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Normal Life 

Based on the real and unconventional home life of the Zappa children and their rocker dad Frank Zappa, Normal Life is a comedy and often insightful series about the family life of a ... See full summary »

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Ian Gurvitz
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Dweezil Zappa ...  Jake Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
Moon Unit Zappa ...  Tess Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
Josh Williams Josh Williams ...  Simon Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
Bess Meyer ...  Prima 13 episodes, 1990
Jim Staahl ...  Dr. Bob 13 episodes, 1990
Cindy Williams ...  Anne Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
Max Gail ...  Max Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
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Based on the real and unconventional home life of the Zappa children and their rocker dad Frank Zappa, Normal Life is a comedy and often insightful series about the family life of a stay-at-home writer father and his exceptionally family-involved wife (self-proclaimed liberals) and their three independent (but close) children. Written by GunnersMate

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Real life siblings Moon Unit and Dweezil Zappa are the children of rock icon Frank Zappa. See more »

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The Original Concept for The Osbournes
18 June 2020 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

This was kind of the original Osbournes, and had Frank Zappa starred instead of Max Gail maybe it would be thought of that way. Instead, hippie writer Gail and Cindy "Shirley" Williams are the parents of Frank's kids, Moon and Dweezil. The kids are liberally minded artists and so are the parents, so where's the hook?

Well, the parents are old, which makes anyone conservative: not politically but just... not so wild.

Dweezil is a would-be rock guitarist, which seems original and edgy being that his dad here is a writer, and not a famous rock star: that would have rendered this character useless like Dweezil might have felt through his life.

Moon Unit is cute, Dweezil plays a mean (if rather glossy-sounding) guitar, their little brother is straight outta central casting, and basically, this show didn't have a chance because it just wasn't edgy enough. At an attempt to break the "normal sitcom" envelope they simply mailed it to another address.


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USA

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21 March 1990 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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