A newly married man moves into his wife's parents' house to save money, only to have his life completely taken over by her father (Dennis Farina).

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 Victor Pellet (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Matt Landis (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Alex Pellet Landis / ... (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Marlene Pellet (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
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After penniless cook Matt Landis marries businessman Victor Pellet's spoiled daughter Alex, they agree to save money for his dream to start his own restaurant by moving in with the Pellets. For 'outsider' Matt, this starts years of aggravation, mainly because Alex's dad is domineering and remains overprotective, with a strong hold over his daughter. Furthermore various habits and attitudes keep clashing. Written by KGF Vissers

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Marlene: Alex! Don't let your father catch you opening presents 'til Christmas.
Alex: I thought I heard a puppy in there and I wanted to make sure it had some air!
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Referenced in Heroes of Jewish Comedy (2003) See more »

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Make Yourself at Home
(In-Laws Theme)
Written by Jill Sobule, Adam Schlesinger & Steven M. Gold
Performed by Michael Bublé
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Watchable entertainment, but doesn't work up to its potential
14 November 2002 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

I'm a big Dennis Farina fan, so when I saw the promos for the show, I couldn't wait until it premiered. The premise is very nifty. A lot of awkward situations can arise from a guy moving in with his wife's parents, especially if the father is Dennis Farina. It's hilarious to watch him react callously to his son-in-law's antics. Unfortunately, the show can use stronger writing. Farina is brilliant like always, and is the main provider of the laughs on the show, but Elon Gold is only a fairly good comedian. He has talent, but he's somewhat dull and hackneyed. The actress who plays his wife is deliciously hot. The most memorable gag on the show was during the Halloween episode, where Farina called a "meeting of the five families" in the neighborhood to discuss Halloween decorations. This of course was a witty homage to "The Godfather."

I'm not bashing the show, and wouldn't mind if it lasts a couple more seasons. I don't rearrange my schedule to come home in time for "In Laws," but if I happen to be home while it's on, I usually check it out. But with a better creator and better writers, this show could've gone a lot farther. And face it, my man Dennis deserves a lot better.

My score: 6 (out of 10)


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