Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Old 09-11-14, 03:43 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,320
Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

The Bundys are coming back to television! E! reports this morning that a new take on "Married... With Children" is in the works with plans for a spinoff series to follow the life of David Faustino's Bud Bundy and, presumably, his new family.

Sony Pictures Television is said to be in the pitch process for the series at the moment with no confirmation as of yet as to who else might return.

"Married... With Children" was created by Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye and premiered in 1987, running an impressive 11 seasons. It stars Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy, the begrudging patriarch of a modern-day dysfunctional family with Katey Sagal playing his wife, Peggy, Christina Applegate his daughter, Kelly and Faustino his son, Bud.

"Married... With Children" follows rebooted series like "Girl Meets World" and the upcoming "Full House" as part of an ongoing wave of nostalgia-fueled small screen fare.

(link)
Mixed feelings. Married with Children is the only sitcom I've ever loved, but they attempted four spin-offs in the past that failed miserably. (Two were backdoor pilot episodes that never even got a series.) On the other hand, David Faustino's short-lived web-series Star-ving (which I think can still be watched for free on Crackle) was a pretty hilarious attempt to out-debauch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I just hope that the presence of Al, Peg, and Kelly won't be limited to occasional cameos.
Jory is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 03:49 PM
  #2  
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27,802
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

This is the original E! article. http://www.eonline.com/news/578158/c...-sagal-reveals

No where does it say they are doing a spin off. All that was said was:

"We're going to do something with Dave maybe. I don't know if it will be in character," she spilled. "But I don't really know. I don't know what that's going to be. I don't know if I'm allowed to speak on that at all. So I should probably stop talking about it right now!"

Edit: I see the Coming Soon aritcle links to the Hollywood Reporter, which makes it more official than sourcing E!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...f-works-732268

Last edited by dex14; 09-11-14 at 03:55 PM.
dex14 is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 05:27 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 16,574
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

It's not the worst idea in the world. I could see it working.
Shannon Nutt is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 05:33 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 18,454
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

I used to like Married With Children but honestly its aged terribly in my opinion. I don't know that I'd bother with this if anything actually happens.
Mike86 is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 06:09 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 30,464
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Grandmaster B: the series?!
devilshalo is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 07:13 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
clckworang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The toe nail of Texas
Posts: 7,333
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I used to like Married With Children but honestly its aged terribly in my opinion. I don't know that I'd bother with this if anything actually happens.
I completely agree. I find it hard to watch now.
clckworang is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 07:22 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 18,454
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

I dunno it just doesn't have the same charm to me as it used to. I enjoy the cast and all that but I just think the series is too over the top for its own good most of the time and it reeks of the 90s (not in a good way).
Mike86 is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 08:08 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Sweet Baby James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 11,587
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Al Bundy will always be the man. I start my day watching a couple of episodes on TBS before heading off to work.
Sweet Baby James is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 09:11 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,476
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

I completely agree. I find it hard to watch now.
I completely disagree. I've been watching it on TBS and still think it holds up pretty well in terms of the laughs.
robin2099 is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 10:23 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,199
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Remember the lingerie episode where some old man was wearing ladies' underwear, and the entire world exploded and everyone upon it died?
25+ years later, it seems more quaint than shocking.
Charlie Goose is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 10:37 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,320
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

^ I still found it hilarious when I revisited the show recently. Timing is everything.

Skip to 15:40:

Jory is offline  
Old 09-11-14, 11:13 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 16,360
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Please NO !
Original Desmond is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 02:05 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: City of the lakers.. riots.. and drug dealing cops.. los(t) Angel(e)s. ca.
Posts: 54,199
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Hell yeah, I'll be up for this. I still think it was a tragedy that this show didn't get a proper send off. It practically built Fox along with the Simpsons.
Jackskeleton is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 02:21 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Posts: 13,526
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Originally Posted by Jackskeleton View Post
Hell yeah, I'll be up for this. I still think it was a tragedy that this show didn't get a proper send off. It practically built Fox along with the Simpsons.
I was young, but I remember watching some of the final season when it was originally airing.

I think what dates the show is how cheap it was shot. But the comedy itself is still very funny to me. I'd watch this.
My Other Self is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 02:42 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 13,818
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Originally Posted by My Other Self View Post
I think what dates the show is how cheap it was shot. But the comedy itself is still very funny to me. I'd watch this.
Oh it was terribly cheap and the audience at times was insanely obnoxious but a lot of that adds to the charm. I remember watching an episode where the Bundy's were holding off an angry mob at their door and Katey Sagal started saying her lines, had to pause while the audience went apeshit, and then repeated her lines again once the audience settled down. They didn't seem to have the budget for multiple takes or decent editing to hide the repeated part of dialogue but it was still great.

