It’s been nearly a year since we’ve heard anything about that Married… With Children spin-off that would ostensibly involve the entire cast while focusing on Bud Bundy’s character. So what’s the hold up? Spin-off and reboot fever has never been crazier, so might as well strike while the nostalgic iron is hot, right?
Well, apparently it’s not that easy. On the Allegedly podcast with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss this week, David Faustino revealed the status of the Married… spin-off. He says that while the entire cast is still on board and Sony is apparently “very excited” about it, one stupid hurdle stands in the way.
There has been one issue, a legal issue, that they haven’t been able to get around at the moment that they’re still trying to work out, which we obviously hope they’ll work out, as do the fans. But if it does, you’ll see it and if they can’t figure it out, then you won’t.
Well, that doesn’t sound too cautiously optimistic. Should Sony figure out this sole, mysterious legal issue, they’re already eyeing up a potential home for the spin-off.
There’s a rumor that it could end up on Netflix, and I just think how fun Married With Children would be on Netflix because you could really have some fun then. You could tell Kelly to f–k off, a lot of fun things like that.
But if all the stars align and we do see a Married… With Children spinoff sometime in the near future, Faustino explains why it might be different than the show we remember.
I think in ways it did push the envelope, but in ways, we’ve become less — some of the jokes we couldn’t get away with today. You could not get away with a lot of the s–t that they said. I think the things that would be different — like Kelly would be in a G-string. You can get away with stuff like that. But some of the jokes…I mean, all we did was rag on fat people and women.
No fat jokes? Might as well clip the wings off a butterfly. You can listen to the entire Allegedly podcast with David Faustino below.