelly got progressively more stupid. Initially, she was not the stereotypical dumb blonde bimbo she eventually becomes. In one episode, a flashback to Kelly's childhood reveals her to have been a prodigious reader until she banged her head during a road trip, instantly changing her personality to prefer focusing on her "shiny, shiny shoes." In the early seasons Kelly was way smarter yet rebellious, and had more self-respect.The show hints at her amazing intrinsic intellectual ability, which only exhibits itself on those rare occasions when she is not preoccupied with her social standing or with the opposite sex. For instance, she can predict the next number drawn on a roulette wheel, but only after letting her mind go blank. When properly motivated, she is able to solve complex mathematical equations, such as her calculation of the trajectory to shoot garbage bags into the D'Arcys' yard from a homemade catapult. It has been demonstrated that she can absorb a limited amount of information very well, but will forget something that she learned in the past once her limit is reached. In one episode, where Kelly appeared on a sports game show, sports-junkie Al takes advantage of that trait in order to train her for the show, filling her head with various (and somewhat useless) sports trivia. However, the plan backfires when Kelly forgets the answer to a high school football question, ironically about Al. Kelly is also known to display excellent hand-eye coordination when playing pool or performing archery.
Kelly's comedic function tends to include blatant displays of naïvete and ignorance, with the typical response by the family of willfully allowing her to remain ignorant. Bud, in particular, likes to sow misconceptions in her mind. For example, she asks Bud to help her with her book report on Robinson Crusoe, but ends up reviewing Gilligan's Island instead. Her family is surprised to learn that she earned her high school diploma in 1990 -- but when she receives her diploma through the mail after finishing summer school, she asks her mother to read it to her. She then worked as a model and waitress. She had become a bottle-blonde at an early age at her mother's encouragement after a boy at school liked a natural blonde more than Kelly. (Years afterward, neither can remember their own natural hair-color.) She is obsessed with boys, hair bleach, and the telephone. Kelly was not allowed to have sleepovers or birthday parties from age eight to age sixteen, thanks to an experience she had at age eight, where "the judge wanted to try her as an adult."
Though she often pokes fun at her younger brother, Bud, for being an under-developed, pubescent horndog, she usually seems to be proud of him whenever he manages to get an attractive date. On at least one occasion, she has also avenged Bud by humiliating a girl that humiliated him. For a short time, Bud is her official agent, entitled to 80% of her earnings. Kelly is very fond of her pets, even when unable to sufficiently care for them. Buck, the family dog, was generally considered to be hers, and she was the most upset when he died. However, when Buck was to be neutered, Al (not wanting to have Buck fixed) says "Buck is Bud's dog, and we have to get Bud's permission." When Peg asks Bud if it is okay to neuter "his" dog, Bud does not seem to care and simply says, "Sure."
Her favorite comic strip is Garfield. Her less-than-stellar reading skills led to many comedic situations in which she would read the Garfield comic aloud, mispronouncing lasagne as "luh-SAG-nee." She also watches cartoons, such as Looney Tunes, under the impression that it is a nature show.
He was named after Al's favorite beer, Budweiser. The first word Bud spoke was "hooters." He believes himself to be attractive, sexy, and smooth, but often is typically caught in sexually humiliating scenarios. He is also shorter in stature than his sister, and a lot shorter than his mother. He does not appear to know how to impress women upon meeting them, and is often rejected. It is unclear when Bud lost his virginity, as it was depicted that he may have bedded women as far back as age 14, but in the fourth season, it is mentioned that he is still a virgin. Later in the series, he manages to have one-night-stands, including one with his cousin's fiancee, played by Joey Lauren Adams. He tries to get girls with the help of various alter-egos, including street rapper 'Grandmaster B' -- a persona often ridiculed by his family with the epithets 'Bed-wetter B', grasshopper B, 'Butt Wagger B', 'Cross-Dresser B', 'Grandma B', 'Grand Bastard B', 'Grand Marshall B', etc. (Faustino has actually been featured in a few rap albums in real-life, and he also manages a nightclub.) Another alter-ego is 'Cool Bud', Bud's sexual, suave side with which he eventually 'merges', prompting him to become more 'cool'. Bud has been known to fail at romance, as those attracted to him are often undesirable (such as fat hotel guests, dowdy college librarians, and male hotel workers). Bud also takes an interest in Marcy; when Steve leaves her, he actively pursues her. After playing a trick on Kelly to prove her stupidity, Kelly proves not to be so foolish by making Bud and Marcy falsely believe they spent the night together. (Bud asks Marcy, "You are on the pill, right?" In response, Marcy looks nervous.)
