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Ed Bundy...Ted Bundy

  • 30-06-2021 6:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,619 ✭✭✭


    What was going on with the character naming in Married with Children? Calling a character Ed Bundy 5 years after arch sadistic murderer Ted was put on the electric chair.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,619 ✭✭✭Did you smash it


    What was going on with the character naming in Married with Children? Calling a character Ed Bundy 5 years after arch sadistic murderer Ted was put on the electric chair.

    I see it was Al not Ed, the actors first name is ed so got confused. Bit odd to use Bundy all the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,284 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    What was going on with the character naming in Married with Children? Calling a character Ed Bundy 5 years after arch sadistic murderer Ted was put on the electric chair.

    The characters name was Al bundy not Ed. The actors name was Ed O Neil so it seems like you’ve conflated the two names there. As to why they used a surname that was linked to a serial killer I’ve no idea but I don’t recall hearing that was why they used the name.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,219 ✭✭✭✭salmocab


    Wait until you hear the surnames in Gavin & Stacy


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,284 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    salmocab wrote: »
    Wait until you hear the surnames in Gavin & Stacy

    Now they were deliberate which got them so push back from the families of the victims of those serial killers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,215 ✭✭✭✭Suckit


    Peg Bundy's maiden name..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 129 ✭✭irs


    The Bundy's were named after the wrestler King Kong Bundy. The neighbours Steve and Marcy were named after Dusty Rhodes. I think there were a couple of minor characters who had wrestler surnames too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,215 ✭✭✭✭Suckit


    irs wrote: »
    The Bundy's were named after the wrestler King Kong Bundy. The neighbours Steve and Marcy were named after Dusty Rhodes. I think there were a couple of minor characters who had wrestler surnames too.
    https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/married-with-children-the-main-characters-were-actually-named-after-pro-wrestlers.html/




    Peggy's unfortunate maiden name explained here..

    https://characters.fandom.com/wiki/Peggy_Bundy


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,739 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad


    Only saw the show a couple of times, that type of Yank sitcom thats not my cuppa but I do remember the characters surname resonating with me and thinking that was weird. I remember the execution of Ted Bundy a few years earlier had been a big news story. Never heard of this wrestler. Its not a particularly common surname tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,219 ✭✭✭✭salmocab


    Eddie Hitler was in bottom. That’s a name that I’d say is far less fashionable than it used to be.


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