"While the first season of Married with Children was excellent, the second season is when the show really got going! There is not a single bad episode in the lot. There is a major leap in terms of the comedy, plotlines, and the character development, as the show is quickly finding its identity. It is a must own for any MWC fan. The episodes included are:1. Poppy's by the Tree (Part 1) - The Bundy's take a vacation in beautiful Dumpwater, Florida (It is as run down as it sounds). At their hotel, they learn of the Axe Murderer that kills the tourists of the hotel they are staying at.2. Poppy's by the Tree (Part 2) - Al must save Peg when she is kidnapped by the Axe Murderer3. If I Were a Rich Man - Al goes to the bank with Steve. The day after, one million dollars is missing from the bank. Steve and the Family thinks Al is responsible for stealing the money.4. Buck Can Do it - The Bundy's get threated with a lawsuit after Buck the dog, umm, gets friendly with another dog. This leads to the family contemplating getting Buck neutered5. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Part 1) - Marcy gets into a fight with Steve. To cheer her up, Peg takes her to a male strip club. There, Marcy loses her wedding ring when she stuffs a dollar into the stripper's pants6. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Part 2) - The stripper returns the wedding ring to Al, and gives it to Steve. He has to figure out how to approach Marcy about this7. For Whom the Bell Tolls - A high phone bill causes Al to shut off the phone service in his house, which angers the family and their friends8. Born to Walk - Kelly gets her license while Al fails his renewal test9. Alley of the Dolls - Peg meets an old rival from high school and they face off in a bowling match to determine who is a bigger loser. With a member of the Bundy's missing, Steve fills in for the family10. The Razor's Edge - Steve goes on a rafting trip and comes back with a beard, much to Marcy's disgust11. How Do You Spell Revenge? - The first softball related episode. Al tries to get Peg to improve her softball skills, while Kelly contemplates getting a tattoo of her boyfriend's name12. Earth Angel - Bud brings home a beautiful art student to live at the Bundy house. Everyone loves her, except Marcy, who is jealous of her and has plans on getting rid of her13. You Better Watch Out - A Santa Claus who was supposed to parachute in his arrival at a mall event, plummets to his death... in the Bundy's backyard!14. Guys and Dolls - Al and Steve trade one of Marcy's classic Barbie dolls. After a fight, Al and Steve have to venture out onto the streets of Chicago to get it back15. Build a Better Mousetrap - The Bundy's have a mouse in their house, and Al will do whatever it takes to get rid of it16. Master the Possibilities - Buck the dog receives a pre approved credit card, so the Bundy's go on a huge spending spree 17. Peggy Loves Al Yeah Yeah Yeah - It is Valentines Day, and Peg wants Al to say "I love you". The viewers of the show got to vote on what Al should say. Also, Bud has his first Valentine18. The Great Escape - One of the best episodes ever! The Bundy house is fumigated because of termites. Instead of getting a hotel, Al has the family live at the shoe store. Kelly is grounded but needs to sneak out so she can go to a rock concert. For those who have seen this one, it is the "Green Meat Attack" episode19. Im-Po-Dent - Marcy dents Steve's Mercedes. Steve claims Marcy is making him impotent, and uses this to turn Marcy into his slave20. Just Married... With Children - Al and Peg find an invitation for a love game show in the Rhoades' mailbox. They pose as Steve and Marcy in order to get on. When the Rhoades find out, they pose as Al and Peg and face off against Al and Peg on the game show, where the key to winning is to survive torture21. Father Lode - Al wins some money at the racetrack, and he tries to keep it a secret to a suspecting family. Peg finds out and starts stealing from Al's wallet22. All in the Family - Peg's relatives from Wanker county visit the Bundy's, while Al is trying to watch "Hondo"While there may not be much in terms of extras, the DVDs have more than 20 Easter Eggs. Each one is an interview with a cast member, so these should all be very interesting and a nice addition. Do yourself a favor and pick this set up now!"
