Married... with Children
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Last update May 31, 2009

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   Abbrevations:
Station: Pay TV stations are marked with a * . Stations which cut out scenes or lines are branded with a .
Days: E=Every Weekday,   W=Once A Week (1=Mon, 2=Tue, 3=Wed, 4=Thu, 5=Fri, 6=Sat, 7=Sun),   I=Irregularily,   C=Cancelled; U=Upcoming
Language:    O=Original,   D=Dubbed/Synchronized,   S=Subtitled (Subtitle Language),   X=Simultaneously Interpreted

Some series titles may contain wrong characters as these characters can't be displayed on all computers accessing this page. They are replaced by the most similar character in the latin alphabet.


Country Station Days Show Name Translation Language Source
           
Argentina local C Married... with Children D Spanish Guillermo Rusconi
SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Guillermo Rusconi
Australia TV1 (Foxtel/Austar) * E (1-7) Married... with Children O "Marriedaniac"
Channel 10 C Married... with Children O "Declan"
Win (Channel 9) C Married... with Children O David Allan
Austria ORF 1 & 2 I Eine schrecklich nette Familie A Terribly Nice Family D German Myself
Belgium Canvas/VRT2 Ketnet C Married... with Children S Flemish Collin Jacobus
  VT4 E (1-7) Married... with Children S Flemish Collin Jacobus
Bolivia SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Brazil local C Um Amor de Familia A Lovely Family D Portuguese Mauricio Franco
SET E (1-5) Um Amor de Familia A Lovely Family D Portuguese Elvis Nousiainen
Rede21 W (7) Married... with Children S Portuguese Mauricio Franco
Bulgaria bTV E (1-5) Jeneni s detsa  (Cyrillic) Married with Children D Bulgarian Simeon
Canada CMT E (1-5) Married... with Children O Taylor
  local E Married... with Children O Myself
Chile Mega E (1-5) Matrimonio con hijos Couple with Children D Spanish Freddy Jorquera
SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Roberto Bonvallet
Colombia SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Costa Rica SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Croatia HRT 1 W (7) Bracne vode The Waters of Marriage S Croatian Hrvoje Niksic
Czechia TV Nova C Zenatý se závazky Married with Bonds D Czech Jan Oharek
TV Prima E (1-4) Zenatý se závazky Married with Bonds D Czech Lukáš Kadlec
TV3 C Zenatý se závazky Married with Bonds D Czech Jan Oharek
Denmark TV3 A (7) Vore Værste År Our Worst Years S Danish Andy
TV3+ E (1-5) Vore Værste År Our Worst Years S Danish Anders Møller
Dominican Rep. SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Ecuador SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
El Salvador SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Estonia Kanal 2 E (1-5) Tuvikesed Turtle-Doves S Estonian Mario H.
Finland MTV 3 W (5) Pulmuset Turtle-Doves S Finnish Esa Leppala
France M6 E Mariés, deux enfants Married, Two Children D French Philippe Rouyer
Germany ProSieben C Eine schrecklich nette Familie A Terribly Nice Family D German Myself
Kabel1 E (1-5) Eine schrecklich nette Familie A Terribly Nice Family D German Myself
PremiereWorld Comedy * C Eine schrecklich nette Familie A Terribly Nice Family D German "Marco"
Greece Antenna C Pantremenoi me paidia  (Greek) Married with Children S Greek Antonios
  Mega C Pantremenoi me paidia  (Greek) Married with Children S Greek Tini Laging
  TV Makedonia E (1-7) Pantremenoi me paidia  (Greek) Married with Children S Greek Tini Laging
Guatemala SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Honduras SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Hong Kong TVB Pearl W (3) Married... with Children O "Carey"
Hungary viasat3 C Egy rém rendes család A Terribly Nice Family D Hungarian Viktor Szabo
CoolTV E (1-5) Egy rém rendes család A Terribly Nice Family D Hungarian Csabi
RTL Klub E (1-5) Egy rém rendes család A Terribly Nice Family D Hungarian Vape
Israel Shesh Plus (6) W Nesuim Plus  (Hebrew) Married Plus S Hebrew "Nur"
Arutz Gvanim (7) C Nesuim Plus  (Hebrew) Married Plus S Hebrew Sagy Noyman
Italy Canale 5 C Sposati con Figli Married with Children Sagy Noyman
Latvia LTV1 C Precçjies. Ir bçrni. Married. Have Children. D Latvian Intars Þubeckis
Lithuania TV3 U (3,4) Vedes ir turi vaiku He's Married and Has Children D Lithuanian Nevidonas
Mexico SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
The Netherlands Veronica C Married... with Children S Dutch Maurice Meerten
SBS 6 C Married... with Children S Dutch Richard Brommers
Net 5 U Married... with Children S Dutch I. van de Weijer
New Zealand TV4 E Married... with Children O Nunu Otutaha
Nicaragua SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Norway TV3 E Våre Verste År   # Our Worst Years S Norwegian anonymous
Panama SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Paraguay SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Peru Panamericana W (7) Matrimonio con hijos Couple with Children D Spanish Claudio Valdivia
SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Eduardo Villanueva
Poland Polsat 1 E (1-7) Swiat wedlug Bundych The World According to the Bundys X Polish Michal Tyrala
RTL 7 I Swiat wedlug Bundych The World According to the Bundys X Polish Maurice Meerten
Romania ProTV W Familia Bundy The Bundy Family S Romanian Lucian Florescu
Russia DTV (Viasat) E (1-7) Zhenaty i s detmi  (Cyrillic) Married and with Children D Russian Corlagan
Slovakia VTV C Zenatý so zaväzkami Married with Bonds D Czech (!) Jan Oharek
Slovenia Kanal A E (1-5) Druzina za umret Family to Die for S Slovenian Bostjan Lesjak
South Africa VTV W (2) Married... with Children O Andrew Methmann
Spain TVE 2 E (1-5) Matrimonio... con hijos Married... with Children D Spanish Ryoppei
Suriname SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
Sweden TV3 E (1-5) Våra Värsta År Our Worst Years S Swedish "Mailnamn"
ZTV C Våra Värsta År Our Worst Years S Swedish Oscar Widegren
Switzerland SF 1 & 2 C Eine schrecklich nette Familie A Terribly Nice Family D German Myself
Switzerland 3+ E Eine schrecklich nette Familie A Terribly Nice Family D German Myself
Turkey CNBC-E C Evli ve Çocuklu Married with Children S Turkish Kemal Yardim
Interstar C Cocuklarla Evlilik Marriage with Children D Turkish Mustafa Akar
United Kingdom ITV2 E (1-5) Married... with Children O Daniel Nesbitt
Sky 1 C Married... with Children O Ade Bundy
Paramount Comedy C Married... with Children O "Ade Bundy"
Uruguay SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Steve Liebowitz
United States local   ## E Married... with Children O Myself
TBS E Married... with Children O Patrick
Spike E Married... with Children O Patrick
FX C Married... with Children O Myself
Venezuela Venevision E Casado con hijos Married with Children D Spanish Jose Pinzon
SET E (1-5) Married... with Children S Spanish Jose Pinzon

