F Is for Family

F is for Family is an American web animated sitcom [1] co-created by Bill Burr and Michael Price . [2] The first season consists of six episodes and is produced byGaumont International Television and Vince Vaughn ‘s Wild West Television. [2]

The show premiered on December 18, 2015 to the favorable reviews. [3] Season 2 premiered May 30, 2017. [4]

Cast

Main

  • Bill Burr as Francis X. “Frank” Murphy – Frank is a disillusioned, short-tempered, Irish-American , Korean War veteran and father of three who lives in a Great Lakes region in 1973 . He is prone to angry, profane rants. As a parent, Frank often responds to his children with threatening language and emotional abuse. The Murphy children often go out of their way to avoid upsetting their father. Frank Mohican Airlines, Inc., is a leading global travel agency based in the United States. Frank is usually seen spending many hours in front of his television set while at home. Frank’s favorite show is an action series called Colt Luger . Luger, An overweight middle-aged character who is portrayed as an unerringly victorious hero. When facing dire situations, Luger utters the phrase “Sometimes, a man’s got to do what a man does”, much to Frank’s excitement.
  • Laura Dern as Sue Murphy [2] – Frank’s wife who is a housewife, and also sells Plast-a-Ware (a play of words of Tupperware .)
  • Justin Long as Kevin Murphy [1] [2] – Kevin is Frank’s teenage sound, who is a bit of a juvenile delinquent. Despite his rebellious personality, Kevin is often seen as a friend of his parents.
  • Debi Derryberry as Maureen Murphy [2] [5] – Maureen is Frank’s young daughter who often refers to “Princess”. Maureen as a princess, Maureen is an intelligent child and can be destructive like the rest of her family members. However, Maureen is smart enough to hide it.
  • Haley Reinhart as Bill Murphy, Frank’s younger son. [6] [7] Bill tends to be shy and is skinny. He gets bullied frequently. He is 11 years old in the first season. [8]
  • Sam Rockwell as Vic – Frank’s wealthy, womanizing neighbor, who brags a lot. Frank loathes him for his playboy lifestyle, cheerful attitude, and successful career.

Co-starring

  • Mo Collins as Jimmy, Vivian, Ben, Brandy, Ginny [9]
  • Trevor Devall as Red, Bolo, Mr. Goomer, others [10] [11]
  • Phil Hendrie as Jim Jeffords, Colt Luger, others [12] [13]

Recurring

  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Rosie, others
  • David Koechner as Robert “Bob Pogo” Pogrohvich, Frank’s obese, chainsmoking boss. [14] [15]
  • Kevin Farley as Babe, Carl, others [16]
  • Gary Cole as Rodger Dunbarton, the owner and founder of the airlines where Frank and his co-workers work.
  • Joe Buck as Lou Gagliardi, others [17]
  • John DiMaggio as Scoop Dunbarton
  • Alison Janney as Henrietta Van Horne [18]
  • TJ Miller as Randy

Episodes

Season 1 (2015)