A Man's Pants Is His Castle
Barry | 02/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1987, a little show called Married With Children on a little network called FOX, made it's debut and in the process made it's mark on the sitcom genre. The first season was a mid season replacement consisting of only 12 episodes. While the ratings were poor, and the network wasn't quite a network yet, the show struck a nerve and stuck around. Now, we get season 2. The first full season and where the show really started to come into it's own. The tone had been set and the actors had settled into their roles. Season 2 is a vast improvement over season 1, since that season was pretty short and still trying to find it's feet. While I said in my season one review all that really needed to be said about the show, it's characters, and why it was so successful and liked, I'll just stick to the episodes at hand in this season box set. It begins with a two part episode called "Poppy's By The Tree". To me, this is classic Bundy. I have always loved these two episodes and it was around this time that I started watching, so they have great sentimental value to me. "If I Were A Rich Man", finds Steve realizing that a million dollars is missing from the bank and he thinks Al took it. Not a great ep. "Buck Can Do It" is a classic episode that has the family wanting Buck The Dog neutered, but Al can't bring himself to it. A riot!. Another two parter, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", finds Marcy losing her ring down a stripper's pants while out with Peg. Great two parter. "Alley Of The Dolls" is another classic ep that finds The Bundy's in a bowling match with Peg's old high school rival. "You Better Watch Out" is one of the biggest Bundy classics, when a department store Santa crash lands in the Bundy backyard. "Just Married...With Children" is a keeper. Al and Peg go on a game show disguised as Steve and Marcy, but you have to endure torture in order to win. The season finale, "All In The Family", features appearances by Peg's, shall we say, less than stellar family. There are a lot more episodes here, but these are the best. "The Razor's Edge" and "Earth Angel", also fall in there. Not that the season didn't have it's share of duds, because it did. Eps like "Father Lode", where Al tries to keep his race track winnings from Peg, "The Great Escape", which had the family moving into the shoe store after having a termite problem at home and it ruins Kelly's plans to go to a rock concert, "Master The Possibilities", which founds a credit card coming in the mail for dog Buck and the family using it to their fullest advantage, and "How Do You Spell Revenge", which had Al trying to improve Peg's softball skills and Kelly's boyfriend wanting her to get a tatoo to proclaim her love for him, were below average. The cast as I said before, have grown into their roles. Ed 'O' Neill was different as Al in the beginning. He had a New Jersey kind of tough guy accent, but he was become the Al we know here. The rest of the cast have easily dissolved into their individual characters here as well. The show was still a little low in the ratings, but it had gained a bit more momentum this season than in the previous year. That would change even more when a housewife from the mid-west made a stink over the content of the show and tried to get it cancelled, but it resulted in making the show even more popular and gave it a huge spike in the ratings. The show got better than season 2, but this sophomore season really got the show rolling."
Very good, as expected
Thomas P. Mcauliffe | Michigan | 02/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Season 2 is as expected, very good, but of note is 3 shows on the 3rd disk,that I don't recall ever being on tv,these 3 are some of the funniest in the set."
Gonna Need more then 5 stars for this!!
G. Gossman | Pennslyvania, USA | 08/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Its only the second season of this great show and its bursting with greatness. My personal favorite is "You better watch out" or just call it A Bundy Chrsitmas. Never has there been twisted comedy in a Christmas special, Even included a warning at the beggining of the episode. "I'll get you a pony for Christmas and put it under the tree, but if its not there in the morning thats because your mommy chased it away and killed it.." could not stop laughing after that one. Another great episode it Build a better Mousetrap, a pesky mouse is running a rampid in the Bundy house after it *doodies in Als bowling shoes he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. Great Great stuff in this great season, get this and thank me later!"
Married with children does it again
George Javaras | 04/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Married with children - The Complete Second Season is absolutely amazing.. It improves on the First Season and it offers the same Al Bundy we love. I highly recommend it as an essential purchase to anyone interested in some old fashioned humor."