WALKER’S COLD CASE FILES: After starring as wacked-out dad Al Bundy on a whopping 200-plus episodes of the smash-hit ’80s sitcom “Married…With Children,” comedy icon ED O’NEILL – now starring in the brilliant new ABC series “Modern Family” – finally revealed to My Spy the answer to a burning question that still puzzles TV aficionados: Why didn’t producers dream up a proper “finale” to tie up the show’s loose ends and explain what finally happened to the bizarre Bundy clan.
Here’s Ed’s Untold Story: “I had a meeting with network execs and pitched a great concept. My character, Al, wins the lottery, but before he can spend a dime of it, a tornado blows up the house – with him, Peg and the kids still in it! The network guys acted like they LOVED my idea, but…guess what? I never heard a word from them again.”
(WOW! Bummer! Hey, thanks, Ed, and…er, I’ll get back to you!)