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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During its second season, the show was presented live, enabling realistic performances from the main cast and breaking character between commercials and credits. See more »

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

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It Roc'ed.... at first
19 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great show when it started. Funny leading man, pretty wife who was the strong one of the family. A leach of a brother who seemed to look down on the man he leached off of, and the father who was a... well... old father. The formula was great. Then a new twist...................... Roc Live. A chance to see actors face a live audience that wasn't Saturday Night live or it's equivalent. News flash....... it was still good and funny. The only thing missing was the flubs that you were waiting to see. Jackie Gleason was the king there and it would have been nice to see a successor to the throne, but I guess since it was the only prime time show going out live they rehearsed it like there was no tomorrow(but if there were enough flubs there might have been problem from the network). Then the worst thing that could ever happen to a sit com happened.... it tried to take itself serious and make political statements. When a sit com stops being funny why the hell should it be on the air? Answer, it shouldn't and Roc vanished not with the roar of laughter it came in with, but a whimper of agenda. If you're lucky enough to get a show that is a hit, be happy. Stop trying to call notice to everything that is wrong in the world because sometimes people like us only have funny shows to allow us to escape our lives and we don't want our supposed entertainment to remind us of our problems.


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