Before They Were Stars: Dan Castellaneta on “Married with Children”

During my childhood, I remember watching a pretty eye-opening episode of Married with Children in which Peg Bundy considers having an affair with another man. Al Bundy is then shocked to find out that this other man is a homosexual when the guy’s husband shows up at his house. Since this guy seems to be a better wife than Peg ever was, you get the sense that Al is almost ready to switch teams. Needless to say, my innocent young mind had never seen anything like this on television before. When I revisited this episode many years later, it blew my mind to learn that the homosexual husband was played by the future Homer Simpson himself, Dan Castellaneta. So, yeah, here’s a rare to see Homer Simpson and Al Bundy on the same screen together with barely simmering romantic tension.

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One Response to Before They Were Stars: Dan Castellaneta on “Married with Children”

  1. Kevin says:

    This doesn’t really count as BTWS because The Simpsons had already premiered on Tracey Ullman 3 years prior and The Simpsons had already premiered a year prior. Still, it is an interesting clip.

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