Peg Bundy - Katey Sagal played housewife,
Peg Bundy, the creator of the 'Mr. Empty Pants' cartoon character on the
domestic situation comedy
MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN/FOX/1987-97. Peg's art career began after she pick-pocketed her husband's
wallet. Angry, he chastised her and said "Never leave me with empty pants again." The
expression inspired the name of cartoon character which Peg developed into a
comic feature for Modern Gal magazine featuring "a hapless loser" of a
man (her husband, Al). The name 'Mr. Empty Pants' was a sexual put-down
for Al's lack of manhood.
After Playgirl magazine wanted Al as a centerfold (with bikini-clad
babes), a jealous Peggy killed off Mr. Empty Pants saying "I couldn't handle
your happiness, so I killed you (Crushed by a meteorite shaped like a lady's
shoe). "Did I suffer?" asked Al? "Sure!" quipped Peggy.