dudbowl - n8itude
All the sitcoms are generically the same. Through the test of time it has always been the same show just
remixed over and over again. Some shows may garner a chuckle here and there but in acuality there have
been few shows that deliver the 20 minutes of buffonery that make u cry laughing. The key to the greatest
shows are indeed the ones that set them apart. They look the same as all others but upon closer inspection
you see the flaws. Beautiful, majestical, screaming flaws that make say "gawdamn this is one funny ass
Apart from Seinfeld, the key to sitcoms is the family unit. The key to brilliant sitcoms is the fucked up
family unit. The key to the reason these fucked up families are brilliant is ... THE DAD. The greatest sitcom
of the 'before we were born/our parents' era was All in The Family. Crazy ass Archie Bunker with his blatant
racial slurs and anti-political correctness had our parents black, white, brown, yellow rolling off the couches
with his ignorance. Fuck the Honeymooners, that shit was lame. Archie was da man. He'd be the first to tell
Recently the ONLY 2 joke marathon shows to be added to the greatest (my personal) list have been
animated ones, headed by the respective patriarchs Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin. Archie only really
had Mikey 'Meathead' Stivic as the only co-star of any worth, but The Simpsons and Family Guy had a
veritable army of underlings who could dole out the funnies at a rate equal to the 'ideepthroat.com' girl
But as great as those casts were, there are still a few members of that show that were borderline boring
and filler space. There has been ONE and one show alone that followed it's leader, the insane dad so
perfectly well alongside it's journey to stupid tv shit hall of fame utopia. Not only was the supporting cast,
ALL OF THEM, ridiculously funny, but guest stars and even the extra's were so perfectly casted that I can
truly say to myself that this was the GREATEST sitcom of all time.
Now I know I'm wicked late with this post, but hey I've been busy making the new corkscrew incredibly
even more awesome than it was before. Oh and it was SUPERBOWL weekend, I was kinda drunk uh busy.
Now here comes the segue. A day 2 days late, but who gives a fuck? My Superbowl special ties in with this
masterpiece slapstick heaven, oh and it was on FOX too (kids assume the Fox viewing positions).
The show: MARRIED WITH CHILDREN.
The point of this post: DUD BOWL 1 and 2!!!!
Much like Norm MacDonald, ANYTHING, any nuance, facial expression or word Ed O'Neils women's shoe
selling persona Al Bundy did, almost killed me. The minute that door opened and "A Fat woman walked into
the store today ..." I had to stop drinking for fear of either choking and/or spitting on my TV screen. That's
just watching reruns. The live episodes almost murdered me.
I remember always talking about the latest episode in Ms. Blairs grade 11 chemistry class so loud that I got
kicked out like 6 times a month. Yes ... they only air 4 per month, but when I came back the next day I
had to finish my stories .. what? It's not like I like to ramble on and on or anything. (eye rolling smiley
should be planted right hurrr).
My mom is one of those Oprah followers moms, and she never even watched the show, just heard about it
and banned me and my sis from watching it. Which to me was utterly ridiculous since we both had TVs in
our rooms. How in the hell else did they think I watched Arsenio Hall during school nights?
I can't believe I wrote so much already and I haven't even touched on about the episodes. No wait, I can
Anyways like I said, anything Al did cracked me up. None more so than putting on that Polk High jersey
and recounting the glory days of "The time I score 4 touchdowns in one game." Aiight Newmarket Maller
softball games comes a close second. The culmination of this legendary tale happened in Season Nine when
Al and the rest of the Polk High faithful returned for a challenge game against the very team he conquered
... before the red-headed monster conquered him.
The challenge happened when Al and the squad were "mourning" the loss of fellow teamate Skippy at the
new fancy sports bar , when Al's chief rival was mouthing off and challenged him to a rematch.
Although the rivals (The First Ladies hehehe) wore bright frickin girly pink, they were hungry, pissed and
UNLIKE the Polk High crew very fit and huge. Oh did I mention that team consisted of Ken Stabler,
Lawrence Taylor and Bubba Smith? Oh yes. Insert the heel team leader bringing in ringers cliche and
awaaaaay we go.
Al's team had one other hope than Al himself. Thad. But uh ... he liked to dress in Womens clothes now ...
Thad: " I had to do it, Al. All those years I felt like a woman trapped inside a man's body."
Al: " We all get tired of our cars, too, but we don't rip the doors off it."
So they got a replacement ...
So ahem ... "Let's Rock."
Suffice to say Al became the tackling dummy and got his ass whupped.
If that wasn't enough to cement his status as the biggest born loser ever (next to Bud) he also lost a bet
and his payment wasn't pretty. No not at all.
Of course no classic MWC would be complete without Bud shrieking and getting pumelled much worse than
his papoose. So without further adieu here comes the Bud highlight reel.
How many of you KNEW even before it happened .. Bud was definitely getting flipped as a coin? I so called
Dud Bowl 2 came the next season but wasn't full of NFL Hall of Famers, just one. And no actual game.
The premise was that Marcy's bank, Kyoto National, plans to donate a new scoreboard to Polk High and
name it after Polk's most famous football legend.
(none of the pics represent that 1st paragraph, but it's Kelly and classic Al, What?? It's from the same episode.)
Of course the legend was Al. Marcy couldn't have that.
So she did some digging and found out Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw attended Polk High for 2 months.
Al got screwed again. Or did he.??? Al was pissed and set his trusty sidekicks Bud and Jefferson to blow up
the scoreboard upon unveiling.
Little did Al know Daddy's Little Girl Kelly hijacked Terry's makeup artist and assumed the role in order to
sway Terry into giving her dad the honour. It worked!!! But uh ... Al didn't know it. So minutes after the
surprise unveiling of Al Bundy field, Al in a gush of glory ran towards the scoreboard, forgetting about his
lunkhead henchmen, and into a world of pain and temporary deafness.
Oh yeah .. Al Bundy Field was no more.
Fuck I loved that show.
But probably not more than the dude who helped me out with the most intricate parts, since I'm still in a
Superbowl daze and duck and hide writing this during the old 9 to 5 framework. The dude: SMACKDOWN'S
NUMBA ONE ANNOUNCAAAA FUNAK... I mean the absolute super MWC fanatic .. excuse me "FANATIC!!!"
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YES! Very good article on THE greatest sitcom of all time. I hope that one day, say 20 years from now
some idiot does NOT get the bright idea to remake this show into a movie.
2/8/2005 10:21:58 AM
Da n8 wrote:
Oh no .. instead we'll get Unhappilly Ever After: The Movie.
And Bobcat Goldthwaite will actually be in it.
It'll also be the 1st thing he's done since UEA was cancelled.
2/8/2005 11:29:26 AM
Man I loved Bobcat in Police Academy.
2/8/2005 7:06:23 PM
Oh yeah I also have Vol 1 of MWC Most Outrageous Episodes. On DVD no less.
2/8/2005 7:08:12 PM
Bec once again forgot to log in ...grrr wrote:
Hats off to you... not my pink hat! lol Great article ... and yes im wearing more than a hat.
2/8/2005 10:12:16 PM
Da n8 wrote:
=0 ... damnit.
2/9/2005 4:01:13 AM
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