The dysfunctional fun continues with the complete first season of "Married?with Children," the off-beat comedy that changed the face of TV family sitcoms forever, available on DVD for the first time! Nominated for 7 Golden... more » Globe Awards between 1991 and 1994. 2-disc set with all 13 episodes.« less
Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO Reviewed on 5/21/2016...
This history making TV series was a hit from the start. Lots of laughs and great careers for the cast members in their futures. I love watching the kids as they manipulate their parents and visa versa. Very entertaining and just plain fun!
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Feel the Love...
Michael Crane | Orland Park, IL USA | 11/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, after a very long and restless wait, "Married with Children: Season One" is now available to own on DVD. Considered one of the raunchiest and most vulgar shows in its time, these 13 glorious episodes are here for your viewing pleasure for the very first time on DVD. These guys ain't the Cosbys, that's for sure.The show revolves around a shoe-salesman, Al Bundy, and his lovely (lovely??) family. His wife is always on his case about money and refuses to clean or cook the house. The kids are always driving him up the wall with their constant bickering and getting into trouble. The only sane one in the family appears to be sane is the dog (although he doesn't really do much). Yep, it's "Home, Sweet Hell" for Al Bundy all day, every day. You can just feel the love.I forgot how funny the first season was. I don't think a second went by where I wasn't laughing hysterically at the Bundy hijinx that was occurring in each episode. Personally, I think Al Bundy has some of the funniest lines ever. All 13 episodes are some of the funniest TV you'll ever see. It's nice to finally see them earn a home in the DVD world.Here are the 13 episodes that are included in this set:
"Pilot," "Thinergy," "Sixteen Years and What Do You Get," "But I Didn't Shoot the Deputy," "Have You Driven a Ford Lately," "Whose Room is it Anyway," "Al Loses his Cherry," "Peggy Sue Got Work," "Married? Without Children," "The Poker Game," "Where's the Boss," "Nightmare on Al's Street," and "Johnny B. Gone."This 2-disk DVD set also includes extra features like bonus trailers and the "Married with Children Reunion Special" that aired on FOX awhile back. The picture and sound quality is pretty good, considering how old the show is."Married with Children: Season One" is a must-have for any Married with Children fans. Hey, with Christmas coming up pretty soon, this would make a great gift. The Bundys were a crazy family, but they were family nonetheless. Check out these 13 episodes as soon as you can and prepare yourself for some high quality entertainment."
Thank The Lord........Finally A Good Season Set!!!!!!!!!
Timothy Eric Looney | Grundy, VA USA | 08/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally They Have Decided To Release A Good Season Set On DVD! I Have To Say This Is By Far The Best Show To Have Ever Been On The Air. This Dysfunctional Family Made My Days Brighter. I Don't Know One Person Who Has Seen This Show And Not Laughed. What's not to like. The First Season Consists of 13 Hilarious Episodes. Here They Are:
0101 - PILOT - Steve & Marcy visit the Bundys for the first time.
0102 - THINNERGY - Peggy & Al make a diet.
0103 - SIXTEEN YEARS AND WHAT DO YOU GET - Al & Peggy's 16th anniversary.
0104 - BUT I DIDN'T SHOOT THE DEPUTY - Steve & Marcy buy a guard dog.
0105 - HAVE YOU DRIVEN A FORD LATELY - Al & Steve buy a Ford Mustang.
0106 - WHOSE ROOM IS IT ANYWAY - Steve & Marcy want to build a new room.
0107 - AL LOSES HIS CHERRY - Al wants to sleep at Luke's. Last episode with Luke.
0108 - PEGGY SUE GOT WORK - Peggy gets a job in a watch department store.
0109 - MARRIED... WITHOUT CHILDREN - Steve & Marcy take care of Bud & Kelly.
0110 - THE POKER GAME - Steve loses his paycheck to Al in a poker game.
0111 - WHERE'S THE BOSS - Al quits his job as his boss doesn't want to meet him.
0112 - NIGHTMARE ON AL'S STREET - Marcy dreams of Al.
0113 - JOHNNY BE GONE - The last day of "Johnny B. Good's" diner. The Pilot And Thinnergy were not the best episodes but it got a lot better........The show got a lot better when they replaced Steve with Jefferson. But all of them were great......So I would recommend everyone to buy this dvd. It will be the best 23 dollars you have ever spent. And If you don't have a dvd player, Buy one just to get this show.LONG LIVE THE BUNDY'S!"
