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.
In the second season opener, the Bundys go to a sleazy, dumpy motel in Dumpwater Florida. Trouble head their way when an axe murderer, who hates tourists, arrives.
Peg is kidnapped by the axe murderer and it's up to Al to save her.
Al and Steve visit the vault at Steve's bank and the next day, one million dollars is reported missing. Peg and the kids hear about it and worship Al thinking that he stole the money and that they are now a wealthy family.
One of the Bundys neighbors threaten to sue when Buck the dog mates with their dog, and asks the Bundys to neuter Buck, which Al refuses to do.
Marcy and Steve have a fight, which leads to Marcy joining Peggy and her friends going to a strip club, where Marcy accidentally loses her wedding ring ... down a stripper's pants.
A stripper shows up at Al's with Marcy's wedding ring. Al convinces Steve to make Marcy feel guilty about losing it, and confronts Peg about what she was doing at the strip club.
The phone company cuts off the phone service to the Bundy household after Al refuses to pay for a phone call he did not make. This annoys Peggy, Kelly, and the rest of the neighborhood.
Al fails his test for renewing his license on the same day Kelly gets hers.
Peg meets and old rival from high school and their two families face off at a bowling match to see who the real loser is. With the Bundy team being one player short, Steve has to step in to help.
A fight with Marcy about his newly grown beard makes Steve spend a few nights at the Bundy household, which everyone is happy about, except Peggy and Marcy.
Al tries to improve Peg's softball skills while Kelly's boyfriend asks her to prove her love to him by getting a tattoo.
Bud meets a 21 year old art student in the park and brings her to the Bundy household. Everybody seems to like her but Marcy, who plans to get rid of her.
This Christmas episode tells about Santa Claus, who is late showing up at the mall. His parachute doesn't open up and he falls off his sleigh and onto the Bundy property ... dead.
Al and Steve have to go out to the streets looking for Marcy's old Barbie doll, that they traded for two rare baseball cards, not knowing that Marcy wanted to keep the doll.
A mouse finds its way into the Bundy home. Too manly and proud to hire an exterminator, Al sets on killing the mouse, even if it means he has to tear the house down and damage it to shreds.
When the mailman delivers a credit card pre-approved for Buck the Dog, the Bundys go on a spending spree.
On Valentines day, Bud awaits his first valentine, Kelly has a load of valentines to choose from, Steve plans on taking Marcy to Hawaii, and Peg wants Al to say "I love you" to her.
The Bundy home is fumigated for termites, forcing the family to spend the night in the shoe store, where a grounded Kelly tends to sneak out to get to a rock concert.
Marcy dents Steve's new Mercedes and heavily regrets it. Revenge brings Steve to claim she made him impotent and he uses her as his personal servant.
Having filled in an application for the Rhoades' to be on a game show, Al and Peg appear on the game show for newlyweds - "How Do I Love Thee", portraying Steve and Marcy.
Al tries to keep his race track winnings a secret, while Peg starts taking money from Al's wallet.
Peg's hillbilly relatives from Wanker County pay a visit. Fighting uncles, singing triplet aunts, whose showbiz career is threatened by Al's inputs, and Al is trying all he can to watch the John Wayne film "Hondo."