The Best Seasons of 'Married... With Children'

All the seasons of Married... with Children have been hilarious, but which seasons really stand out? Shoe salesman Al Bundy takes care of his wife, Peg, and kids, Bud and Kelly, but he often reminisces about his glory days as a high school football star. Some of the most memorable episodes of Married... with Children come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some Married... with Children seasons focus on Al founding NO MA'AM, while other good seasons reveal Peggy's hidden talents. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Married... with Children are, let's rank every Married... with Children season from best to worst.

Married... with Children is a sitcom starring Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal. Married... with Children premiered on Fox on April 5, 1987. Ending in 1997 after 11 seasons, Married... with Children aired a total of 259 episodes.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Married... with Children, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of Married... with Children not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of Married... with Children?" and "Which season of Married... with Children is the best?" then this list will have you covered. It can be tough to put one Married... with Children season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.


  • Married... with Children - Season 3
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    Married... with Children - Season 3

    The third season of Married... with Children premiered on November 6, 1988 and contains 22 episodes. This is the season the show really hit its stride by pushing the boundaries of network television.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "I'm Going to Sweatland," "I'll See You in Court," and "Here's Lookin' at You, Kid."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • The women all get their period while on a camping trip.
    • Kelly performs tap.
    • Peggy baits a peeping Tom.
  • Married... with Children - Season 5
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    Married... with Children - Season 5

    The fifth season of Married... with Children premiered on September 23, 1990 and contains 25 episodes. This season introduces the character of Jefferson D'Arcy played by Ted McGinley.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Al... with Kelly," "Married... with Who," and "Buck the Stud."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 includes:

    • Marcy marries Jefferson.
    • Kelly dates Vinnie.
    • The Bundys go on a road trip.
  • Married... with Children - Season 9
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    Married... with Children - Season 9

    The ninth season of Married... with Children premiered on September 4, 1994 and contains 26 episodes. This season focuses more on Al's friends and his job as a shoe salesman.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Shoeway to Heaven," "Sleepless in Chicago," and "The Undergraduate."

    Memorable moments from Season 9 include:

    • Psycho Dad gets cancelled.
    • Steve returns.
    • NO MA'AM protests public breast feeding.
  • Married... with Children - Season 2
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    Married... with Children - Season 2

    The second season of Married... with Children premiered on September 27, 1987 and contains 22 episodes. This season continues to follow the Bundy family as they act in their own best interest.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Poppy's By the Tree (Part 1 & 2)," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," and "All in the Family."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • The Bundys meet an axe murderer and the man who met Andy Griffith.
    • Marcy looses her wedding ring at a strip club.
    • Santa crashes on Al's lawn.
  • Married... with Children - Season 4
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    Married... with Children - Season 4

    The fourth season of Married... with Children premiered on September 3, 1989 and contains 23 episodes. This season finds Steve losing his job and looking elsewhere for happiness.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Buck Saves the Day," "Rock and Roll Girl," and "Peggy Turns 300."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Steve leaves Marcy to become a forest ranger.
    • Kelly becomes a weather girl.
    • The Bundys have a yard sale.
  • Married... with Children - Season 8
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    Married... with Children - Season 8

    The eighth season of Married... with Children premiered on September 5, 1993 and contains 26 episodes. This season finds Al and his friends becoming members of NO MA'AM.

    This season features such unforgettable episodes as: "Hood 'n The Boyz," "Dances with Weezie," and "Kelly Knows Something."

    Memorable moments from Season 8 include:

    • Kelly ruins Peg's couch.
    • Al protests the destruction of his old high school football field.
    • Peggy makes her own bonbon.