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Normal, Ohio 

About a grown man (played by John Goodman) who moves back home after coming out that he is gay.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Greg Pitts ...  Charlie Gamble 12 episodes, 2000
John Goodman ...  Butch Gamble / ... 8 episodes, 2000
Joely Fisher ...  Pamela Theresa Gamble-Miller 7 episodes, 2000
Anita Gillette ...  Joan Gamble 7 episodes, 2000
Julia McIlvaine ...  Kimberly Miller 7 episodes, 2000
Cody Kasch ...  Robbie Miller 7 episodes, 2000
Mo Gaffney ...  Elizabeth 7 episodes, 2000
Charles Rocket ...  Danny 7 episodes, 2000
Orson Bean ...  William 'Bill' Gamble, Sr. 7 episodes, 2000
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About a grown man (played by John Goodman) who moves back home after coming out that he is gay.

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There's no place like home. See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Butch See more »

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Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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13 Episodes were made but only 7 episodes got to air. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Robbie' Miller: What is the point of having a great tree if the outside of the house looks like... like...
Pamela Theresa Gamble-Miller: Our house?
Robert 'Robbie' Miller: Yes.
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Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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I loved it, loved it, loved it!
2 November 2000 | by Movie WatcherSee all my reviews

I loved this show! How wonderful it is to finally see a program on television that features a gay male character in the lead(!) that isn't a stereotype. In fact, he breaks all stereotypes. John Goodman plays William "Butch" Gamble, a tough, macho, masculine guy who also happens to be gay. He stands up for himself when verbally attacked and he likes football too. When is the last time a gay character on television or in the movies had all of those qualities?

I knew it would be a good show simply because everything John Goodman does is a showcase for his amazing talent and natural style of acting. His character in "Normal, Ohio" brought to mind the characters he played in "Roseanne" and "Coyote, Ugly," but this time he is the central focus.

The main point I want to make is that I have worked in network programming for years and I know how hard it is to get a show on the air. In fact, I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for this show's producers to even make this show at all. When critics say "Normal, Ohio" isn't as good as other programs, those critics do not realize that a few years ago, a show with a gay male character in the lead would never have been on TV at all.

It doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, bi or whatever - everyone should support this program and watch it. Let's not forget the way America jeered Margaret Cho's sitcom "All American Girl," which should have been praised for its wonderful portrayal of an Asian family. Hopefully, "Normal, Ohio" will find an audience before it's too late.


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