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So you think Romeo and Juliet had family issues? Listen to this. Bobby is a bartender and the only son of gregarious, salt-of-the-earth Irish Catholic parents from Boston. His fiancée, Liz,... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Lenny Clarke ...  Mace O'Neil 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Harriet Sansom Harris ...  Audrey O'Neil 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Reid Scott ...  Bobby O'Neil 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Maggie Lawson ...  Liz Stoddard-Banks 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Christopher Sieber ...  Simon Banks 22 episodes, 2003-2004
John Benjamin Hickey ...  Philip Stoddard 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Paige Moss ...  Maddy O'Neil 22 episodes, 2003-2004
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So you think Romeo and Juliet had family issues? Listen to this. Bobby is a bartender and the only son of gregarious, salt-of-the-earth Irish Catholic parents from Boston. His fiancée, Liz, is a toney Harvard medical student and she's Protestant (no, that's not the problem). Liz has two dads, not one, and they're a worldly pair of well-heeled gay men. The moment Bobby popped the question to Liz, they knew their families would have to meet. And the first time they brought his Mom and Dad together with her Dad and Dad... well, things did not go well. Aside from the obvious, there's a culture gap between these in-laws-to-be that makes the Grand Canyon look like a seam in the sidewalk. Liz's parents are devotees of the arts. Bobby's are devotees of the Red Sox. Liz's parents are into St. Laurent. Bobby's parents swear by St. Patrick. Did we mention that Bobby's sister, Maddy, loves throwing gasoline on the fire? From Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, acclaimed producers of the Oscar-winning ... Written by Anonymous

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ABC [United States]

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English

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1 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Absolut relativ See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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A Post-Gay comedy?
16 November 2003 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

Despite its sometimes strident tone and a somewhat low laugh count, this show does represent a step forward in the treatment of homosexuality on television. That's because the gay couple isn't a meek, righteous victim of bigotry--they're just as bad as their counterpart. The confluence of the urbane, upscale gay couple with the blue-collar, old-fashioned Irish couple is often funny, and not always in the ways we might expect. I wish their children in the center of the story weren't so nondescript; with time, they might develop into something more than blandly sweet placeholders.


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