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The Jeff Foxworthy Show is an American television series starring comedian Jeff Foxworthy and based on Foxworthy's stand-up comedy routine. The show aired from September 12, 1995, to May 5, 1997.

The Jeff Foxworthy Show
Created byTom Anderson
Starring
Composer(s)Craig Stuart Garfinkle
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes41 (1 unaired)
Production
Camera setupVideotape; Multi-camera (1995–1996)
Film; Multi-camera (1996–1997)
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Brillstein-Grey Communications
Mr. Willoughby, Inc.
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkABC (1995–1996)
NBC (1996–1997)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 12, 1995 –
May 5, 1997

Contents

ABC seriesEdit

The first series aired on ABC during the 1995–1996 season, but was cancelled after one season. NBC picked up the show for the following season, but it was again cancelled after one season. In the first season, network executives considered his routine "too Southern" for a national network and based his sitcom in Bloomington, Indiana.[1]

Jay Mohr and Bob Saget made regular or cameo appearances, as did country singers Tim McGraw and Travis Tritt.

CastEdit

NBC seriesEdit

When the show moved to NBC, in addition to the casting changes, the show's production changed. In the first series, the show was recorded on tape; the second season was shot on film. In the second season, the show was set in a fictitious town in Georgia, based on his hometown in the South, and the series was given a redesigned opening and theme.[2]

Haley Joel Osment was the only other actor besides Foxworthy to make the move to NBC with the series, and Jeff's wife Karen was the only character that carried over with Jeff and Matt. Jonathan Lipnicki was added to the cast as the Foxworthys' other son Justin.

CastEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
117September 12, 1995 (1995-09-12)May 15, 1996 (1996-05-15)ABC
223September 23, 1996 (1996-09-23)May 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)NBC

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1995–96)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Jeff's Life 101"Alan RafkinTom AndersonSeptember 12, 1995 (1995-09-12)
22"A Non-Affair to Remember"Alan RafkinDavid CastroSeptember 16, 1995 (1995-09-16)
33"The Gene Pool"Alan RafkinBill KunstlerSeptember 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)
44"Elliot and Victoria's Secret"Stan LathanKathy Ann StumpeSeptember 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)
55"Womb With a View"Stan LathanTom Seeley & Norm GunzenhauserOctober 14, 1995 (1995-10-14)
66"With Two You Get Cow's Milk"Alan RafkinSusan Sebastian & Jennie AyersOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
77"Jeff & Ray & Rascal's Big Adventure"Alan RafkinSusan Sebastian & Jennie AyersNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
88"A Sore Winner"Alan RafkinRicky BlittNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
99"He's Making a List, Checking It Twice"Alan RafkinDavid CastroNovember 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)
1010"Foxworthy Family Feud"Alan RafkinKathy Ann StumpeDecember 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)
1111"Matt About You"Alan RafkinAndrew Gordon & Eileen ConnDecember 23, 1995 (1995-12-23)
1212"Clan of the Bare Caves"Gil JungerKathy Ann StumpeJanuary 6, 1996 (1996-01-06)
1313"Before You Say `No,' Just Hear Me Out"Gil JungerTom Anderson and Jeff FoxworthyJanuary 13, 1996 (1996-01-13)
1414"Deedee Day"Howard MurrayDavid CastroJanuary 20, 1996 (1996-01-20)
1515"He Ain't Heavy, He's a Bully"Howard MurrayNorm Gunzenhauser & Tom SeeleyJanuary 24, 1996 (1996-01-24)
1616"Moonstruck"Gil JungerSusan Sebastian & Jennie AyersFebruary 3, 1996 (1996-02-03)
1717"Shootout at the Comedy Corral"Art DielhennDavid CastroSeptember 12, 1996 (1996-09-12)
1818"One Wedding and a Baby"TBATBAMay 15, 1996 (1996-05-15)

