The Winner (2007– )

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A successful guy looks back to the time he spent living with his parents when he was in his thirties.

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 Glen / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Alison McKellar / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Josh McKellar (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Irene Abbott (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Ron Abbott (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Richard (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Miguel (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Cali (2 episodes, 2007)
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A successful guy looks back to the time he spent living with his parents when he was in his thirties.

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The pilot takes place on June 17, 1994, as the characters are watching news footage of the infamous O.J. Simpson chase. See more »

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In the Outside Shot of the "Reel World" Video Store, the windows are covered with 2006 Movie Posters when the show is set in 1994. While the inside has movies promoting "Toys" and "Speed" the outside display window has posters for "The Feast", "MI-3", "Clerks II", "Monster House", "Barnyard" and a few other films. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Family Gay (2009) See more »

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Stopped watching after the first joke.
4 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really hate to be the guy who whines and complains about Fox canceling something like Arrested Development and green-lighting shows of lesser quality, but this warrants it. How bad is this show? It opens with a joke about a mother believing "O.J. Simpson couldn't hurt a fly!" (the show is based in 1994). That's the very first joke. That's the joke with which Ricky Blitt decided to launch his sitcom; which would be seen by millions of people who just finished watching The Simpsons. I changed the channel before the canned laughter even started, which my roommates found hilarious.

You want to know what the true sodomy of this show is on the American viewers? Fox aired TWO episodes of it on one night. One after The Simpsons and one after Family Guy. I seriously thought the ad for another "all new episode" after Family Guy was a mistake. True to word, the second episode aired. I tried to give it a second chance, hoping the O.J. Simpson joke was a fluke.

Whatever talent Rob Corddry had on the Daily Show did not serve him here. Whatever comedic insights Seth McFarlin and Ricky Blitt had in animation, it doesn't translate to live action. When you combine over-acting with meaningless situations meant to be awkward the end result is completely empty trash.

I'm very confident this won't last. Why? Because if Fox had any faith in this show, they wouldn't have given away two episodes on the first night. If you have a quality product you know people want to see, you milk it for all you can and spread out the goodness. Obviously, that didn't happen here.

For the record, I'm not a movie geek. I commented on one movie years ago. I could count the number of message board posts I've made on one hand. In fact, I'm making this comment rather than posting something on the boards because I honestly don't care what other people think of what I have to say. I'm an average viewer who was insulted by what I saw being presented to me. The saying goes, "if you don't' like it, change the channel." I did change the channel. Twice.


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