The Barbecue

Series 1 - Episode 2 The Barbecue



There’s not an ounce of originality in this American sitcom, but it goes down like a spoonful of sugar thanks to the snappy script and chemistry between dad George and daughter Tessa. This winsome pair are staunch New Yorkers struggling to fend for themselves in conformist, curtain-twitching suburbia.

This week they’re ensnared by a nosy neighbour. George pales and squirms as he’s interrogated about his ex-wife and force-fed chocolate cake, while the teenage son pounces on Tessa in the basement. To her mortification, she likes it, leading to an agonising dilemma: can his toned torso compensate for the fact that he can barely string a sentence together?


Tessa is horrified to realise she is attracted to her crass but handsome sporty neighbour, with whom she has nothing in common. Meanwhile, George caves in to social pressure and prepares to host a barbecue, but Noah cannot resist helping out by lending him a state-of-the-art, gas-powered grill. Comedy, starring Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto.

Cast & Crew

Tessa Altman Jane Levy
George Altman Jeremy Sisto
Dalia Royce Carly Chaikin
Mr Wolfe Rex Lee
Lisa Shay Allie Grant
Noah Werner Alan Tudyk
Dallas Royce Cheryl Hines
Ryan Shay Parker Young
Fred Shay Chris Parnell
Sheila Shay Ana Gasteyer
Alex Alex Boling
Kimantha Abbie Cobb
Evan Sam Lerner
Javier Edward Padilla
Joey Justin Prentice
Director Michael Fresco
Writer Bob Kushell
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