Why did David Garrison (Steve Rhoades) leave Married with Children?
He left the show to return to live theater on and off Broadway, which he had primarily done before television.David would make 4 guest appearances over the years as Steve after his leaving. They were in:Married with Children: The Egg and I (#6.17) - Steve returns to try and reclaim his estranged wife, unaware that she is remarried to Jefferson. At the same time, Steve is on the run from police for stealing a rare egg from a national park.Married with Children: Peggy and the Pirates (#7.18) - In Peggy's bedtime story to Seven, the cast act out a story about pirates. Steve returns as the villainous, Rubio the Cruel.Married with Children: Get the Dodge Outta Hell (#9.17) - Marcy takes Jefferson to a gas station, trying to get him to work. There, she encounters Steve, pretending to be a big-shot businessman in front of her. Later, it's revealed after they part ways that he's really a chauffeur.Married with Children: Radio Free Trumaine (#9.26) - Three months after his last appearance, Steve returns for the last time, here, as the Dean of Trumaine University. When two of the student radio DJ's suggest on-air that he got his job through blackmail, Steve expels them. Marcy leads a protest against him that day for his firing.
What were the Spin-off episodes?
Married with Children: Top of the Heap (#5.20) (This was the only one to get its own series):
This is the pilot episode of Top of the Heap and the 100th for Married with Children. In the episode, Charlie and his half-witted son Vinnie (played by a then unknown Matt LeBlanc) try to fit in at a high society fund raiser. The series would follow this same formula and lasted for only seven episodes, but managed to produce its own spin-off, Vinnie & Bobby.Married with Children: Radio Free Trumaine (#9.26):
This episode centers around two College Radio DJ's at Bud's school, Trumaine University. Steve, the new Dean, expels them after on-air claims that he blackmailed his way to the position. Marcy shows up looking for her new bank employee April (played by a pre-famous Keri Russell), a girl romantically linked to Bud and the school's tall basketball star, Nikolai. Marcy starts a protest against Steve, while April, Bud and Nikolai talk things over on the radio.Married with Children: Enemies (#10.23):
In this Friends rip-off, a handsome deliveryman named Tom lives with his gorgeous girlfriend Shannon (played by Nicole Eggert), his half-sister Maria, and their lazy friend Jackson. Because of Tom and Shannon's rocky relationship, he asks Kelly out for the evening while delivering a package to the Bundy house. Shannon, just to make Tom jealous, asks out a handsome Millionaire named Henry (played by Alan Thicke) and the four of them end up at the local grease spoon diner in the inner city. The evening gets more X-rated when both Tom and Shannon try to outdo each other with their dates.
What happened when Marcy and Peg were both pregnant?
Katey Sagal (Peggy) had a miscarriage so they wrote it in that Al had been dreaming the whole time.