When I was a younger, I would watch “Married with Children” until I reached a catatonic state. I was obsessed with the greatness of Al Bundy. But today – only 15 years later – it seems like characters like Al Bundy and family. would be kicked off the air after making one of their many politically incorrect, anti-feminism and other jokes. Would Al Bundy survive today’s world? Here are a few reasons he’d be booted faster than you can say “misogynist pig.”
2. General misogyny.
3. Joking about suicide.
4. Promoting the ‘dumb blonde’ stereotype.
5. Cultural insensitivity.
6. More fat-shaming.
7. Smoking on TV. (What about the children?)
8. Joking about killing your family.
9. Spousal abuse.
10. Hating on feminists.
11. Teaching kids that violence is the answer.
12. Frequently bashing the French.
13. Treating women like objects.
14. Gross displays of male comfortability.
16. And finally, again…fat-shaming.
At least we have re-runs. Even though they come on at the butt crack of dawn most mornings, we can still relieve some of our favorite Al Bundy Quotes.