Out of the Bundys, Bud seems to be the most ashamed of the family as he often pretends not to know them. He is also arguably the most academically intelligent. He ridicules Kelly as a promiscuous dimwit, and although he quite frequently uses her ignorance to his benefit, he occasionally feels obliged to defend her when others exploit her foolishness -- but he is known to scheme against his own family. He makes honor roll throughout high school, and gets himself through college (and even earns scholarship money, which his family spends without his consent). During his college years, Bud is portrayed as the leader of his "social circle" (most of whom are stereotypical "losers"), as he appears to be the only one with the least bit of self-confidence. He is also Kelly's agent, receiving 80% of everything she makes. While being the bait of the family, Bud is the most matured member of the Bundys despite his personality.
Although he is occasionally bullied and beaten by bigger men, Bud has inherited his father's talents for fist-fighting, once teaming up with Al to single-handedly beat up an entire gang of teenage punks, while helping Peg's father find a bear from Wanker County on the loose in Chicago. In two episodes, he has also assisted his fellow Bundys when they brawl with another family -- Al beats up the father, Peg beats up the mother, Kelly beats up the daughter, and Bud beats up the son. On his eighteenth birthday, Bud also helped Al during a strip-club brawl. He is not above fighting dirty by smashing his opponents over the head with chairs or bottles.
Buck died at one point in the series to allow Michael, the dog that portrayed him, to retire. (Michael died nine months later.) Buck went to animal heaven, and was reincarnated as Lucky, a cocker spaniel. In later seasons, Buck/Lucky would occasionally serve as the narrator in the second half of a two-part episode, recapping the events of the first part.
Initially, Marcy was a sweet, wholesome newlywed, but years of living next to the Bundys apparently warped her into a character almost as outrageous as the Bundys. She contemptuously bickered with Al, and reveled in his misery. One of the reasons for her hatred of Al is his chauvinistic and misogynistic view of women. Marcy seemed to have a disturbing dark side, and enjoys sharing her past memories with Peg, but often tends to get lost in them. At various points in the series, she is identified as a Republican who looks down on the lower-class Bundy clan, but at other times, she is portrayed as a man-hating radical feminist and environmentalist. Al's most frequent targets are Marcy's tiny chest and her chicken-like stance when she gets annoyed. In season 6 Marcy claimed she was pregnant though this was later written out of the show.
One of the running gags in the series has Marcy often mistaken for a young boy, on one occasion even being mistaken for Bruce Jenner; when she reminisces about her first training bra, Al asks "How old were you then - twenty-five?!" Despite wanting to appear prudish, Marcy is shown to be a very sexual person, and is revealed to have a rather sordid sexual history, such as the "Little Bo Peep and the Cop" game.
Although Marcy and Al are usually adversaries, they often unite in common causes, such as when Steve loses his job, and later when Jefferson comes into the series. Their teamwork is attributable to the fact that they are both "bread-winners," giving them occasional moments of mutual understanding.
Jefferson is a member of "NO MA'AM" along with Al, wearing the trademark T-shirt, but he always keeps a clean "YES MA'AM" T-shirt on underneath, which he quickly reveals if Marcy is about to bust one of "NO MA'AM"'s activities. He seems very afraid of provoking his wife's anger, and his fear is justified -- in one episode, after he angered Marcy, she kicked him in the behind so hard he had to go to the hospital to get her boot removed from his rear end.
