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.
The neighbors take refuge from a twister.
Al and Griff blackmail Gary, because of a bad promotion contest, when they find the shoes from the shoe store are made by children in sweatshops. Meanwhile, Peggy wins a microwave and Kelly and her try to hide it from Al.
Kelly must sign a morals clause when she gets a commercial part playing a nun. Meanwhile, Al gets to be on Cops as Officer Dan's partner.
Al's Dodge starts sputtering so he sends the rest of the family to find a fuel pump for it while he recalls the good old days in his Dodge.
Al buries the Dodge and leases a new sports car. Meanwhile, Peggy digs up the Dodge so she can sell the engine.
Al goes to look for his aunt's pie, but finds she is dead.
Peggy and Kelly both enter a singing contest when they are on vacation in Missouri.
Al and Griff are fired during the holidays and have to take small jobs in the mall. Meanwhile, Kelly and Bud swipe biblical figures from the D'Arcys' nativity scene and Peggy enters the neighborhood Christmas decoration contest.
Al is sued by all of the overweight women he has insulted in the past, and they hold a trial in the shoe store. Meanwhile, Kelly and Bud tint the windows on Al's car for his birthday gift.
When Peggy gets amnesia, Al turns her into the perfect wife, which makes everyone happy, except Marcy.
After Al tells Bud to lower his standards in women, Bud starts dating Al's boss Gary.
Bud asks Al to repair the basement after Al starts charging him rent. When Al refuses, Bud calls a health inspector who makes Al live in the basement after it is deemed uninhabitable.
Seeking regular meals, Al and Griff join the army, but end up having to help with a garbage strike.
Al and Peggy split up after seeing a marriage counselor. Kelly must learn to box to get a part in a movie.
Al moves into a room in the airport. Meanwhile, Peggy finds a new boyfriend.
Kelly and Bud finds that Peggy's new boyfriend will force them to work if he marries Peggy.
A disguised Peggy starts dancing at the nudie bar, and Al loves her character, not knowing that it is Peggy.
Kelly guest appears on a kiddie show, but ends up taking over the entire show. Al and Peggy get twin beds.
Marcy gets Jefferson a membership to the health club and he becomes a spectacle there. Meanwhile, Bud directs when Al and Kelly star in a commercial for the shoe store.
Al makes a pact with the devil and gets to play for the Chicago Bears.
Marcy becomes jealous when her lesbian cousin, Mandy, comes to visit.
Bud's pen-pal from prison and her boyfriend pay a visit to the Bundy household and takes the family hostage, but Kelly ends up falling in love with the boyfriend.
With hours before Kelly's wedding, Al learns that Kelly's new beau is lusting for other women and since Kelly is his daughter, he takes offense to that.