What was "Al Bundy's" name?

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  1. Rex Bachmann

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    A question for the Married with Children cognoscenti, a program I watched its first few years, but stopped after its novelty and its seeming freshness of daring wore off. I've always wondered whether the producers ever revealed the lead character's full name. If so, what was Al Bundy's full first name, and how do you know? (What was the context of the revelation of his name?)
    Candidates:
    Alan?/Allan?/Allen?
    Albert?
    Alberto?
    Aldo?
    Aldon?
    Aldous?
    Alec/Alex < Alexander?
    Alexis?
    Alfonse?
    Alfonso?
    Alfred?
    Alfredo?
    Alonzo?
    Aloysius?
    Alton?
    Alvin?others?
     
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    I think it's just Al
     
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    Courtesy of the IMDB and various fan sites...

    The main characters:

    Al Bundy
    Margaret "Peggy" Wanker Bundy
    Budrick Franklin Bundy
    Kelly Bundy
    Buck/Lucky Bundy

    Marcy Rhoades D'Arcy
    Jefferson D'Arcy

    Steve Bartholomew Rhoades

    The other characters:

    Seven Wanker
    Bob Rooney

    These characters never had last names -

    Griff
    Amber
    Officer Dan

    And the infamous "Hispanic" reporter with the very long name -

    Miranda Veracruz de la Jolla Cardenal
     
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    Having just read the above posts, I realize that I miss this show! [​IMG]
     
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    From the MWC FAQ at http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tv/married-w-c-faq/
     
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    The first 3 years of Married..... was my favorite sitcom ever.
    I stopped watching the show during Jefferson Darcys second season.
     
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    I remeber one episode where Peg called him Alowicious (sp)? Hercules Bundy. She was upset with him. I can't remember the exact episode though...
     
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    Elliot Willschick wrote:

     
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    Despite my horrible spelling of both names, my brother also remembers the episode. Repeats of Married with Children are on at something like 12:30 am so I never get to see it anymore [​IMG]
     
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    There was a Saint Aloysius, noted for his holiness in tending to the sick (with a feast day of 21st June if you feel like celebrating) and Aloysius was the name of Sebastian's teddy bear in 'Brideshead Revisited'. However, I doubt if MWC would be making reference to either of these.
     
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    Andrew Markworthy wrote:
     
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    Apologies to anyone called Aloysius, who has a close relative/friend called Aloysius for what I'm about to say.

    Rex, trust me, if you lived in Britain and were called Aloysius, you'd probably shorten it to Al.
     
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    The only other names mentioned I remember is Al being called "Al Hercules Bundy" by a dream wife in a dream sequence. I don't remember him ever being called "Hercules" otherwise. Can't recall any other first name but "Al."
     

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