Comedy

Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – The Kids Are Alright

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that has a title that references a song by The Who – The Kids Are Alright


About the Show

Summary of Plot

A pair of working class parents in an Irish-Catholic family try to raise their eight kids during the 1970s. – iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

1 season

Characters:
Mary McCormack – Peggy Cleary
Jack Gore – Timmy Cleary
Sam Straley – Lawrence Clearly
Caleb Foote – Eddie Clearly
Sawyer Barth – Fracnk Clearly
Christopher Paul Richards – Joey Cleary
Andy Walken William Clearly
Santino Barnard – Pat Clearly
Tim Doyle – The Narrator
Michael Cudlitz – Mike Clearly

Trivia

  • “The Kids Are Alright” was a working title for the sitcom “That 70’s Show” (1998-2006). The title references a song by The Who.
  • Show creator Tim Doyle also did the V.O. narration, effectively telling his own story. This idea of a writer narrating and commenting upon his own story was inspired by the way author Jean Shepherd narrated the film, “A Christmas Story,” and Woody Allen’s narration for “Radio Days.” Tim Doyle, like his on-screen alter ego “Timmy,” has a background in acting which made this possible.

Clips

Trailer

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