Married...with Children quiz!


By: Olivia Cantor

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage... Well... usually, but that was not always the case with Al Bundy and his wife, Peggy from Married.... with Children. Al,  a high school football star turned shoe salesman played by Ed O'Neill, and Peggy (Katey Sagal), a stay-at-home mom who was prone to laziness, were known for their discontent and sometimes snarky relationship. This was certainly no Cosby Show.

The show, which originally aired from April 5, 1987 to June 9, 1997, is the longest-lasting live-action sitcom on Fox. It followed the lives of the couple and their children Kelly played by Christina Applegate and portrayed as an attractive ditz, and their son Bud who is smart but unpopular and was played by David Faustino.

Their neighbors include Steve Rhoades and his feminist wife Marcy, who later gets remarried to Jefferson D'Arcy, a white-collar criminal who becomes her "trophy husband" and Al's sidekick. Most of the story lines revolved around Al's schemes failing due to his own dim wit and bad luck.

 Its theme song is "Love and Marriage" performed by Frank Sinatra from the 1955 television production Our Town.

Did you already know all that? If you consider yourself an expert or maybe just a fan, here's your chance to test your "Married... with Children" knowledge? Go ahead and take this quiz! 

"Married... with Children" is a sitcom about what kind of family?

The show's creators wanted to do a sitcom that’s a complete opposite of the do-good sweet bonding family sitcoms popular in the ‘80s, hence this show.


The sitcom aired as the very first primetime TV series to air on this not-yet-too-popular network during the ‘90s.

"Married... with Children" aired several times in a given week during its first few episodes in the new network.


The show featured the lives of which family?

The Bundys were actually named after pro wrestler King Kong Bundy.


What is the name of the head of the Bundy family?

Al was played by Ed O’Neill and described as a a misanthrope, afflicted by the "Bundy curse" that left him with an unrewarding career and a family that doesn't really respect him.


Al works in what kind of company?

This job is not exactly Al’s dream job, but he gets by.


Al works in Gary’s Shoes as what?

In majority of the series, Al doesn’t get to meet his employer until the last few seasons.


Al got married to his high school girlfriend. What is her name?

Peggy was played by Katey Sagal and portrayed as a lazy, money-hungry wife who refused to do housework or get a job. She was very critical of Al and would often steal his money which led to him going into debt.


What are Peggy Bundy’s daily activities?

Peggy is far from being domesticated, as evident in her home activities which included watching TV all day or going out to shop.


Peggy always has a handful of these nearby whenever she’s watching TV.

Peggy’s box of bonbons are ever-present whenever she watches Oprah or Donahue.


One physical characteristic identified with Peggy Bundy is this kind of hairdo.

Katey Sagal came up with this ‘do as she wanted to satirize housewives’ looks during the '60s.


What is the name of the only Bundy daughter?

Kelly was played by Christina Applegate and the first born of the Bundy family. She is portrayed as the stereotypical "dumb blonde" and would date many men which drove her dad crazy.


What is Al’s term of endearment for his daughter?

Despite her bimbo appearance and attitude, Al is very protective of his daughter.


Kelly Bundy’s characterization represents this kind of female stereotype.

Kelly has some back story of being intelligent during her childhood, though, which sometimes appears in some episodes of her teen years.


What happens to promiscuous Kelly’s numerous boyfriends whenever they encounter Al at home?

Usually, Al fakes friendliness toward the boys, and then leads them near the door, only to throw them out and shuts the door behind them.


What is the name of the only Bundy son?

Bud was played by David Faustino and portrayed as the most intelligent family member, and the first Bundy to attend college. He's notoriously awkward and constantly thinks about sex which leads to uncomfortable encounters with women. As a result, he develops an alter ego named "Grandmaster B", a bad-boy rapper from New York City.


Bud was actually named after this, one of Al’s life favorites.

Al is often seen with a beer in hand while watching TV, so it’s no wonder that his son will be named after this beverage.


Since Bud is into rap music, he has this rapper alter ego. What is his rapper name?

Bud’s family often ridicules him and calls him Bed-wetter B instead.


What is the name of Bud’s other alter ego, the one he puts on when he wants to impress the girls?

Regardless of his Cool Bud image, his put-on suave persona isn’t so successful with the ladies.


What is the name of the Bundys’ next door neighbor, whom Peggy considers her best friend and Al treats as his enemy?

Marcy was played by Amanda Bearse and portrayed as an educated banker, feminist, and environmentalist who is the leader of the anti-man group known as FANG (Feminists Against Neanderthal Guys).


In the first few seasons, Marcy is depicted as married to which of these guys?

David Garrison took on the role of Steve, March's first husband who was portrayed as a nerdy banker who often gets tangled up in Al's schemes. Steve's most prized possession is his Mercedes Benz, which he never lets Marcy drive. Steve can't handle Marcy's controlling behavior and eventually leaves her during the fourth season to become a forest ranger at Yosemite National Park


In the latter seasons, Marcy is depicted as married to this person, somewhat an anti-thesis of her former husband.

Ted McGinley played pretty boy Jefferson, a scam artist to whom Marcy suddenly discovers she is married to. Unlike Steve, Jefferson is unemployed and lazy and takes advantage of Marcy for money. When he gets caught, he distracts her through charm and bartering sex.


Marcy works in what kind of industry?

Marcy once got into trouble with her bank for approving a loan for Al.


What is the acronym of Al’s anti-feminist group?

Al’s friends are also members of this organization, which stands for National Organization of Men Against Amazonian Masterhood.


The feminist Marcy also has a group that goes against Al’s NO MA’AM. What is its acronym?

Marcy’s group, which stands for Feminists Against Neanderthal Guys. is considered more of an anti-macho one than a feminist organization.


What is the name of the Bundys’ first dog?

Buck the dog’s thoughts are often heard by the audience, providing another comedic thread to the show.


When Buck died, he actually came back and was reincarnated in another dog. What is the name of the new dog?

It is said that Buck was reincarnated back to the Bundy family because of his previous wisecracks about them.


What is Al’s signature trademark whenever he sits on the couch to watch TV?

Al often dons this pose whenever watching his favorite TV show or John Wayne films.


Where do the Bundys live?

The Bundys live in a fictional suburb located within Chicago.


Marcy’s first husband, Steve, left her to work as a forest ranger in which popular nature sanctuary?

The Yosemite National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Marcy’s newer husband, Jefferson, is handsome but terribly lazy and self-centered. In this sense, he is more close to the character of which Bundy family member?

Al and Jefferson eventually become friends, earning Marcy’s ire.


Al receives the shock of his life when he discovers this fact about his employer Gary.

Gary is the female boss played by Janet Carroll. She appeared in seven episodes from 1994 to 1997.


Who is this future "Friends" star who appeared in the show as Vinnie Verducci, one of Kelly’s boyfriends?

Matt also starred in the failed "Married With Children" spinoff shows.


What is the title of the show’s theme song?

Prior to being used in this show, the song was actually used in another TV show called "Our Town."


“Love and Marriage” was sung by which legendary crooner?

The song was composed by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen and performed by Frank Sinatra Jr.


"Married ... With Children" is the longest-running sitcom on Fox. How many seasons did it have?

The show ran from 1987 to 1997.


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