Married With Children: The Complete First Season

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Overview

The complete first season of Married...With Children comes to DVD for the first time from Columbia TriStar. This two-disc set contains all 13 episodes from the first season originally aired on FOX in 1987. Presented with a standard full-screen transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo sound in English. Closed captions are accessible. Special features include the hour-long Married...With Children Reunion Special originally aired on FOX in 2003. Also includes bonus trailers and promos. ...
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Overview

The complete first season of Married...With Children comes to DVD for the first time from Columbia TriStar. This two-disc set contains all 13 episodes from the first season originally aired on FOX in 1987. Presented with a standard full-screen transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo sound in English. Closed captions are accessible. Special features include the hour-long Married...With Children Reunion Special originally aired on FOX in 2003. Also includes bonus trailers and promos.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Married With Children reunion special; New comedy sneak peek!; Bonus trailers
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Editorial Reviews

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When it first went on the air in April 1987, seeking to lure younger viewers deemed underserved by the Big Three broadcast networks, the Fox Broadcasting Company ran a lot of shows up the flagpole in search of a salute. The hearty and nearly unanimous critical raspberry that greeted its Sunday night offering Married…with Children elevated the sitcom to standard-bearer status as the show that epitomized Fox's edgy, underdog status. This first-season collection offers the first 13 episodes from Married's freshman season, a hilarious study in boorish middle-class dysfunction. The head of the household is Al Bundy Ed O'Neill, a working stiff in the Archie Bunker mold who also exhibits a dangerous Randy Quaid streak -- that is, the Randy Quaid from the National Lampoon's Vacation movies. Al's wife, Peggy Katey Sagal, amalgamates most of the big-hair, lazy, dim-bulb suburban stereotypes into one loudmouthed package and invariably stuffs the package into not-quite-enough clothes. Peg's passion for snug attire is better suited to the family's teen daughter, Kelly Christina Applegate, who has it going on in ways that only underscore the utter cluelessness of her younger brother, Bud David Faustino. In these early episodes, relatively straightlaced next-door neighbors Marcy and Steve Rhoades Amanda Bearse, David Garrison get lots of chances to look aghast at the Bundys, although they will later lighten up. Viewers lightened up to the sitcom pretty early; and while this first season didn't draw particularly high ratings, it drew enough viewers to rank among Fox's first hits. Kelly and Bud, ages 15 and 11, respectively, both passed legal age before the show ran out of gas a decade later, after 259 episodes. These 13 are not as polished as some of the later episodes, but they're fresher for it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2003
  • UPC: 043396016514
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,552

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ed O'Neill Al Bundy
Katey Sagal Peg Bundy
Christina Applegate Kelly Bundy
David Faustino Bud Franklin Bundy
David Garrison Steve Rhoades
Amanda Bearse Marcy Rhoades
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selections
      Pilot
      Thinergy
      Sixteen Years and What Do You Get?
      But I Didn't Shoot the Deputy
      Have You Driven a Ford Lately?
      Whose Room Is It Anyway?
      Al Loses His Cherry
      Peggy Sue Got Work
      Married... Without Children
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selections
      The Poker Game
      Where's the Boss?
      Nightmare on Al's Street
      Johnny Be Gone
   Special Features
      Married... With Children Reunion Special
      New Comedy Sneak Preview
      Trailers
         TV Action Favorites
         TV Comedy Favorites
         The Sweetest Thing
   Trailers
      TV Action Favorites
      TV Comedy Favorites
      The Sweetest Thing
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    WOW NOT BAD LOVE IT! I LOVE BUD!

    WOW IM SO HAPPY I HAVE THE FIRST SEASON OF MWC THIS WAS AND IS THE GREATEST TV SITCOM EVER A FAMILY THATS NOT SO NORMAL I CAN SO MUCH RELATE TO THAT MY FAMILY ISN'T ALL THAT NORMAL EITHER SO I GUESSS YOU CAN SAY WERE JUST LIKE THE GOOD OLD BUNDYS DEALING WITH MONEY AND ANNOYING PEOPLE JUST LIKE THE 2 NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS BUT MAN I LOVE MARRIED WITH CHILDREN! AND I LOVE BUD THIS IS THE BEST TV SHOW EVER! GOD BLESS MWC! THANKS FOE MWC!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best television show.

    Married with children is one of the best television shows out there. After watching it I can't wait for the secont season to get out. It's filled with hours of laughter. And even more to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OH MY, OH MY

    Married with children is the best, the king of all comedies.

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