You Again?

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You Again?
Genre Sitcom
Based on Home 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 by Peter Bonerz
Bill Foster
Gerren Keith
Howard Murray
Jerry Paris
Starring Jack Klugman
John Stamos
Elizabeth Bennett
ComposersChris Boardman
Rik Howard
Bob Wirth
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producersRonny Hallin
Sarah Lawson
Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub
ProducersAl Aidekman
Rick Mitz
Liz Sage
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesSweater Productions
Taft Entertainment/Lawson Group
Taft Entertainment Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network NBC
Original releaseFebruary 27, 1986 (1986-02-27) 
January 7, 1987 (1987-01-07)
Chronology
Related shows Home to Roost

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 .

Contents

Synopsis

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.

Cast

Main cast

Guest cast

Production

Development

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 list

Season 1 (1986)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"All You Need Is Love" Peter Bonerz Eric Chappell February 27, 1986 (1986-02-27)
22"Dating Henry"Peter BonerzEric ChappellMarch 3, 1986 (1986-03-03)
33"Small Chance" John Bowab Eric ChappellMarch 10, 1986 (1986-03-10)
44"Henry and Matt Get Sick" Jerry Paris John B. CollinsMarch 17, 1986 (1986-03-17)
55"Plastic Dream World" Gerren_Keith Eric ChappellMarch 24, 1986 (1986-03-24)
66"Bad Apples"Lee Bernhardi Jerry Stahl March 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 Baldwin Sam GreenbaumMay 5, 1986 (1986-05-05)
1111"Uncle Randy"Gerren KeithVivian RhodesMay 19, 1986 (1986-05-19)
1212"Marry Me, a Little" Howard Murray Rick MitzJune 2, 1986 (1986-06-02)
1313"The Strike" Gerren_Keith Doug McIntyre June 9, 1986 (1986-06-09)

Season 2 (1986–87)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
141"The Grad"TBATBAOctober 1, 1986 (1986-10-01)
152"Quit is a Four Letter Word"TBATBAOctober 8, 1986 (1986-10-08)
163"The Audition"TBATBAOctober 15, 1986 (1986-10-15)
174"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Traffic Lights"TBATBAOctober 29, 1986 (1986-10-29)
185"Sports Fantasy"TBATBANovember 5, 1986 (1986-11-05)
196"The Lush Life"TBATBANovember 12, 1986 (1986-11-12)
207"The DJ"TBATBANovember 26, 1986 (1986-11-26)
218"Social Insecurity"TBATBADecember 3, 1986 (1986-12-03)
229"Personals"TBATBADecember 10, 1986 (1986-12-10)
2310"Enid Moves In"TBATBADecember 24, 1986 (1986-12-24)
2411"Good Neighbors"TBATBADecember 27, 1986 (1986-12-27)
2512"Henry, the Kissinger"TBATBADecember 31, 1986 (1986-12-31)
2613"Where the Sun Don't Shine"TBATBAJanuary 7, 1987 (1987-01-07)

Reception

Ratings

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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