You Again?

You Again? is an American sitcom television series that aired for two seasons on NBC from February 27, 1986 to January 7, 1987. It was based on the British show Home to Roost.

You Again?
Based onHome to Roost by Eric Chappell
Written byJay Abramowitz
Al Aidekman
Eric Chappell
Gary Jacobs
Doug McIntyre
Tom Musca
Bernie Orenstein
Jerry Stahl
Saul Turteltaub
Zachary D. Wechsler
Directed byPeter Bonerz
Bill Foster
Gerren Keith
Howard Murray
Jerry Paris
StarringJack Klugman
John Stamos
Elizabeth Bennett
Composer(s)Chris Boardman
Rik Howard
Bob Wirth
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Executive producer(s)Ronny Hallin
Sarah Lawson
Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub
Producer(s)Al Aidekman
Rick Mitz
Liz Sage
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Sweater Productions
Taft Entertainment/Lawson Group
Taft Entertainment Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Original releaseFebruary 27, 1986 (1986-02-27) –
January 7, 1987 (1987-01-07)
Related showsHome to Roost


Jack Klugman stars as Henry Willows, a man still embittered from his divorce ten years earlier, who had made no effort to see his son Matt (John Stamos) during that time. Henry had become fairly comfortable with his life as a supermarket manager and was not really looking to make major changes to it when Matt arrived looking to stay with his father, whom he hardly knew anymore. Matt was an ill-mannered but quite attractive youth who was very popular with the girls. He drove the gruff Henry almost over the edge, but of course in the end familial ties conquered all differences in sitcom tradition.


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The show was based on the British show Home to Roost, which was still in production at the same time. British actress Elizabeth Bennett played housekeeper "Enid Thompson" in the British version and "Enid Tompkins" in the US version simultaneously, so she was a frequent commuter from London to Los Angeles during the time in which You Again? was in production.

Episode listEdit

Season 1 (1986)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"All You Need Is Love"Peter BonerzEric ChappellFebruary 27, 1986 (1986-02-27)
22"Dating Henry"Peter BonerzEric ChappellMarch 3, 1986 (1986-03-03)
33"Small Chance"John BowabEric ChappellMarch 10, 1986 (1986-03-10)
44"Henry and Matt Get Sick"Jerry ParisJohn B. CollinsMarch 17, 1986 (1986-03-17)
55"Plastic Dream World"Gerren KeithEric ChappellMarch 24, 1986 (1986-03-24)
66"Bad Apples"Lee BernhardiJerry StahlMarch 31, 1986 (1986-03-31)
77"Enid Quits"Barbara SchultzJerry StahlApril 7, 1986 (1986-04-07)
88"A New Life"Peter BonerzEric ChappellApril 14, 1986 (1986-04-14)
99"Suspect"Jerry ParisEric ChappellApril 28, 1986 (1986-04-28)
1010"The Wake"Peter BaldwinSam GreenbaumMay 5, 1986 (1986-05-05)
1111"Uncle Randy"Gerren KeithVivian RhodesMay 19, 1986 (1986-05-19)
1212"Marry Me, a Little"Howard MurrayRick MitzJune 2, 1986 (1986-06-02)
1313"The Strike"Gerren KeithDoug McIntyreJune 9, 1986 (1986-06-09)

Season 2 (1986-7)Edit

Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate
14 "The Grad" October 1, 1986
15 "Quit Is a Four Letter Word" October 8, 1986
16 "The Audition" October 15, 1986
17 "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Traffic Lights" October 29, 1986
18 "Sports Fantasy" November 5, 1986
19 "The Lush Life" November 12, 1986
20 "The DJ" November 26, 1986
21 "Social Insecurity" December 3, 1986
22 "Personals" December 10, 1986
23 "Enid Moves In" December 24, 1986
24 "Good Neighbors" December 27, 1986
25 "Henry the Kissinger" December 31, 1986
26 "Where the Sun Don't Shine" January 7, 1987



You Again? did not achieve the same level of hit status of Home to Roost in the UK, with many viewers finding it difficult to accept the 64-year-old Klugman as the father of 23-year-old Stamos. Nonetheless, the show finished at #19 in its first season's ratings, ahead of other, longer-running shows such as 227 and The Facts of Life and strong enough for NBC to renew it for a second season. It ran for just under a year, occupying four different time slots in the process, prior to its cancellation. Less than a year after You Again? went off the air, John Stamos began appearing on the long-running sitcom Full House.


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