Titus (2000–2002)

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A mechanic, Christopher Titus, along with his brother and his friends, try to deal with his father, a lewd, crude, drinking multiple divorcee.

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 Christopher Titus / ... (54 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Erin Fitzpatrick (54 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Dave Scouvel (54 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Tommy Shafter (54 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Ken Titus (54 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 10-Year Old Titus / ... (24 episodes, 2000-2001)
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Based on the real-life dysfunctional family of comedy in Christopher Titus, the show deals with his character, his brother, and their friends dealing with his crude, abusive, sadistic drunken father, and how the guy has twisted and ruined his own life. All in a light-hearted comedy vein. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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As a rule, each episode only contained one set for the main plot. Any other sets used were for flashbacks or comical asides. In commentary the creators stated this was deliberate, because it simplified shooting and reduced costs, and also helped them to focus the writing on plot and dialog as opposed to figuring out how to integrate a variety of locales. See more »

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Christopher Titus: In a crisis, my family puts aside all its petty differences and hatreds... Because a crisis, is a perfect opportunity to create *new* petty differences and hatreds! My dad's from that era when you lived to 50, your heart exploded and that was that. You know when you cook bacon and you pour the grease into the can? My dad's the can!
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great show dealing with real problems
16 February 2005 | by (Delft, Holland) – See all my reviews

Titus was one of the best shows Fox has ever produced. Where other shows seemed to center around problems such as "Oh no, the landlord of my giant, rent-controlled 2-bedroom apartment has died and the new landlord isn't nice at all because he raised my rent by 5 dollars and now I can't afford that 5th I-pod I've always wanted", this show tackled real problems with some great humor. I can't say that my family was as messed-up as Titus' was (in real life or in the show) but through what I've seen happen to some of my childhood friends who did have to live with that I can honestly say that if you're not able to shake it off and laugh about it you're going to be sucked down. And the way this show uses humor to shake off their problems is phenomenal! The fact that they were able to discuss alcoholism, drug abuse, abortion, spousal abuse, child molestation and god knows what else while having me fall of the couch with laughter is amazing. Sometimes I even had to rewind the tape because I had missed several minutes because I couldn't stop laughing. Yes, there were the occasional duds and stupid or obvious jokes, but when show employed such a high tempo you can't expect every joke to be a classic.

I regret that this show has been canceled but I do understand why Titus didn't want Fox to get involved. If you ever get a chance to see a rerun watch it, I can't guarantee that you will like because the humor is too dark for some people but most people won't be disappointed.

11/10 (yes 11 out of ten, it's that good).


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