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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USA

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English

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21 March 1990 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Moon Unit and Dweezil Zappa originally pitched the show as "Addams Family Ties." See more »

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The thing I remember most about this show
19 May 2008 | by crazyinagoodwaySee all my reviews

was the cast AND the set were all recognizable from other places. Max Gail and Cindy Williams were charming together and I'm surprised neither of them went on to better projects. Leah Remini was on this show at a time in her career where she wasn't yet famous, but recognizable, having been on Cheers and Evening Shade. With a cast like this with so many hit shows behind them (Barney Miller, Laverne and Shirley, Cheers...) this show should have done much better than it did. It was cute and humorous, but not unique. And it came along just as the 1980's family sitcom was losing popularity.

The set was the California house from Laverne and Shirley that's now getting used in Two and a Half Men.

I know, I know, this probably isn't the most "useful to you" comment, but things like trying to remember where I saw a staircase before can drive me nuts.


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