Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids. Most of the ... See full summary »

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Stan Daniels
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3   2   1  
1994   1993   1992   1991  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Charles S. Dutton ...  Roc Emerson 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Ella Joyce ...  Eleanor Emerson 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Rocky Carroll ...  Joey Emerson 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Carl Gordon ...  Andrew Emerson 72 episodes, 1991-1994
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Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids. Most of the episodes were fairly typical sitcom storylines, but occasionally more serious topics, such as racism, were dealt with. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Trivia

The three male leads, Charles S. Dutton, Rocky Carroll, and Carl Gordon had all recently worked together in the Broadway production of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson." In fact Charles S. Dutton had originally wanted their other co-star, S. Epatha Merkerson, to play the part of Eleanor. See more »

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Referenced in Married... with Children: Proud to Be Your Bud? (1993) See more »

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Once of the Best Sitcoms of the 1990's
4 July 2008 | by BlackaceSee all my reviews

Roc was an excellent show that provided both comedy and true to like events. Charles S. Dutton, the hard nose garbage man, did a great job as the the title role of Roc. The whole cast was very talented from Ella Joyce to Rocky Carroll. I was very disappointed when it got cancelled, but was happy that it did last 3 years. My only question now is, "When the hell are they going to release the series on DVD?" We already have other impressive black sitcoms like Sanford & Son, Good Times, What's Happening? and Cosby on DVD. When can we expect "Roc" on DVD? This needs to be released.I searched Amazon and other retail websites, but it doesn't look like it's out yet. Let's hope the developers of this show can at least get this on DVD soon. Everyone should have the pleasure of watching this sitcom.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roc Live See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (72 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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