Married...with Children aired on Fox from April 5th, 1987 to June 9th, 1997. Title sequence filming locations include Chicago and Deerfield, Il. The series was created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt. It ran for eleven seasons and consists of 259 episodes. Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy) is the only cast member to appear in all 259 episodes. Seasons one and two were taped at ABC Television Center in Hollywood, seasons three through eight were taped at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood and seasons nine through eleven were taped at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. The shots of the expressway in the title sequence were actually re-used from the movie National Lampoon's Vacation, as the Griswolds' green family truckster can be seen driving. It's theme song was "Love and Marriage" by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, performed by Frank Sinatra. It's first DVD release was on October 28th, 2003. And just in case anybody didn't know, Al Bundy once scored four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High Panthers in the 1966 city championship game vs. Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against his old nemesis, "Spare Tire" Dixon.
Buckingham Fountain - in between* E. Jackson Dr. and E. Balbo Ave. Chicago, Il. 60605
Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain was dedicated on August 26th, 1927. It was designed by architect Edward H. Bennett. It's constructed of Georgia pink marble and contains 1.5 million gallons of water. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 21st, 1993. It can also be seen in the movie National Lampoon's Vacation.