Marcy constantly hounds Jefferson to get a job. However, on the rare occasions when he actually gets one (working at the shoe store, being cast as an actor in a commercial, working as an aerobics instructor, working at an auto-repair shop in some menial position, etc.), he usually ends up working with beautiful women, which prompts a jealous Marcy to make him quit and return to his de facto job as her gigolo. This tendency runs in the D'Arcy family, as Jefferson's father also worked as a gigolo, and his mother worked as an exotic dancer before she was eaten by her snake at an airport.
He is easily the most financially-scheming character of the show -- even more than the Bundys. Often, when Al stumbles into a unique lucrative opportunity, Jefferson typically persuades Al to take advantage of it. When Al was robbed in his shoe store, Jefferson convinced him to sue the mall while feigning psychological trauma. When Al discovered hidden shoes that he stocked away in the 1970s, Jefferson convinced him to use the shoes as a new gimmick for the store by taking advantage of the old shoes' popularity. When discovering Al's boss, Gary, was using illegal sweatshops to manufacture the shoes, Jefferson assists Al in a search for incriminating evidence. When Bud was involved in a romantic relationship with the (surprising to the characters) female Gary (played by Janet Carroll), Jefferson convinced Al to permit the relationship, so Al can milk Gary out of her money through his son. After discovering that they were in possession of private pictures of Shannon Tweed in sexually provocative manners, Jefferson convinced Al to sell it to the media. During a rare time in which Al is struck with good luck, Jefferson persuades him into a high-stakes poker game with a group of ex-criminals. Jefferson also convinced Al to go home to have sex with his wife, so Al could win a radio contest.
During the course of the series, it is revealed that Jefferson spent time in prison (for selling contaminated land as a vacation spot to several people, including Al) and used to be in the CIA. Occasionally, people claim to have seen him on Happy Days, a claim he always denies (Ted McGinley did, in fact, play Jefferson High School coach and teacher Roger Phillips on Happy Days later in the series, the obvious inspiration for the character's name).
Ted McGinley had appeared previously as Peggy's husband, Mr. Norman Jablonski, in the second part of It's a Bundyful Life, where Al's guardian angel (Sam Kinison) shows Al what his family would have become if he was never born. The episode lightly parodies Capra's It's a Wonderful Life.
One thing to notice. The addresses of the neighbors, and of the Bundy's are the same.
|April 1987 - October 1987||Sunday, 8:00 p.m.|
|October 1987 - July 1989||Sunday, 8:30 p.m.|
|July 1989 - August 1996||Sunday, 9:00 p.m.|
|September 1996 - October 1996||Saturday, 9:00 p.m.|
|November 1996 - December 1996||Sunday, 7:30 p.m.|
|January 1997 - June 1997||Monday, 9:00 p.m.|
1995-1996 Season: #78
1996-1997 Season: #97
One episode of Married... with Children was "lost" due to the efforts of a Michigan housewife (see below); it did, however, air outside the United States since the show went into syndication. Another edited episode involved Al trying to sell his Dodge before he is contacted by a Dodge representative wanting to record the moment when the odometer on the Dodge reaches all-zeros (1 million miles) was also the source of controversy. After meeting various people, Al is approached by two men dressed in all white tunics, holding a bundle of dynamite attached to an alarm clock. The men declare, "Look, we have no time to haggle; we need car and directions to Sears Tower."
After advertisers began dropping their support for the show and while Rakolta made several appearances on television talk shows, FOX executives refused to air the episode titled I'll See You In Court - 0310. This episode would become known as the "Lost Episode" and was aired on FX on June 18, 2002, with some parts cut for time reasons. 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 put back in.
During the first boycott, ratings for Married... with Children ironically rose due to interest in the show caused by Rakolta's crusade to have the show canceled (a non-Internet example of the Streisand effect). The increased number of viewers kept the show on the air until 1997.
