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Unhappily Ever After 

A not-so-happy family is divided further when the father gets a schizophrenic disorder.
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1999   1998   1997   1996   1995  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Geoff Pierson ...  Jack Malloy 100 episodes, 1995-1999
Kevin Connolly ...  Ryan Malloy 100 episodes, 1995-1999
Nikki Cox ...  Tiffany Malloy 100 episodes, 1995-1999
Justin Berfield ...  Ross Malloy 100 episodes, 1995-1999
Bobcat Goldthwait ...  Mr. Floppy / ... 100 episodes, 1995-1999
Stephanie Hodge ...  Jennie Malloy / ... 78 episodes, 1995-1998
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Storyline

A slightly cleaner take-off of "Married with Children" with overstressed father Jack, whose life consists of a lousy job; a law-breaking, sex-starved wife; a skimpily dressing daughter with her eyes on an Ivy League school; an idiot son; and Mr Floppy, the epitome of Jack's raging schizophrenia, physically embodied in the form of a boozing, chain-smoking, perverse stuffed gray rabbit with whom Jack consults for advice in the rabbit's basement playpen, where Jack inevitably secludes himself. Written by Duke, corrected by Kiokya

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Stephanie Hodge's character of Jenny was killed off during the fourth season. However, she later returned alive, after on-screen, a network executive said she was alive. When Hodge decided to officially leave the show in the same season, the character was written out by leaving with a lesbian love. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Malloy: And who's the one with the big ears?
Ross Malloy: Oh. I guess he's that English prince or something.
Ryan Malloy: If that chick looks like a horse, why isn't he riding her?
[screaming at the TV]
Ryan Malloy: Prince! If she looks like a horse, use her as horse!
Ross Malloy: Amen, brother.
Ryan Malloy: Honestly.
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Connections

Referenced in 50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Hit the Road Jack
(1961)
Written by Percy Mayfield
Performed by Ray Charles and The Raelettes
Published by ABC-Paramount
Played in the opening excerpt montage of every episode
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Digital Video Discs, please
26 July 2005 | by vykk_draygo4000See all my reviews

I loved this show. It was kind of a takeoff of Married with Children, but it struck me as a smarter version of said show. As Al Bundy's life was complicated in a simple way, Jack Malloy's was complicated in a complicated way. Bundy was just a man's idiot living a very cynical life, but Jack was a raging alcoholic suffering from Schizophrenia embodied in a child's toy. The intelligence of the children was reversed (the hot girl was smart and the boy was the stupid one). While the episodes about the kids were semi-funny, Jack was indeed the key character, and when the story revolved around him, the show tended to be hilarious. Sure, Tiffany's competition with her schoolmate came off as funny, especially because she took her world a little too seriously, but finding out that Jack was the founding member of the band that eventually became Aerosmith was hilarious.

This show NEEDS to come out on DVD. It would be the first set I'd buy. Someone petition the WB for episodes!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unhappily Ever After See more »

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Touchstone Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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