Rodney on IMDB
First Aired: September 21st, 2004
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Network: ABC (US)
Summary: Standup comedian Rodney Carrington stars as Rodney Hamilton, a down-to-earth guy's guy who, with his own heartland intelligence, speaks the truth. In the middle of real, everyday America, Rodney's life revolves around two things - His family -- wife Trina and their two boys, Jack and Bo -- and his horrible job at a fiberglass plant. He also makes time for his longtime friend, Barry, and his man-hungry sister-in-law, Charlie, a frequent visitor to the Hamilton house. There's never time for life to get dull for Rodney. He's not afraid to walk into a department store naked on a dare. Not afraid to take credit for flowers someone else sent his wife. Not afraid to get between his fighting boys. Not afraid to tell his wife he's ready to make standup comedy his career ... Okay, he's a little afraid of that. One matter they do agree on is the fact that, although they may not have much in the way of material things, they are rich in the love of their family and friends. In the me
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Season 2
Episode 1: To Hell and Back
Air Date: October 4th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Fearing that he's going to go to hell, Rodney takes desperate action to please the man upstairs by mowing the church lawn and filling in for the minister at the teenage Sunday School class.
Episode 2: Question Mark Hamilton
Air Date: October 11st, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: In this flashback episode, Trina realizes that she and Rodney don't know anything about each other, and she has serious doubts about raising a newborn and sharing her life with him.
Episode 3: Who's the Man?
Air Date: October 18th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Barry confides in Rodney that he has a condition that he's concerned might make him look less masculine. Meanwhile, Rodney has a man-to-man talk with Jack about puberty and the birds and the bees.
Episode 4: Halloween and Javier
Air Date: November 1st, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney brings a surprise guest home to celebrate Halloween with the kids.
Episode 5: Keith
Air Date: November 8th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Trina's father is forced to lay her off when the car dealership falls on hard times. Rodney and Barry make a plan to bring some extra food home by buying two slabs of beef, but then the Hamiltons end up with an extra mouth to feed.
Episode 6: Rodney Comes Out
Air Date: November 29th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney gains some perspective on his own sexuality when he makes some new fans at a gay comedy club.
Episode 7: O Christmas Trees
Air Date: December 20th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney and Trina have a bitter feud over which angel to put on a Christmas tree that her father, Carl, overcharged them for. So when Rodney goes to Carl’s office to demand a new, free family tree, he finds that Carl has been living down and out in his office. In the true spirit of Christmas, Rodney decides to make peace with Carl and invites him to live with them until he gets back on his feet.
Episode 8: The Sleepover
Air Date: January 10th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney and Trina mistakenly get Jack and his friend drunk at a sleepover. Meanwhile, Charlie falls for a very unlikely candidate.
Episode 9: Welcome Ho
Air Date: January 17th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney returns home after his first standup comedy tour to find that a lot has changed. His wife’s got new friends who are hanging around the house much more than he’d like, his boys have gotten taller and started liking girls and, somehow, he’s acquired a new fountain in the backyard.
Episode 10: A Tisket, A Casket
Air Date: January 24th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney’s flaky father, Dale, refuses to help him pay for his estranged and not-well-liked great Aunt Ruth’s funeral. But when Dale shows up at Ruth’s backyard eulogy, Rodney uses it as an opportunity for his boys to get to know his father.
Episode 11: Rodney Comes Marching Home
Air Date: February 7th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: When Rodney appears on The Bob & Tom Show, an opportunity for Rodney to travel to Afghanistan to perform for the troops presents itself. But a practical joke gone wrong sends him home before he can deliver a single punch line.
Episode 12: Love is in the Air
Air Date: February 14th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Trina feels taken for granted when Rodney fails to notice her sexy new haircut. Meanwhile, both Jack and Carl are very unlucky in love.
Episode 13: Rodney Gets a Leg Up
Air Date: February 21st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney’s manager, Amy, comes on to him, and when Trina pays her a visit, she discovers that Amy is an equal opportunity woman. Meanwhile, Rodney and Trina decide that it’s time for the boys to start earning an allowance by doing chores, so Trina calls Jack’s bluff when he pawns some of his chores off on a friend.
Episode 14: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Air Date: February 28th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney and Trina each suspect the other is having an affair when a lone condom wrapper is found in a laundry basket.
Episode 15: Celebrity
Air Date: May 30th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Celebrity Rodney thinks hes really made it when he's invited to participate in a celebrity golf match, but he gets a lesson in humility when Trina and Charlie are the ones to hobnob with actors John Schneider and John Ratzenberger.
Episode 16: The Best Little Pie Shop in Tulsa
Air Date: June 6th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney and Barry go on a camping trip that turns into a whole other type of adventure.
Episode 17: Rodney's Biggest Fan
Air Date: June 20th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney is thrilled to meet an enthusiastic new fan, but takes drastic measures to turn him away when things get out of hand.
Episode 18: Tulsa, Fla
Air Date: June 27th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: When Rodney's plan to finally take the family on a many-times-canceled vacation to Florida is spoiled due to Trina's fear of flying, Rodney is determined not to let Jack and Bo down, and wakes them up in a Tulsa hotel suite decorated with Florida-related paraphernalia and tries to trick them into thinking they're in Florida.
Episode 19: Hot Tub Blues
Air Date: July 11st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney decides to buy a hot tub, and being too proud to ask Barry's help, does his best to built it himself. Meanwhile, Rodney's mother and father drop a bombshell.
Episode 20: Waiting for Himmelfarb
Air Date: July 18th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Mr. Himmelfarb, a "big shot Hollywood producer", is scheduled to come and see Rodney's act. When he doesn't show, Barry pretends to be Himmelfarb to play a prank on a rival comedian.
Episode 21: Potty Mouth
Air Date: July 25th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Rodney is offered a lucrative deal with a record company but he'll have to tone down his act and wear a silly costume so Jack tries to persuade him not to do it.
Episode 22: Finale
Air Date: August 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: With Rodney all set to travel to Nashville to record his major label debut, Trina is upset about Rodney making decisions without asking her opinion. Meanwhile, Rodney and Barry decide to follow the record companies advice to implement a visual element into Rodney's act by buying a 10 foot high wooden penis sculpture.
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