Season 2 (1996–97)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
191"Where the Donuts Are Good. Not Great"Linda DayMaxine LapidussSeptember 23, 1996 (1996-09-23)
202"The List Is Strife"Linda DayTom AndersonSeptember 30, 1996 (1996-09-30)
213"The Poor Sportsmen of the Apocalypse"Ted WassJack Amiel & Michael BelgerOctober 7, 1996 (1996-10-07)
224"My Dinner With Betty"Andrew TsaoJohn Pardee & Joey MurphyOctober 14, 1996 (1996-10-14)
235"The Gift"Linda DayTeleplay by: Katie Ford
Story by: Jennie Ayers & Susan Sebastian
October 21, 1996 (1996-10-21)
246"The Practical Joke"Ted WassDavid Garrett & Jason WardOctober 28, 1996 (1996-10-28)
257"Puppy Love Triangle"TBATBANovember 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)
268"Like Florus, Like Son"TBATBANovember 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
279"The Thanksgiving Episode"TBATBANovember 25, 1996 (1996-11-25)
2810"Merry Christmas, Y'all"TBATBADecember 16, 1996 (1996-12-16)
2911"Feud for Thought"TBATBAJanuary 6, 1997 (1997-01-06)
3012"Can't Teach a Dead Dog New Tricks"TBATBAJanuary 13, 1997 (1997-01-13)
3113"The Briarton Syndrome"TBATBAJanuary 20, 1997 (1997-01-20)
3214"Jeff, You the Man"Jonathan WeissJennie Ayers & Susan SebastianFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
3315"Big Dogs"Patrick MaloneyTeleplay by: Ritch Shydner & Robert Peacock
Story by: Jennie Ayers & Susan Sebastian
February 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)
3416"Foxworthy Shall Rise Again"TBATBAMarch 3, 1997 (1997-03-03)
3517"Gone Fishin'"TBATBAMarch 10, 1997 (1997-03-10)
3618"Mooseface Loves Nuzzles"TBATBAMarch 17, 1997 (1997-03-17)
3719"The Good, the Bad and the Hairless"TBATBAApril 7, 1997 (1997-04-07)
3820"Real Men"TBATBAApril 14, 1997 (1997-04-14)
3921"Wrestling Opera"TBATBAApril 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)
4022"Twister of Fate"TBATBAMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)
4123"Field of Schemes"TBATBAMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)

BroadcastEdit

Reruns aired on the USA Network from January 14, 2000 to August 4, 2001. In 2005, Nick@Nite began airing the show. It was removed from the lineup a few years later. In 2012, TBS began airing the show on Saturday mornings from 5 to 5:30 am.

In early October 2016, the sitcom came back to TV twice over: first on INSP Friday nights 10p-12a PT/1a-3a ET starting with season 2 on October 7. Then season 1 started broadcasting on Tuesday, October 11 on Get TV 5p-6:30p PT/8p-9:30p ET with repeats the following Friday night/Saturday morning at 1a PT/4a ET.

Home mediaEdit

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 for the first time between 2004–2009.

On August 27, 2013, it was announced that Mill Creek Entertainment had acquired the rights to various television series from the Sony Pictures library including The Jeff Foxworthy Show.[3] On August 18, 2015, they re-released both seasons on DVD in a 4-disc complete series set.[4]

DVD Name Ep# Release Date
The Complete 1st Season 18 July 27, 2004
The Complete 2nd and Final Season 23 May 12, 2009
The Complete Series 41 August 18, 2015

Net/StreamEdit

In Summer of 2018 the full series was featured on Pure Flix Streaming Service. The series is also available on Sony Crackle.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bob Thomas – Associated Press Writer. "The 'Jeff Foxworthy Show'; The Redneck Comedian Renews Lease on Life by Switching to NBC and Georgia", Buffalo News, January 5. 1997. Retrieved March 7, 2011 from HighBeam Research.
  2. ^ Scott Moore. "Changing Partners; 'Foxworthy Show' Revises Cast, Relocates and Switches Networks", The Washington Post, August 4, 1996. Retrieved March 7, 2011 from HighBeam Research.
  3. ^ "Mill Creek Entertainment Signs Deals With Sony Pictures Home Entertainment To Expand Their Distribution Partnership". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Both Seasons Come Together For the First Time in 'The Complete Series'". Archived from the original on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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