Modern Family star Ed O'Neill has already said he's game for the Married...With Children Spinoff, which will revolve around David Faustino's /married-with-children-reboot-bud-bundy/Bud Bundy. But we don't have to wonder what Al Bundy might look like in anticipation of the sitcom finally hitting the small screen. Ed O'Neill agreed to participate in a Modern Family photo shoot that sees him reviving the iconic shoe salesman. And the results are quite glorious!
Ed O'Neill was joined by his Modern Family TV wife and co-star Sofía Vergara in recreating Al and Peggy Bundy for The Hollywood Reporter's photo shoot celebrating Hollywood's 100 Favorite TV Shows. This was the first time Ed O'Neill had revived the character since the debut of David Faustino's Crackle series Star-ving in 2009. He last played the character in 1997 when Married with Children officially went off the air after eleven seasons. Ed O'Neill was actually quite estatic to climb back into Al's old shirt and tie, sliding his hand back down his pants with ease. About participating, he stated the following.
"It was fun to revisit the Bundys with another beautiful woman."
The Hollywood Reporter was able to find a couch that closely resembled the iconic one remembered so fondly from Married with Children. And it wasn't hard to get Sofía Vergara into Peggy's signature leopard-print leggings, bright pink heels and iconic bouffant hairdo. She posed next to Ed O'Neill, who gave her instructions on how to behave and act just like Peggy Bundy. About the once-in-a-lifetime experience, the actress had this to say.
"I love getting to play Ed's TV wife, so dressing up like his first TV wife was so fun for me. I'm starting to think Ed just signs up for roles where his wife has really big boobs. I'm glad I made the cut!"
These photos featuring the Modern Family cast were created in celebration of THR's list of Hollywood's 100 Favorite TV Shows. The rest of the gang got in on the fun, as you can see in the photos below. In the second photo, Julie Bowen recreates Mary Tyler Moore in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The third photo has Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Ariel Winter and Ty Burrell recreating the cast of Cheers. The fourth photo shows Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Ariel Winter on the set of Frasier. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet then go onto recreate a scene from Breaking Bad. And the final photo has on-screen brother and sister Nolan Gould and Sarah Hyland recreating I Dream of Jeannie.
Along with the photos are several behind-the-scenes videos of this photo shoot coming to life. We actually get to see /finding-dory-cast-hank-octopus-photo/Ed O'Neill in action as Al Bundy. It's not known how soon the Married with Children revival series will arrive. At this time, there are still some rights issues that need to be worked out before the show can move forward. But the entire original Bundy clan have confirmed that they will all return once it gets off the ground. For now, we'll have to be content with Sofía Vergara stepping in for Katey Sagal. Until then, take a look and enjoy.
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