Rakolta has been referenced twice on the show: Rock and Roll Girl - 0414, when a newscaster mentioned the city Bloomfield Hills, and No Pot To Pease In - 0909, when a television show was made about the Bundy family and then was canceled because (according to Marcy) "some woman in Michigan didn't like it."
|DVD Name||Release Dates (Regions 1, 2 & 4)||Ep #||Additional Information|
|The Complete First Season||October 28 2003 / April 7 2004 / October 25 2005||13||Reunion special and Bonus trailers. Trailers not included on Region 4 set.|
|The Complete Second Season||March 16 2004 / October 26 2004 / September 24 2008||22||13 Hidden Easter Eggs Featuring Interviews With the Cast.|
|The Complete Third Season||January 25 2005 / February 10 2005 / September 24 2008||23||Easter Eggs and Previews.|
|The Complete Fourth Season||August 30 2005 / December 22 2005 / September 24 2008||23||Bonus Previews. 7 Syndicated/Edited Episodes. German region 2 sets feature unedited episodes.|
|The Complete Fifth Season||June 20 2006 / June 27 2006 / September 24 2008||25||Bonus Previews.|
|The Complete Sixth Season||December 19 2006 / August 17 2006 / September 24 2008||26||Bonus Previews.|
|The Complete Seventh Season||September 18, 2007 / October 5 2006 / September 24 2008||26||Bonus Previews.|
|The Complete Eighth Season||March 18, 2008 / December 19 2006 / October 22 2008||26||Bonus Previews. Minisodes.|
|The Complete Ninth Season||August 19, 2008 / February 20 2007 / October 22 2008||28||Minisodes. As Ep 17 Best of Bundy - April 30th 1995 and as Ep 25 My Favorite Married - Nov. 26th 1995.|
|The Complete Tenth Season||TBA / March 20, 2007 / TBA||26|
|The Complete Eleventh Season||TBA / May 8, 2007 / TBA||24|
|Missing in Season Specials||TBA||24||Feb. 5th 1995, Al Bundy's Sports Spectacular|
For the most part the episodes on the North American DVD box sets are the unedited versions as seen on the FOX network, however there are some instances where scenes have been cut or the syndicated version of an episode was placed on the DVD instead. This is most noticeable in Season 4, where 7 of the 22 episodes have some type of edit. The German region 2 Season 4 set uses non-syndicated versions of these episodes, although the Dutch and French sets have the syndicated versions.
The region 4 sets were delayed by three years from the release of the complete Season 1, until the release of Season 2. EzyDVD plans to release the region 4 editions from seasons 2-7. These DVDs will all be released on September 24, 2008. It is unknown whether or not these DVDs will be edited like their American counterparts, as few details have been released on the DVDs.
It has recently surfaced that seasons 8 & 9 will be released in Region 4. This will bring the released DVDs to the equivalent of the American releases.
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 rights to the theme song. It is highly unlikely that the theme song will return in any yet to be released DVD box set.
The replaced theme song was the cause of the syndicated versions of seven episodes in Season 4, as Sony falsely claimed did not have access to the original masters of these episodes, and had to use syndicated prints. This is proved wrong since they used the originals from Season 4 in "Most Outrageous" DVDs that contained some episodes. As the end credits had to be altered to credit the new theme song, certain scenes that originally ran during the end credits had to be replaced with a freeze frame. In most episodes affected, the original audio plays in the background while you see a freeze frame, however in a few cases a freeze frame is used, but the original audio is replaced with the theme song. The final two seasons are expected to be released in the near future.
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 Katey Sagal & David Faustino - was released.
Hilfe, meine Familie spinnt went on air March 4th, 1993 on RTL (called "RTL Plus" from 1984 to 1992) as a weekly show airing each Thursday at prime time, which traditionally begins at 20:15 in Germany. At first it had twice as many viewers as the dubbed original show which also aired on RTL (weekdays at changing times between 17:30 and 19:45), but Hilfe, meine Familie spinnt received overwhelmingly bad ratings from fans of the original show and critics alike, criticizing that the show was a poor imitation of Married... with Children. The number of viewers dropped considerably during the next weeks, and the show quickly got canceled.
