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Michael J. Fox,
Motivated by his childhood experiences, Emmy award-winner/actor/comedian Chris Rock narrates this very hilarious and touching story of a teenager growing up as the oldest of three children ... See full summary »
Ray Barone seemingly has it all. A wonderful wife, a beautiful family, a great job, a nice house on Long Island. There's only one problem. His obnoxious parents (who live across the street) and his jealous brother are always getting in the way. Written by
Has the record for the television series to receive the most Screen Actors Guild award nominations in a single year, with six nominations in 2004. Due to leading and supporting performance categories to be combined into one category, receiving a higher number of nominations is a bit harder. See more »
Throughout the series, the missing section of the large door frame between the Barones' living room and kitchen is sometimes briefly evident in the top of the screen. See more »
The Where's Lunch production company logo shows a plate of food being placed on a dining table with a red checkered table cloth. Each episode has its own unique plate of food. On the final episode, a check is presented instead of a plate of food. The check reads "No Charge. Thank You." See more »
The multiple star reviews are SURELY from studio exec's and CBS employees because this show is patently un-funny. I spent a week home with the flu and decided to catch a few episodes to see what all the fuss was about. I am now railing my co-worker for her recommendation (and wondering how she has such bad taste) The characters are very hard to relate to and their personalities range from boring to bizarre.
The wife (Debra) particularly grates my nerves with her unrelenting negativity and bad attitude. Is every day really that bad?? She's a stay at home mom (very RARE and un-relatable to 95% of American women). She needs to count her blessings and stop complaining all the time. If she were a real person she would need therapy + antidepressants to balance out her bad personality.
Amy is old as hell and was a virgin? How does one relate to that? Even as a "christian" those standards are not contemporary in the real world and only the most sheltered viewer can relate to that. It's like CBS is trying to push 1950's values on new millennial people. It's awkward and doesn't work at all. There are ways to make it a "family show" without making it DUMB and UNREALISTIC. (Dis-honorable mention here to the episode where Robert is caught smoking and the whole family makes a huge big deal about it...HELLO...he's a grown-a** man! Just STUPID!) Ray's character doesn't bother me terribly but I wonder why he's such a wuss and puts up with such a wife who is impossible to please. His brother Robert is a similar dunce/wuss.
The parents are probably the most realistic characters (esp the father). Don't "love" them but their characters make more sense to me than the others.
I don't know why anyone would buy a box set of this since it's on TV 24/7 anyway. Unbelievable.
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