There was plenty wrong with the show, Kelly bordering on retardation near the end, the "cousin Oliver" they brought in for a time (and then just as quickly dropped), etc. but overall it had some pretty solid humor throughout.
GoldenJCJ is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 05:28 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
TheKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: City Of Orange, CA
Posts: 8,066
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
Oh it was terribly cheap and the audience at times was insanely obnoxious but a lot of that adds to the charm. I remember watching an episode where the Bundy's were holding off an angry mob at their door and Katey Sagal started saying her lines, had to pause while the audience went apeshit, and then repeated her lines again once the audience settled down. They didn't seem to have the budget for multiple takes or decent editing to hide the repeated part of dialogue but it was still great.

There was plenty wrong with the show, Kelly bordering on retardation near the end, the "cousin Oliver" they brought in for a time (and then just as quickly dropped), etc. but overall it had some pretty solid humor throughout.
That wasn't a budgetary decision, that was what the show was about. The audience was a part of the show. To me it's the best studio audience for any show ever. You knew it wasn't canned on that show. If something got seriously flubbed, they would do another take. But they weren't trying to hide the fact the audience was there live, they pushed it as far into the forefront as they could.
TheKing is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 05:42 AM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 16,360
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

My main problem with this is Faustino doesn't deserve any more stardom. He has done FUCK ALL since the show ended. Look at what the rest of the cast has done.
Original Desmond is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 08:19 AM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Sweet Baby James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 11,587
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
My main problem with this is Faustino doesn't deserve any more stardom. He has done FUCK ALL since the show ended. Look at what the rest of the cast has done.
There aren't too many roles for an adult man that is 5 feet tall.
Sweet Baby James is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 08:31 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 38,982
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James View Post
There aren't too many roles for an adult man that is 5 feet tall.
Yeah, Seth Green took them all.
RichC2 is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 09:15 AM
  #20  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,177
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

As a MwC and Parker Lewis fan, I found Star-Ving hilarious, and would love to see more Faustino again. Unfortunately, that show would never fly on TV. With the right writers, this could have potential. Sadly, there are not a lot of great writers in hollywood nowadays.
fuzzbox is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 04:11 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 18,454
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
Oh it was terribly cheap and the audience at times was insanely obnoxious but a lot of that adds to the charm. I remember watching an episode where the Bundy's were holding off an angry mob at their door and Katey Sagal started saying her lines, had to pause while the audience went apeshit, and then repeated her lines again once the audience settled down. They didn't seem to have the budget for multiple takes or decent editing to hide the repeated part of dialogue but it was still great.

There was plenty wrong with the show, Kelly bordering on retardation near the end, the "cousin Oliver" they brought in for a time (and then just as quickly dropped), etc. but overall it had some pretty solid humor throughout.
I think the show was at its best during the first four seasons or so. It was right around the time when Steve left and Jefferson got brought into the picture when the show started to go downhill a bit in my opinion. I realize that the humor was intentionally over the top and the show was supposed to look cheap/corny and the Bundy's were supposed to be essentially a white trash family but I dunno. The humor in a lot of ways just hasn't really held up I think and the cheapness of the show along with the styles of the time it was made in I just think has made it not stand up to time. There are certain elements about it I like and Ed O'Neil as Al a lot of times was on the top of his game on the show but it just isn't as enjoyable to me as it once was.

Last edited by Mike86; 09-12-14 at 05:42 PM.
Mike86 is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 04:25 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,343
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Seven was made the show jump the shark
fumanstan is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 05:06 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 57,304
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

I'm shocked at the support for this.
Giantrobo is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 05:33 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Damfino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 6,256
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
Seven was made the show jump the shark
At least they had the sense to give him the Chuck Cunningham treatment.
Damfino is offline  
Old 09-12-14, 06:23 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,476
Re: Married with Children, Bud Bundy spin-off/reboot coming

[QUOTE]Hell yeah, I'll be up for this. I still think it was a tragedy that this show didn't get a proper send off. It practically built Fox along with the Simpsons.[QUOTE]

Agreed. I wonder if Ed would even come back to cameo in this. They talked about a TV movie before but he said he had no interest after they cancelled the show with no send off.
robin2099 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.