Top of the Heap


Top of the Heap Information

Top of the Heap is a 1991 Fox television sitcom that was spun off from Married... with Children. Though it lasted seven episodes, it was nonetheless the most successful of three attempted Married...with Children spin-offs during the main series' run. The pilot was episode twenty of the fifth season of Married... with Children.

Synopsis

Top of the Heap focused on the attempts of two minor Married ... with Children characters "? Charlie Verducci (Joseph Bologna) and his son Vinnie (Matt LeBlanc) "? to get rich. Charlie's "master plan" is for Vinnie to marry into a wealthy family; to this end, the two Chicago slum residents try to get into high society. Vinnie also owns a cat, Fluffy, who is despised by Charlie. Mona Mullins (Joey Lauren Adams) is a girl from the Verduccis' neighborhood who has a crush on Vinnie, who tries to fend her off. Alixandra Stone (Rita Moreno) is the manager of a country club, and the object of Charlie's affections. Vinnie gets a job at a country club, which also employs a security guard, by the name of Emmet Lefebvre.

In some episodes actors from Married ... with Children made guest appearances as their characters from the show, thus reinforcing the connection between the two series. Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill) appeared in the pilot (which itself was an episode of Married...with Children), Bud Bundy (David Faustino) made an appearance in an episode in the country club, and Kelly Bundy (Christina Applegate) appeared twice on the show in cameo appearances. None of the three Bundy's made an appearance together, however.

In 1992, there was a continuation of this series entitled Vinnie & Bobby; it also lasted for only seven episodes. The only characters continued over to this version was the eponymous Vinnie (Matt LeBlanc), Mona Mullins (Joey Lauren Adams) and Bobby Grazzo (Robert Torti), who only appeared in the last episode of this version of the show.

Characters

  • Note: The table counts the backdoor pilot on Married... with Children as the first episode, but also qualifies in the "Appearances in Other Shows" section, after all, it was on another show. Without this change, Mona Mullins would not be in any Married... with Children episodes, Charlie Verducci would only be in one ("Old Ones But Young'ns"), and Vinnie Verducci would be in two ("Old Ones But Young'ns" and "Kelly Takes Hollywood: Part 1").
Actor Role Appearances in Other Shows Episodes Appeared Total Episode Count
Joseph Bologna Charlie Verducci 2, Two episodes of Married... with Children 1-7 7
Matt LeBlanc Vinnie Verducci 10, Three episodes of Married... with Children,
all of Vinnie & Bobby
1-7 7
Joey Lauren Adams Mona Mullins 10, Three episodes of Married... with Children,
all of Vinnie & Bobby
1-7 7
Fluffy the Cat Fluffy the Cat 1 episode of Married... with Children 1-7 7
Rita Moreno Alixandra Stone 0, no reference or appearance 2, 4-7 5
Leslie Jordan Emmet Lefebvre 0, no reference or appearance 2, 4-7 5
Christina Applegate Kelly Bundy 255, most of Married... with Children 3, 5 2
David Faustino Bud Bundy 257, most of Married... with Children 2 1
Ed O'Neill Al Bundy 259, all of Married... with Children 1 1
Robert Torti Bobby Grazzo 7, all of Vinnie & Bobby 7 1

Episodes

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