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Eastbound & Down 

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Many years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach Physical Education at his old middle school.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Danny McBride ...  Kenny Powers 29 episodes, 2009-2013
Steve Little ...  Stevie Janowski 28 episodes, 2009-2013
Katy Mixon ...  April Buchanon 20 episodes, 2009-2013
Elizabeth De Razzo ...  Maria 20 episodes, 2010-2013
John Hawkes ...  Dustin Powers 16 episodes, 2009-2013
Jennifer Irwin ...  Cassie Powers 16 episodes, 2009-2013
Ethan Alexander McGee Ethan Alexander McGee ...  Dustin Jr. 16 episodes, 2009-2013
Bo Mitchell ...  Wayne 15 episodes, 2009-2013
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Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny goes home to Shelby County, NC, to nurse his wounds and work as a gym teacher at his old middle school. Written by HBO

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Every kid has a baseball player to look up to. Kenny Powers is not that guy. (Season 1) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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P.E. See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The show is named after the song "Eastbound and Down" by Jerry Reed. The show's creators initially weren't sure if they could keep this as the title without getting sued. See more »

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Ashley Schaeffer: I had a dream about this moment... When I was making love... to my wife Donna. On top a her; powerful thrusts, filling the sultry night air. Heavy breath. My son Gabriel walked in, little boy. My wife sprung out of bed and said "No, Gabriel! Leave!" And I said "No, honey, shut your mouth, let him watch." Let him watch what is being consecrated here. And I want the people to watch what is going to be consecrated here. And I will bring my son down here, and he will watch.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.157 (2013) See more »

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HBO has another winner
26 February 2009 | by GreatornotSee all my reviews

Excellent new show . Great acting by McBride. Great job for Will Ferrel.. And I am not even a big Will Ferrel fan. He certainly shines as the architect of this series. This is a fun show and obviously based loosely on fallen Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker. A has been , egotistical, arrogant ,horny, foul mouthed clod winds up as a P.E. teacher in a middle school while still yearning the spotlight. Living with his straight laced older brothers family with 3 children. There are so many comedic situations that can arise from this situation. It is just unbelievable how HBO turns in so many top notch, entertaining projects. This show is well acted by all . Watch this and you shall be impressed.


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