Married With Children: The Complete Ninth Season

DVD Reviews | Aug 25th, 2008

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Starring Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate, Amanda Bearse, David Faustino, Ted McGinley, Harold Sylvester
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Studio: Sony
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Married with Children was whining down by this point as one of the longest sitcoms on Fox. Just because the show wasn’t what it use to be, it’s still a lot of fun to watch. There are many episodes in season 9 that I remember and liked a lot. The DVD set is definitely worth the purchase if you call yourself a Married with Children fan.

Season 9 of Married with Children starts off with the episode where Al & Jefferson find a pair of old shoes from the 1970s. They realize that women will pay a lot of money for that so they decide to turn the shoe store into a 70s shoe store. There are a lot of episodes this season where Al is battling with Marcy’s annoying feminist group. There are also a lot of episodes involving ‘NO MA’AM,’ which was certainly played out in the later years. Other storylines this season include Bud joining the Virgin hotline, Al has to take his driving test over, Al faces off against Marcy’s feminist group about breastfeeding, Al’s old football team plays against an old rivalry, Al protests the cancellation of Psycho Dad, Bud hooks up with Marcy’s hot looking niece Amber, and Al, Peg, and the D’Arcys go on a cruise ship and ended up getting shipwrecked with Gilbert Gottfried. Season 9 contains 28 episodes, with quite a few 2-part episodes. I guess with that many episodes; you can have a few 2-part episodes in the season.

There were a lot of episodes to watch this season! Some good, some not so good. I liked this season because it introduced the character of Griff. He was the coworker of Al’s and was a welcome addition to the show. But the last few seasons of the Bundys turned into a guilty pleasure to me because the show was declining. The show became a parody of itself really. All that cheering got out of hand, and it especially wasn’t called for with some of the characters. Buck & Officer Dan really don’t need to be cheered! Plus all the No Ma’am stuff just got carried away. Sadly, they probably should have ended the season around the seventh season when that kid Seven came on. Talk about jumping the shark! Another downfall Fox and the creators of the show had was trying to make spin-off shows. Earlier it was with Matt LeBlanc’s character and Father. This season attempted spin-off is about 2 radio deejays at Bud’s college going up against the dean, Steve Rhoades. Thankfully that didn’t take off because that episode was cringe worthy.

But with all that said, I still love the show & season 9. I just didn’t care for the later seasons as much as the earlier ones. There were still a lot of classic episodes in the later seasons. As much as I like Steve, I think Ted McGinley as Jefferson is a lot funnier. I just think all the schemes Jefferson and Al get into are really funny. In my opinion, I think as the seasons went on, Kelly got hotter. Christina Applegate was always hot to me though. It’s upsetting to hear she had breast cancer but glad she made a full recovery from it. This season is especially nice though, because she’s parading around in bikinis and short skirts. Maybe Married with Children were trying to compete with the Unhappily Ever After clone with Nikki Cox? Speaking of which, when is that going to be released on DVD?

With 28 episodes this season, this DVD is definitely worth buying if you like the TV series. It has a lot of good episodes with a lot of hilarious storylines. And there’s Kelly in bikinis & short skirts!

Includes Awesome Minisodes!:
– The Facts Of Life: “Dope”
– Sheena: “Do As The Romans”

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC

Standard 1.33:1 Color


Favorite Scenes: Shoeway to Heaven, Naughty but Niece, Sleepless in Chicago, Dud Bowl, Ship Happens 1 and 2
Rating: NR
Running Time: 630 minutes
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