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Al Bundy is a fictional character and the protagonist of the American television series Married... with Children.Played by Ed O'Neill, Bundy is a misanthropic, working-class father of two who is portrayed as a tragicomedic figure. Although he laments his lot in life, he nevertheless stands by his family, displaying wit, self-sacrifice, and resilience in times of crisis. He and his wife, Peggy, were rated the 59th best characters on television by Bravo. In a 2016 interview, O'Neill said he based his interpretation of Al Bundy on one of his uncles. Character history Al Bundy was born on November 7, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois. He was a star fullback on the Polk High School Football team. However, his impetuous marriage to high-school sweetheart Peggy Wanker (Katey Sagal), and a broken leg prevented him from attending college on a football scholarship. His favorite song is "Anna (Go to Him)". Al and Peggy have two children: Kelly (Christina Applegate), a promiscuous, dim-witted blonde, and Bud (David Faustino), an intelligent but sex-crazed and unpopular schemer named after Budweiser beer. His next door neighbor, Marcy (Amanda Bearse), is his archnemesis, and the two frequently squabble. Al lives in a suburb of Chicago and is the proud owner of a 1970s Dodge Demon. He works as a shoe salesman at the fictional Gary's Shoes and Accessories for Today's Woman in the fictional New Market Mall. Al hates his job, loses it several times throughout the series, yet always ends up coming back to it. There is a running joke throughout the show that Al makes minimum wage. Despite Al's hatred of his job, its only redeeming feature in his opinion is the fact it gets him out of the house and away from Peggy. In one episode, Al is offered early retirement and given a year's pay: $12,000, yet in another he says that after taxes and Peggy's spending he only gets one nickel out of every paycheck. In "My Mom, The Mom", Al states he earns a 10% commission on each sale. In "Weenie Tot Lovers and Other Strangers", Peg states his paycheck was for "80 pesos". The family also brought in income through game-shows, theft, various absurd schemes, and mooching off of the Rhoades/D'Arcy's wealth. Throughout the series, Al is continually saddled with massive debts caused by everything from the various disasters he becomes involved in to his wife's extravagant spending habits. However, he never appears to miss a mortgage payment or file for bankruptcy. The "Bundy Will", passed down from generation to generation as a punishment, indebted the "benefactor" with these debts Al Bundy has incurred. In the episode "England Show I", it was stated Al's ancestor, Seamus McBundy, insulted an obese witch, and brought a curse upon the fictional Bundy ancestral town of Lower Uncton in England. In flashbacks, it is revealed Al's mother may have been an alcoholic. While pondering his shortcomings over a toothpaste sandwich, he relives a moment where his mother tells him that he can become anything while audibly saying "Yeah right, Mom, try saying that when you're sober!" In a similar situation, he asks her if she wants her Bloody Mary. In one flashback episode, Al had an overdue library book for 30 years; he tries to get out of paying a $2,163.20 library fine by tricking the librarian (an old enemy of his) into believing he had returned it years before, only to have his trick revealed on closed-circuit Chicago television. Most of the show's running gags concern Al. Aside from his bad luck, Al also maintains a "do-it-yourself" attitude whenever something in the house needs repair. Combined with his creativity, poor judgment, and lack of skill, this usually produces absurd results, and often resulting in property damage and/or physical injury to Al. Al is also frequently described as being careless about hygiene: he is often told he smells bad. He is often seen leaving restrooms, even public ones, with a newspaper tucked under his arm, to the sound of a toilet flushing. A running gag is that Al showers and brushes his teeth as rarely as he has sex, which is extremely infrequent, as he continually rejects and avoids Peggy's advances. Al is disliked by most of his neighbors, except for Steve Rhoades (David Garrison) and, after he leaves town, Jefferson D'Arcy (Ted McGinley); both are, at different times, married to Marcy. In "Route 666" Marcy said when they thought Al had died, they all started dancing and singing "Ding dong, the shoe man's dead" and called it a "cruel, cruel hoax" when they learned it was a false alarm—as usual, Al had survived his latest misadventure. In another example of the neighborhood's distaste of Al during "You Better Shop Around", after he blacked out everyone's houses during a heatwave, the neighbors attempt to attack him with pitchforks and torches. Other people pay little to no attention to him and, as a result, his name often ends up misspelled on paychecks, reserved parking spots, etc. (e.g., "Bumby", "Boondy" or "Birdy"). Despite being a somewhat phlegmatic and slow person, Bundy has a sarcastic and cynical sense of humor; he also has a definite love for his family. Examples can be seen on the rare occasions when he enjoys luxury and money. In one episode, Peggy and Al receive free first class plane tickets to New York City from Marcy. They are shown sipping champagne together and singing "I Got You, Babe". In another episode, Al's Dodge turns up missing and the only reason he wants it back is to recover an item in the trunk. The item turns out to be a family photo of Al, Peg, Kelly, and Bud together. This suggests his distaste for them is spawned merely by his disappointment in his extremely poor quality of life. Al dislikes obese women and cannot stop himself from insulting them to their faces with one-liners, a behavior he has engaged in since he was a child. He also hates his job, the prospect of having sex with his wife, and his feminist neighbor Marcy. He loves nudie magazines, free beer, bowling, and "nudie" bars, and often cherishes the glory moment of his past: scoring four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the fictional Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus fictional Andrew Johnson High School. Like all Bundys, Al is profoundly selfish, and is repeatedly depicted engaging, along with the rest of his family, in criminal activity in attempts to get rich such as robbing a group of tourists at gunpoint, demanding their jewelry, scamming the elderly by posing as an elderly female psychic, and attempting to write off his stolen car as worth millions of dollars. Another episode, "Damn Bundys", featured Al selling his soul to the devil (Robert Englund) in order to lead the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl as the oldest rookie in NFL history; Al scores the touchdown and ends up in hell with his family and neighbors for 300 years. In real life, O'Neill, a college football standout, tried out for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969, the first season of .... Discover the Ed Bundy popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Ed Bundy books.

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    The Anatomy Of Motive

    John E. Douglas

    From the internationally bestselling authors of Mindhunter, a riveting exploration of the root of all crime.Every crime is a mystery story with a motive at its heart. Understand th...

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    Serial Killers

    Peter Vronsky

    A comprehensive examination into the frightening true crime history of serial homicideincluding information on America’s most prolific serial killers such as:Jeffrey Dahmer Ted Bu...

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    The Serial Killer Files

    Harold Schechter

    THE DEFINITIVE DOSSIER ON HISTORY’S MOST HEINOUS! Hollywood’s makebelieve maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can’t hold a candle to real life monsters like John Wayn...

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    Flora in Black and White

    Ed Bundy

    Flora in Black and White is a small collection of images I have captured from various countries around the world. Black and white was chosen as the aesthetic because I believe the ...

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    Floral Reference for Tattoo Artists

    Ed Bundy

    This book was compiled by Ed Bundy for Black Water Tattoo and Design. The illustrations in this collection were gathered from various 18th and 19th century botanical references, th...

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    The Cases That Haunt Us

    John E. Douglas

    Did Lizzie Borden murder her own father and stepmother? Was Jack the Ripper actually the Duke of Clarence? Who killed JonBenet Ramsey? #1 New York Times bestselling author and lege...

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    Journey Into Darkness

    John E. Douglas & Mark Olshaker

    New York Times bestselling author of Mindhunter John Douglas reveals more unique cases from his time as head of the FBI's elite Investigative Support Unit.In the #1 New York Times ...

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    Mindhunter

    Mark Olshaker & John E. Douglas

    Discover the classic, behindthescenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twentyfiveyear career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into...