Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids. Most of the ... See full summary »

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Stan Daniels
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Charles S. Dutton ...  Roc Emerson 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Ella Joyce ...  Eleanor Emerson 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Rocky Carroll ...  Joey Emerson 72 episodes, 1991-1994
Carl Gordon ...  Andrew Emerson 72 episodes, 1991-1994
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Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids. Most of the episodes were fairly typical sitcom storylines, but occasionally more serious topics, such as racism, were dealt with. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roc Live See more »

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Runtime:

| (72 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During its second season, the show was presented live, enabling realistic performances from the main cast and breaking character between commercials and credits. See more »

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Referenced in Married... with Children: Proud to Be Your Bud? (1993) See more »

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The way it oughta be
15 June 2005 | by rza3162See all my reviews

This was one of those shows that you just knew was destined to be cancelled because it didn't have what it takes to appeal to the average American moron. Come on, you know it's true. Charles S. Dutton plays Roc, the teddy-bearlike garbageman with a sweet but tough wife, an angry old dad, and a wise-cracking brother. It always seemed like Roc was getting picked on by his family because he was just a hard working guy who didn't want to put up with a bunch of nonsense when he got home, but no matter what they did the family could always count on Roc to be there for them and be the roc(k). The cast had great chemistry and the writers did an excellent job of addressing race and class issues. Just a wonderful depiction of family, the kind of comedy where the laughs are there but also a real touching moment catches you by surprise every now and then, and not in a phony Full House end of every episode way (not that Full House doesn't have its place).


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