Coach Season 1
July 1, 2006
Rated: NR Runtime: 308 min Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Coach is one of those timeless sitcoms that’s funny to watch over and over again. You don’t have to be a jock or a non-jock to appreciate the humor, it’s the writing and the excellent comedic timing of Craig T. Nelson and Jerry Van Dyke that make this show such fun.
Simple sitcom setup… Craig plays Hayden Fox, the coach of the Minnesota State University football team. He has a girlfriend (Shelley Fabares) who’s a newscaster in Minneapolis who sometimes reports on him and as such they keep their relationship on the quiet side if not really a secret. In the opening episode he learns that his now 18 year old daughter Kelly (Clare Carey) has decided to get her education at Minnesota, but he hasn’t really seen her in the last 16 years so he’s not sure how to react. On the coaching side his assistant coach is Luther (Jerry Van Dyke) who isn’t the brightest guy in the room and Dauber (Bill Fagerbakke) who makes Luther look like a professor. There’s also the band director to get under Coach’s skin and Kelly’s boyfriend Stuart who isn’t quite manly enough to please him.
See enough possible conflict for a season or two? How about nine seasons? Yep, Coach was popular enough to last almost a decade and frankly I think they could have gone on even longer. Coach is a ton of fun to watch. I sat down to refresh my memory before writing this and ended up watching 6 episodes in a row before stopping. This set easily gets a 5 star rating, it’s classic, it’s fun and it should be part of your collection.
Popularity: 17% [?]
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