Monday, May 3, 2004

Showbiz Moms and Dads

  This show is my latest TV obsession. Nutty parents force their kids into pageants, plays and sitcoms. My favorite guy on the show is a father named Duncan Nutter. Say it with me now: "Duncan Nutter." Doesn't it have a satisfying sound? Nutter is well, nuts, as well as CLEARLY gay despite the fact he has seven children.

About The Family   Who: Duncan (dad), Cynthia (mom), Duncan Jr. (son, age 17), Grace (daughter, age 16), Aaron (son, age 13), Ellie (daughter, age 12), Emma (daughter, age 10), Isaiah (son, age 9), Forrest (son, age 7) Where: New York, NY Talents: Acting, Modeling, Gymnastics The Nutters are a family on a mission. Dad Duncan brought his wife and seven kids from their five-bedroom home in Vermont to a two-bedroom apartment in Queens, New York, to pursue life as an acting family. His own credits include roles in more than a half-dozen commercials, as well as roles in regional, Off- and Off Off-Broadway theatre.

Among the rest of the family, second son Aaron has the most extensive credits, having appeared in the New York and national touring companies of The Full Monty as well as a number of national television commercials.

Episode Recaps

Episode 1

Duncan and Cynthia rehearse with Ellie, Emma, Isaiah and Forrest for a commercial audition. The casting director is not impressed – "I didn’t really feel like the kids were actors. It felt like they were performing lines." After the audition, mom tells the family that she doesn’t believe she’s an actress, though Duncan disagrees.

Later, Duncan takes a lunch meeting with TV producers interested in creating a "Meet The Nutters" TV series. He leaves the meeting with a sense of excitement, and a one-page contract to review with Cynthia.

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