The Jamie Foxx Show: Season 1

1996 NR 1 season

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The Jamie Foxx Show: Season 1

1996 NR 1 season
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Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) dreams of fame, so he ditches Texas for Hollywood, where, while waiting to hit it big, he makes a living at the hotel owned by his Aunt Helen (Ellia English) and Uncle Junior (Garrett Morris). Although he's not exactly a big shot yet, Jamie's smart enough to know that everything in his life is material for his work, including his colleagues and the sexy receptionist (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon) he hopes to romance.
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Summary of Season 1 (1996) - 4 discs

Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) dreams of fame, so he ditches Texas for Hollywood, where, while waiting to hit it big, he makes a living at the hotel owned by his Aunt Helen (Ellia English) and Uncle Junior (Garrett Morris). Although he's not exactly a big shot yet, Jamie's smart enough to know that everything in his life is material for his work, including his colleagues and the sexy receptionist (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon) he hopes to romance.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Garcelle Beauvais
  • Ellia English
  • Garrett Morris
  • Christopher B. Duncan
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this late-'90s sitcom follows an aspiring actor (played by Jamie Foxx, who would go on to win an Oscar for Ray) who puts his dreams on hold while he helps his family run their business. The show's messages focus on the importance of family and hard work, and it highlights humor that attempts to move away from African-American stereotypes.

Sexual Content

Some spoken innuendo (including references to homosexual behavior), most of which will go over younger viewers' head.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

"Damn," "ass," etc. Words referring to body parts, such as "booty," are sometimes used, too.

Social Behavior

The show features an African-American cast, but it stays away from racial stereotypes. People of diverse backgrounds are visible. While the hotel isn't the most upscale, there's a clear attempt to establish a sense that it's a respected establishment. The Williams family is hardworking and supportive of one another. Fancy is pursuing her education while working. References to African-American organizations are often heard.

Consumerism

References to real African-American organizations, including the United Negro College Fund.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional alcohol consumption and cigar smoking. A few references to drug use and drug testing.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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