Based on the real and unconventional home life of the Zappa children and their rocker dad Frank Zappa, Normal Life is a comedy and often insightful series about the family life of a ... See full summary »

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Dweezil Zappa ...  Jake Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
Moon Unit Zappa ...  Tess Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
Josh Williams Josh Williams ...  Simon Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
Bess Meyer ...  Prima 13 episodes, 1990
Jim Staahl ...  Dr. Bob 13 episodes, 1990
Cindy Williams ...  Anne Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
Max Gail ...  Max Harlow 13 episodes, 1990
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Based on the real and unconventional home life of the Zappa children and their rocker dad Frank Zappa, Normal Life is a comedy and often insightful series about the family life of a stay-at-home writer father and his exceptionally family-involved wife (self-proclaimed liberals) and their three independent (but close) children. Written by GunnersMate

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21 March 1990 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Moon Unit and Dweezil Zappa originally pitched the show as "Addams Family Ties." See more »

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Why was this show cancelled?
25 March 2002 | by rudy-30See all my reviews

This show was hilarious. Max Gail was the father, who sometimes gave good advice, but was mainly there to show that a nuclear family existed. The real plot was Shirley Williams trying to interact with the kids, played by the real-life Zappa siblings. Moon Unit and Dweezil were very believable in their parts as teenagers trying to survive their mother's interference. This was a tragedy that it was cancelled and that Shirley went on to do the abysmal "Steel Magnolias."


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