Oh, Al Bundy, what a great guy! Not to be confused with Ted Bundy, of course! We don\u2019t endorse that kind of stuff around here. Or maybe he does have something in common with Ted\u2026. Do you remember this scene from Married With Children? While many people assume that the crass Bundy family was named after the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, this simply isn\u2019t true. The Bundy family was actually named after the famous wrestler King Kong Bundy! And somehow that makes even more sense.\u00a0 https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vVR2k3XyH2Hc Ole \u201cdown-on-his-luck\u201d Al Bundy was someone that many dads related to in the eighties and nineties. The Bundy clan was dysfunctional, to say the least\u2026 Al\u2019s wife was lazy, his son had some attention problems, and his daughter, well, she was pretty wild. Al Bundy wasn\u2019t the perfect father like many of his other television counterparts. Married with Children didn\u2019t push a lesson that had to be learned every week - rather this show was funny, relatable.. something that was drastically missing from other utopia families on the screen every night. Let\u2019s jump on in and uncover 10 things you didn\u2019t know about Mr. Ed O'Neill! 10. Will the Real Al Bundy, please stand up? MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN, Ed O'Neill, 1988.(c) Columbia Pictures Television\/ Courtesy: Everett Collection. One of the reasons that Ed O'Neill was so good at playing Al Bundy is because he based the mannerisms of his character on people he knew in real life - his family and friends. His hometown didn\u2019t carry the station that his show aired on so he thought that he had nothing to worry about\u2026 until the show became so popular that his hometown started airing the new Fox network. I bet that made for some awkward family reunions.\u00a0 Speaking of awkward - O\u2019Neill had an ongoing feud with a fellow coworker. RELATED: Married With Children Officially Ended After This Happened 9. Feud \/ Neighborly Feud MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN, from left: Amanda Bearse, Ed O'Neill, 1987-1997, TM and \u00a9 copyright Fox Network. All rights reserved. \/courtesy Everett Collection Ed O\u2019Neill had a longstanding feud with fellow cast member Amanda Bearse, who played the Bundy\u2019s next-door neighbor. They disagreed over many things and eventually resorted to avoiding each other while on the set. When asked in interviews about their feud both stars gave differing answers for the cause. With Amanda calling Ed a Bully, and Ed retorting with, \u201cWell you\u2019re miserable\u201d And then ed explained that if he wanted, he could pull the strings and have her booted from the show. Something she did not have the power to do. Nowadays he admits that was a very mean thing to do, but heck, maybe Al got to his head.\u00a0 Ed O\u2019Neill and David Faustino were the only cast members not invited to Bearse's wedding because Bearse was afraid they would laugh at the sight of "two women in tuxedos" - which during a 2013 interview O'Neill admitted, he would. Can\u2019t take the Al out of Bundy. 8. Football Scholarship MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN, Ed O'Neill, 1990s, 1987-1997, ph: Larry Watson \/TM and \u00a9 copyright Fox Network. All rights reserved. \/courtesy Everett Collection He won a football scholarship to Ohio University but he didn\u2019t study very much... The next year he transferred to Youngstown University still playing football. He did training camp with the Steelers but was cut after that. Partly due to the fact that his competing position player was none other than defensive lineman "Mean Joe" Greene, ya know, the guy who trades jerseys for Cokes.\u00a0 And he had a nice Football callback when he coached the Dallas Cowboys or at least the PEE WEE Cowboys in the 1994 kids comedy Little Giants - if you haven\u2019t seen it you should - he and Rick Moranis play rival coaches and it\u2019s a great children\u2019s flick.\u00a0 7. Ed O\u2019Neill, a Historian MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, Ed O'Neill, 3\/10\/1995, Ep#923. (c) Columbia Pictures Television\/ Courtesy: Everett Collection. Al Bundy worked as a women\u2019s shoe salesman. And he was always looking for ways to improve his life, but they always seemed to be justttttt out of reach\u2026 Poor Al. Not to be confused with Poor Richard from Benjamin Franklin\u2019s almanac, of course! Or maybe you missed that part in history class\u2026 speaking of history - Ed O\u2019Neill majored in history in college and went on to become a social studies teacher at his alma mater high school before he dove headfirst into acting. And let\u2019s just take a moment to imagine how exciting his class must have been! 6. Shoe Store Star Ed O'Neill's Walk of Fame star in front of a DSW store \/ Jeffrey S.\/Flickr Ed O\u2019Neill\u2019s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is ironically and incredibly in front of a DSW shoe store! He couldn\u2019t escape the job even in real life! Speaking of jobs, the story of how Ed O\u2019Neill landed the role on Married with Children is actually pretty cool!\u00a0 The job of Al Bundy really fell into Ed O\u2019Neill\u2019s lap. During casting, he walked through the door onset and then sighed with defeat and slumped his shoulders. It was exactly what the casting directors were looking for! It was a spontaneous moment that changed O\u2019Neil\u2019s life forever. 5. Can you hear me now? MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN, Katey Sagal, Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, David Faustino, 1987-97 \/ Everett Collection Ed O'Neill was a good guy at heart, nothing at all like his TV character. He would even find time to call fans on their birthday while staying in Al Bundy mode. Which meant that he could call them collect, in congruence with Al's cheapskate nature. 4. Two Pina Coladas and a Job, Please MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN, Ed O'Neill, in the Season 4 episode, 'Hot Off the Grill,' 9\/3\/1989.(c) Columbia Pictures Television\/ Courtesy: Everett Collection. For all of Al Bundy\u2019s trying to improve his life, it never worked because he wound up right back where he started. Ed O\u2019Neill appeared as Al Bundy in all 260 episodes of the show! And get this, Ed was on vacation when he found out that the show was being canceled. The radio was talking about the show\u2019s cancellation and a newlywed couple approached him and began asking his thoughts on the matter. At the time, O\u2019Neil had no idea the show had been canceled. They apologized and Ed said that he would rather have heard it from them. Don\u2019t shoot the messenger am I right? Well, Ed didn\u2019t, he even bought them a bottle of champagne as thanks! Al Bundy\u2019s bad luck had spilled over into Ed O\u2019Neill\u2019s real life, but not for long!\u00a0 Ed O'Neill assumes the real reason the show was canceled was that the local stations who carried reruns of the series begged to stop the madness because the rights were so expensive. Stations reportedly paid Sony $1 million per episode to carry the show. Ed also envisioned a different ending for the show than what actually happened. He wanted Al Bundy to win the lottery and then have the house hit by a tornado taking out everything in its path. The celebration would have been swept away just like the rest of the show\u2026\u00a0 3. Money, Money, Money MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN, from left: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, 1990s, 1987-1997, TM and \u00a9 copyright Fox Network. All rights reserved. \/courtesy Everett Collection Ed O\u2019Neill was one of the highest-paid actors in TV history! He earned a whopping half a million dollars per episode by the end there. 500,000 smackeroos. Not a bad paycheck for a disgruntled shoe salesman. 2. Black Belt Ed Did you know that Ed O'Neill has a black belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu? He has been practicing it for over 22 years. So in a fight between Ed O'Neill and the real King Kong Bundy -- now we have some wagers to take. 1. Everyone has a Podcast Courtesy of Ed O'Neill podcast Ed O\u2019Neill even has a podcast called \u201cThe Undercovers\u201d - a thriller where the first season explores the life of DEA agent Edward Follis. Aka the most dangerous man in the world. It\u2019s on Apple podcasts if you wanna check it out.\u00a0 Al Bundy will forever be one greatest, rudest, funniest tv fathers of all time - where does he rank on your television pops list. Get in the comments and share your Al Bundy memories, favorite scenes quotes!