You Again?

Last updated
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
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
Original network NBC
Original releaseFebruary 27, 1986 (1986-02-27) 
January 7, 1987 (1987-01-07)
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 .



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.


Main cast

Guest cast



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. in
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. in
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)



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 .

Related Research Articles

<i>The Wedding Planner</i> 2001 film

The Wedding Planner is a 2001 American romantic comedy film directed by Adam Shankman, written by Michael Ellis and Pamela Falk, and starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.

Christine Joan Taylor Stiller is an American actress. She is known for playing Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel, as well as roles in films like The Craft, The Wedding Singer, Zoolander, a DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and in television series like Arrested Development and since 2016 in the black comedy Search Party as Gail.

<i>Wings</i> (1990 TV series) American TV series (1990-1997)

Wings is an American sitcom television series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997.

Betty Hutton American actress

Betty Hutton was an American stage, film, and television actress, comedian, dancer and singer.

<i>Muriels Wedding</i> 1994 film by P. J. Hogan

Muriel's Wedding is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by P. J. Hogan. The film, which stars actors Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan, Sophie Lee, and Bill Hunter, focuses on the socially awkward Muriel whose ambition is to have a glamorous wedding and improve her personal life by moving from her dead end home town, the fictional Porpoise Spit, to Sydney.

<i>Father of the Bride</i> (1991 film)

Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B. D. Wong, and Kieran Culkin. It is a remake of the 1950 film of the same name. Martin portrays George Banks, a businessman and owner of an athletic shoe company, who, when he finds out his daughter is getting married, does not want to give her away.

<i>The Gun in Betty Lous Handbag</i>

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag is a 1992 American screwball comedy film directed by Allan Moyle and produced by Scott Kroopf. It stars Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Thal, William Forsythe, Cathy Moriarty and Alfre Woodard. Rock and roll recording pioneer Cordell Jackson played a bit part as "Bathroom Woman".

Jenifer Lewis American actress

Jenifer Jeanette Lewis is an American actress, comedian and activist. She began her career appearing in Broadway musicals and worked as a back-up singer for Bette Midler before appearing in films Beaches (1988) and Sister Act (1992). Lewis is known for playing roles of mothers in the films What's Love Got to Do With It (1993), Poetic Justice (1993), The Preacher's Wife (1996), The Brothers (2001), The Cookout (2004), Think Like a Man (2012) and in the sequel Think Like a Man Too (2014), Baggage Claim (2013), and The Wedding Ringer (2015), as well as in The Temptations TV miniseries (1998).

Debbie Downer

Debbie Downer is a fictional Saturday Night Live character who debuted in 2004, and was created and portrayed by Rachel Dratch.

<i>Freaky Friday</i> (2003 film) 2003 film

Freaky Friday is a 2003 American fantasy-comedy film directed by Mark Waters and written by Heather Hach and Leslie Dixon, based on Mary Rodgers' 1972 novel of the same name. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan as a mother and daughter, respectively, whose bodies are switched by a mysterious and magical Chinese fortune cookie.

Patricia Zentilli is a Canadian performer who has worked in film, television and theatre across Canada.

Gail Robinson (<i>Neighbours</i>) Fictional character on the Australian soap opera Neighbours

Gail Lewis is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Fiona Corke. She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 11 March 1987. Corke left the role in 1989, but made appearances in 2005, 2006 and 2007. She reprised the role in 2019, as Gail returns to Erinsborough to meet her granddaughter.

<i>My Fair Lady</i> (film) 1964 musical film

My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical drama film adapted from the 1956 Lerner and Loewe stage musical based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 stage play Pygmalion. With a screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner and directed by George Cukor, the film depicts a poor Cockney flower-seller named Eliza Doolittle who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak "proper" English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.

Odette Annable American actress and model

Odette Juliette Annable is an American actress and model. She is known for various roles in film and television, including as Dr. Jessica Adams in the Fox medical drama series House, Beth McIntyre in the monster film Cloverfield, Aubrey Diaz in the ABC drama series October Road, Samantha Arias/Reign in Supergirl, and Nola Longshadow in Banshee.

<i>Ramona and Beezus</i>

Ramona and Beezus is a 2010 American family adventure comedy film adaptation based on the Ramona series of novels written by Beverly Cleary. It was directed by Elizabeth Allen, co-produced by Dune Entertainment, Di Novi Pictures, and Walden Media, written by Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay, and produced by Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan with music by Mark Mothersbaugh. The film stars Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel, and Sandra Oh. Though the film's title is derived from Beezus and Ramona, the first of Cleary's Ramona books, the plot is mostly based on the sequels Ramona Forever and Ramona's World. Fox 2000 Pictures released the film on July 23, 2010. Ramona and Beezus earned generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $27 million.

My Sister Eileen is a 1955 American CinemaScope comedy musical film directed by Richard Quine. It stars Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, and Jack Lemmon.

<i>Freaky Friday</i> (2018 film) 2018 television film

Freaky Friday is an American musical television film that premiered as a Disney Channel Original Movie on August 10, 2018. Based on the 1972 book Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the 2016 Disney Theatrical Productions stage adaptation by Bridget Carpenter, the film stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff.