Tommy Callahan Jr. is a slow-witted, clumsy guy who recently graduated college after attending for seven years. His father, Big Tom Callahan, owns an auto parts factory in Ohio. When Tommy arrives back home, he finds he has a position at the factory waiting for him. His dad also introduces Tommy to the new brake pad division of the factory and to Tommy's soon-to-be stepmother, Beverly, and her son Paul. But when Big Tom dies, the factory threatens to go under unless the new brake pads are to be sold. Therefore, Tommy must go on the road to sell them, along with the assistance of Richard, Big Tom's right-hand man. Will Tommy save the company, or will the factory, and the town, go under?
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Did You Know?
When Tommy is with his friends after finding out his grade, the smoking device in his friend's hand disappears and reappears between shots. See more
You're right! You're not your dad! He could sell a ketchup Popsicle to a woman in white gloves!
Yeah. I learned everything I know from him. I didn't have a real father, but you, he was your real dad and yo just took him for granted.
"Hey I'm big Toms' son, I screw things up, but it's ok my dad will fix everything, so I'm allowed to be a MORON!"
Rob Lowe is mentioned on video covers, but remains uncredited on-screen. See more
When it aired on Comedy Central, it omitted the part when Tommy was singing that he was a maniac and how he's a boss when Paul cleans him with gas after they get dirty by the cows. See more
Referenced in 50 First Dates
By Pamela S. Laws
(as Pamela Laws) and Nancy Hess
Performed by Seven Day Diary
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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