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Trivia / F is for Family

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  • Author Existence Failure: David Richardson, the producer of this show, died on January 18, 2021 of heart failure, just as production was finishing on its' final season.
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  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Haley Reinhart voices Bill Murphy.
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    • Debi Derryberry as Phillip Bonfiglio, Kenny, and Scott Ichikawa.
    • Mo Collins (the same one who was a long-running cast member on the FOX sketch show MADtv) as Jimmy Fitzsimmons, Ben, and Lex.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Laura Dern isn't exactly known for voice acting, TV series, or comedy. And she's pretty good at all three in this.
    • Haley Reinhart is primarily a singer in real life (best known for being a contestant on American Idol) and here she's playing the young, fictionalized version of Bill, in her first voice acting role.
    • Vince Vaughn is normally the goofy, fun-loving comedic protagonist. Chet might start out that way, but by the end of season 3, he’s about as far as you can get from the character type.
  • Name's the Same:
    • The show's executive producer Eric Goldberg isn't that Eric Goldberg.
    • Phil Lamarr's character Jefferson Davis shares the same exact name with not only the only Confederate President but Miles Morales's father before he took his wife's surname.
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    • Kevin Murphy has the same name as the actor who was the voice of Tom Servo in Mystery Science Theater 3000 and a commentator on Rifftrax
    • Sue Murphy shares the same name with one of the delinquents from Recess. She also shares her full name with the Monsters vs. Aliens protagonist.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone.
    • In the Rosie-themed "R is for Rosie," the regular theme is replaced by "Shining Star," by Earth, Wind and Fire.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • The shows gets its mileage out of Mo Collins, who voices Cutie Pie, Ginny, Ben, Jimmy, Lex, Claire, Brandy, Vivian, "Nana" Rose, and Ms. Vandheim.
    • Every time Maureen, Phillip, Bridget, Kenny, and/or Scott have all been on screen together, they were all voiced by Debi Derryberry.
    • Justin Long voiced both Kevin Murphy and Chuck Sawitzki when the former was selling Christmas trees for the latter.
    • Trevor Devall with Bolo, Goomer, Red, Otto Holtenwasser, and Greg Throater.
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    • Phil Hendrie as Jim Jeffords/Hobo Jojo, Reid Harrison/Colt Luger, and Mr. Durkin.
    • Even Bill Burr himself did this when he was voicing both Frank and Father Pat in the episode "F is for Fixing It."
  • What Could Have Been: The series was originally planned as short web videos, with Limited Animation and scripts lifted directly from Burr's standup.
  • The Wiki Rule: F is for Family Wiki.
  • Writer Revolt: According to Bill Burr, the series was born out of his frustration with audiences growing too sympathetic to laugh at his Hilariously Abusive Childhood. Depicting it in cartoon form was his way of saying "No, you don't understand. I want you to laugh at my pain!"
  • Write What You Know: The entire show is a semi-autobiography of Bill Burr's childhood (notice the name of the middle child), as well as his take on the particular era which he grew up in.
  • Write Who You Know
    • Bill Burr makes it no secret that Frank is based on his own rageaholic father.
    • Mr. Goomer is based on a creepy neighbour show-runner Michael Price had growing up.

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