It’s easy to forget that before she went around stabbing people with forks on “Sons of Anarchy,” Katey Sagal was best known for playing a much different TV character: Peg Bundy on “Married with Children.”
Seventeen years after the Fox sitcom went off the air, Sagal got the “Married with Children” gang back together for a very good reason: Honoring Sagal as she accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All four members of the Bundy clan reunited in Hollywood for a photo opp: Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, and David Faustino, alongside Sagal.
O’Neill gave a speech during the ceremony, joking that he was about to do something rare for Hollywood types: Say something nice about his ex-wife.
“I met Katey in 1986,” he continued. “We were both trying out for the parts of Al and Peg Bundy. We didn’t know each other. We just had a feeling that we had chemistry between us. Of course, we did the show for 11 years. It was a great experience. I never laughed so hard in my entire life. We grew together as a great cast and great friends, and the whole family is here today.”
Applegate’s comments were a bit more tongue-in-cheek: “I met Katey when I was 15 years old… so, it’s been about 10 years since we met.”
“I’ll never forget the day I met her,” she continued. “We walked into the rehearsal hall for ‘Married with Children’ … and I’d never seen someone look that good in a white T-shirt and jeans in my entire life. The fact that your body is better now than it was then makes me sick, because I’m wearing a Fitbit trying to get rid of all my baby weight.”Getty Images
O’Neill added that he was at the Golden Globes the night that Sagal won the Best Actress award for her work as Gemma Morrow Teller on “Sons of Anarchy,” one of the performances that contributed to her earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“I was proud of her before, I was proud of her then, and I’m proud of her today,” he said.