First Impressions

Jim 1980s

Aired: 1988 CBS

DAD: Frank Dutton (Brad Garrett) / Divorced

DAD’S JOB: Commercial Voice-Over Guy

KIDS: Lindsay Dutton (Brandy Gold) (9)

WHERE’S MOM?: Somewhere else

STAND-IN "MOM": Mrs. Madison (Ruth Kobart) / Next-door neighbor

And you thought those shows based on comedians’ acts started with Seinfeld

Frank Dutton, recently divorced guy, was trying to balance being a parent with managing his own radio-commercial business. Brad Garrett, non-famous impressionist, thus got a chance to show off his mimicking skills in this short-lived show. Funny part is, they replaced this show with Raising Miranda, basically the same show!

It’s a safe bet that most audiences don’t know Brad Garrett from this show, but do know him as Robert, Ray Romano’s brother on Everybody Loves Raymond.