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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 11, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

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  • Starring: Michael Rapaport, Kyle Sullivan, Dean Collins
  • Summary: Fox's sitcom, compared--unfavorably--to "Married... With Children" and "All In The Family" (presumably for its crudeness), follows two parents and their daily battles against their teenage children to keep their home, their children, and themselves in order.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 14 out of 21
  1. Not all the jokes are funny, but the characters are winningly unlovable.
  2. You may also laugh at some of these jokes, because Michael Rapaport, who plays Daddy Dave, delivers them with such bravado.
  3. 50
    While the cast is quite good, and they even manage to rip a laugh or two out of the material, it's not enough to sustain a whole show.
  4. 20
    A coarse, exceedingly obnoxious show.
  5. Yes, it's "Married ... With Children" all over again, except that it's not played as broadly, or as successfully.
  6. 10
    A template of clich├ęs the writers don't even bother to fill in.
  7. 0
    The problem is not just that it's crude and gross, but that its crudeness and grossness are so pathetically forced and contrived.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 63
  2. Negative: 42 out of 63
  1. JimP
    Dec 12, 2005
    I don't understand all of the bad reviews that this show is getting on here. It may not be a revolutionary, ground-breaking show, but it is surely reliable for a few good laughs, and occasionally some fall-down, slapping-the-ground-crying ones as well. This past week's episode had me and my roommate gasping in disbelief. Expand
  2. Jan 26, 2012
    This is the best show i have ever seen. I don't understand you guys :| . From now on i will never rely on metacritic for anything. This isn't right. Do not listen to other reviewers ..This show was my favorite..ever.! Funny as hell. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 5, 2005
    A little slow at times, but still funny. Stupid critics.
  4. JohnnyW
    Oct 7, 2005
    Confuses making the audience uncomfortable with being an edgy sitcom. Abounds with ridiculous sexist, racist homophobic "humor," which would be overlooked if the show was actually funny. The ultimate waste of a good time slot, which could be given to the far superior "Arrested Development." Had the worst laugh track I've ever heard. Why'd they have to put this between The Simpsons and Family Guy? Avoid this like the plague. Expand
  5. PeterH
    Sep 20, 2006
    I cannot believe what some people will give a 10 on here. This show has bad acting, bad jokes, and a bad setup. Everything is cheap, and horrible forced. Simply trying to follow in "married with children" fad dribble this tries, but it fails at almost every opportunity. Assuming failure is something there looking for which is what seems so. Abominable show. Anyone who likes this show might want to question their level of intelligence. Expand
  6. JasonH.
    Mar 1, 2008
    Thank god this trash is finally off the air. Amen!
  7. JessicaA
    Dec 23, 2006
    This show has nothing to do with the average american in my opinion. What kind of people act like this on a daily basis? This reminds me of alot of recent bad films I've seen turned into a full time sitcom. I guess most people who will watch this will be perverts who want Hilary. XP Expand

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