Married... with Children - the first season on DVD
amazonka | 09/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first season was produced in 1987 (it's almost 20 years now!). It included 13 fabulous series.
I didn't have an intention to buy all seasons, and I wouldn't mind to have just the best of... But lately I discovered the complete first season on a DVD, and I decided to have just only this one! I thought, that since that was a beginning in a series of spectacular seasons, then it should have been definitely one of the best. Because lots of energies and efforts were given both by actors and the authors to make this new show popular so that it could win its audience in the late 80th. I bought this DVD and I am very happy about it. I enjoyed each single scene, each phrase and each pulled face. And I laughed a lot! This season is packed with 100% smart and witty jokes that worth to remember and cite!
Quality of the picture is just alright for 1987. I am glad it was not digitally re-mastered, otherwise it would lose the touch and the charm of the late 80th. Besides, re-mastering of a 302-minute show would make this DVD cost a fortune!
On the other hand, the quality of DVD's sound, which is Stereo Dolby Digital, is superb. First time I watched this show on TV dubbed in Russian and I couldn't really assess sound quality of original dialogues. But now, after I bought this DVD, I can tell you - sound is just great. All actors speak clearly and loud enough for one to hear each single word.... and to laugh!
I highly recommend this show!"
Long live anti-cosby!
Rusty Shakleford | Lansing, MI USA | 07/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, after hearing fans that wanted full-fledged season box sets, Fox answered their prayers. So get ready for those outrageous Bundys in Married...with Children:The Complete First Season, featuring all 13 episodes from the show's debut. Though the funniest episodes are yet to come in the second season, season 1 is the groundbreaking season that completely changed sitcoms forever. This taboo-shattering hit series was often deamed too hot for TV, introducing everyone's favorite dysfunctional house hold. These are the 13 episodes:1.Pilot-Peg forces Al to forfeit his coveted basketball game to have dinner with their annoying new neighbors, Steve and Marcy. 2.Thinergy-Hoping to rekindle Al's flame, Peg takes Marcy's advice and goes on a crash diet, much to Al's dislike. 3.Sixteen Years And What Do You Get?-After Peg runs his credit card to the max, Al is forced to show up at his own wedding anniversary empty-handed. 4.But I Didn't Shoot The Deputy-Mistaking it for a burgler, Al accidentally shoots his neighbor's watchdog. 5.Have You Driven A Ford Lately?-After restoring a vintage Mustang, Al discovers the backseat isn't the only thing "hot" about his cherry ride. 6.Whose Room Is It Anyway?-A battle between Al and Peg is waged over who has the final word on the neighbor's room addition.7.Al Loses His Cherry-After a bad fight, Al vows to teach Peg a lesson by not coming home all night. Instead he's the one who ends up getting schooled by a blonde bombshell. 8.Peggy Sue Got Work-When Al refuses to buy Peg a new VCR, Marcy convinces her to get a job herself.(laughs)9.Married...Without Children-When Al and Peg get away for the weekend, Marcy and Steve volunteer to baby-sit Bud and Kelly-but get more than they bargained for.10.The Poker Game-When Steve sits in on a Friday-night poker game, he loses more than his shirt to Al. 11.Where's The Boss?-Fooled into thinking his boss is dead, Al threatens to quit his job unless he gets a little respect.12.Nightmare On Al's Street-Marcy is living a nightmare when a too-sexy Al starts popping up in her dreams. 13.Johnny B. Gone- When Al's favorite hamburger joint closes, he must choose between family and foodRemastered and avalible for the first time on DVD, this show is truly a gem, so go out and get this set today!"
Don't Stop at Season 1. We Want Them All!!!!
Rusty Shakleford | 10/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh man we begged and begged and begged, and its finally coming. Season 1 in its entireity. Yep watching shows like Family Guy, Sanford and Son, Sex and The City, and even *Gulp* Mad about you pass us up and we will finally get chapter one of Bundyville!!!
Listen Columbia there is a huuuuuuuge fan base of us out there and we need every season, (Even the crappy last one). Why, because this is the greatest show of all time and mostly the reruns are on when I'm working. My first Married With Children was purchased with the Bundyful Christmas on VHS, and I will buy every piece of media I can get, especially for DVD!!!
Did I forget to say "Don't stop with just season one!!!" Columbia please get season two out before Christmas..."