Monday, June 20, 2011
Tuesday's Forgotten TV: Domestic Life
Mull plays Seattle TV personality Martin Crane, whose vignettes about family life in the 80s is called, coincidentally, Domestic Life. His life is, of course, humorously complicated, with a suffering but loving wife, frustrated teenage daughter, and very precocious 10-year-old son, who runs his own businesses. That's right--a business owning 10-year-old son. The one episode I remember most clearly featured Martin asking his son for a $4000 loan.
The show was short-lived, as previously stated (aren't all my selections short-lived?), premiering January 4, 1984 and ending on September 1st the same year. While the series didn't help Mull's career, at least it didn't hurt either.
Here is the series theme song (with lyrics written by Mull), followed by a promo for the show.
In my research, I was surprised to learn that the show was executive-produced by Steve Martin.