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1 1 “The Bleedin ‘in Sweden” Benjamin Marsaud Story by  : Bill Burr and Michael Price
Teleplay by  : Michael Price
December 18, 2015 101
Frank is excited at the prospect of having the whole neighborhood over to watch an upcoming boxing match, but when it comes to his success with his much more expensive and exciting television set, Frank overpromises that he has a color TV to convince the neighbors to Come to his house instead. After he purchases one, Bill accidentally ruins it when he sticks a magnet on it as part of a school project. Frank initially believes that the store sold him a lemon and has an outburst in front of all the employees and customers when they refuse to give him a refund, embarrassing Sue. Bill eventually confessed, but after being glorified by one of the store’s employees when Frank and Sue take him to apologize, Bill uses his magnets to ruin every single television set in the store, and Frank gets refunded. At the end of the episode,
2 2 “Saturday Bloody Saturday” Laurent Nicolas David Richardson December 18, 2015 102
After finding out that Kevin is failing almost every single one of his classes, Frank takes him to his job at the airport, where he has recently been promoted after his training boss was decapitated in a violent work accident, to demonstrate to him the responsibilities of caring For a family. Frank is torn between his underpaid, hard-working co-workers who are contemplating a strike, and his employ, who worries a strike will shut down Mohican Airways for good. Although Kevin is initially unimpressed and spends most of the day hanging around with some pill-popping, underachieving airport staff, he realizes the difficulties of his father’s job after he witnesses Frank being yelled at and insulted by an old woman Stealing her medication, and comes to appreciate how hard Frank works to put food on the table. Meanwhile,
3 3 “The Trough” Benjamin Marsaud Michael Price December 18, 2015 103
Despite Kevin’s promises to get back on track to improve his grades, Frank is outraged when he finds out that Kevin is still falling behind, and as a punishment, takes Mohican Airways , Which Frank had initially promised Kevin to go to. While there, they meet Rodger Dunbarton, CEO at Mohican Airways, who speaks to Frank about talks about a strike and how he must no longer sympathize with his co-workers. On the drive home, their car breaks down, and they are rescued by Rosie, one of Frank’s colleagues, but when Bill innocently reveals they had a game with a Dunbarton and Frank’s father faces a hostile situation at work . Meanwhile, Sue goes to the mall with Maureen, where she is accosted by a talkative friend, And Maureen learns of her mother’s underwhelming home life during a surprise outburst. Kevin hangs out with friends and gets high, reminiscing of the loving relationship he and his father had when he was young.
4 4 “‘F’ is for Halloween” Laurent Nicolas Tom Gianas December 18, 2015 104
On Halloween, Frank attempts to dissuade Sue from a promotion, leading to tensions between them; Bill is reluctant to trick-or-treat due to his fear of being bullied.
5 5 “Bill Murphy’s Day Off” Benjamin Marsaud Emily Towers December 18, 2015 105
Bill Tries to hide his recent suspension while Frank’s ire of his co-workers for the CEO of the airline. In addition, Frank struggles to make good on a promise to Kevin.
6 6 “O Holy Moly Night” Laurent Nicolas David Richardson December 18, 2015 106
When Christmas comes near, Frank is desperate to remedy the hostility of his co-workers and his supervisors at the airport while the family dog ​​is missing. Kevin starts his part-time job. Bill becomes an altar boy at the church and gets into trouble.

Season 2 (2017)

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7 1 “Heavy Sledding” Romain Bounorre & Olivier Schramm Michael Price May 30, 2017 TBA
Three weeks after he got fired, Frank is still unemployed. We have a snow day, Sue decides to take the family sledding to get them out of their slump.
8 2 “A Girl Named Sue” Romain Bounorre & Olivier Schramm David Richardson May 30, 2017 TBA
Frank’s old boss, Bob Pogo, calls him to offer his old job at Mohican Airlines, but not to get his original position. Meanwhile, Sue ponders a change in her life.
9 3 “The Liar’s Club” Romain Bounorre & Olivier Schramm Bill Burr May 30, 2017 TBA
After bailing out of the unemployment office, Frank turns to Rosie’s friend, Smokey, for a job, but not before helping Kevin move into the basement after he ditches school. Meanwhile, Sue gets a new job as a secretary, but is mistreated by the sexist heads of her company.
10 4 “Night Shift” Romain Bounorre & Olivier Schramm Emily Towers May 30, 2017 TBA
Frank gets a job as a stocking man of Smokey, consequently sleeping through the day and ignoring Sue and his family. All the while, Kevin and his band try to get a gig and a new Plast-a-Ware product.
11 5 “Breaking Bill” Romain Bounorre & Olivier Schramm Joe Heslinga May 30, 2017 TBA
After Frank learns that Kevin and his band are performing on a school night, his intense tension between him and Kevin. Meanwhile, Bill, having received money from his job as a paperboy, tries to buy a hockey-stick for hockey tryouts, but a run-in with the local bully, Jimmy, pushes him over the edge. Also, when Sue pitches her idea, she still receives a lack of respect.
12 6 “This is Not Good” Romain Bounorre, Olivier Schramm & Mike Roberts Henry Gammill May 30, 2017 TBA
When Frank’s new job includes a stop at the airport, he ends up in a predicament with Bob. Kevin tries to get a date with a ‘haircut’ girl, but due to erection problems, he bails and this attracts the attention of Vic’s new girlfriend. Also, Bill begins to enjoy lifting his legs on the law, Phillip.
13 7 “Fight Night” Romain Bounorre, Olivier Schramm & Mike Roberts Eric Goldberg & Peter Tibbals May 30, 2017 TBA
Frank and Sue’s individual underhanded actions cause them to have a major fight on their anniversary when they are called into a meeting with Maureen’s school teacher.
14 8 “F is for Fixing It” Romain Bounorre, Olivier Schramm & Mike Roberts Valeri Vaughn May 30, 2017 TBA
Frank and Sue try to deal with their marital problems; Kevin feels guilty for having sex with Vic’s new girlfriend; And when Jimmy tried to make amends after he was released from Catholic Military School, a fearful revelation from Phillip reveals Bill’s part in sending him away, causing Jimmy to go back to his bullying ways.
15 9 “Pray Away” Romain Bounorre, Olivier Schramm & Mike Roberts Marc Wilmore May 30, 2017 TBA
Frank and Sue go to a couple of retreats to get help from a religious psychiatrist when their marriage begins to hit a snag, which only leads to a moment of truth between them. Meanwhile, Bill and his friends try to deal with a vengeful Jimmy, while Kevin is forced to deal with Vic when the latter finds out about his girlfriend’s affair with Kevin.
16 10 “Landing the Plane” Romain Bounorre & Olivier Schramm Michael Price May 30, 2017 TBA
Plumbing for the Murphys when the founder of Plast-a-Wares takes credit for Sue’s idea and Frank and his friends attempt to get rid of “Scoop,” the mentally unstable new manager (and Roger Dunbarton’s nephew), which Inadvertently causes them to be caught in the middle of a terrorist attack.

