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Marriage And Television

If you grew up in the 1980s or early 1990s, then you probably watched at least one episode of “Married With Children.” The show featured Al Bundy and his wife Peggy along with his two children, Bud and Kelly. The television show wasn’t that popular when it first aired. Activists groups started writing letters to complain about the topics on the show, which is when its popularity climbed. Ed O’Neill didn’t have to do much to secure the role of Al Bundy. He walked through a front door with his shoulders slumped and the classic Bundy appearance, and producers hired him right there because they knew that he understood the role. He is also the only one to be in every episode. When fans had birthdays, Ed would call them, but he would call collect so that they would have to pay for the conversation. The show is the longest live-action comedy that Fox has aired. There might have been some tension between Al and Marcy on the show because Ed didn’t get along with Amanda Bearse in person. Some of her decisions in life weren’t at the top of Ed’s list of things that he thought were right to do, so they tended to disagree backstage.

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