In the past I have written about some television shows that were high profile and the incidents that happened on set. Most of those shows did not have the run this show did. Most shows did not have the stars this show did. Most of those other shows did not have stars who are still huge stars.
This show was on the air a long time. The blind takes place as the show was in its final season of production. Everyone was making lots of money and everyone had their own little place on the show. There was the male lead. He was a nobody before the show started and was a nobody after the show ended until he struck gold again. Two hit shows in a lifetime is pretty good for this actor. He was married while he was on the show, but that did not stop him from having sex with whatever guests were willing to have sex with him. He and one of the other male stars of the show made a deal. The younger star would get to have sex with everyone under the age of 25, and the older star took the women that were over 25. It worked out great for them. They never fought about anyone. They simply asked women how old they were at the beginning of the week, and acted accordingly. The younger actor also had a girlfriend at the time, but she only counted when the actor was away from work. He has not really done anything since the end of the show and is the only main cast member to not do well since the show ended.
One of the female regulars on the show clashed a lot with the male lead I mentioned earlier. It was awful. They hated each other. There was a time during the final season where the cast was debating whether to come back for another season. It would involve pay cuts. Our male lead was with the female lead who has also been blessed with two huge television shows in her career and they came up with a plan to rid themselves of the female regular they both hated and eliminate her salary and then they would not have to take a pay cut. The regular had heard every word because the actors had forgotten they were wearing live microphones.
Another female lead on the show has had a stellar career and probably is the most well known of all the cast. At the time she was still in her teens who was followed around by her boyfriend everyday. One day, the actress showed up for her 20 hour workweek at 1030 in the morning after her regular three day weekend. She was met at her car by a production assistant who was on hour 5 of his day and about hour 80 of his workweek and the actress sat down in the golf cart and sighed. The assistant asked what was wrong and the actress said work sucked and that she was just so tired of working and the long hours, but the production assistant would just not understand. Uh huh.
Oh, as a final crew gift to everyone who worked on the show, the cast, who was making a combined $2M a week, gave out a gift that cost them $50 each. Nice. This will be revealed.
Show: “Married With Children”
Older Male Lead: Ed O'Neill (“Modern Family”)
Younger Male Lead: David Faustino
Female regular that clashed: Amanda Bearse
Female Lead: Katey Sagal (“8 Simples Rules” or “Sons of Anarchy”)
Brat: Christina Applegate