Gene Bergman tries to get through life with his considerably younger wife Annie and their four-year-old twins.




1995   1994  
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 Richie Wainwright 15 episodes, 1994-1995
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Gene Wilder plays Gene Bergman, a father to 4-year-old twins and a husband to his wife, Annie, who is considerably younger. They have left a fast-paced New York lifestyle and moved to New England, where they've settled in to raise their children. The series follows them as they deal with things such as neighboring relatives and where to send their children to school.

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1 October 1994 (USA)  »

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Quel pasticcione di papà  »

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Jennifer Grey was originally cast as Annie, but was replaced when test audiences disapproved of the two leads' age differences in the pilot. See more »


Alice Cooper: You know, when I put the band together, biting heads off chickens was not part of the original act.
Gene Bergman: You bite heads off of chickens?
Alice Cooper: Oh, no, no, no. The chicken thing was exaggerated. I mean, you know, we were already the bad boys of rock. We had the long hair and the makeup and the snake.
Gene Bergman: What snake?
Alice Cooper: Gene, do you have any idea who I am?
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"And wait till you see who Gene's new neighbor is..."
14 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I tuned in only for episode #14 "Hanging with Mr. Cooper": Gene is kept awake all night by his new noisy neighbors. Against his wife's advice, he heads over to the house to ask the owner to keep the noise down. He learns his new neighbor's name, Alice, but is unsuccessful at locating her at the party. He simply asks one of the guests to relay the message to keep the music down and returns home.

Sometime later he is again awakened by loud music. He returns determined to speak with Alice directly, but is surprised to find his neighbor is actually Alice Cooper. Alice and Gene works things out amicable and Gene returns to his wife's side to enjoy slumber in peace and quiet.

The fact that the promos revealed the surprise cameo shows how hard they tried to put some spark into this dull series. Look for Alice to use the opportunity to poke fun at himself as he did in Wayne's World, and in a recent commercial for Marriott Residence Inns, where he asks a father on the street, in full makeup, "You don't want your kids growing up weird, do you?"

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