Unhappily Ever After Complete DVD Series (Similar to Married... with Children)
This is the complete series of Unhappily Ever After. All 5 seasons on 14 DVDs. The first season in our set contains the original theme, not available in any other set!
Unhappily Ever After is an American sitcom television series that aired for 100 episodes on The WB from January 11, 1995, to May 23, 1999, for a total of five seasons. The series was produced by Touchstone Television.
The series follows the Malloy family of Los Angeles, California: father Jack (Geoff Pierson); mother Jennie (Stephanie Hodge); dim-witted eldest son Ryan (Kevin Connolly); daughter Tiffany (Nikki Cox); and "fogotten" son Ross (Justin Berfield). In the first two seasons, storylines featured Jennie's pill-popping mother Maureen Slattery (Joyce Van Patten).
The series was initially written as a starring vehicle for Hodge, whose character Jennie was the focus of the first few episodes. However, the series soon turned its focus to Jack, a schizophrenic who had been kicked out of the house in the pilot episode and was living in an apartment with his only "friend": his son's talking toy rabbit, Mr. Floppy (Bobcat Goldthwait). By the show's third season, Tiffany had become a breakout character, and Cox became the de facto co-star of the show along with Pierson. Stories began focusing more on Tiffany and Ryan's escapades at high school, and later community college.
In the fourth season, producers tried to kill off Jennie's increasingly unnecessary character and return her as a ghost; negative audience reaction made them quickly reverse this action. The character was brought back to life in a deliberately bizarre sequence in which a network executive wandered onto the set and announced that she was no longer dead. Nevertheless, Hodge decided to leave the show, and several episodes after Jennie's bizarre reappearance, she abandoned her family for a lesbian lover and was never seen again.
The final season focused more on Tiffany, with her rival Barbara Caufield (Wendy Benson) joining the cast. The series wrapped up with a final episode in which Jack finally made enough money to send Tiffany to Harvard University. Once Jack started making money, he no longer needed Floppy, with his schizophrenia was seemingly "cured", and Floppy returned to being just a stuffed animal. However, Jack's return to drinking brought Floppy "back from the dead."