"Thank goodness! It is about time that Season 5 of Married with Children gets released! My husband simply loves this show as he watches our tapes on vhs almost everyday and they've gotten so bad, that the quality is subpar to say the least! Here is the treasured list of the Season 5 episodes that will be coming to you on June 20th:
Season Five (1990-1991) 81. - We'll Follow the Sun 82. - Al... with Kelly 83. - Sue Casa, His Casa 84. - The Unnatural 85. - The Dance Show 86. - Kelly Bounces Back 87. - Married... with Aliens 88. - Wabbit Season 89. - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy 90. - One Down, Two to Go 91. - And Baby Makes Money 92. - Married... with Who 93. - The Godfather 94. - Look Who's Barking 95. - A Man's Castle 96. - All Night Security Dude 97. - Oldies but Young 'Uns 98. - Weenie Tot Lovers & Other Strangers 99. - Kids! Wadaya Gonna Do? 100. - Top of the Heap 101. - You Better Shop Around, Part 1 102. - You Better Shop Around, Part 2 103. - Route 666, Part 1 104. - Route 666, Part 2 105. - Buck the Stud
I've got to admit that I also love the Bundy's and can't believe how long it is taking them to release all of the seasons of such a funny and classic show of the '90's. I know that I'll be pre-ordering it immediately! Hooray for Married With Children!!
andy8047 | Nokomis,Florida | 04/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I give this review four stars because one of the original cast is gone now. I am speaking of David Garrison who left Married...With Children in the middle of the sitcom's fourth season to continue broadway roles. It was written that Garrison's character Steve Rhoades,who had lost his job as an accountant,unmercifully left his beautiful,endearing wife Marcy(Amanda Bearse) and became a forest ranger. So Marcy is still single until mid-season when she marries playboy Jefferson D'Arcy(Happy Days veteran Ted McGinley) in her sleep!(she woke up with a wedding ring on one of her fingers and not the same one she wore during her marriage to Steve). The Bundys hold a backyard wedding for Mr. and Mrs. D'Arcy. Peggy(Katey Sagal) plays her accordion at the wedding. Bud(David Faustino) tried numerous times to score with Marcy,post-Steve and pre-Jefferson. Other highlights this season include the Bundys in a brawl with another family of four during Labor Day weekend gridlock. Al(Ed O'Neill) and Kelly(Christina Applegate) spend time on their living room sofa while they both battle nasal congestion. The Bundys in court with a civil lawsuit against someone they had a road collision with. Al is prepared with a briefcase that will contain the lawsuit cash. Dr. Joyce Brothers,a former advice columnist,played the presiding judge. Marcy even testified at the trial(she witnessed a Mercedes was involved in the collision). She whined and complained about that very same car that Steve had("He left me like parsley on a plate at a truck stop diner!"). Kelly becomes a model for an automobile commercial. Gilligan's Island veteran Tina Louise plays the casting director. Also,Al makes Peggy jealous by receiving numerous attention from shapely beauties who witness him lifting a heavy couch. Also,for the beauties' sake,he changes his ways! He showers and brushes his teeth regularly! He even quit wearing his Hanes briefs! Peggy wanted the old Al back. And Al went back to his old,usual self. Al takes a job as a night watchman at his alma mater,Polk High School where Bud is a student and Kelly and Peggy are alumni of themselves. There's the two-part "You Better Shop Around",which is available on Most Outrageous Episodes,Part 2. The Bundys,in that episode,seek shelter in a supermarket,and Al accidentally becomes the one millionth customer of the day. He stepped ahead of Marcy who was in the checkout line since he only had a pack of chewing gum. As Al was checked out,balloons and confetti fell. Marcy was bitching that she was originally the next in line. Al says to her,"You still are!". Then Al checks out a headline in the National Enquirer which reads "Steve Rhoades to marry Cher". Marcy couldn't wait to check out that headline about her ex-husband. The other episodes are great. McGinley was billed as a guest star this season,since he had not joined MWC at the beginning. He guest-starred in the season 4 two-part episode "It's A Bundyful Christmas" which Fox aired as a whole on December 24,1989. McGinley's character was Norman Jablonski,who appeared in a dream that Al had. In the dream,Norman was the household patriarch instead of Al! 5 down,6 to go."
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED & EVEN BETTER, NO SYNDICATED EPISODES!!!
