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.
When Al and Peggy go to a basketball game, Peggy switches seats with Al and her seat is chosen for a $10,000 free throw contest.
Al helps his childhood girlfriend deal with a young tough guy and his gang.
The family thinks Bud is insane when they overhear him talking to himself in his room.
When the Bundys start having good luck, Al remembers the Bundy Curse and realizes he is doomed.
Marcy tries to imagine being in the bedroom to improve her ability to speak in front of large audiences, but her fantasies tend to go a little too wild.
Kelly and Bud buy a car to share, but sharing a car leads to fighting, and the Bundy children has to double date.
While Bud, Kelly and Peggy spend the night impersonating the Village People at the D'Arcy's Halloween party, the Grim Reaper visits Al.
Al tries to help a young man forget the idea of marriage. Meanwhile, Kelly gets stung by bees and becomes crazy.
Women take over the nudie bar and the bowling alley, so Al starts an organization called 'No Ma'am'.
Peggy and Marcy make Al and Jefferson abandon their plans of going to a new sports bar to instead go see The Jeffersons live.
Buck runs away from home and ends up at a dog pound.
Al ends up being circumcised after the surgeons misread the doctor's instructions.
Kelly and Bud try to sneak a jukebox, their Christmas present for Al and Peggy, into the house on Christmas Eve while Al and Peggy argue over channel surfing.
While Al and Peggy are away at a family reunion, Kelly's boyfriend ruins Peggy's couch. Bud and Kelly have to find a new couch similar to the one they had.
Al is annoyed when the mall hangs a billboard sized picture of Peggy next to the shoe store.
A dispute over whether an apple tree belongs to the D'Arcys or the Bundys leads to a feud between the two families.
Bud tries to find an old valentine, whose letter Kelly forgot to give him years ago. Meanwhile, Al shops for Valentine's Day gifts to give to Peggy.
Al will get a new Viper for his Dodge if he lets people film a video of the Dodge crossing the 1 million mile mark. Meanwhile, Kelly tries to find Waldo.
Al's high school football field will be destroyed for an auto shop, so he protests. Meanwhile, Kelly tests a new bug spray on Bud and Buck, which has unwanted effects.
Al is offered $50,000 dollars to reveal the identity of Jefferson, who is revealed to be a spy.
Peggy must convince Al to come home for a "nooner" in order to win a big radio contest. Meanwhile, Bud and Kelly wait in a very long line to buy concert tickets.
Al's carpool, consisting of him and three models, is chosen to promote a campaign to clean up Chicago.
Al loses his precious parking space after insulting a fat woman, which leads to "No Ma'am" seeking out to find a guru, Ironhead Haynes, and seek his advice.
When Al tries to change some batteries, the computer locks him inside a store. Meanwhile, Kelly and Bud celebrate Buck's birthday.
Al convinces Jefferson to bet on a football game, but the star of the football team starts dating Kelly, and it interrupts his training.
Al teaches Kelly about sports, so she can be on a sports trivia game show.