Every episode starts out by saying that it is 1980-something. There are 2 episodes that hint what year it is. In the episode "Wingmom" , Erica says that Pops is born in 1903 and that he is 80 years old which means that it is 1983. The other episode, "Just Say No", one of the main storylines is the election between Reagan and Mondale. The election took place in 1984, which hints that it took place in 1984. See more »
Many misplacings of 80s cultural items throughout the series are intentionally done by the show's creator, Adam F Goldberg. See more »
I haven't seen a single commercial for this show, but I recognized the mom from Reno 911 and figured I would give it a shot. It's actually pretty good. Having grown up in suburban Philly in the 80's, they have pretty much nailed a typical Northeast Philly suburb. The writing is good, and the plot is fun to follow. I think you will really enjoy this show if you like smart, funny comedies you can relate to. The clothes are dead on for 1985. The house is exactly like every house I ever went into in our neighborhood, and just as tacky. The family dynamic is very familiar, and accurately represents a typical Philly family. I urge you to give this show a chance. You will more than likely see a lot of your own family in these characters.
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