Despite its huge success and fandom, producing an episode of the sitcom was a large expense.Each episode of Married With Children cost the creators and producers around $ 1 Million per episode, which is would explain the series’ untimely cancellation.
is a Sitcom about consummate loser Al Bundy: once a high school football hero dating the hottest girl in school, he is now a balding, starving, destitute shoe salesman.
Meanwhile, the same girl that he married is now a useless, bickering TV junkie.
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Applegate has scored roles in several films including Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, The Sweetest Thing and the Anchorman movies and had the lead in the TV sitcoms Jesse, Samantha Who?
He's still driving the same piece-of-junk car he bought in high school and is cursed with a moronic daughter who really gets around, a smart but perverted son, and a lazy dog that might as well be a throw rug.
The show premiered on April 5, 1987 as the very first program ever shown by the brand new Fox Network. It was a constant ratings success until it ended in June 1997; it's still Fox's longest-running live-action sitcom.
Each broadcast became too expensive and the profit margin wasn’t scale-able to the show’s cult success.
While Katey Sagal read for her audition as Peggy Bundy, she really wanted to get into character and prove that she owns it, and apparently, since she had a pre-notion of what her character should look like, she literally dressed the part when she showed up with a huge red wig.
Little about this harrowing situation can be made into a positive, for although the idea of Al (and, to a lesser extent, Bud and Kelly) being saddled with an unwanted new baby is comedic and suits his character, the introduction of — and preparation for — a child naturally drags the show down among the typical family fare that it once so consciously tried to spoof.