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Married... with Children (TV Series 1987–1997) Poster

(1987–1997)

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Followed by 

Version of 

Hilfe, meine Familie spinnt (1993) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
A Guerra dos Pintos (1999) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
Casados con hijos (2004) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
Casados con hijos (2005) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
Matrimonio con hijos (2005) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
Egy rém rendes család Budapesten (2006) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
Bracne vode (2008) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country
Aq Tskhovroben Guntsadzeebi (2010) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country

Remade as 

Married for Life (1996) (TV Series)
UK remake
Casados con hijos (2005) (TV Series)
Schastlivy vmeste (2006) (TV Series)
Russian Re-make of Married WIth Children
Casado con Hijos (2006) (TV Series)
It's a Chilean remake
Nesuim Plus (2012) (TV Series)
Israeli remake of Married with Children

Spin-off 

Top of the Heap (1991) (TV Series)
Married... with Children: Top of the Heap (1991) sets up the premise.

Referenced in 

Full House: Half a Love Story (1988) (TV Episode)
Al is mentioned by Danny while the guys are having breakfast.
Open House: Married Without Children (1989) (TV Episode)
The title references this other show from the 1989 Sunday night Fox schedule.
Saturday Night Live: Ed O'Neill/Harry Connick Jr. (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
The Earth Day Special (1990) (TV Special)
The Bundys and Marcy are seen watching the Earth Day Special
Saved by the Bell: Save the Max (1990) (TV Episode)
Screech imitates Al Bundy.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Musso & Frank (1990) (TV Episode)
Bud Bundy makes a cameo appearance.
The Real Ghostbusters: Stay Tooned (1990) (TV Episode)
Peter mentions "Married with Static."
Not Necessarily the News: Not Necessarily the Year in Review (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue.
Video Power: New Gang in Town (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Leonard Nimoy/Bill Maher/B.J. Sniff (1991) (TV Episode)
Reference in the TV pilots segment
In Living Color: Homey the Sellout: Part 1 (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Men on Television" sketch
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Parker Lewis Can't Win (1991) (TV Episode)
Parker listens to an ad for "Married with Children" on his clock radio.
At the Movies: Regarding Henry/101 Dalmatians/Point Break/Boys N the Hood/The Miracle (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the next episode teaser.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Al Bundy?"
P.M. Dawn: Set Adrift on Memory Bliss (1991) (Video)
"Christina Applegate, you gotta put me on"
Saved by the Bell: The Last Dance (1991) (TV Episode)
Screech debates between dressing as Bart Simpson or Al Bundy for the costume ball.
Saved by the Bell: The Aftermath (1991) (TV Episode)
Zack turns on the television and hears an announcer say that Married with Children" is the next program to be broadcast.
Dinosaurs: Unmarried... with Children (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Clarissa Explains It All: Crush (1992) (TV Episode)
Furgeson mentions Clarissa could fall for a shoe salesman like Al Bundy
Stay Tuned (1992)
The Ben Stiller Show: With Bobcat Goldthwait (1992) (TV Episode)
The "Skank" narrator says, "It's like 'Married with Children' with heart."
Beavis and Butt-Head: Burger World (1993) (TV Episode)
Al Bundy mentioned
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) (TV Episode)
"a young Al Bundy"
Living Single: Living Single... with Children (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Al Bundy takes command."
All My Children: Episode #1.6404 (1994) (TV Episode)
Tad Martin makes a joke about Al Bundy when Janet uses the phrase "married with children".
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Steve crying over telephone company commercial on TV and wipe tears with paper - like Harry and Lloyd in hot tub
Sonic Outlaws (1995)
Mentioned by a member of Negativland.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Father comes home from work, (sarcastically) thanks for a dinner that's not there
Roundhouse: Endings (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as during the canceled TV series channel sketch.
Baywatch: Baywatch Angels (1996) (TV Episode)
Jack Ripley does an impression of Al Bundy.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Seen on the list of shows that Warren Littlefield is looking at.
Fear (1996)
Regular Guys (1996)
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Dead of the Class/A Spooky and Poil Moment/Y-Files (1996) (TV Episode)
Spooky mentiones "Buried with Children" in "A Spooky and Poil Moment."
The Simpsons: The Canine Mutiny (1997) (TV Episode)
There is an episode that involves the Bundy family spending money using a credit card accidentally issued to Buck the Dog.
