Not every sitcom has the privilege of having a theme song sung by a famous crooner. But the voice behind the theme song for Married with Children happens to be Frank Sinatra’s, who is one of the most legendary singers in the world.
Yes, that’s correct. The sitcom’s theme song was Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage.” The legendary musician originally sang the song in 1955, for a TV production called Our Town . Married With Children had a big debut in 1987 with Sinatra’s song. The song had three versions in terms of the tune, but the original version was released in 1956 on the singer’s album, “This is Sinatra.”
Gary's A Woman?!
If you have been following the show, you would know that Al worked in a shoe shop as a salesman. The shop’s name was “Gary’s Shoes And Accessories For Today’s Woman.” Funny how the shop barely makes any sales, though. Al worked there for a long time, on and off, but he never knew that Gary was actually a woman!
The very instance when Al found out that the name Gary in his company’s name was actually a female, is just absolutely hilarious. What made it even funnier was the fact that Al never knew about this although he had been working there for so long already. He found out incredibly late in his employment. What a nice twist of the show (particular considering Al’s Ma’am membership)!
James Bond Was A Big Fan Of The Show
Who on earth does not know who James Bond is? So, if you know him, then you definitely know Sir Roger Moore. He is famous for the role of the sexy secret agent. This British actor actually admitted that he was a big fan of Married With Children . Isn’t it just awesome to have such a huge fan, who is a huge star himself (and probably knew the real meaning of “wanker” right from the start)?
He was also a very close friend of Boris Sagal, the real life father of Katey Sagal, who played the role of Peggy Bundy. Moore and Sagal became close with the 1976 movie, Sherlock Holmes in New York , as Moore starred in the production, while Sagal was the director.
Al Bundy's Neighbor Leaves The Show
Not all actors on Married With Children stayed the full ten years. One such performer was David Garrison, who played the role of Bundy’s neighbor on the show. After the fourth season, he left Jeopardy Lane to take on another career path.
Garrison went on to enjoy a very successful career in theater. He starred in the musicals Titanic, Wicked, I Do! I Do! , and Torch Song Trilogy . In the last episodes of the show, Garrison returned for four guest appearances, but he did not play his old neighbor character anymore. Instead, he was a different character in each appearance!
Divine Didn't Make It
Uncle Otto was another iconic character of Married With Children . The original actor intended to play the role was Harris Glenn Milstead, aka “Divine,” who was famous for being a drag queen. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it. In a tragic turn of events, Milstead died of a heart attack before the filming of the sitcom commenced.
Divine was obese and suffered from an enlarged heart. This event was probably the saddest thing that happened in the history of Married With Children . Milstead didn’t even have a chance to showcase his acting talent, as he didn’t even get to complete a single shoot.