 #  Current name "Bundy's beste" ("The Best of Bundy") as they air only a selection of episodes
 ## Usually on Fox affiliates, but in some areas it might be on other network affiliate stations (e.g. UPN, WB or even CBS)


In addition, American Forces Network (AFN) stations world-wide used to air Married... with Children.

Many jokes on the show make no sense when you are not familiar with events which happened in the USA or with American lifestyle in general. In dubbed versions, these jokes are sometimes changed into local ones. Dubbing gives also the opportunity to change often used expressions. E.g. "Pumpkin" (Al's pet name for Kelly) is "lapin rose" (pink bunny, normally used for little girls) in French, "Dumpfbacke" (dimwit; lit.: dullcheek) in German and "calabacita" (little pumpkin) in Spanish. However, the names of the characters are usually the same all over the world. Exceptions: Bundy becomes Bunda in Czechia (bunda means jacket in Czech), Buck is called Bruno in Hungary and Devorador ("devourer") in Spanish-language Latin America.

In some countries, Married... with Children is quite popular, like in Germany. In Switzerland, Ed O'Neill (who plays Al) can even make TV commercials without an explanation of his identity. In the Netherlands (where people speak Dutch), he made a TV commercial for the shoe business, literally saying: "If your shoes look like shit, you look like shit." A special way to convert the original version into a foreign one is used in Poland. I called this method "Simultaneous Interpretation". You can still hear the original sound in the background, but a single narrator translates what the characters say.

In some countries, pre-primetime premieres or reruns are censored, especially sexual expressions. For instance in the UK, you never heard Peggy's maiden name (Wanker) on Sky's pre-primetime. The UK station censors also cut out scenes which are considered to be violent, e.g. Bud "cutting" Kelly's throat in the pilot. Following these standards, a lot of episodes would need so many edits that they are shown on primetime without any modifications. However, MwC is shown uncut in Britain on Paramount Comedy right now.

There are remakes of Married... with Children from Germany, Britain and Brazil. More information at the Legacy page.
 

 
I need your help to complete this list. If you have an addition, please e-mail to Bundyology. Thanks a lot to the contributors in the "Source" column. Special thanks to "Mike" (fr/us/uk), Petr Misák (cz), "Paul" (nl), Anders Johansson (se), Joachim Petrow (de) and "Bud" (fr). Also thanks to Dino Morello (ch) and Rodrigo Valdebenito (cl) and to all contributors of minor facts.
 
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