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Old 09-27-2013, 12:38 PM   #31
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Loved this pilot episode!
Interesting that they made a point of making the show take place in 1985, yet the actual home videos were from 1980.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:56 PM   #32
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Is it going to on again? I missed it.
It's on Hulu.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:34 PM   #33
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I thought both the boys were good--and grandpa. The mom is a little over the top. Not a bad show.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #34
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I heard the comment about the grandpa being 80 years old. I had to go straight to the internet to see how old George Segal was. He is in fact 79 years old.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:41 AM   #35
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This and Dads are the 2 SPs I've dropped so far. Not even a chuckle.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:08 PM   #36
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We enjoyed it.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:05 PM   #37
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It wasn't great, but there were a couple laugh out loud moments. My whole family was cracking up when they are in the restaurant and the younger son says, "I'm a man now. A man with needs, and I need Zoe and her sweet, delicate boobs!"
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:56 PM   #38
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[watched the second ep and liked it. Keeping the season pass...
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #39
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My favorite new comedy so far.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:22 AM   #40
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I used to wear Z Cavaricci! Loved the father on Curb Your Enthusiasm and like him on here as well.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:46 AM   #41
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I think its pretty good, and my wife loves it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:28 AM   #42
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I'm waiting for the episode where one of the kids is addicted to ASCII porn.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #43
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We are loving this show. Probably our favorite new show of the season.

I never would have guessed Clemmy was this wonderful a comedic actress.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #44
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I knew that when the brothers were messing with the TV and they said they bonded over something that it was going to be "scramblevision" porn. I so remember that from the late 70s and 80s!!

Still liking the show, but I feel the mother character is just too over the top. If they tone her down some, the show would be a lot funnier.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:53 AM   #45
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Also still enjoying this one. I rather like the mother character - she's both creepy and funny at the same time. Maybe I'm having a hold over from her character in 'Rules of Engagement'. She was a smarmy character. I like her (the actor) and enjoy her comedy. For some reason, I find myself staring at her hair though.

Nice vehicle for George Segal. I really enjoy little Adam.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #46
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I knew that when the brothers were messing with the TV and they said they bonded over something that it was going to be "scramblevision" porn. I so remember that from the late 70s and 80s!!

Yeah, that one hit real close to home. In Phoenix in the 70s there was a premium channel that broadcast OTA in the evenings called ON TV. Late night they had an offering called "Adults ONly". Scramblevision porn at it's finest. Damn kids today with the internet don't know how easy they have it.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:28 AM   #47
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My favorite new comedy, granted i'm only watching this and 'Brooklyn Nine Nine'.

But this show has consistent laughs...
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #48
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Yeah, that one hit real close to home. In Phoenix in the 70s there was a premium channel that broadcast OTA in the evenings called ON TV. Late night they had an offering called "Adults ONly". Scramblevision porn at it's finest. Damn kids today with the internet don't know how easy they have it.
Was going to post the same thing. In L.A. we also had "On TV" and had the scrambled channels late night...
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:44 AM   #49
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Watched this episode (and the one before it) last night.

We both decided that while it's not "BBT' funny, it's better than most of the new crop of sitcoms we have watched so far.

Not seeing the love for Brooklyn-Nine-Nine or some of the others people seem to like, but I guess it's a matter of taste.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:10 AM   #50
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Yeah, that one hit real close to home. In Phoenix in the 70s there was a premium channel that broadcast OTA in the evenings called ON TV. Late night they had an offering called "Adults ONly". Scramblevision porn at it's finest. Damn kids today with the internet don't know how easy they have it.
We had Wometco Home Theater.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:25 AM   #51
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I like this show. Not caught up yet but it's the only new comedy I think I'll keep.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #52
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Didn't see this mentioned but a few tidbits about the show; the guy who wrote it and produces it is named Goldberg. He was raised in Jenkintown, PA (just around the corner from me) and his father did exactly what Jeff Garlin does every time he came home; drops his drawers at the door and proclaims "The tv is mine!" Also, the yelling is as it was when the producer was growing up and experiencing it. I will also add that there was no less yelling in my household while growing up, but my dad kept his pants on.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #53
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Didn't see this mentioned but a few tidbits about the show; the guy who wrote it and produces it is named Goldberg. He was raised in Jenkintown, PA (just around the corner from me) and his father did exactly what Jeff Garlin does every time he came home; drops his drawers at the door and proclaims "The tv is mine!" Also, the yelling is as it was when the producer was growing up and experiencing it. I will also add that there was no less yelling in my household while growing up, but my dad kept his pants on.
The videos at the end of the show are of the real family. You could definitely see the similarities between what's real and scripted.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:17 AM   #54
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Agreed. I am enjoying this show quite a bit. The first episode was hit or miss for me, and from there on it has been a solid hit.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:38 AM   #55
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If they toned down the mom and the older son just a wee bit, I think this show would really be fantastic. That's my only peeve with the show. I really like the kid who plays Adam, and Jeff Garlin is really good as the slightly hen pecked dad.

Does anyone know if sitting home in just your undies was "a thing" for men back then? When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s my dad would do the same thing (not to the extent of dropping them as soon as he got home, but I do remember him sitting on the couch watching TV like that).
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:57 AM   #56
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If they toned down the mom and the older son just a wee bit, I think this show would really be fantastic. That's my only peeve with the show. I really like the kid who plays Adam, and Jeff Garlin is really good as the slightly hen pecked dad.

Does anyone know if sitting home in just your undies was "a thing" for men back then? When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s my dad would do the same thing (not to the extent of dropping them as soon as he got home, but I do remember him sitting on the couch watching TV like that).
I remember my dad on the couch in his underwear a lot (too much!).
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:59 AM   #57
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Steve, there is nothing finer than watching TV in your brief's - I long for the day when my kids are finally out of the house so I can safely watch TV sans pants!
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:20 AM   #58
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Hell, my dad still does it. It is rare for me to walk over to his house and find him wearing anything other than white briefs and a white t shirt. In fact, if I do find him already dressed I ask if he is heading out or just got back.

Usually, but not always, he will slip into some pants once he realizes I am not leaving.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #59
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Steve, there is nothing finer than watching TV in your brief's - I long for the day when my kids are finally out of the house so I can safely watch TV sans pants!
I just put on a pair of shorts. Is that so hard?
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:12 PM   #60
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We had Wometco Home Theater.
Wow, I thought we were the only ones who had WHT!! In Queens, we had no cable TV until I think sometime in the late 1980s or even the 90s (I got married in '86 and moved to LI and still no cable there), so I convinced my dad to get this so we could pick up some Met games from SportsChannel. As I recall they showed a handful each month and some movies on a recurring basis.

I feel similarly about this show as you do. The mom is too overdone to the point of annoying. The rest is pretty good with some laughs each week. I really like the real family scenes at the end.
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