F is for Family

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F is for Family
F is for Family.jpg
Season 1 promotional poster
GenreAdult animation
Animated sitcom
Comedy-drama
Black comedy
Satire
Created by
Voices of
Opening theme"Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes36 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Heath Kenny
  • Brian J. Cowan
Running time25–29 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Wild West Television
  • Loner Productions
  • Big Jump Productions
  • King of France Productions
  • Oasis Animation
  • Gaumont Animation
DistributorGaumont International Television
Netflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseDecember 18, 2015 (2015-12-18) –
present (present)
External links
Website

F is for Family is an American adult animated[1] web television series created by Bill Burr and Michael Price[2] for Netflix. The show is produced by Gaumont International Television and Vince Vaughn's Wild West Television. The show follows a dysfunctional suburban Irish-American family, and is set in the fictional town of Rustvale, Pennsylvania in the early-mid 1970s.[2] The show premiered on December 18, 2015, to generally favorable reviews.[3] In October 2020, the series was renewed for the fifth and final season.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Bill Burr as Francis "Frank" Murphy: a 39-year-old disillusioned, short-tempered, foul-mouthed, Korean War veteran and father of four who works as a baggage handler at the local airport.
    • Burr also voices Father Pat
  • Laura Dern as Sue Murphy (née Chilson):[2] Frank's 36-year-old wife, mother of four, and struggling entrepreneur.
  • Justin Long as Kevin Murphy:[2] Frank's slightly dim-witted 15-year-old oldest son, juvenile delinquent, and struggling guitarist. Kevin almost drowned in a motel pool as a child, an event that traumatizes him to this day.
    • Long also voices Chuck Sawitzki & Phineas
  • Haley Reinhart as Bill Murphy:[2] Frank's meek, neurotic 12-year-old middle son who is cursed by multiple bullies.[5]
    • Haley Reinhart also voices Frank Murphy as a child.
  • Debi Derryberry as Maureen Murphy:[2] The 9-year-old second youngest child and eldest daughter of Frank and Sue Murphy, whom Frank always refers to as "princess." She's an intelligent and inquisitive young girl with a passion for computers. Despite her sweet demeanor around her parents she is very unruly and often engages in reckless behavior and constantly antagonizes and tortures Bill.
    • Debi Derryberry also voices:
      • Philip Bonfiglio: Babe and Marie's 11-year-old son, and best friend of Bill. He has a complex caused by his controlling mother and shows subtle signs of repressed homosexuality. He also seems to be repressing his anger with violent and gruesome drawings.
      • Kenny: a 10-year-old friend of Bill and Maureen and is the younger brother of Ben.
      • Bridget Fitzsimmons: Jimmy Fitzsimmons' 11-year-old younger sister and Bill's former love interest.
      • Others[6]
  • Sam Rockwell as Vic Reynolds:[2] A 30-year-old wealthy radio disc jockey who is addicted to cocaine. Despite his hedonistic lifestyle, he admires Frank for having a wife and children, and is sincerely cordial towards him. Unbeknownst to him, however, his earnest attitude and way of life tends to rub Frank the wrong way.

Co-starring[edit]

  • Trevor Devall as:
    • Red: a baggage handler and one of Frank's co-workers.
    • Bolo, one of Kevin's friends and bandmates.
    • Mr. Goomer: Frank's friend and neighbor and Evelyn's husband
    • Otto Holtenwasser: The elderly neighbor who lived through the Holocaust
    • Others[7][8]
  • Mo Collins as:
    • Jimmy Fitzsimmons: A delinquent teenager who frequently bullies Bill. He is shown to be scared of Kevin.
    • Vivian Saunders: Sue's employer and sometimes friend. She is often depicted as having narcissistic qualities.
    • Brandy Dunbarton: the widow of the late Roger Dunbarton. She is currently the CEO of Mohican Airways.
    • Claire: a teenage girl from the Murphys' neighborhood.
    • Ben: a friend of Kevin, Bill and Maureen's and the older brother of Kenny.
    • Others[9][10]
  • Phil Hendrie as:
    • Jim Jeffords: a smooth-talking television personality
    • Reid Harrison: an aging overweight Robert Blake-esque TV star
    • Hobo Jojo (season 3–present): a hobo clown on the show to compete in the ring-toss game, only to fail because of Jeffords' cheating.
    • Mr. Durkin (season 3–present): Kevin Murphy's summer school teacher who was known for abusing his students anytime they misbehave. After his car derailed the train to Pittsburgh (thanks to Nuber's gang, who put it there), he was later arrested.
    • Others[11][12]
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as:
    • Chauncey "Rosie" Roosevelt: Frank's African-American co-worker at Mohican Airways and newly elected alderman
    • Others

Recurring[edit]