Production

The series was announced in October 2014 as part of a partnership between Netflix , Gaumont International Television , and Wild West Television. [19] The show is a “family comedy” based on the standup of Bill Burr . [20]Moreover, the show takes place in the 1970s, “a time when you could smoke your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport”. [20] Burr voices the Murphy family patriarch, with Laura Last as his wife, Justin Long as his eldest son, Debi Derryberry as his daughter Maureen, and Haley Reinhart as his young son. [6] [7] [20] The first season consists of six episodes, shown by Bill Burr and Michael Price . [21] Price is best known for his Emmy and Writers Guild’s award-winning work on The Simpsons . [21] The series is co-directed by Ben Marsaud (director of Counterfeit Cat & former storyboard artist on The Amazing World of Gumball ). [21] Price is best known for his Emmy and Writers Guild’s award-winning work on The Simpsons . [21] The series is co-directed by Ben Marsaud (director of Counterfeit Cat & former storyboard artist on The Amazing World of Gumball ). [21] Price is best known for his Emmy and Writers Guild’s award-winning work on The Simpsons . [21] The series is co-directed by Ben Marsaud (director of Counterfeit Cat & former storyboard artist on The Amazing World of Gumball ).

Reception

The series has positive reviews. [22] On Rotten Tomatoes the series holds a rating of 87% based on 15 reviews, with an average score of 7.1 / 10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “While the humor relies on vulgarity, the strength of F is for Family is its substantial heart.” [23] On Metacritic , the series holds a score of 75 out of 100, based on 14 reviews, indicating “Generally favorable reviews”. [24]

References

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  2. ^ Jump up to:e “Netflix Orders ‘F Is for Family’ Animated Comedy Series from Bill Burr” . Variety . October 23, 2014 . Retrieved November 23, 2014 .
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  21. ^ Jump up to:b ” F is for Family ‘is the new addition to Netflix’s original shows ” . Digital Trends. October 23, 2014 . Retrieved November 23,2014 .
  22. Jump up^ “F is for Family || Critica animada” . CoolPop: criticas animados, noticias y rumores sobre animacion . Retrieved 2017-03-03 .
  23. Jump up^ “F is for Family: Season 1” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved December 22, 2015 .
  24. Jump up^ “F is for Family – Season 1” . Metacritic . Retrieved December 22, 2015 .

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