Married...With Children | USA | 06/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a faithful viewer Married...With Children from 1987 to 1997. I couldn't resist to preorder this and at a good price too. I stayed up day and night to watch the entire Married... With Children Complete Fifth Season 3-disc set. I was laughing for hours and hours. This set is strongly recommended and if you don't have the other four seasons, pick them up right away and you will not be disappointed other than the replaced theme song on the third season and later. They should get Love "And Marriage" back on the dvd sets quick. But, it's the scripts and cast that makes up a show, not the theme song. Other than that, the season set has good stereo sound and crystal clear film transfer to dvd. The first couple of seasons looked so dark in color, but the third season up to now is clearer and brighter than ever. There are no good bonus features. Only other tv-on-dvd preview trailers. What I would've liked to have seen would be the behind the scenes, making-the-episode, and other interviews or specials that originally aired along with the seasons such as the fourth season's Earth Day special which was not included on the fourth season dvd set, but would've been nice and the entire second season Valentine's Day episode. For those of you who do or don't remember, in February of 1988 you could call in and vote if Al would say "I Love You" to Peg or not. Including both endings they shot would've made that season even better. Audio commentaries by Michael Moye, Ron Leavitt, Ed O'Neil, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse, Ted McGinley, David Faustino, and Christina Applegate should've been on this dvd set and all others before it (including David Garrison). None of these actors are doing anything right now except for Ted McGinley so there is no reason why they couldn't have shoot some bonus footage or gotten at least some interviews from the most important characters. What Sony Entertainment should really do is lower the price on all of the later sets since they don't have to pay the big bill for the use of Frank Sinatra's "Love And Marriage." This will not stop me from purchasing later releases of Married...With Children dvd's, but I honestly think and I believe some others may agree with me, that Sony should've waited to release the third, fourth, and fifth seasons until they had complete episodes (7 edited syndication episodes in fourth season) and the original theme song (only on best-of dvds and first and second season). This set will entertain you and your entire family. The best part is no commercials to fast forward (if you're still watching old recorded VHS tapes) and you're not stuck watching syndicated episodes such as what they play on the Fox cable channel, FX. This is A+ comedy from A+ actors. Also, a a cheap best-of theme dvd with all christmas or thanksgiving episodes to give as a gift would be cool too. Also, I don't think it would hurt Sony to put out more than one set per year instead of only one because, it's been three and a half years since 2003 and they've only put out five sets and we aren't getting any worthwhile bonus features. Anyway, like I said before, buy this dvd set and you will not disappointed!!!
The fun continues
Frank Rhee | the Netherlands | 07/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being a Dutchman, I came into contact with this amazingly funny series years later than the US audiences. That doesn't change the fact, though, that MWC has rapidly become my alltime favourite TV comedy. It always gets me roaring with laughter. Whenever I feel tense or down and out, I put an episode of MWC in the DVD-player and instantaneously feel much better. My kids (a girl and a boy) watch their father howling with laughter with complete and utter amazement every time. They have approximately the same ages as Kelly and Bud --and even look a little bit like them--, but they don't understand (yet) what I find so funny about all this. I guess you need to be married with children for a number of years yourself to truly appreciate MWC. I watched a great number of episodes of MCW on TV, but I missed a lot of them too, so I am profoundly glad that they have now become available on DVD. I won't gripe about the alternative opening music, or the lack of extra's on the DVD. There's only two things I really want: the original, unedited episodes with all the rudeness, violence and insults. Apart from Season 4, we / I got that. But most of all I would like Sony to release the series at a much, much faster rate. I simply cannot wait until 2009 to finally see Season 11. I guess if I have to I will, --what other choice is there?-- but why does it take so extremely long ? Especially since there are no time-consuming extras on the DVD. I bought Season 5 two days ago and I already watched the first 15 episodes. Please Sony, speed it up ! But whatever you do, release the complete series. I only give 4 instead of the possible 5 stars, because the quality of the DVD (sound and image) and the picture transfer are quite good, but the DVD is utterly devoid of any extras.
Probably MWC's best season.
B. Cameron | Indianapolis, IN | 06/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's really not a bad episode in the bunch. Starting with the labor day episode "we'll follow the sun", which is just as funny as season 4's labor day episode.
"Al.. with Kelly" is another classic, Al has the weekend off with Bud and Peg out of town, but Kelly comes down with the flu, disrupting Al's daydreams. The ending to this episode is one the great MWC endings EVER.
"Sue Casa, his Casa" is the episode where the kids get into a car accident with Al's uninsured car and they go to court. Marcy's breakdown on the witness stand is a classic. the weakest episodes are probably "the dance show" and "top of the heap", which is an episode that was trying to pull a spin-off of another show.
"Married... with aliens" is one of the all-time greats, Al is visited by six aliens who steal his socks. He's terrified, odviously. Marcy scares him while he's hiding in the closet, his reaction is hilarious.
"Wabbit season" is an episode where Al goes nuts, and his psychiatrist suggests he starts his own vegetable garden. The title of the episode reveals what happens next.
"One down, two to go" has one of the funniest scenes ever, pay attention to what Al is listening to on the television with the "buddy burger" commercial.
"All-night security dude", also has one of the best scenes ever. Watch the degregation scene where Al is forced to turn in his "badge and nightstick". The music that plays and the whole set up of the scene is HILARIOUS.
Theres 25 episodes, so i can't review them all, i just pointed out a few highlights. Maybe the best season of "Married...with children" from top to bottom. This show was definitely in its zenith during the 1990-91 season. A must have for all "married...with children" fans."