Favorite Sitcom Characters #3 - Al Bundy

@teamfreak16 (24659)
Manitou Springs, Colorado
September 18, 2016 4:24pm CST
#3 in my Favorite Sitcom Characters series is Married... with Children's lovable loser Al Bundy. Played brilliantly by Ed O'Neill, Al Bundy is a hapless women's shoe salesman, whose only claim to fame is that he played high school football, once scoring four touchdowns in one game (in the clip below, Al tells a cop that he's served his country because he played high school football.) Al has a lazy wife (Katy Segal) who would rather eat bonbons and watch TV than cook and clean, a sexually active ditz of a daughter (Christina Applegate,) and a smart but socially awkward, horny son (David Faustino) holding him back. Married... With Children ran for 262 episodes in 11 years. Al Bundy was the only character to appear in every episode. Needless to say, I find Al Bundy hilarious. It's hard not to root for Al. After all, the man did serve his country.
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@JohnRoberts (25501)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Sep
If I were doing this list, I think Al would be number one or maybe two behind Lucy. Everyone dismissed the show as vulgar trash but I found the comedy ironic takes on reality. There are great truths in this show.
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
26 Sep
I loved it. You can't help but feel sorry for Al. The man was so hungry he ate a toothpaste sandwich once.
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@JohnRoberts (25501)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Sep
@teamfreak16 Remember when the kids shook the toaster for toaster leavings?
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
26 Sep
@JohnRoberts - Hilarious!
@dramagirl26 (2598)
• Ringgold, Virginia
21 Sep
Married with Children is one of my favorite TV shows, I love watching reruns in the morning. Al Bundy was the greatest because he was never afraid to speak his mind.
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
21 Sep
I always watched it early in the morning if I woke up early, or just couldn't sleep.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
21 Sep
@teamfreak16 No matter how many times I watch it, I never get tired of the show.
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@Ronrybs (7067)
• London, England
19 Sep
Never realised it last so long! Have to say it is not a show I watched
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
19 Sep
Too bad, it was a really funny show.
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@Ronrybs (7067)
• London, England
19 Sep
@teamfreak16 Yes, I've noticed it has not been repeated over here
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• Preston, England
18 Sep
Katy Segal went on to be in Futurama
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
And Sons of Anarchy. She's great.
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• Preston, England
19 Sep
@teamfreak16 only saw a few episodes of that but looks a great series
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@TRBRocks420 (48569)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Sep
I love AL Bundy, he is coming in at # 2 on my list.
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
19 Sep
He's obviously one of my all-time favorite characters.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Sep
I worked for a guy who took pride in the resemblance between himself and Al with a dose of Homer Simpson. I was the one who had sold women's shoes, but he was close to Al. I ran into him last week and he has not changed a bit.
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
19 Sep
Did anybody call him "Al?" That would be funny.
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@FourWalls (6220)
• United States
19 Sep
And how could you go wrong with a theme song by Frank Sinatra?????
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
19 Sep
You can't. Especially when it's so appropriate.
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@norcal (3304)
• Nevada City, California
18 Sep
I did enjoy that show. All of the characters were funny.
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
19 Sep
They were. I liked when Al and Jefferson would scheme together.
@amadeo (36061)
• United States
18 Sep
isn't that the name of a serial killer or was it Ted Bundy?
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
Yes, it was Ted Bundy.
@marguicha (66516)
• Chile
18 Sep
I watched the show many times. But always wondering why I was watching it.
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@teamfreak16 (24659)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
I thought it was a funny show. I've seen every episode many times.