MWC was so underrated in it's day. I remember Steve Allen making it his life's mission to get it off the air for awhile and showing how non-relevant he had become. The show was great, especially the "Psycho Dad" episodes.
The worst part wasn't Christina Applegate distancing herself from the show, but Ed O'Neil. He really became a doucebag backtracking on what a great show it was and saying "it was just a character" that he "didn't care for". Al Bundy may have been a total loser, but he was fun to watch.