The Outer Limits: Season 7, Episode 1

Family Values (16 Mar. 2001)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
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An overworked man acquires a robot to take care of his household and family in his absence. He realizes too late that the machine may be doing its job just a little bit too perfectly.

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Jerry Miller
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Brooke Miller
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Gideon
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Candace Miller
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Russ Miller
Alf Humphreys ...
Dennis (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
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Holly
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Delivery Man
Jordan Weller ...
Zack
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Man
Brent Sheppard ...
Man on TV (as Brent J.D. Sheppard)
Jade Pawluk ...
Clay
Clay St. Thomas ...
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An overworked man acquires a robot to take care of his household and family in his absence. He realizes too late that the machine may be doing its job just a little bit too perfectly.

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Been There, Done That!
20 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom Arnold plays a high energy, wheeler-dealer, workaholic, who has pretty much ignored his family. His wife and children are nothing to brag about. His wife is a budding alcoholic, his son is a video game playing jerk, and his daughter is working her way up in the floozie universe. One night after everyone has gone to bed, he sees an add for a Gideon robot, a free thirty-day trial. This will take care of his long suffering spouse, leaving him to work and leave them at home. Of course, the thing comes in, does all the work, and displaces him as the father. When he decides he wants back in, there are big problems. This has been done before on this series, on the Ray Bradbury Theater (Marionettes, Inc.), and the Twilight Zone. It is really a story about selfishness (in some cases, greed), but the bottom line is that nothing that easy is going to turn out well. It's entertaining, but we pretty much know from the start what is going to happen.


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