IMDb > "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" (1995)

"The Jeff Foxworthy Show" (1995) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1995-1997

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow)


User Rating:
5.3/10   484 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for The Jeff Foxworthy Show on IMDbPro.
1 | 2
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.
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Good intentions, but troubled execution See more (11 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 30)

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

Haley Joel Osment ... Matt Foxworthy (38 episodes, 1995-1997)

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

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

Jonathan Lipnicki ... Justin Foxworthy (21 episodes, 1996-1997)

Bill Engvall ... Bill Pelton (20 episodes, 1996-1997)

Neil Giuntoli ... Florus Workman (20 episodes, 1996-1997)

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

Series Directed by
Ted Wass (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Alan Rafkin (8 episodes, 1995)
Andrew Tsao (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Linda Day (2 episodes, 1996)
Art Dielhenn (2 episodes, 1996)
Gil Junger (2 episodes, 1996)

Patrick Maloney (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
David Garrett (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jeff Foxworthy (4 episodes, 1995-1997)
Tom Anderson (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Russ Woody (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
David Castro (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Susan Sebastian (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jack Amiel (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael Begler (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Robert Peacock (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Diana Ayers (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kathy Ann Stumpe (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Howard Michael Gould (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ritch Shydner (2 episodes, 1997)
Norm Gunzenhauser (1 episode, 1995)
Bill Kunstler (1 episode, 1995)
Tom Seeley (1 episode, 1995)
Maxine Lapiduss (1 episode, 1996)

Series Produced by
Nikki Kessler .... associate producer (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Tom Anderson .... co-executive producer / executive producer (29 episodes, 1995-1997)
J.P. Williams .... co-producer (15 episodes, 1995-1997)
Brad Grey .... executive producer (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer (11 episodes, 1995-1997)
Debra Shaler .... co-producer (10 episodes, 1995-1997)
Susan Sebastian .... co-producer (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jack Amiel .... co-producer (9 episodes, 1996-1997)
Steven Schott .... producer (9 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark Brull .... producer (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Norm Gunzenhauser .... co-executive producer (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael Begler .... co-producer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Howard Michael Gould .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg .... associate producer / coordinating producer (5 episodes, 1995-1996)
Joey Murphy .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1996)
John Pardee .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1996)
David Castro .... producer / supervising producer (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tom Seeley .... co-executive producer (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kathy Ann Stumpe .... co-executive producer (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Russ Woody .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Maxine Lapiduss .... executive producer / producer (3 episodes, 1996)
Diana Ayers .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1996)
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 (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Richard Hissong (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Film Editing by
Richard Candib (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tony Porter (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Casting by
Sally Stiner (6 episodes, 1995-1997)

Barbie Block (unknown episodes)
Alice Cassidy (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Ken Johnson (25 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Set Decoration by
Freddie Rymond (19 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Costume Design by
Erin Quigley (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Makeup Department
Laurie Heaps .... key hair stylist / hair stylist (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Debra Denson .... makeup department head (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christina Raye .... key hair stylist (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
Terry Robbins .... hair stylist / hair department head (16 episodes, 1995-1997)
Annie Maniscalco .... makeup / makeup artist (15 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 (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee H. Grant .... first assistant director (16 episodes, 1996-1997)
Gary L. Shaw .... second assistant director (16 episodes, 1996-1997)
Pat Fischer-Doak .... associate director / assistant director (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
David Smirnoff .... second second assistant director (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Art Department
Windi Robinson .... set dresser (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Gordon Germaine .... assistant property master (19 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jim Falkenstein .... property master (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael Courville .... property master (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Scott Latendresse .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording / re-recording mixer (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mike Clark .... sound mixer (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
James Ledner .... re-recording / re-recording mixer (9 episodes, 1996-1997)
Doug Nelson .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
John W. Cook II .... re-recording (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Howard Karp .... sound restoration: 2005 (2 episodes, 1995)
John Hart .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1996-1997)

Fred Clemons .... sound re-recordist (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 (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Cathy Lewis-Dougherty .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tim Sheridan .... second assistant camera (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Richard Noack .... key grip (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kieran 'KC' Illes .... gaffer (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mike Denton .... camera operator / camera (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Bo Miller .... key grip (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Diane Biederbeck .... camera / camera operator (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Greg Harms .... camera / camera operator (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Randy Baer .... camera / camera operator (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jim Rose .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
David Irete .... camera (2 episodes, 1995)

Greg G. Reeves .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Sally Stiner .... casting (17 episodes, 1995-1997)
Barbie Block .... casting associate (12 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Antablin .... key costumer (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kathleen Brodbeck .... wardrobe (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Editorial Department
Thom Whitehead .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 1996)

