F Is for Family
|F Is for Family|
F is for Family promotional poster
|Directed by||Dan Sumich (supervising director)|
|Opening theme||"Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
Katie O'Connel Marsh
Elisa Todd Ellis
Michael Lagnese (co-executive producer)
Victoria Vaughn (co-executive producer)
Tom Gianas (co-executive producer)
David Richardson (co-executive producer)
|Running time||25–28 minutes|
Wild West Television|
King of France Productions
Gaumont International Television
|Original release||December 18, 2015 – present|
F is for Family is an American web animated sitcom co-created by Bill Burr and Michael Price. The first season consists of six episodes and is produced by Gaumont International Television and Vince Vaughn's Wild West Television.
It was revealed in Monday Morning that the show would debut in December 2015. It premiered on December 18, 2015 to generally favorable reviews. In 2016, Burr revealed he was confident the show will return for a second season. VO actress Haley Reinhart revealed on April 11, 2016 that the show would be returning for a second season.
- Bill Burr as Frank Murphy – Frank is a disillusioned, short-tempered, Irish-American, Korean War veteran and father of three who lives in suburban Pennsylvania. 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 works as a baggage handler at the local Mohican Airlines, and is promoted to management after his boss dies in a violent workplace accident. 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 white male 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 – Frank's wife who is a housewife, and also sells Plast-a-Ware (a play on words of Tupperware.)
- Justin Long as Kevin Murphy – Kevin is Frank's teenage son, who is a bit of a juvenile delinquent. Despite his rebellious personality, Kevin often shows signs of love and respect for his parents and a desire to better himself (although he rarely, if ever, follows through on the latter)
- Debi Derryberry as Maureen Murphy (also Kenny, Phillip) – Maureen is Frank's young daughter who he often refers to as "Princess". However, even though Frank sees 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.
- 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.
- Haley Reinhart as Bill Murphy, Frank's younger son. Bill tends to be shy and is skinny. He gets bullied frequently.
- Mo Collins as Jimmy, Vivian, Ben, Brandy, Ginny
- Trevor Devall as Red, Bolo, Mr. Goomer, others
- Phil Hendrie as Jim Jeffords, Colt Luger, others
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Rosie, others
- David Koechner as Bob Pogo
- Kevin Farley as Babe, Carl, others
- 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
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date||Prod.|
|1||"The Bleedin' in Sweden"||Benjamin Marsaud||Story by: Bill Burr and Michael Price |
Teleplay by: Michael Price
|December 18, 2015||101|
|Frank overpromises that he has a color TV to watch an upcoming boxing match on; after he purchases one, Bill accidentally ruins it.|
|2||"Saturday Bloody Saturday"||Laurent Nicolas||David Richardson||December 18, 2015||102|
|To convince Kevin to improve his grades, Frank takes him to his job at the airport, where his co-workers contemplate a strike; Bill struggles to keep a rebellious Maureen safe.|
|3||"The Trough"||Benjamin Marsaud||Michael Price||December 18, 2015||103|
|Frank takes Bill to a football game, leaving Kevin home to do his schoolwork; Sue is accosted by a talkative friend while shopping with Maureen.|
|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||"Bill Murphy's Day Off"||Benjamin Marsaud||Emily Towers||December 18, 2015||105|
|Bill tries to hide his recent suspension while Frank earns the ire of his co-workers for befriending the aloof CEO of the airline. In addition, Frank struggles to make good on a promise to Kevin.|
|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.|
The series was announced in October 2014 as part of a partnership between Netflix, Gaumont International Television, and Wild West Television. The show is a "family comedy" based on the standup of Bill Burr. Moreover, the show takes place in the 1970s, "a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport". Burr voices the Murphy family patriarch, with Laura Dern as his wife, Justin Long as his eldest son, Debi Derryberry as his daughter Maureen, and Haley Reinhart as his young son. The first season consists of six episodes, shown in a serial manner, written by Bill Burr and Michael Price. Price is best known for his Emmy and Writers Guild award-winning work on The Simpsons.
The series has received generally positive reviews. 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." On Metacritic, the series holds a score of 75 out of 100, based on 14 reviews, indicating "Generally favorable reviews".
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