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 third season opener, Al learns that he has had a copy of "The Little Engine That Could" since 1957 and when he goes to return it, he finds the same fat librarian that was there in 1957.
Peg thinks she might have seen Elvis at the mall and Marcy notices a pit stain shaped like him on Al's shirt. Elvis fans come flocking around just to see it.
A high school football player is threatening to break the record Al set for Polk High.
A nice weekend away for the Rhoades' and the Bundys turns into misery when Peg, Kelly and Marcy all have their period at the same time, torturing the men.
Al plans on building his dream - an executive's type of bathroom in the garage.
Al and Steve head off to a fancy boutique to get Peggy a new bra for her birthday.
Steve fears he is losing his hair, and convinces Al that the same thing is happening to him.
When a psychic's predictions all come true for Al, Peggy and Steve, Marcy fears that what the psychic told her will come true - her death.
Al grows his hair when his barber dies, and fears he is turning into a "sissy" just because he has to go to salons.
The Bundys and the Rhoades sue a motel after Al and Peg discovers that the motel taped the Rhoades having sex.
Conflict erupted between the show's producers and the airing network over the episode's content, which prevented the episode from being aired for well over a decade, far past Married ... with Children's initial television run. Even when first shown on American television in 2002, four lines were removed from the broadcast, despite it having already run uncut in other countries.
The Bundys inherit some money from a relative and decides to go to a fancy restaurant, but Al accidentally forgets his wallet. It is up to Bud and Kelly to go back and get the wallet, but they decide to ditch their parents at the restaurant, unable to pay the bill.
Peg goes to Kelly's school for mother-daughter day and talks about the joy of being a housewife, meanwhile Bud has to learn the value of a dollar after breaking the Rhoades' window.
Kelly has to tap dance at a dance recital because of a prank she pulled.
Al gets a second job in an attempt to make more money than Peg after she starts earning money selling 'Patty Girl' cosmetics.
Steve gives a driver "the finger" and fears that the man will beat him up.
Steve and Marcy ask Peggy to look over their house, but when a moving company asks for "Steves Roadhouse", Peggy allows the company to tow away the Rhoades' home, and they have to spend a night at the Bundys - where Kelly is having a slumber party.
Al and Peggy go to their high school reunion. Peggy wants to be prom queen and she spent a lot of money calling old friends and buying new clothes to gain votes. But when she thinks she has the majority of the votes, her rival Connie Bender appears and surprises Peg with the fact that Connie is now in the lead to be prom queen.
Peggy tries desperately to get more votes but it seems that most of the people are going to vote for Connie. Bud and Kelly ask Marcy and Steve about the sixties and after some history, Bud and Kelly dress up as hippies and visit the prom. Al runs into his old rival Jack, who appears to be Connie's husband, and Al and Jack decides to fight outside. Meanwhile, Peg rigs the election ... will she win?
Bud tries to find a girl who will date him when both of his friends have dates.
Steve and Marcy convince Peggy to buy a computer for the family, but nobody uses it.
When the family visit the beach, Al meets an ex-girlfriend and Bud and Kelly both look for dates.
When all the women in the neighborhood get peeped on except Peggy, she gets really jealous and eventually puts out a ladder, milk, and cookies for him. Meanwhile Al convinces Bud to stop fooling Kelly and actually help her with her studies.