Blast From TV’s Past : You Again?

While discussing some old tv series from the 1980s with my sister, she reminded me of a series that I hadn’t thought of in a long time. John Stamos & Jack Klugman played an estranged father & son duo who have just started to rebuild their relationship again in the situation comedy You Again?

The series came out in 1986 and ran for two seasons and got canceled in 1987 but I think it was a damn good and funny sit com. Henry Willows’ (Klugman) life is turned upside down when his estranged son Matt (Stamos) comes to live with him. Henry had become fairly comfortable with his life as a supermarket manager and was not really looking to make major changes to it as he is still bitter about the divorce from his wife. 7 year old Matt at the time of the divorced announced in court that he wanted to live with his mom and her new boyfriend and hence Henry never even made an attempt to see his son in 10 years.

Matt comes to live with his father after his rebellious ways gets him in trouble with his mom & step-dad. Henry is always suspicious about his son and feels like he can’t become a father again after the long gap of 10 years. Aiding him in his attempt is his British housekeeper Enid, portrayed by Elizabeth Bennett. It’s a good look at the single father who suddenly has a teenaged son on his hands. The episodes are filled with funny scenes as a grumpy Henry battles his well meaning but not always wise son!

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