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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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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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Runtime:

| (72 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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Roc is a Piece Of S@#$
10 July 2007 | by mattdbarnumSee all my reviews

this show became completely awful in the end. like many, I was raised on Roc, simply because it was put between various shows that I actually enjoyed watching. This show was not "destined to cancelled" as certain intellectual idiots would have you believe, no, it became a piece of crap, As it started out, Roc was actually funny, but, it became a piece of crap because it stopped being funny and got caught up in social commentary and lost the comedy. the thing is that "intellectuals" don't get it, for everyday people life is awful, hard and you have to struggle for every dime that you get, and we don't want to see this when we come home. We, those of us who actually do real work that contributes to the economy, find that we prefer a distraction from our everyday lives and simply wish to be entertained. this is why Roc failed, because it emphasized the struggle we deal with everyday at work. and we, the American viewers, found it disgusting that intellectuals fools had an outlet for personal commentary on society and we did not have anything on any mainstream network that truly reflected our opinions.


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