Scott is an average teenager who's compared to his over achieving cousin Larry by his parents Walter and his anxious mom Beverly. Scott dreams of heroic or championship deeds, usually at the worst moments leading to embarrassment.

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1992  
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 Scott Melrod (13 episodes, 1992)
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 Beverly Melrod (13 episodes, 1992)
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 Larry O'Donnell (13 episodes, 1992)
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 Nina Melrod (13 episodes, 1992)
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 Walter Melrod (13 episodes, 1992)
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 Choir Bob (9 episodes, 1992)
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Scott is an average teenager who's compared to his over achieving cousin Larry by his parents Walter and his anxious mom Beverly. Scott dreams of heroic or championship deeds, usually at the worst moments leading to embarrassment.

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Original, Hilarious, Cerebral...Doomed
9 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

One of the most creative sit-coms in existence; a cross-between the Wonder Years, Malcolm in the Middle and Family Guy (did you think Seth was in any way original with the cut-aways? Nah...he's just hoping we didn't notice). Not having a laugh-track and the dead-pan delivery of the characters seemed to underscore the comedic writing; sometimes the humor built and built until one final punch-line just made one bust-out hysterically. An example being one episode where Scott (Toby MacGuire) is in art-class fantasizing he's a sultan being showered with gifts of crafts from his "popular" class-mates, who now happen to now be subservient to his will; as the gifts get more and more outlandish and the entire situation builds to a point where we're expecting some huge ending; the entire sketch stops with us realizing it was all a feverish hallucination to his reaction to the clay. The unfortunate reality is, at in an era when toilet-humor and race-baiting was the norm for success on FOX, this show never had a chance for success-- and we as a society are all the poorer for it.


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