In April 2008, the producers announced all episodes of Married... With Children have been adapted as Schastlivy Vmeste (including all the episodes from the seldom seen 11th season) and an online contest was started where fans could submit new ideas for episodes..
The character names are: Gennadij Bukin (Al), Dasha (Peggy), Sveta (Kelly), Roma (Bud), Elena and Anatolij Poleno (Marcy and Jefferson Darcy), Evgeniy Stepanov (Steve Rhoades), Sema (Seven), Baron (Buck).
Married...with Children is also popular in other countries around the world.
| Married...with Children||None|| Nine Network|
|Reruns of the show run four times during week at 10pm and three episodes are shown from 9am Sunday on the cable network TV1. Original episodes aired on the Nine Network and later on the Ten Network.|
| Eine schrecklich nette Familie|
(An Awfully Nice Family)
|Dubbed||ORF||The show aired from March 6, 1995 until March 18, 1998 on the Pubcaster ORF. It started airing again on July 13 2007, weekdays.|
| Married...with Children||Subtitled||VTM, Ketnet, VT4||The show is currently running on the commercial network VTM and has previously been aired on the public network Ketnet and the commercial network VT4.|
| Um amor de Família|
(A Lovely Family)
| Sony Entertainment Television|
|Has been running (on and off) since 1991 on different national channels. Today the show runs on Sony Entertainment Television with original sound and subtitles, the dubbed version runs on PlayTV.|
| Женени с деца|
(Married with Children)
|The show ran its all seasons on bTV and is currently airing on Fox life.|
| Married...with Children|| Global Television Network|
|Original episodes aired on the Global Television Network. The show ran for a short period of time on CMT during 2006–2007 and is currently being run on TVtropolis.|
| Married...with Children||Dubbed||Megavision||Today the show runs on Sony Entertainment Television and it was aired on Mega, a national channel.|
| Bračne vode|
|Subtitled|| Croatian Radiotelevision|
|The show runs on RTL Televizija. It was originally aired on Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) in late 1990s.|
| Ženatý se závazky|
(Married with Liabilities)
|Dubbed|| TV Nova|
|The family name is "Bunda," which means "coat" in Czech. The show was first aired on TV Nova and then re-run on Prima TV several times.|
| Vore værste år|
(Our Worst Years)
| Casado con Hijos|
(Married with Children)
|Originally shown by MTV, currently being rerun on Nelonen.|
| Mariés, deux enfants|
(Married, Two Children)
|The show has been seen on M6 since 1989. It also runs on the cable channel Comédie! since 2002.|
| Eine schrecklich nette Familie|
(An Awfully Nice Family)
|It ran from 1992 on RTL ("RTLplus" at that time). It also aired on ProSieben. It now currently airs two episodes a day Monday-Friday on Kabel1. The show runs in a constant loop. It runs Season 1-11 and then starts all over again.|
| Παντρεμένοι με παιδιά|
(Married with Children)
|Subtitled||ANT1||Has been on and off the air in ANT1 channel from the nineties onwards. The show has seen many re-runs.|
| Egy rém rendes család|
(A gruesomely decent family)
|The show has ventured from channel to channel over the years, from the now-defunct TV3 through RTL Klub to Viasat 3, where it is occasionally repeated. A cable television called CoolTV airs 3 episodes each day.|
| Married...with Children||None|| RTÉ Two|
|Shown on RTÉ Two and on the UK's Paramount Comedy. In the 90'S it aired on the UK's Sky1.It disappeared in the early 2000s. Very recently on RTÉ One it appeared early January 2007 on a Late Thursday Night/Early Friday Morning at 4am and showed two episodes each time. It disappeared off of the schedule Late April 2007. Not Currently Showing on Irish Television.|
| נשואים פלוס|
|Subtitled||Bip||Since 2006 the show can be seen on HOT cable television, in the channel Bip, channel 4. A shoe store in Herzliya named itself Bundy Shoes (though the shop in the series is Gary's). In the past the show was shown on channels 2, 3 and 6.|