  • David Koechner as Robert "Bob Pogo" Pogrohvich: Frank's morbidly obese, chainsmoking boss and friend.[13][14]
  • Kevin Farley as:
    • Babe Bonfiglio: a neighbor, one of Frank's friends, husband of Marie, and father of Phillip and Anthony
    • Carl: a baggage handler, Red's best friend, and one of Frank's co-workers.
    • Dick Sawitzki, owner of the town's electronics store.
    • Others[15]
  • Gary Cole (seasons 1–2) as Roger Dunbarton: the owner and founder of Mohican Airways. In the season 2 finale, he is killed.
  • Joe Buck as:
    • Lou Gagliardi: the president of the International Brotherhood of Baggage Handlers, Skycaps, Roadies and Circus Roustabouts. He is also the current owner of Captain Chucklethrust's.
    • Others[16]
  • John DiMaggio (season 2) as Scoop Dunbarton: Roger Dunbarton's racist, brain-damaged, and moronic nephew. He was originally a minor league baseball player until one night in St. Louis when he got drunk after pitching a no-hitter and got kicked in the head while trying to carve his name onto the back end of a clydesdale horse. For this reason, he has a massive dent in his head.
  • Allison Janney (seasons 2–3) as Henrietta Van Horne: the founder of Plast-A-Ware[17]
  • T.J. Miller (seasons 2–3) as Randy: Bill's boss for his paper route
  • Michael K. Williams (season 2–present) as Smokey: a vending machine product distributor
  • Josh Adam Meyers (season 2–present) as "Howlin'" Hank Howland: a radio DJ who works with Vic at WKWOK 109.5.[18]
  • Vince Vaughn (season 3) as Chet Stevenson: a new neighbor of the Murphys'.
  • Matt Jones (season 3–present) as Nuber, Kevin's summer school classmate.
  • Jamie Denbo (season 3–present) as:
    • Marie Bonfiglio, mother of Philip and Anthony
    • Alice Goldman,(season 4-present) Kevin's classmate and girlfriend
  • Al Ducharme (season 3–present) as Anthony Bonfiglio, younger brother of Phillip Bonfiglio.
  • Eileen Fogarty (season 3–present) as:
    • Evelyn: Goomer's wife, and one of Sue's friends
    • Nguyen-Nguyen Stevenson: Chet's Vietnamese wife and neighbor of the Murphys'
  • Jessica DiCicco (season 2) as Haircut Girl, a teenage girl only ever referred to as Haircut Girl, due to the fact that she gives out free haircuts.
  • Jonathan Banks (season 4) as William "Big Bill" Murphy: Frank's 73-year-old father who had relentlessly bullied and abused Frank, which caused Frank to resent him greatly as an adult. Although, he seemed nicer as an old man.[19][20][21]
  • Alex Moffat (season 4–present) as Sandy Calabases: Vic's new boss at the radio station.[22]
  • Phil LaMarr (season 4–present) as Curtis Higgins: The new television personality.[23]
    • Others
  • Cree Summer (season 4) as Darryl Roosevelt, Rosie and Georgia's son.

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16December 18, 2015 (2015-12-18)
210May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30)
310November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
410June 12, 2020 (2020-06-12)

Production[edit]

The series was announced in October 2014 as part of a partnership between Netflix, Gaumont International Television, and Wild West Television.[29] The show is a "family comedy" based on the standup of Bill Burr.[30] 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".[30] 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.[31][32][30] The first season consists of six episodes, shown in a serial manner, written by Bill Burr and Michael Price.[33] Price is best known for his Emmy and Writers Guild award-winning work on The Simpsons.[33] The series is directed by Ben Marsaud (director of Counterfeit Cat & former storyboard artist on The Amazing World of Gumball). Season 2 premiered May 30, 2017.[34] On June 28, 2017, the show was renewed for a third season.[35] On July 1, 2018, Burr confirmed season three. On November 30, 2018, the third season was released. On January 24, 2019, the show was renewed for a fourth season, which was released on June 12, 2020.[36][37] On October 1, 2020, Netflix renewed the series for the fifth and final season.[4]

Reception[edit]

The series has received generally positive reviews.[38] On Metacritic, the first season holds a score of 75 out of 100, based on 14 reviews, indicating "Generally favorable reviews."[39] On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a rating of 84% based on 19 reviews, with an average score of 6.56/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "While the humor relies on vulgarity, the strength of F Is for Family is its substantial heart."[40] The second season holds a rating of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 7.32 based on 9 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "F Is for Family is a little grouchier and wiser in its second season, evoking an era of American decay with warm pastel hues and articulating blue collar angst through Bill Burr's blustery delivery."[41]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2017 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance Mo Collins as Ginny, Jimmy Fitzsimmons, Lex, Ben, and Cutie Pie (Episode: "Pray Away") Nominated [42]
2019 Kevin Michael Richardson as Chauncey "Rosie" Roosevelt (Episode: "The Stinger") Nominated [43]

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  27. ^ Robertson, Ian (June 12, 2020). "We are thrilled to welcome the one and only @SnoopDogg to the cast of F IS FOR FAMILY. That's him voicing the Rev. Sugar Squires in episode 407, "R Is For Rosie". Thanks for joining the cast, Snoop! #FIsForFamily". Twitter. Archived from the original on June 12, 2020. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
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