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.
Marcy and Peggy discover they are both pregnant, to Jefferson's joy and Al's horror.
Al runs off to a bus station to escape Peggy's constant demands, and Jefferson does the same by running away from Marcy.
Al builds a private room for himself, using the Bundy hammer. Meanwhile, Bud starts going by "Grandmaster B," but nobody can remember his nickname right.
In order to earn money for a competition, Kelly hustle men for money by playing pool.
Peggy and Marcy go out on a journey to buy back all of Marcy's childhood furniture, which Jefferson sold.
Peggy gets jealous of Buck when the family pay him all the attention, and she flees home to Wanker County.
Bud and Kelly convince Al to get glasses after a few minor accidents.
After having a vision of God, Al starts building the perfect shoes.
Kelly gets her own talk show and the other networks become interested in it.
Kelly goes to Hollywood, but her show gets slaughtered by the censors.
Al gets a job as a private detective and is framed for murder.
Peggy thinks Al is having an affair, so she sends the kids to spy on him.
Al discovers that he truly has no possessions of his own, and decides to get back one of the things that truly meant a lot to him - his championship game ball.
Bud dates an extreme sporter and the D'Arcys play a relationship board game with Peggy and Al.
Al gets to star in an athletic shoe commericial.
In traditional male Bundy bonding, Al takes Bud to the nudie bar on his 18th birthday.
Steve Rhoades returns to reclaim his wife, but is shocked to find out that Marcy remarried. The Bundys argue whether friendship is more important than money when they find out that Steve is on the run from the police for stealing a rare egg from a national park.
Bud wins a "Dinner with Anthrax" contest and sends away Al and Peg on a timeshare vacation to Florida while Anthrax visit the house.
Jefferson lets Al in on his psychic phone scam but the Bundys soon take over the business.
Bud is suspicious when Kelly is invited to a party for smart people.
Bud juggles two women at once, one being Miss McGowen, his English teacher. Meanwhile, the family ignores Peggy when she is sick and Al gets free pizza by attending children's birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese.
Kelly gets a job at an amusement park. Meanwhile, Al takes a personal vacation - in the Bundy living room.
Al must work at a gas station after Peggy and the kids buy too much junk food, which Al cannot pay for, so he has to work off his debt.
The Bundys win a free trip to England, but the villagers of Lower Uncton, England, want to get rid of all male Bundys in the world to break a curse cast upon their village.
The Bundys spend a day shopping in England before finally going to Lower Uncton, not knowing what awaits them.