Amelia Ann Hagen .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Craig Stuart Garfinkle .... composer: theme music (14 episodes, 1996-1997)
Danny Lux .... music / composer: additional music (3 episodes, 1995)
Series Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Series Other crew
Tony Carey .... production executive (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Judy Gordon .... production controller (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Gary Spatz .... acting coach (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Scott Miles .... script coordinator (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Aaron Lemos .... production assistant (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
Cindy Nexon .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
Lee H. Grant .... stage manager (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Nikki Kessler .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sandra Paige Eustis .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael Goldberg .... production accountant (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Gary L. Shaw .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Suzanne Conrad .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Katie Ford .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1996)
Lex Passaris .... technical coordinator (2 episodes, 1996)
Otis Sallid .... main title design (2 episodes, 1996)
Ritch Shydner .... story editor (2 episodes, 1996)

Earl Pomerantz .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Somewhere in America" - , USA (working title)
See more »
30 min (41 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The following changes were made when the show went from ABC to NBC: Anita Barone was replaced by Ann Cusack. Jeff's mother was alive in the first season but was never shown along with his father. In season two she was dead and his father was brought on played by G.W. Bailey. Jeff had a baby daughter in the last episode of the first season. In the second season she was gone and he had a second son named Justin played by Jonathan Lipnicki. Jeff's brother Wayne, played by Jay Mohr, and his girlfriend DeeDee, played by Michelle Clunie disappeared in the second season along with his father-in-law Elliot, played by Dakin Matthews, his mother-in-law Lois, played by Bibi Besch, and his sister-in-law Gayle, played by Debra Jo Rupp. Other people added in season two were Bill, played by Bill Engvall, Florus, played by Neil Giuntoli, Livie Ann, played by Jeanine Jackson, and Nettie, played by Kathryn Zaremba. In season one Jeff lived Bloomington, Indiana. In season two he lived in Briarton, Georgia. In season one Jeff owned his own heating and air conditioning shop. In season two he worked on a loading dock. The family lived in a completely new house.See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Good intentions, but troubled execution, 4 July 2004
Author: balkaster from United States

If any comic in the last ten years stood out as the potential source of a possible hit sitcom -- like Bill Cosby, Roseanne, Andy Griffith, and others before him -- it would be Jeff Foxworthy. He's a likable presence and his humor appeals to a wide range of Americans. Yet instead of taking a cue from these past successes and building around him a world inspired by his humor, the producers instead transplanted him to suburban Illinois. It was a fish-out-of-water comedy set in a Northern college town (without actually embracing his distinctly rural Southern humor), and complicated his life with snobby, intellectual in-laws who always misjudged him. It was well done, for what it was, but it wasn't what his fans were expecting and it didn't stand out for the rest of the audience. It got lost, the ratings tanked, ABC cancelled it.

But someone wisely saw Foxworthy's potential, and brought the production to NBC...with changes. New producers who were more in tune with Foxworthy's strengths built a new world for him. Gone were the snobby in-laws and curvy, sexy Anita Barone as his wife, Karen, to be replaced with willowy, neurotic Ann Cusack (younger sister to John and Joan). Foxworthy was uprooted from the North and planted back in the South, in his small fictitious Georgia hometown. No longer would the show be taped in a studio with a laugh track, it would be filmed before a live audience. And no longer was pre-"Sixth Sense" Haley Joel Osment an only child; he now had to contend with sibling rivalry from Jonathan Lipnicki, fresh off the set of "Jerry Maguire". Add the always fun G.W. Bailey as Foxworthy's womanizing get-rich-quick-scheming father and Bill Engvall as his best friend, and you've got the kind of riotous yet heartwarming comedy that harks back to "The Andy Griffith Show".

Unfortunately, retooling any show to this extent seems to doom it. Cusack played off Foxworthy better (with Barone, he always seemed a little henpecked, although that was due to the writing, not the actress), but the addition of Lipnicki felt like stunt casting. The fictional Foxworthy's friends were essentially the same doomed losers as in the first version, but they fit better, had more heart and were a lot funnier. Viewers who had stuck with it on ABC felt lost -- even though the past "incarnation" of the show was referenced early on, there were too many structural changes in the Foxworthy family to accept a continuity between the two versions of the show. Foxworthy's stand-up fans had largely tuned out during the previous version and weren't likely to give it another chance.

If the second version of the show had been the first, this show might still be on the air, and Foxworthy would be retiring it soon after ten successful years. Unfortunately, it wasn't.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (11 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"My Brother and Me" "Kenan & Kel" "Boy Meets World" "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" "Clarissa Explains It All"
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button