American sitcom that lasted two seasons on Fox
, from 2005 to 2007. The premise is that Michael Rapaport plays father and husband David Gold and has to deal with the chaos that is his family.
One of the big gimmicks of the show was the constant Fourth Wall breaking and having a character go into a white void to confess something to the audience.
The family members were:
- David: Father and husband, lazy, loud and obnoxious.
- Vicky: Mother and wife, pretty much the Straight Woman.
- Hillary: The oldest child and typical 17-year-old daughter who dates.
- Larry: The middle child at 16, a rather geeky effeminate boy, who Dave thinks is gay, but is actually heterosexual.
- Mike: The youngest child at 14; he is the snarker among the children.
Of note was the recurring character Kenny, Larry's best friend, who had a crush on Larry and came out in the second season.
This show provides examples of:
Disclaimer appears on screen: "Due to the mature subject matter, the following episode may not be suitable for all family members.
- All the Good Men Are Gay: Hilary eventually discovers this about Kenny.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Hilary
- Coming Out Story: Kenny
- Deadpan Snarker: The whole family, though Dave does it the most.
- Do Not Do This Cool Thing: Lampshaded at the beginning of "Cheers":
Dave: When I was a kid, all I wanted to do was sneak into "R" rated movies. In my mind, "R" stood for "really good." Nowadays, there's warnings and ratings on everyhing; video games, music, booze, cigarettes. You think these warnings would keep kids away from all these things. When, actually, it's sending up a flare saying, "Hey, look. Good stuff over here."
Dave: (Glances down at disclaimer) See? Makes you wanna watch even more, doesn't it?
Did you know there was a character named Kenny in this?