| Sposati ... Con Figli|
(Married ... With Children)
|Dubbed||FX||It is nowadays on air, on sattelite Sky, Channel FX.|
| Счастливы вместе|
|NTK||The Russian remake of the show, Счастливы вместе, is currently being shown on NTK (Independent Television Channel) every weekday night from 8:00-9:00.|
| Vedęs ir turi vaikų|
(Married and has children)
|The show periodically runs on TV3 and Tango TV.|
| Married...with Children|| Sony Entertainment Television|
|Runs on Sony Entertainment Television and ran on and off on TV Azteca.|
| Married...with Children||Subtitled||RTL7||The show is currently being broadcast on RTL7.|
| Married...with Children||None|| TV2|
|Ran for many years on TV2, now on Sky TV.|
| Våre verste år|
(Our Worst Years)
|Originally (some ten years ago on TV3) aired as Våre verste år (Our Worst Years), the show is now called Bundy and is currently in re-runs after midnight every day except weekends on TV3. Is also shown daily on Viasat 4.|
| Matrimonio con Hijos|
(Marriage with Children)
| TV 13 - RED GLOBAL|
Sony Entertainment Television
|The show runs on TV 13 - RED GLOBAL from Monday to Friday at 20.00 p.m.|
| Świat według Bundych|
(The World According to Bundys)
|The show was aired many times on Polsat, and it is still on air there today. Its popularity spanned a sitcom with similar premise made by Polsat - Świat według Kiepskich (The World According to the Kiepscy).|
| Familia Bundy|
(The Bundy Family)
|Subtitled|| PRO TV|
|Runs periodically on the channels PRO TV and Pro Cinema.|
| Женаты... с детьми|
|Dubbed|| TV6 (Russia) NTV|
|The Original Married... With Children ran on NTV nightn air for almost three years, on daily basis involving the show of most episodes from seasons 1-10. The show later aired on TV6 and the "Domashniy Channel." However, for unknown reasons, most episodes from season 11 were not shown. After being pushed into a late night schedule, the show has been dropped entirely in favour of the current Russian remake, titled Schastlivi Vmesti ("Happy Together.")|
| Bračne vode|
| Married...with Children||Dubbed||TV Markíza||The show is being run with the Czech dubbing on TV Markíza (due to the huge similarity of the Czech and Slovak language there is no special need for a Slovak dubbing).|
| Married...with Children||M-Net||The original series ran on the pay channel, M-Net.|
| Married...with Children||Dubbed|| TVE2|
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. In Catalonia, the show also ran in Catalan as Casats... i amb fills on TV3 and is currently running on the DTT channels Canal 300 and Sony Entertainment Television en VEO.|
| Våra värsta år|
(Our Worst Years)
|The title is a pun for the title of the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives called Våra bästa år which is Our Best Years. The show has been running repeatedly on the Kinnevik-owned channels TV3 and ZTV since the start of the show and with repeated re-runs. After several years off the air, it returned in 2006 as a part of TV6's launch schedule.|
| Evli ve Çocuklu|| Star TV|
|The show ran on TRT 2 in the 80s, the making its second run on Star TV and aTV in 90s, CNBC-E with subtitles and currently on e2 in 2000s.|
| Married...with Children||None|| ITV4|
|The show first aired on ITV between 1988 and 1996, usually on a Friday evening or in the early hours on Saturdays, where it built up a cult following. The then regional structure of ITV meant that people who were able to pick up more than one ITV region could often watch more than one episode a night. From 1996 to 1997 the programme transferred to Sky1 and later aired on ITV2 from 2004 to 2006. It recently appeared for a time on ITV4 and has been shown on cable comedy channel Paramount since 1999. The show does not currently air on UK television.|
| Счастливы вместе|
|Novij Kanal||The Russian remake of the show, Счастливы вместе, is currently being shown on Novij Kanal (New Channel) every weekday night from 9:30-10:30.|
| Married...with Children||Venevision||The show aired from 1994 to 1998 on Venevision.|