The BEST Episodes of Married... with Children

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2019

Network: FOX (US)

This Fox comedy broke the mold of unbelievably selfless family characters which had become the norm in American sitcoms of the 1980's. Al Bundy, shoe salesman, fears the frequent amorous advances of his ditsy wife Peggy, who henpecks him and frivolously spends all of his money, reliving his 4 touchdowns in a single game at high school. Supporting characters include their two shallow, self-serving teenage children Kelly and Bud, as well as nosy neighbor Marcy and her husband.

The Stepford Peg

#1 - The Stepford Peg

Season 11 - Episode 10

When Peggy gets amnesia, Al turns her into the perfect wife, which makes everyone happy, except Marcy.

star 8.08
111 votes
Directors: Amanda Bearse
Writers: Valerie Ahern, Christian McLaughlin
Hot Off the Grill

#2 - Hot Off the Grill

Season 4 - Episode 1

Marcy's dead aunt's ashes end up in the Labor Day hamburgers.

star 7.99
258 votes
Writers: Michael Moye, Ron Leavitt
Teacher Pets

#3 - Teacher Pets

Season 6 - Episode 21

Bud juggles two women at once, one being Miss McGowen, his English teacher. Meanwhile, the family ignores Peggy when she is sick and Al gets free pizza by attending children's birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese.

star 7.96
137 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Katherine Green
Get the Dodge Outta Hell

#4 - Get the Dodge Outta Hell

Season 9 - Episode 16

On their way to Wanker County, the Bundys stop at the car wash, where their Dodge disappears.

star 7.95
118 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Larry Jacobson
Luck of the Bundys

#5 - Luck of the Bundys

Season 8 - Episode 4

When the Bundys start having good luck, Al remembers the Bundy Curse and realizes he is doomed.

star 7.93
161 votes
Directors: Tony Singletary
Writers: Richard Gurman
Spring Break (1)

#6 - Spring Break (1)

Season 10 - Episode 18

During Spring Break, Kelly and friends seduce Bud and friends' airline tickets and hotel reservations at Fort Lauderdale. Al, Jefferson, and Griff go to Fort Lauderdale to judge a bikini contest. When Marcy sees Jefferson and Al on a Spring Break TV special, she heads out to Fort Lauderdale with Bud and friends.

star 7.93
92 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Kim Weiskopf
I Can't Believe It's Butter

#7 - I Can't Believe It's Butter

Season 10 - Episode 13

Al's friends get addicted to calling a woman named Butter at a 1-900 phone sex line, but Al finds out that the woman is Peg's mother.

star 7.90
102 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: Scott Zimbler, Joel Valentincic
Al Goes to the Dogs

#8 - Al Goes to the Dogs

Season 10 - Episode 21

Al's construction of a dog house for Lucky is constantly interrupted when a building instructor hired by Marcy complains about every little detail.

star 7.90
93 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: Gary B. Bowren, Laurie Lee-Goss
Ship Happens (1)

#9 - Ship Happens (1)

Season 9 - Episode 18

The Bundys and D'Arcys go on a Caribbean cruise.

star 7.90
108 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Michele J. Wolff
The Dance Show

#10 - The Dance Show

Season 5 - Episode 5

Al doesn't mind Peggy going out with Marcy every night to a ballroom dance hall and dance the night away with a handsome man named Andy, until another man, named Pete, tells Al that Peggy is stealing someone's husband - his.

star 7.90
173 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Arthur Silver
Requiem for a Chevyweight (1)

#11 - Requiem for a Chevyweight (1)

Season 11 - Episode 4

Al's Dodge starts sputtering so he sends the rest of the family to find a fuel pump for it while he recalls the good old days in his Dodge.

star 7.89
122 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Steve Faber, Bob Fisher
The Egg and I

#12 - The Egg and I

Season 6 - Episode 17

Steve Rhoades returns to reclaim his wife, but is shocked to find out that Marcy remarried. The Bundys argue whether friendship is more important than money when they find out that Steve is on the run from the police for stealing a rare egg from a national park.

star 7.89
143 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ellen L. Fogle
Oldies but Young 'Uns

#13 - Oldies but Young 'Uns

Season 5 - Episode 17

Al goes crazy trying to remember the name of a song he heard on the radio.

star 7.89
161 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Bill Prady
Get Outta Dodge

#14 - Get Outta Dodge

Season 8 - Episode 18

Al will get a new Viper for his Dodge if he lets people film a video of the Dodge crossing the 1 million mile mark. Meanwhile, Kelly tries to find Waldo.

star 7.89
124 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: Mark Driscoll
Lez Be Friends

#15 - Lez Be Friends

Season 11 - Episode 21

Marcy becomes jealous when her lesbian cousin, Mandy, comes to visit.

star 7.88
92 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Pamela Eells
'Til Death Do Us Part

#16 - 'Til Death Do Us Part

Season 7 - Episode 22

Al's lack of performance in the bedroom makes him the laugh of the town, so Al sets his mind on getting back in shape.

star 7.88
124 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Stacie Lipp
The Godfather

#17 - The Godfather

Season 5 - Episode 13

Al becomes the neighborhood godfather when Kelly starts dating a 41-year-old man with the right connections.

star 7.88
177 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ralph R. Farquhar
Requiem for a Chevyweight (2)

#18 - Requiem for a Chevyweight (2)

Season 11 - Episode 5

Al buries the Dodge and leases a new sports car. Meanwhile, Peggy digs up the Dodge so she can sell the engine.

star 7.87
118 votes
Directors: Amanda Bearse
Writers: Russell Marcus
No Pot to Pease In

#19 - No Pot to Pease In

Season 9 - Episode 9

Kelly reveals a bit too much about her family when she auditions for a part in a sitcom, and the producers base the new sitcom on the Bundy household.

star 7.87
128 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: John Glenn Houston
Kelly's Gotta Habit

#20 - Kelly's Gotta Habit

Season 11 - Episode 3

Kelly must sign a morals clause when she gets a commercial part playing a nun. Meanwhile, Al gets to be on Cops as Officer Dan's partner.

star 7.87
133 votes
Directors: Amanda Bearse
Writers: Laurie Lee-Goss, Garry Bowren
Calendar Girl

#21 - Calendar Girl

Season 10 - Episode 16

Al convinces Bud to make a calendar with beautiful women in order to win a rivalry.

star 7.85
108 votes
Directors: Amanda Bearse
Writers: Fran E. Kaufer
A Little Off the Top

#22 - A Little Off the Top

Season 8 - Episode 12

Al ends up being circumcised after the surgeons misread the doctor's instructions.

star 7.85
138 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: Michael Moye
Driving Mr. Boondy

#23 - Driving Mr. Boondy

Season 9 - Episode 2

Al must renew his drivers license... and Bud is his driving instructor.

star 7.84
140 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Donald Beck
Shoeless Al

#24 - Shoeless Al

Season 9 - Episode 25

Al can't wear shoes because of his phony lawsuit against the mall.

star 7.83
101 votes
Directors: Amanda Bearse
Writers: Bootsie
Damn Bundys

#25 - Damn Bundys

Season 11 - Episode 20

Al makes a pact with the devil and gets to play for the Chicago Bears.

star 7.83
100 votes
Directors: Richard Correll
Writers: Ben Montanio, Vince Cheung