Cracking Up (2004– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 152 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...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 30 Jan 2011
 
a list of 380 titles
created 14 Sep 2011
 
a list of 91 titles
created 21 May 2012
 
a list of 1519 titles
created 24 Mar 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Cracking Up" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cracking Up (2004– )

Cracking Up (2004– ) on IMDb 6.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cracking Up.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
Unknown   2006   2004  
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
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
Quarterlife (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 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
Pincus (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A story centered on a young guy who ineptly runs the family construction business by day and begrudgingly acts as caretaker for his father by night.

Director: David Fenster
Stars: Paul Fenster, Dietmar Franusch, Christi Idavoy
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
The X's (TV Series 2005)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The escapades of the X's, a family of well trained secret agents gifted in thwarting the forces of evil, yet not so gifted in fitting into everyday life.

Stars: Jansen Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick
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
Pasadena (TV Series 2001)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 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
Drama

Four people form a common bond while dealing with their own struggles of grief, pain and loss.

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenage boy in the sixties lives with a foul-mouthed and slightly criminal mother who is having a love affair with her third cousin.

Director: Joe Pantoliano
Stars: Andy Garcia, Jason Schwartzman, Chazz Palminteri
Wood (2007)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

"Wood" follows the journey of timber from the forest through the sawmill and presents a portrait of the working men we find along the way. Shot in and around John Day, Oregon, where many ... See full summary »

Director: David Fenster
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 Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mike White Scores Again!
10 March 2004 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

I was extremely excited about this show, since its creator is the brilliant Mike White, who wrote Chuck and Buck, The Good Girl and School of Rock, among other things. I was surprised that he was going back to television after speaking out a few years back about how frustrating it was to try to bring 'quirky' characters and stories to network shows; apparently after School of Rock was such a monster hit, the people at Fox had the foresight to court him, and what a superb show he's given them, and US.

The first episode last night (3/9/04) was genius from start to finish: great set-up, perfect introduction of all the major characters, hilarious interaction between them. AND the best part, boys and girls - - - NO laugh track! (This is the thing that makes me not want to watch any sitcom; the dreaded laugh track is just so hideous - rolling my eyes just thinking about it.)

The characters on this show could (and probably WOULD) be stereotypes in a lesser writer's hands, but Mike is too sharp for that, too subversively bent (his best quality). The cast is perfect as well, especially Molly Shannon, and if Cracking Up gets the audience it deserves, there is hope for the world after all.


9 of 13 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:
?