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 Bundys get stuck in traffic on Labor Day.
Al and Kelly pretend to be sick so they can avoid going with Peggy and Bud to Wanker County, but Kelly ends up really getting sick and Al has to care for her for the entire week which interrupts Al's fantasies of being with two beautiful women.
After Al decides he doesn't need insurance, Bud gets in an accident and they counter sue the other driver with Marcy as a witness.
Al's softball team wants to bench him before the big championship, but Peggy, Kelly and Bud hold three of the required votes to omit him. Peggy is swayed by the hunk who will replace Al, while it takes food to get the kids' votes.
Al doesn't mind Peggy going out with Marcy every night to a ballroom dance hall and dance the night away with a handsome man named Andy, until another man, named Pete, tells Al that Peggy is stealing someone's husband - his.
Kelly auditions for a job as a spokesperson for the new Allante car.
Al gets a visit from small green aliens who steal his socks.
A rabbit destroys Al's fantasy of having a vegetable garden.
Al become the neighborhood stud when some women see him move a couch.
Kelly moves out after Al beats up yet another of her boyfriends. This upsets Peggy, who becomes an overprotective mom, to Bud's dislike.
Al and Peggy try to have another baby after a dead relative promised $500,000 to the couple who provide an heir named after him.
Marcy wakes up after a drunken night and finds herself married to Jefferson.
Al becomes the neighborhood godfather when Kelly starts dating a 41-year-old man with the right connections.
Buck brings a female dog into the house, and feels neglected when the family only care about the new dog.
Al is horrified when Peggy completely redecorates his bathroom, turning it pink.
Al gets a job as a security guard at Polk High, but gets fired after the championship trophy is stolen by Al's old nemesis.
Al goes crazy trying to remember the name of a song he heard on the radio.
Al has to choose whether to spend his money on Bud's visit to the White House or letting Kelly enter a Miss Weenie Tot contest.
Al and Peggy take over Marcy's house when they go to watch a movie there. Meanwhile, Bud takes a girl to a concert and Kelly babysits a lot of horrible children.
In a spinoff attempt of Married ... with Children, we follow the lives of Charlie and Vinnie Verducci. Charlie wants Vinnie to marry rich to get a better life and they go to a formal fund raiser to meet rich women.
Al buys a cheap old air conditioner which leads to a massive blackout in the entire neighborhood, forcing the Bundy's to move into a supermarket.
The Bundys and the D'Arcys face off to see who can spend the $1,000 shopping spree first. Meanwhile, Bud and Kelly bother celebrity Jerry Mathers who judges the contest.
The Bundy car breaks down in New Mexico and they have to call Marcy and Jefferson for help.
The Bundys and the D'Arcys face the effects of greed as they discover a gold mine in the desert.