The BEST Episodes of Married... with Children

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2020

Network: FOX

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.

Damn Bundys

#1 - Damn Bundys

Season 11 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 28, 1997

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

star 8.53
218 votes
Directors: Richard Correll
Writers: Ben Montanio, Vince Cheung
Bud on the Side

#2 - Bud on the Side

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 13, 1997

After Al tells Bud to lower his standards in women, Bud starts dating Al's boss Gary.

star 8.32
270 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: Christian McLaughlin, Valerie Ahern
England Show (1)

#3 - England Show (1)

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired May 3, 1992

The Bundys win a free trip to England, but the villagers of Lower Uncton, England, want to get rid of all male Bundys in the world to break a curse cast upon their village.

star 8.31
241 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ellen L. Fogle
The Proposition

#4 - The Proposition

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired May 23, 1993

Al's old girlfriend wants to buy Al from Peggy for $500,000.

star 8.23
327 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Arthur Silver
Luck of the Bundys

#5 - Luck of the Bundys

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 26, 1993

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

star 8.21
331 votes
Directors: Tony Singletary
Writers: Richard Gurman
The Stepford Peg

#6 - The Stepford Peg

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 6, 1997

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

star 8.20
278 votes
Directors: Amanda Bearse
Writers: Christian McLaughlin, Valerie Ahern
Teacher Pets

#7 - Teacher Pets

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 5, 1992

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 8.17
280 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Katherine Green
The Naked and the Dead, but Mostly the Naked

#8 - The Naked and the Dead, but Mostly the Naked

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 8, 1995

Peggy and her friends join the men at a visit to the nudie bar to find out why the men spend so much time there. Meanwhile, Kelly gets a part in a weight loss commercial.

star 8.16
333 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: Michael Moye
I Want My Psycho Dad (2)

#9 - I Want My Psycho Dad (2)

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 18, 1994

Thanks to Jefferson, Al gets to talk to the U.S. Senate about Psycho Dad's cancellation.

star 8.12
338 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: David Castro
Chicago Shoe Exchange

#10 - Chicago Shoe Exchange

Season 11 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 9, 1997

Al and Griff start a barter to get a massage chair. Meanwhile, Kelly gives massages to Bud.

star 8.11
350 votes
Directors: Mark K. Samuels
Writers: Eric Abrams, Matthew Berry
Married... with Prom Queen: The Sequel (2)

#11 - Married... with Prom Queen: The Sequel (2)

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 30, 1989

Peggy tries desperately to get more votes but it seems that most of the people are going to vote for Connie. Bud and Kelly ask Marcy and Steve about the sixties and after some history, Bud and Kelly dress up as hippies and visit the prom. Al runs into his old rival Jack, who appears to be Connie's husband, and Al and Jack decides to fight outside. Meanwhile, Peg rigs the election ... will she win?

star 8.07
343 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ellen L. Fogle
Hot Off the Grill

#12 - Hot Off the Grill

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 3, 1989

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

star 8.05
595 votes
Writers: Michael Moye, Ron Leavitt
Grime and Punishment

#13 - Grime and Punishment

Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 20, 1997

Bud asks Al to repair the basement after Al starts charging him rent. When Al refuses, Bud calls a health inspector who makes Al live in the basement after it is deemed uninhabitable.

star 8.00
270 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: Bob Fisher, Steve Faber
And Baby Makes Money

#14 - And Baby Makes Money

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 1990

Al and Peggy try to have another baby after a dead relative promised $500,000 to the couple who provide an heir named after him.

star 8.00
332 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Art Everett
The Egg and I

#15 - The Egg and I

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 16, 1992

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 8.00
341 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Ellen L. Fogle
Breaking up is Easy to Do (1)

#16 - Breaking up is Easy to Do (1)

Season 11 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 24, 1997

Al and Peggy split up after seeing a marriage counselor. Kelly must learn to box to get a part in a movie.

star 8.00
233 votes
Directors: Mark Samuels
Writers: Eric Abrams, Matthew Berry
The Unnatural

#17 - The Unnatural

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 1990

Al's softball team wants to bench him before the big championship, but Peggy, Kelly and Bud hold three of the required votes to omit him. Peggy is swayed by the hunk who will replace Al, while it takes food to get the kids' votes.

star 8.00
342 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Katherine Green
Ship Happens (1)

#18 - Ship Happens (1)

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 19, 1995

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

star 7.97
274 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Michele J. Wolff
Requiem for a Chevyweight (1)

#19 - Requiem for a Chevyweight (1)

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 10, 1996

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 7.95
289 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Bob Fisher, Steve Faber
Al Goes to the Dogs

#20 - Al Goes to the Dogs

Season 10 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 24, 1996

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 7.94
234 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: Gary B. Bowren, Laurie Lee-Goss
Sleepless in Chicago

#21 - Sleepless in Chicago

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 23, 1994

Al has to lie in bed next to Marcy while Jefferson switches Marcy's valuable Barbie doll, that Jefferson just bought her, for a regular one.

star 7.94
317 votes
Directors: Katherine Green
Writers: Katherine Green
Scared Single

#22 - Scared Single

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 7, 1993

Al tries to help a young man forget the idea of marriage. Meanwhile, Kelly gets stung by bees and becomes crazy.

star 7.94
285 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: Katherine Green
'Til Death Do Us Part

#23 - 'Til Death Do Us Part

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 25, 1993

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 7.94
295 votes
Directors: Gerry Cohen
Writers: Stacie Lipp
No Chicken, No Check

#24 - No Chicken, No Check

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 10, 1993

Kelly and Bud buy a car to share, but sharing a car leads to fighting, and the Bundy children has to double date.

star 7.94
278 votes
Directors: Tony Singletary
Writers: Ralph R. Farquhar
Assault and Batteries

#25 - Assault and Batteries

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired May 8, 1994

When Al tries to change some batteries, the computer locks him inside a store. Meanwhile, Kelly and Bud celebrate Buck's birthday.

star 7.94
235 votes
Directors: Sam W. Orender
Writers: David Castro