Jimmy doesn't mind at 23 sharing his birthday with Maw Maw, although it was hell as a kid, when she had lots of friends and he none. When he turned 18, in his impertinent Goth period (alias 'Drakkar ...
In season one, episode twenty-two, "Don't Vote for This Episode", it shows the family five years ago when Jimmy was eighteen. It shows Jimmy living at the store (Howdy's) at night and eating fruit, even though Jimmy did not find out he wasn't allergic to all fruit (only allergic to star fruit) until after he had Hope. See more »
Cloris Leachman, who reportedly was born in 1926 and made her film debut in 1947, and who easily has the longest career of anyone in the cast, is credited as "and introducing Cloris Leachman as Maw-Maw." See more »
I can't remember the last show I watched that I found genuinely funny. But the more episodes I watched (all of which I devoured in one afternoon), the funnier it all seemed to me. So much so, that I was laughing out loud and struggling to stop. The writing is excellent, and the lines are delivered by these quirky, odd characters with a completely straight face. The baby is adorable, and the entire plot is strange yet almost heartwarming. Each character is individual and funny in themselves. Jimmy is loving, a little dumb and pining after the grocery girl. His Father is rather slow and a little lost, his heart set on winning the lottery. His Mother is witty and sarcastic, an obsessive hoarder and employee for a cleaning agency. And his great grandmother is rarely lucid, always senile and convinced that Jimmy is her deceased husband. All in all, this is a funny if not strange show. Throw in a baby, who is so cute you'll find yourself "awwww"ing at the slighted coo, and you have twenty three minutes of proper comedy; that is well worth watching.
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