You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) (Video Game)
The television series is mentioned in one of the questions.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "These two have every 'Married with Children' on tape."
Drive (1997)
Flash Forward: Expose (1997) (TV Episode)
Miles tells Kilroy that the term "Al Bundy" is a "sign of disrespect."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Space Children (1998) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Married with Children" is blaring away in there.
The New Addams Family: Close Encounters of the Addams Kind (1999) (TV Episode)
David Faustino looks like his character Bud Bundy while his co-star looks like his sister Kelly.
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Dad complaining about the lack of juice
Mystery Science Theater 3000: It Lives by Night (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: "'Married with Children' blaring out of each and every trailer"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Squirm (1999) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Peg Bundy!"
The Simpsons: Missionary: Impossible (2000) (TV Episode)
Peggy Bundy can be seen operating phones in the background of a scene.
Xena: Warrior Princess: Married with Fishsticks (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
In Bad Taste (2000) (TV Movie)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie has a crush on Kelly Bundy.
Forensic Files: Photo Finish (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned, specifically that Linda was scheduled to audition for the show on the day she was murdered.
Nikki: Technical Knockup (2001) (TV Episode)
Dwight's nightmare
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
Al Bundy is mentioned
Betty Blowtorch and Her Amazing True Life Adventures (2003)
Al Bundy's name is mentioned in response to someone with their hand inside the front of their pants.
Law & Order: Married with Children (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
'Futurama' Returns (2007) (Video)
Married with Cardboard poster shown.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.43 (2009) (TV Episode)
Al Bundy is included in a $5,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.139 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $10,000 question
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #6.184 (2010) (TV Episode)
Craig mentions, that he looks like Al Bundy with the black shirt on and does Al's trademark hand "gesture".
#1 Cheerleader Camp (2010) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Exporting Raymond (2010)
mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Thief and the Cobbler (2010) (TV Episode)
The Critic compares Al's laziness to song lyrics
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.93 (2011) (TV Episode)
Sofía Vergara says that she used to watch the show in Colombia dubbed into Spanish
Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mitefall! (2011) (TV Episode)
Ted McGinley mentions this show went for seven more seasons after he joined the cast.
Brows Held High: Me and You and Everyone We Know (2011) (TV Episode)
Richard works in a shoe store, so Oancitizen remarks that this film is a pretentious version of this show.
Conan: What the Butler Smelled (2011) (TV Episode)
Series discussed during Sofia Vergara interview
Conan: If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck, It's a Little Person Dressed as a Duck (2012) (TV Episode)
Conan compares himself to Al Bundy during Steven Ho segment
Saturday Night Live: Sofía Vergara/One Direction (2012) (TV Episode)
Sofia Vergara refers to Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy during the opening monologue.
The Finder: The Conversation (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Willa
Kendra on Top: A Star Is Born (2012) (TV Episode)
Kendra mentions that Rich Correll has worked on the show
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne (2012) (TV Special)
Show mentioned during introduction of Katey Sagal
Hagan Reviews: Sextette (2012) (TV Episode)
"...he sees Marcy from Married with Children talking shit about him on television."
The Cemetery (2013)
While Steve contemplates what happened to modern daytime television, he says Married with Children used to be a good show.
Happily Divorced: Happily Divorced... With Children (2013) (TV Episode)
title reference
I Am Divine (2013)
Poster shown. Plans for Divine to appear in a male role talked about.
DashieXP: I KNOW WHAT THEY WANT! (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD set shown
Cougar Town: Have Love Will Travel (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
DashieXP: R.I.P. MOMENTS 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD set shown
DashieXP: STUCK! (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD set shown
DashieXP: SIR PLEASE! 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD set shown
2 Broke Girls: And the Piece of Sheet (2013) (TV Episode)
Max mentions Al Bundy.
The Mindy Project: L.A. (2014) (TV Episode)
Mindy mentions Al Bundy.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Rep. John Boehner/Matt LeBlanc/Dorian Holley (2014) (TV Episode)
