Cracking Up (2004– )

TV Series  |   |  Comedy
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 151 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Ben, a student, moves into a Beverly Hills family's guest house. Every family member seems to act crazier than the next, even though they look like a picture-perfect family.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 30 Jan 2011
 
a list of 394 titles
created 14 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 321 titles
created 17 Apr 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
a list of 2081 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cracking Up" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cracking Up (2004– )

Cracking Up (2004– ) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cracking Up.

Episodes

Previous Episode


2004
S1.E0 Pilot
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Seasons


Years



1  
2006   2004   Unknown  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Year of the Dog I (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

Director: Mike White
Stars: Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard
Quarterlife (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Magazine editor and writer Dylan Krieger sends her friends into fits when they discover that she keeps a rather insightful video blog about them on a website called "quarterlife."

Stars: Bitsie Tulloch, Maite Schwartz, David Walton
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Mike White, Chris Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros
Enlightened (2011–2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work.

Stars: Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

While traveling through the cursed Old Highway 13 in New Mexico, each passenger of a bus to Las Vegas is attacked by an evil fiend that possesses and destroys their bodies.

Director: Fabien Pruvot
Stars: Shane Brolly, Natassia Malthe, Robert Miano
100 Questions (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Stars: Sophie Winkleman, David Walton, Christopher Moynihan
Pasadena (TV Series 2001)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Lily McAllister has lived a charmed life as part of the most powerful family in the upscale Southern California enclave of Pasadena. All that changes, however, when a murder and coverup in her own mansion thrusts Lily into a search to unlock her family's long-buried secrets.

Stars: Dana Delany, Martin Donovan, Balthazar Getty
Earth to America (TV Movie 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Directors: Ron de Moraes, Jay Roach, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jason Alexander, Jack Black, Dana Carvey
Awesometown (TV Short 2005)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Directors: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
Mamma Dallas (TV Movie 2016)
Comedy

A Texas couple hire a drag queen as their live-in nanny.

Director: Mike White
Stars: Nico Tortorella, Mike White, Augustus Prew
Director: Marcel Sarmiento
Stars: Devon Alan, Laura Harris, Zooey Deschanel
Go Fish (TV Series 2001)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Stars: Kieran Culkin, Anna Ehl, Molly Cheek
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Preston Shackleton (13 episodes, 2004-2006)
...
 Lesley Shackleton (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
...
 Ted Shackleton (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
...
 Chloe Shackleton (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
...
 Liam Connor / ... (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
...
 Ben Baxter (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
...
 Tanner Shackleton (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Edit

Storyline

Ben, a student, moves into a Beverly Hills family's guest house. Every family member seems to act crazier than the next, even though they look like a picture-perfect family.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sketi trela  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

12 Episodes were produced for this show but only 9 episodes got to air because the show later got canceled with 4 unaired episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Charles in Charge on acid
15 August 2004 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Long ago in the mid-80s, Scott Baio had a little family-oriented sit-com called "Charles in Charge." Premise: male college student becomes live-in nanny to a family with 3 kids (2 boys and a girl). Every problem was easily solved at the end of the half hour, and a lesson was learned. Very clean cut. Cancelled after 2 seasons.

But it didn't die! A couple of years later, "Charles in Charge" was resurrected in syndication. Scott Baio and the house were the same, as was good, albeit dumb, friend Buddy. Yet, the family changed. It morphed into a family with 2 girls and a boy. This always made me wonder if the original family sold the house, but put a rider in the contract declaring that the new family had to keep Charles as their nanny. Eventually, the 2nd version of "Charles of Charge" was cancelled, too.

But it still didn't die! More than 15 years later, Jason Shwartzman revived the premise. He's a college student and live-in nanny to a family with 3 kids. They even kept the same theme song! But instead of the happy-bubble gum, "Charles in charge of our days and our nights. Charles in charge of our wrongs and our rights. I want Charles in charge of me," it was instrumental -- and very punk. And the family went from happy-bubble gum to very skewed. I mean, Jack Black as a drug counselor? Totally surreal. "Charles in Charge" on acid.

Sadly, most people didn't get it. I think if people had realized what the show was trying to do, they would have appreciated it a bit more. It's a spoof, people! But no one got it, and it was cancelled after about 3 episodes. Oh well. Perhaps one day, we'll be able to see the rest of the episodes that never aired.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Episodes on VHS? leah_brookeagency
Some bad news pitchblack888
Song played at the end of the first episode? happymadison87
Confused? P3CharmedWiZ
Cracking Up Minisite funkefunk
Zooey Deschanel meJstar97
Discuss Cracking Up (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?