Life on a Stick

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Life on a Stick

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This series from Victor Fresco (Andy Richter Controls the Universe) centers on several teen characters who work and hang out at the mall food court. There is 18-year-old, optimistic-but-not-ambitious Laz (Zachary Knighton, The Prince and Me); his 16-year-old angst-ridden and angry stepsister, Molly (Saige Thompson, 10-8: Officers on Duty); Laz's best friend Fred (Charlie Finn, Super Troopers); and Laz's new girlfriend Lily (Rachelle Lefevre, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow). Home base for Laz and Molly is a blended family formed by the marriage of Laz's dad, Rick (Matthew Glave, The Wedding Singer), and Molly's mom, Michelle (Amy Yasbeck, The Mask). Rick and Molly love all of their children, but they are particularly obsessed with the only product of their union together: the sweet, perfect and wise 8-year-old Gus (Frankie Ryan Manriquez). Laz and Fred both 18, have been friends forever. Just out of high school, and unsure what they want to do with their lives, they take jobs at a mall food court, at the lame "Yippee, Hot Dogs" run by the always yelling Mr.Hut (Maz Jobrani). There, Laz meets the girl of his dreams, the lovely and strong-willed Lily. Optimistic but not ambitious, Laz cuts a deal with his well-meaning but superficial dad Rick and equally superficial stepmom Michelle which allows Laz to continue living rent-free at home. All Laz has to do is keep an eye on his stepsister (Michelle's daughter), the angry, angst-ridden, 16-year-old Molly. Michelle and Rick hope that Laz will help socialize Molly and get her on the right track with the boy she likes - the sweet and very honest Jasper. Rounding out the family is the perfect and wise 8-year-old Gus, the only product of Rick and Michelle's union and the object of their obsession. At the whim of writer/executive producer Victor Fresco, these people are now getting a taste of LIFE ON A STICK. LIFE ON A STICK is created, written and executive-produced by Victor Fresco and co-executive-produced by Maggie Bandur, Michael Ross, Michael Teverbaugh and Miriam Trogdon. Adam Chase is the consulting producer. LIFE ON A STICK is produced by: Garfield Grove Productions, & Paramount Television CTV/Fox Broadcast History Series Premiere: March 24th, 2005......Thursday 9:30/8:30c March 28th, 2005 - present......Wednesdays 9:30/8:30c Special Presentation: April 27th......Wednesday 8:30/7:30c (Simulcast in HDTV)moreless
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • loved it!

    8.5
    Wow, this is where it goes to show how different people and opinions can be. I really loved this show. I agree with the acting criticism, but I believe it was done intentionally and partially responsible for the charm of the show and the sketches. The jokes are fresh and made me laugh out loud numerous of times. The same can't be said about today’s "big" shows. I thought there was a good balance, considering the characters. I agree the show still needed a few touch ups, but I can recommend it to anyone. It certainly made me enthousiastic enough to search for the unaired episodes, which made me feel EVEN MORE sad the series got canceled.

    Ps : Thank god they went with “ Life on a stick” instead of “ Related By Family” .moreless
  • What happened!?!?!

    9.6
    I never understood why this show was canceled. It brought a form of dumb homor back, they kind that could be dumb and funny at the same time without becoming rediculous and nonbelievable. I really enjoyed it, the short time it was on the air and was so sad to see it go. Bring it back!
  • Laz is a guy trying to find purpose in his life, in be independent. He has a step-sister named Lily who has an anger issue but is only misunderstood. They both live with their loving and almost sane parents and a younger brother named Gus.moreless

    8.7
    hmmmmmmm..... what do I have to say about Life on a Stick? well, I will start by saying that it is a unique blend of Characters, Laz, Lily, Molly, Jasper, Fred... they\'re all great. I dare say that it is a unique blend of teen jokes, some issues of relative importance, the way the jokes are delivered, especailly with scenes with Fred in them, are not only funny, but hilarious, witty, unique and sometimes thought provoking. i could go on and on and on about the situations in which these characters continue mto find themselves, but Ill just summarise the show in one word: Hilarious.moreless
  • cool show

    10


    There is 18-year-old, optimistic-but-not-ambitious Laz his 16-year-old angst-ridden and angry stepsister, Molly Laz's best friend Fred and Laz's new girlfriend Lily



    Rick and Molly love all of their children, but they are particularly obsessed with the only product of their union together: the sweet, perfect and wise 8-year-old Gus



    Laz and Fred both 18, have been friends forever. Just out of high school, and unsure what they want to do with their lives, they take jobs at a mall food court, at the lame "Yippee, Hot Dogs" run by the always yelling Mr.Hut

    There, Laz meets the girl of his dreams, the lovely and strong-willed Lily. Optimistic but not ambitious, Laz cuts a deal with his well-meaning but superficial dad Rick and equally superficial stepmom Michelle which allows Laz to continue living rent-free at home. All Laz has to do is keep an eye on his stepsister (Michelle's daughter), the angry, angst-ridden, 16-year-old Molly. Michelle and Rick hope that Laz will help socialize Molly and get her on the right track with the boy she likes - the sweet and very honest Jasper.



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  • Not nearly as bad as some make it out to be, and not half as good as Fox hoped for, \\\"Life On A Stick\\\" was pure guilty pleasure. Despite a few laughs here and there, the show never had time to develop.moreless

    7.5
    \\\"Life On a Stick\\\" had its good points, and its bad points. The show had a lot of potential, unfortunately, the plots often focused on the least amusing aspects (the kid\\\'s mall jobs) instead of the really interesting dynamics (the home lives of the kids). There were certainly laughs here and there; some lines were actually quite clever. However, the show also often resorted to gimmicks and cliches, not too mention the problem of the overused laugh track. The acting on the show was also hit or miss. Typically, Amy Yasbeck and Matthew Glave were the anchors of the shows, the vets, and the younger cast members floundered. The show is worth watching, but it is by no means anything spectacular.moreless
  • Molly and Jasper!!!
    Who think's they are a good couple?What are your opinions?
    12/30/07
    2
  • 13 Episodes
    How come this only got 13 episodes ?
    06/05/07
    2
  • Cancelled??????
    What da he......... I'm not from America, but i know that FOX has not good tv shows, and "Life on a Stick" was a good one. As ...
    05/18/07
    5
  • anyone Know the Music?
    I've always like the song they used to use in the comercials for this show.  I forgot about it untill i saw a comercial for HOT C...
    01/15/07
    1
  • Currently airing on HDNet
    The Unaired episodes are currently airing on HDNet. I never saw this series before until the unaired episodes began and have to s...
    11/22/06
    4
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