I just watched an episode of The Bill Engvall Show, a sitcom on TBS, and I really don’t have to watch another one. It’s a generic family sitcom – the wacky dad, the zinging, long-suffering wife, the shiny kids of various quarks. The lead is outshone comedically by his adult supporting actors, but that’s not saying that much (nor that surprising, considering their pedigree.)
And yet, there’s something comfortable about the fact that this exists. In these days when sitcoms are disappearing off of the major broadcast networks, and even those are often one camera fanciness, it’s kinda nice to know that the generic show, the thing that will fill the 4:30 rerun slot on channel 63 for a couple years, are still being produced
Sets by Garvin Eddy, the set designer for Roseanne and plenty of other three/four camera shows, generic and otherwise. It’s right.

Published in: on August 4, 2007 at 11:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

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