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Release Date:
16 September 1995 (USA) See more »
Jeff hits Primetime! You'll laugh until you're red in the neck.
Air conditioning repair man Jeff finds himself a fish out of water living in Indiana with his Southern ways and humor. Eventually he takes his family back to Georgia and reconnects with his eccentric relations.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 28)

Jeff Foxworthy ... Jeff Foxworthy (41 episodes, 1995-1997)

Haley Joel Osment ... Matt Foxworthy (35 episodes, 1995-1997)

Ann Cusack ... Karen Foxworthy (23 episodes, 1996-1997)

G.W. Bailey ... Big Jim Foxworthy (23 episodes, 1996-1997)

Anita Barone ... Karen Foxworthy (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Series Directed by
Gil Junger (unknown episodes)
Patrick Maloney (unknown episodes)
Alan Rafkin (unknown episodes)
Andrew Tsao (unknown episodes)
Ted Wass (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
David Garrett (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tom Anderson (1 episode, 1995)

Ricky Blitt (unknown episodes)
Howard Michael Gould (unknown episodes)
Norm Gunzenhauser (unknown episodes)
Bill Kunstler (unknown episodes)
Maxine Lapiduss (unknown episodes)
Robert Peacock (unknown episodes)
Tom Seeley (unknown episodes)
Kathy Ann Stumpe (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Nikki Kessler .... associate producer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Tom Anderson .... co-executive producer (28 episodes, 1995-1997)

Howard Michael Gould .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Maxine Lapiduss .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Steven Schott .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Craig Stuart Garfinkle (24 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mike Post (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Frank Fitzpatrick (unknown episodes)
David Tobocman (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Robert D. McBride (17 episodes, 1996-1997)

Richard Hissong (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Richard Candib (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Barbie Block (unknown episodes)
Alice Cassidy (unknown episodes)
Sally Stiner (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Laurie Heaps .... key hair stylist (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Debra Denson .... makeup department head (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christina Raye .... key hair stylist (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Corey Jeen .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Heather Koontz .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Lee H. Grant .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee H. Grant .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Gordon Germaine .... assistant property master (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Jim Falkenstein .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
John Hart .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1996-1997)

Mike Clark .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Fred Clemons .... sound re-recordist (unknown episodes)
John W. Cook II .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Stacey Michaels .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Greg Orrante .... sound recordist: A2 (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John D. Miller .... grip (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Tim Sheridan .... second assistant camera (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Cathy Lewis-Dougherty .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mike Denton .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1995-1996)

Greg G. Reeves .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Jim Rose .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Peggy Kennedy .... casting associate (1 episode, 1995)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Antablin .... key costumer (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Editorial Department
Amelia Ann Hagen .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
David Vito Gregoli .... composer: additional music: song (1 episode, 1997)
Series Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Tony Carey .... production executive (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Judy Gordon .... production controller (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Gary Spatz .... acting coach (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Scott Miles .... script coordinator (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Aaron Lemos .... production assistant (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Michael Goldberg .... production accountant (unknown episodes, 1996-1997)
Earl Pomerantz .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)

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30 min (41 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Jeff Foxworthy and Haley Joel Osment were the only two cast members to be on the show from beginning to end despite the show only lasted two seasons. In season two when NBC took over the show the cast and plot were completely re-done and Foxworthy and Osment were meant to play different people from who they played the first season only they had the same names.See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Another Victim of Network Suit Madness, 27 July 2006
Author: jabo1971 from United States

I guess when they started filming the first season, the network executives at ABC didn't know that Jeff Foxworthy had already sold more comedy albums than Carlin, Cosby, or Pryor. Instead of going with Foxworthy's proved style of comedy, they decided to juxtapose a Southern, rural, redneck Jeff against his Midwestern-intellectual-snobbish in-laws, his neighbor Craig, and his wife Karen. Perhaps the suits thought the in-laws and others would act a foil against which Jeff's Southern persona could be displayed. It never really worked. Jeff's existing fan base, myself included, did not recognize Jeff Foxworthy in his own show; "Who's this guy?" - it was nothing like his comedy - totally alien. In an interview years later Foxworthy explained that for the first six months of filming he wasn't even allowed in the writer's room.

ABC tried to retool the show by dumping the characters Russ and Walt, who worked at Jeff's HVAC business and bringing in Jay Mohr as Jeff's wild brother, Wayne. Still didn't work. Eventually the ABC suits cancelled the show.

But it was resurrected and retooled by NBC. Jeff's business tanks and he returns to his hometown, the fictional Briarton, Georgia, but his wife is played by a different actress, Ann Cusack. I don't know why Anita Barone left, maybe NBC thought she was too saucy to be believable as Jeff's wife, so they brought in whiney Cusack. They also have another son, Justin, played by Jonathon Lipnicki.

The move to the South provided Jeff's character with a history from which Foxworthy's comedy could flow. The setting and characters allow more of the familiar Foxworthy comedy to come out – professional wrestling, big hair, trailer parks, mud boggin', cousins marrying and so forth. Jeff's high school best friend, Bill Pelton, played by real life friend and comedian Bill Engvall, Jeff's dad Big Jim Foxworthy played by G.W. Bailey are central characters that add so much more to the show than the ABC version's peripheral characters ever did.

But even NBC couldn't leave the show alone. The biggest changes were at Jeff's place of employment, Pitt's Trucking. Bosses came and went, so did truck drivers and dock workers. The second season had strong episodes and weak ones, but overall was a vast improvement. Unfortunately the network suits didn't want to invest another season in hopes of improved rating, and the show was eventually cancelled, this time for good.

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