Matt LeBlanc mentions that he was on a spin-off of the show
Episodes: Episode Nine (2014) (TV Episode)
Berta tells Matt she was the junior junior casting person on this show.
DashieXP: MY F#%!*NG DOG TALKS! (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned
You're the Worst: Equally Dead Inside (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jimmy
Awkward Thanksgiving (2014)
Liam slouches on the sofa with his hand down his pants, much like Al Bundy
RuPaul's Drag Race: Conjoined Queens (2015) (TV Episode)
Joshua Allan Eads says, "we are attempting to serve you some Peggy Bundy realness," about their conjoined runway look.
Modern Family: Knock 'Em Down (2015) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions being carried by his football team as a hero, and Al Bundy always mentions being a football hero, scoring four touchdowns in a single game. The name of one of the teams in the bowling league is "Alley of the Dolls", which is the title of the Married with Children episode S02E09. Jay turns away before his pins get knocked down, exactly like Al Bundy.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor (2015) (TV Episode)
Todd says "back when I was in high school I threw four touchdowns in one game," a famous line from this series.
The Cinema Snob: Bingo (2015) (TV Episode)
"And why is the circus being run by Peg Bundy?"
Making a Scene with James Franco: Murdered with Children (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Pinheads: Kenny's Sister (2016) (TV Episode)
Bernie says he's watching Married with Children.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ed O'Neill/Amber Rose/Justin Flom/John Tempesta (2016) (TV Episode)
Ed O'Neill talks about the studio audiences and overseas fans of his former series, and Seth shows stills of the casts of several foreign versions
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016) (TV Movie)
David Faustino plays a character named "Bud."
Difficult People: 36 Candles (2016) (TV Episode)
Marilyn references the series
Dancing with the Stars: TV Night (2016) (TV Episode)
theme song from show is danced to
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Nathan Lane/Genevieve Angelson/Matt Zoller Seitz & Alan Sepinwall/Hannah Welton (2016) (TV Episode)
Reference by Nathan Lane as he speculates on a potential Trump TV lineup
Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.56 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "A Samantha Bee" category
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #9.29 (2017) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question
Modern Family: Do You Believe in Magic (2017) (TV Episode)
Joe has his hand down his pants like Al Bundy.
Bones: The Final Chapter: The Radioactive Panthers in the Party (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Wendell Bray.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.162 (2017) (TV Episode)
Character Al Bundy referenced in clue in the category "TV Roles Now & Then".
Fresh Off the Boat: Pie vs. Cake (2017) (TV Episode)
Seen on a TV Guide cover
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.11 (2017) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Star Crash - Sterne im Duell (2017) (TV Episode)
Al Bundy is mentioned
Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show (2017)
Listed as a TV show from that time.
Deep Fat Fried: Tim Allen = DEEP FAT FRIED (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips Shown
Family Guy: Married with Cancer (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Lords of the Deep (2018) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Another successful adventure for young Al Bundy"
The Simpsons: Mad About the Toy (2019) (TV Episode)
Homer mentions Al Bundy and Ted McGinley while singing the theme song. Also, the sprinklers outside The Simpsons home do the same water routine as the fountain in the opening of Married With Children while the theme song is playing.
TV Sins: Everything Wrong With The Office "Pilot" (2019) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney/Thomas Rhett (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Monkey in the Morning: Be Kind, Rewind (2019) (TV Episode)
The series comes up in discussion.
Monkey in the Morning: Lazy Sunday Music Edition (2019) (TV Episode)
Someone in chat asks Ranting Monkey what the best Al Bundy insult is.
Saturday Night Live: Kit Harington/Sara Bareilles (2019) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Frank Sinatra tribute band' sketch.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Magical Trailer Reactions (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
A Modern Farewell (2020) (TV Special)
Ed O'Neill says he didn't want to do another 30 minute comedy after 11 years on this show.
Night Shade with Michael Malice: Episode #1.345 (2020) (TV Episode)
Michael Malice mentions Peg Bundy.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #16.23 (2020) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
Jeopardy!: Episode #37.13 (2020) (TV Episode)
Reference to Matt LeBlanc's character's name in category "Playing the Part on TV."

