Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids. Most of the ... See full summary »

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 Roc Emerson (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Eleanor Emerson (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Joey Emerson (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
Carl Gordon ...
 Andrew Emerson (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
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Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids. Most of the episodes were fairly typical sit-com storylines, but occasionally more serious topics, such as racism, were dealt with. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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24 August 1991 (USA)  »

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The three male leads, Charles S. Dutton, Rocky Carroll, and Carl Gordon had all recently worked together in the Broadway production of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson." In fact Charles S. Dutton had originally wanted their other co-star, S. Epatha Merkerson, to play the part of Eleanor. See more »

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Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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Roc Rules
11 September 2000 | by (Oakville, ON) – See all my reviews

Roc, in my own opinion, was one of the great shows of FOX's past. Pitting the gritty garbageman Roc (Charles S Dutton) vs. his worthless, mooching (and sometimes unscrupulous) brother-in-law Joey (Rocky Carroll), kept viewers watching week after week. The cast proved their weight when the show taped live week after week (near the end of their run) nearly flawless. I'd like to think of the show as a more intelligent "Sanford and Son"

Memorable moments include Roc facing down a neighbourhood crack-dealer who seemed unintimidated by the girth of Roc, but left the neighbourhood anyways toting "If it's not your neighbourhood, it will be someone else's"


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