Some More Things...
Bee Bryant | Twilight City | 03/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It has been some time since this was released, and Seasons 1-3 are now out on DVD (Season Three having a busted theme song), but there are still points to make on this product.
Not necessarily a "bad" DVD or a "waste of money" per se, this was intended to gauge customer response. If response was great, more DVDs (and season sets) were to follow. I guess we can safely say that response was DAMN great! Aside from picture quality issues (I'm not gonna say it's great, I ain't gonna say it ain't), the subsequent season sets were quite great!
Only Four Shows, One In Two Parts
A Hermit | Southwestern Pa. | 03/24/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just what the title says, this disc only gives you technically five episodes, but since one is a two-parter, it is actually only four. But I got it for only five dollars, so I can't complain too much.
This disc gives the observant viewer a good back-to-back display of the show's jump, from its days as a genuinely funny show to the parody of itself it later became. Don't get me wrong, all five episodes included here are very funny, but sometime in 1990, it derailed, and never fully came back. The two-parter is from 1991, and there is a marked decrease in the quality of the writing and directing in it. In fact, I can pin-point the moment the show derailed. It was the one where the two families went to England, on a bogus prize vacation. That episode isn't on this particular disc, but following the show's run, how it played out, that is precisely when it lost it.
I may start getting the seasons as available on Amazon, although I may stop after the third or fourth season. But, completionist I am, I will probably keep getting them, as finances allow.
Back to the product at hand. There isn't really anything in this disc that separates it, it is a so-so depiction of a show that itself could, and should be a whole lot better."
A must for Bundy fans!
andy8047 | Nokomis,Florida | 11/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The most memorable episode on this DVD is "I'll See You In Court" from Married...With Children's third season(1988-89). Al(Ed O'Neill) and Peggy Bundy(Katey Sagal) retreat to a motel to try to "put some spice" back into their private life. They view a videocassette,recorded by a security camera,of their next-door neighbors Steve(David Garrison) and Marcy Rhoades(Amanda Bearse) engaged in a private escapade. It turns out that the camera violated the Rhoadeses' privacy,when they were at that same motel by themselves at an earlier time. So both couples sue the owners/operators of the motel but only the Rhoadeses were awarded a nice $100 grand because the Bundys' privacy was not invaded afterall. After the trial,Al and Peggy are making love underneath the presiding judge's podium with a security camera overhead! This episode was never aired on the Fox network during its original run because because of some of its content. The FX channel did once air it in 2002,though. In "You Better Shop Around",a two-part episode from 1990-91,Al,Peg and their children Kelly(Christina Applegate) and Bud(David Faustino) seek relaxing shelter in a supermarket. Al accidentally wins a sweepstakes by becoming the store one millionth customer of the day. At the time,Al steps ahead of Marcy in the checkout line because he only had a pack of chewing gum. Balloons and confetti are falling and Marcy is bitching because she was originally the next in line. Al quipps,"What's the difference? You still are!". Al checks out a headline on the cover of the National Enquirer which reads "Steve Rhoades to marry Cher". That immediately caught Marcy's attention because he's her ex-husband(this was after Marcy married her second husband Jefferson D'Arcy). The other episodes are awesome. This is a must for every MWC fan."