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    SweetPeaSurry

    [1]Jul 17, 2007
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    Good People
    Bill's son is gunning to be the star quarterback, but Bill struggles trying to help the boy improve his passing skills. Meanwhile, Bill's daughter Lauren aims to get her belly button pierced.

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    clkidisme

    [2]Jul 17, 2007
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    I am watching it now, it is verry good so far!
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    clkidisme

    [3]Jul 17, 2007
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    clkidisme wrote:
    I am watching it now, it is very good so far!
    Still good! When the young kid talks about infectiousness diseases
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    clkidisme

    [4]Jul 17, 2007
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    clkidisme wrote:
    clkidisme wrote:
    I am watching it now, it is very good so far!
    Still good! When the young kid talks about infectiousness diseases
    Still good! The girl fakes the belly button piercing not because of what her parents said, or the big needle, but because of the guy holding it!!!
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    clkidisme

    [5]Jul 17, 2007
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    clkidisme wrote:
    clkidisme wrote:
    clkidisme wrote:
    I am watching it now, it is very good so far!
    Still good! When the young kid talks about infectiousness diseases
    Still good! The girl fakes the belly button piercing not because of what her parents said, or the big needle, but because of the guy holding it!!!
    Still good! But, NO!!! It got over!!!
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    Squizz44

    [6]Jul 17, 2007
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    Pretty decent. Not great, but not bad either. I like Bill's comedy, so I think there's certainly promise here. It may be formulaic, but it's pretty funny and definitely better than a lot of the other garbage on TV right now. I'll give it a few more episodes at the very least.
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    Etrigan_21

    [7]Jul 17, 2007
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    It was OK.

    Problem is, aside from Bill's style there's really not much more that sets it aside from any given sitcom on any given network.

    It is only the first episode, though. SO that could change.

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    maaarin

    [8]Jul 17, 2007
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    What a piece of junk.

    You people were entertained?!
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    Browncoat1976

    [9]Jul 17, 2007
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    The writing was pitifu and there was no chemistry. I really feel sorry for Bill Engvall and Nancy Travis that this was the best TBS could do.
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    EJamison

    [10]Jul 17, 2007
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    I had a few chuckles. I would expect more from Nancy Travis. Is there a way to describe her accent, if that's what you'd call it. I try not to judge a show on the first episode, although I get the impression this isn't the actual pilot. I have the impression that different actors might have been able to get more out of this script. I'm not sure if I want to bother watching again. I should probably drop it.
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    tankdoggy

    [11]Jul 18, 2007
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    I liked the interaction between Bill and Nancy. Comedically, those two work well. The teenage children are a little lackluster, though I can relate to them. 
    My only disappointment was with the youngest son. He didn't seem to fit in well with the rest of the family. I can't quite say hat part of his character I disliked the most. Maybe it was the way that the germ-a-phob thing seems forced or that they used him for the cutesy "kissing makes you pregnant" scene. I just think the family chemesty would work better without him.
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    grimmauld

    [12]Jul 18, 2007
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    Bryan is supposed to be the smart, good young son who seems adopted because his behavior is so drastically different from the rest of his family. He's the mediator, in a way, a required character in any good sitcom. Sometimes, however, in sitcoms, the mediator can change depending on the characters in conflict.
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    MiotchBiotch

    [13]Jul 19, 2007
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    It was terrible, let's leave it at that. The jokes were unfunny, the actors, except for Bill and Nancy, couldn't act forcarp. It was just pitiful.
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    Squizz44

    [14]Jul 20, 2007
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    If I was an actor, I wouldn't want to act for carp either...
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    Glornt

    [15]Jul 24, 2007
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    Compared to other current shows, this was a good bit above average. On its own merits, however,it was pretty lame, especially given Bill Engvall's presence; he could've been replaced withany of severalsitcom dad actors and the show would've been essentially the same. Nothing aboutany of the charactersparticularly stood out -- generic sitcom, although a bit cleaner than most newer onesAs much as Jeff Foxworthy says that his own sitcom of several years ago was awful, it was much better than this. I'll watch it again, though, because it wasn't actually offensive (an improvement over most current garbage) and it's possible that it mightget better-- short of plunging into gutter humor, it's not likely to get worse --but short of a huge improvement or major overhaulI don't see this show lasting very long.

    I really wanted to like this show, but I think Bill lost his sign. He's better suited to sketch comedy as in Blue Collar TV or Foxworthy's Big Night Out. I think any of the Blue Collar guys, alone or in combination,could carry off a sketch show, but if Foxworthy was unhappy with how his sitcom turned out (I think it was better than he acknowledges) I don't see any of the other guys doingany better at it, especially not given such a bland platform.

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    Phantom_girl92

    [16]Aug 1, 2007
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    I like this show. It's not nearly as raunchy as alot of sitcoms these days. I think it's unique because unlike most sitcoms these days, the comedy comes from the situation instead of disfunction. When TBS approached Bill about making a sitcom that's what he said he wanted. I think it's nice to go back to the way sitcoms used to be.

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    Helostwin

    [17]Aug 10, 2007
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    I love this show! If it wasn't on I'd be watching reruns of Hanna Montana on Disney Channel at that hour.
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