Married... with Children

The WORST episodes of Married... with Children

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 5/9/2022Network: FOX
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Radio Free Trumaine
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6.45
337 votes

#1 - Radio Free Trumaine

Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/7/1995

In an attempt for a spinoff, we follow the lives of DJs Oliver Cole and Mark Campbell at a local radio station at Bud's college. Oliver and Mark risk being expelled for revealing the truth about dean Steve Rhoades' past.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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Top of the Heap
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6.61
322 votes

#2 - Top of the Heap

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/7/1991

In a spinoff attempt of Married ... with Children, we follow the lives of Charlie and Vinnie Verducci. Charlie wants Vinnie to marry rich to get a better life and they go to a formal fund raiser to meet rich women.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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Enemies
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6.81
267 votes

#3 - Enemies

Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/14/1996

In another spinoff attempt, Kelly ends up in the middle of a couple.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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I'm Going to Sweatland
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7.02
632 votes

#4 - I'm Going to Sweatland

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/20/1988

Peg thinks she might have seen Elvis at the mall and Marcy notices a pit stain shaped like him on Al's shirt. Elvis fans come flocking around just to see it.

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The Legend of Ironhead Haynes
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7.11
277 votes

#5 - The Legend of Ironhead Haynes

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/1/1994

Al loses his precious parking space after insulting a fat woman, which leads to "No Ma'am" seeking out to find a guru, Ironhead Haynes, and seek his advice.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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A Taxing Problem
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7.18
420 votes

#6 - A Taxing Problem

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/14/1990

After Peggy lied on the Bundy taxes, Al has to find a quick way to raise money for the audit, and when a couple offers good money for Peggy's hair, Al must find a way to convince her.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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A Shoe Room with a View
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7.24
378 votes

#7 - A Shoe Room with a View

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/1995

When Al suggests an aerobics studio for the open lot next door, he puts peep holes in the wall, but all of the students are fat.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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Thinnergy
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7.25
1513 votes

#8 - Thinnergy

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/12/1987

Marcy gives Peggy the book "Thinnergy", which is a book about health. Very inspired by the book, Peggy goes on a diet and tries to convince the family to join in, but they refuse. When the diet makes Peggy really annoying, Steve convinces Al to join the diet, and persuades Peggy to quit.

Directors: Linda Day
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Business Sucks (1)
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7.25
346 votes

#9 - Business Sucks (1)

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/2/1994

NO MA'AM counter-protests against Marcy and company when Al banishes a customer for nursing her baby. Meanwhile, train accidents delay Peggy's trip home.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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Looking for a Desk in All the Wrong Places
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7.27
324 votes

#10 - Looking for a Desk in All the Wrong Places

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/6/1991

Peggy and Marcy go out on a journey to buy back all of Marcy's childhood furniture, which Jefferson sold.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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If Al Had a Hammer
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7.27
460 votes

#11 - If Al Had a Hammer

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/22/1991

Al builds a private room for himself, using the Bundy hammer. Meanwhile, Bud starts going by "Grandmaster B," but nobody can remember his nickname right.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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Nooner or Later
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7.30
284 votes

#12 - Nooner or Later

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/10/1994

Peggy must convince Al to come home for a "nooner" in order to win a big radio contest. Meanwhile, Bud and Kelly wait in a very long line to buy concert tickets.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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Hood 'n the Boyz
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7.30
370 votes

#13 - Hood 'n the Boyz

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/12/1993

Al helps his childhood girlfriend deal with a young tough guy and his gang.

Directors: Tony Singletary
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Sofa So Good
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7.30
334 votes

#14 - Sofa So Good

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/16/1994

While Al and Peggy are away at a family reunion, Kelly's boyfriend ruins Peggy's couch. Bud and Kelly have to find a new couch similar to the one they had.

Directors: Amanda Bearse
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The Weaker Sex
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7.32
372 votes

#15 - The Weaker Sex

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/1995

Al says he thinks women are weak when Peggy and Marcy begin taking a self defense class. But a newscrew labels Al as weak when Peggy punches a man trying to steal Al's wallet.

Directors: Amanda Bearse
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Poppy's By the Tree (2)
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7.33
689 votes

#16 - Poppy's By the Tree (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/1987

Peg is kidnapped by the axe murderer and it's up to Al to save her.

Directors: Linda Day
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Dud Bowl II
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7.33
324 votes

#17 - Dud Bowl II

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/26/1995

Marcy tries to do her best to stop it when her bank wants to dedicate a scoreboard at Polk High... to Al.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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Whose Room Is It Anyway?
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7.36
1114 votes

#18 - Whose Room Is It Anyway?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/26/1987

Steve and Marcy plan on adding another room to their house with their tax refund. Al tries to coax Steve into building a pool room, while Peg and Marcy decide on an exercise room. Who will win?

Directors: Zane Buzby
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1)
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7.36
671 votes

#19 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1)

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/1987

Marcy and Steve have a fight, which leads to Marcy joining Peggy and her friends going to a strip club, where Marcy accidentally loses her wedding ring ... down a stripper's pants.

Directors: Linda Day
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Married... Without Children
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7.36
808 votes

#20 - Married... Without Children

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/17/1987

In an attempt to spice up their marriage, Al and Peg check in at a hotel, while Steve and Marcy babysit Bud and Kelly. The Rhoades' learn that babysitting the young Bundys is a mistake when the kids turn their home into a rioting party.

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Love Conquers Al
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7.37
344 votes

#21 - Love Conquers Al

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/10/1995

Al, Peggy, and her parents go to a marriage retreat and water park to get her parents back together. Meanwhile, Kelly has a guy she likes, Carlos, who agrees to date her if Bud can amuse his sister.

Directors: Amanda Bearse
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Look Who's Barking
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7.37
312 votes

#22 - Look Who's Barking

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/10/1991

Buck brings a female dog into the house, and feels neglected when the family only care about the new dog.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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At the Zoo
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7.37
450 votes

#23 - At the Zoo

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/26/1989

Steve spends time at the zoo with the Bundys instead of looking for a job, which upsets Marcy.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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Poppy's By the Tree (1)
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7.38
831 votes

#24 - Poppy's By the Tree (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/27/1987

In the second season opener, the Bundys go to a sleazy, dumpy motel in Dumpwater Florida. Trouble head their way when an axe murderer, who hates tourists, arrives.

Directors: Linda Day
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What I Did for Love
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7.38
359 votes

#25 - What I Did for Love

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/1992

Peggy tries to make Al more interested in having sex with her by purchasing new dresses, unsucessfully.

Directors: Gerry Cohen
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