Featured in 

Backstage with the Bundys (1992) (TV Special)
clips
Fear (1996)
America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) (TV Movie)
clips from the show are used here
The Omen Legacy (2001) (TV Movie)
Fox's Funniest Outtakes (2002) (TV Special)
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
Scrubs: My Clean Break (2004) (TV Episode)
JD and Turk watch it
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
TV shows in decline: Seven joins Married...With Children
Raising Helen (2004)
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
trope of working class male incompetence
Towelhead (2007)
main character watches MWC episode on TV
20 to 1: TV Couples (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Al and Peg Bundy.
Biography: Married with Children (2010) (TV Episode)
features clips of the show
25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time (2010) (TV Movie)
Al Bundy is #11.
20 to 1: TV's Funniest Neighbours (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Marcy D'Arcy.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fox Television Shows of All Time (2011) (TV Episode)
Married with Children is #3.
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Special)
clips
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable TV Moms (2012) (TV Episode)
Peggy Bundy is the Top Bitchy Mom.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable TV Dads (2012) (TV Episode)
Al Bundy is the Top Bitter Dad.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1990s (2012) (TV Episode)
Married... with Children is #8.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip from the show's opening credits
WatchMojo: Top 10 Married Sitcom Couples (2014) (TV Episode)
Al & Peggy Bundy are #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dysfunctional TV Families (2014) (TV Episode)
The Bundys are #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1980s (2014) (TV Episode)
Married... with Children is #7.
TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Spookiest Halloween Episodes (2014) (Video)
TV episode is featured in this DVD collection
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst TV Parents (2015) (TV Episode)
Al & Peggy Bundy are #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dumb Blondes in Movies and TV (2015) (TV Episode)
Kelly Bundy is #7.
Honest Trailers: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Grumpy TV Characters (2015) (TV Episode)
Al Bundy is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Television Characters of All Time (2016) (TV Episode)
Al Bundy gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Worst TV Husbands (2016) (TV Episode)
Al Bundy is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Wives Who Are the Absolute Worst (2016) (TV Episode)
Peggy Bundy is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Banned TV Episodes (2018) (TV Episode)
Married... with Children: I'll See You in Court (1989) gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Characters Who Got Dumber (2018) (TV Episode)
Kelly Bundy is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Stupidest Live-Action TV Characters (2019) (TV Episode)
Kelly Bundy is #9.
Have a Good Trip (2020)
clip shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Characters Who Were Mentioned But Never Revealed (2020) (TV Episode)
Peg's Mom gets an honorable mention.

Spoofs 

Growing Pains (1985) (TV Series)
The Bundys and the Rhodeses being named for the pro wrestlers King Kong Bundy and Dusty Rhodes is a parody of how the Seavers and their neighbor Koosman were named for the baseball players Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman

Spoofed in 

Heart Breaker (1989)
Porn parody of TV sitcom.
Wiseguy: To Die in Bettendorf (1990) (TV Episode)
While working as shoe salesman, Sid insults an overweight female customer - as happens countless times to Al Bundy.
The Real Ghostbusters: Guess What's Coming to Dinner (1990) (TV Episode)
The ghosts are a reference to The Simpsons as well as the Bundies from Married ...with Children since they look like the Simpsons but sound and act like and are named after the Bundy family.
Married with Hormones (1991) (Video)
Stay Tuned (1992)
The Simpsons: Marge in Chains (1993) (TV Episode)
Ned Flanders watches this on TV.
Married with She-Males (1993) (Video)
Adult Parody
The Simpsons: Deep Space Homer (1994) (TV Episode)
The people at NASA watch a show which is a spoof of this with charactes drawn to look like the originals and impressions of them and similar jokes.
Futurama: A Bicyclops Built for Two (2000) (TV Episode)
The entire episode acts as a spoof of the show. Katey Segal starred in both shows, and her Futurama character starts to dress like her Married With Children character. Another character called Al acts to spoof the M.W.C's Al and other aspects such as over-the-top canned laughter and bickering between the two main characters.
Nikki (2000) (TV Series)
Spoofed while two original actors actually appear.
Robot Chicken: Love, Maurice (2009) (TV Episode)
What happened to David Faustino after this show.
Not Married with Children XXX (2009) (Video)
XXX parody
Not Married with Children XXX 2 (2010) (Video)
XXX parody
Going the Distance (2010)
The scene is an homage to Christine Applegate H.S. Polk High.
Twilight the Porno and Other XXX Parodies (2011) (Video)
XXX parody
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jaywalking participants re-enact the show's opening sequence
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXV (2014) (TV Episode)
Different versions seen on TV
Too Many Cooks (2014) (TV Short)
similar living room
Family Guy: Married with Cancer (2018) (TV Episode)
Title spoof

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