Talking about the television industry in the late 80s and end of 90s the TV series and sitcoms played a vital role in getting TRPs for them. It was really the sitcoms who were driving the television industry. From that list, the top drivers were shows like Home Improvement, Fresh Prince of Bell-Air and Married… with Children who were winning over. But Married… With children was one of its own kind. It instigated a lot of careers of all the newbie actors and have helped them to showcase their talents to the audience. The cast of the show also includes the famous comedian Chistina Applegate, who played the role of the daughter of the lead actor Al Bundy and got eminent for her exception comic timing.
After being introduced to the world as Bundy neighbor Marcy Rhoades-D’arcy on Married… with Children, Amanda Bearse only appeared in other shows a handful of times before finally shifting to a career in directing. She’s helped direct hit shows like Dharma & Greg, MADtv, and Rosie O’Donnell’s The Big Gay Sketch Show. It was also revealed later on that she no longer got along with her co-star, Ed O’Neill.
In fact, the latter didn’t get an invite when she got married to Carrie Schenken in 2010 from fear of O’Neill laughing during the ceremony. Turns out O’Neill was much like his onscreen character, who teased Bearse’s character endlessly about her chicken legs.
Katey Sagal became among the many notable actors recognized for their work in television. After becoming famous while on Married… with Children, Sagal went on to star in many other high profile TV shows, such as Sons of Anarchy as Gemma Teller. In September 2014, Sagal was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame–right next to co-star Ed O’Neill’s.
Remember Peggy Bundy’s hometown, Wanker County? Throughout the show, the remote and small area of “Wanker County” became a recurring joke for its inbreeding problem. According to Al Bundy, in Wanker County, “Nothing says lovin’ like marryin’ your cousin.” Obviously, there would absolutely be no need for any online dating services in that area!
Perhaps one of the main reasons why fans got helplessly hooked on Married… with Children and its family is the fact that they, especially Al Bundy, were all so caught up in their misfortunes that they ended up not being able to attain the life that they wanted. Heck, Al even couldn’t afford to have separate plots in the cemetery for him and his wife Peggy. Like a car crash, you feel terrible about it but still just couldn’t look away.