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

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Updated July 31, 2020 596 votes 160 voters 13.7k views 11 items

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.

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Married... with Children... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Married... With Children'
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Married... with Children - Season 1

The first season of Married... with Children premiered on April 5, 1987 and contains 13 episodes. This season introduces viewers to the dysfunctional Bundy family.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Pilot," "Al Loses His Cherry," and "Johnny B. Gone."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Al buys a gun.
  • Marcy dreams about Al.
  • Al gets fired.
Great season?
Married...With Children ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Married... With Children'
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Married...With Children - Season 6

The sixth season of Married...With Children premiered on September 8, 1991 and contains 26 episodes. This season finds Al imagining a life where Peggy and Marcy are both pregnant.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "If Al Had a Hammer," "Kelly Does Hollywood (Part 1 & 2)" and "The Gas Station Show."

Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

  • Kelly becomes the Verminator.
  • The Bundys go to England.
  • Al takes Bud to The Nudie Bar.
Great season?
Married... with Children... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Married... With Children'
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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.
Great season?
Married... with Children... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Married... With Children'
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Married... with Children - Season 11

The eleventh and final season of Married... with Children premiered on September 29, 1996 and contains 24 episodes. This season finds the Bundy clan breaking more taboos as they try to get ahead.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "A Bundy Thanksgiving," "Crimes Against Obesity," and "Chicago Shoe Exchange."

Memorable moments from Season 11 include:

  • Peggy poses as a stripper.
  • Al makes a deal with the devil.
  • Peggy gets amnesia.
Great season?