Real Rob

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Real Rob
Real Rob Poster.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created byRob Schneider
Starring
  • Rob Schneider
  • Patricia Schneider
  • Jamie Lissow
  • Miranda Scarlett Schneider
Theme music composerBowie Dinkel
Kelvin Pimont
Composer(s)Bowie Dinkel
Kelvin Pimont
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Rob Schneider
Patricia Schneider
Producer(s)Joe McDougall
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time24 - 33 minutes
Production company(s)From Out of Nowhere Productions
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseDecember 1, 2015 (2015-12-01) –
present
External links
Website

Real Rob is an American sitcom created by Rob Schneider. The series premiered on December 1, 2015, on Netflix. The series follows the everyday life of Rob, including his real-life wife Patricia and daughter Miranda.[1][2] On July 27, 2016, the series was renewed by Netflix for a second season, which premiered on September 29, 2017.[3][4] On December 1, 2017, Schneider confirmed he was writing a third season.[5]

Cast[edit]

  • Rob Schneider as Himself
  • Patricia Schneider as Patricia, Rob's wife who is of Mexican-descent and younger than he.[6]
  • Jamie Lissow as Jamie, Rob's incompetent assistant.[7][8]
  • Miranda Scarlett Schneider as Miranda. She is introduced in the series as the 11-month-old daughter of Rob and Patricia.[9]
  • Max Amini as Stalker, a guy who watches Rob's every move.[10]
  • Andrei Aldochine as Udo, a male stripper whom Patricia hires as their nanny.[9]
  • Adam Korson as Andy, Rob's agent.[11]
  • Kym Jackson as Margaret, Jamie's girlfriend who works at a marijuana store.[12][13]
  • Keith Stubbs as Rob's Accountant.

The series guest stars David Spade, Norm Macdonald, Adam Sandler, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, and George Lopez.[10]

Episodes[edit]

Episodes were directed by Rob Schneider and written by Rob Schneider, Patricia Schneider and Jamie Lissow.

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
11"Pilot"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
Rob finds that his assistant Jamie is incompetent and considers firing him, but he discovers that his stalker might be a good replacement. After being rejected for installing a stripper pole, Rob's wife Patricia wants to start a business that involves male dancers.
22"The Penis Episode Part 1"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
Patricia wants Rob to have a vasectomy, and signs him up for a consultation. Rob meets up with former SNL colleague Norm Macdonald on what the procedure is like. When he sees that Jamie is stoned, he takes him to the clinic where he has Jamie go through the operation.
33"The Penis Episode Part 2"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
After turning down a commercial for a prostate enhancement, Rob makes a cash deal to endorse a bubble tea to be marketed in China and Taiwan. However, the tea turns out to be a Viagra-like supplement, and his face is plastered on a Hollywood billboard.
44"VIP Treatment"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
After accidentally hitting a guy with his car, but getting excused and accommodated for by the police, Rob finds himself in more situations where he gets preferential treatment for being a celebrity, which angers Patricia. But not all incidents go his way when a barista later gets offended by his tip and a plumber wants to overcharge him. Patricia orders costumes for her male revue dancers. Rob lands a circus role as a mime but when he imitates an audience member with special needs, he gets decked and watches as David Spade gets preferential treatment at the hospital.
55"Gaying in Shape"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
Patricia tells Rob that he is so out of shape, even gay guys would not hit on him. To remedy this, he asks Jamie about his sex appeal to guys, and then joins Udo in working out at the Hollywood Gym where he tries flirt with guys. Upon learning that the venue for Miranda's first birthday party does not serve organic pizza, Rob insists on hosting the party himself, but runs into trouble when he is unable to make a cake, and forgets to hire the mascot.
66"Cleaning House"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
Patricia has Rob get rid of his stuff which includes an alleged autographed Beatles album, an issue of Playboy, and sports memorabilia. He must also find a Mexican spiritualist to cleanse their house of bad spirits. Rob consults George Lopez, who at first is insulted he even knows his number, but recommends a shaman that will do the ritual. When the shaman mentions he needs marijuana in order to do the cleansing, Rob has to obtain a medical marijuana license. Rob also tries to get Jamie buy back his "My Sharona" 45 rpm single at the garage sale.
77"What's My Thing?"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
After seeing his sitcom idea turn into a radically different concept involving post-apocalyptic zombies and vampires, Rob begins to question what original business he can start. Patricia asks Rob to hire Ryan Gosling for the opening night of her male revue show. Rob gets inspired to start a vitamin health food business.
88"Opening Night"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
After quitting the TV show pilot, Rob discovers that his mother and brother had been squandering his fortune, leaving him broke and unable to pay for his health food store or the balance of the payment to hire Ryan Gosling. He and Jamie stash their order of refrigerators and other appliances at an empty Blockbuster store, and find a homeless man to impersonate Gosling for Patricia's show.

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
91"Acupuncture & Spring Rolls"September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
102"Priorities"September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
113"Best Play Date Ever"September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
124"Zen What Happens"September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
135"Coffee Business"September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
146"Authentic Self"September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
157"Who Loves You"September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
168"Now Boarding"September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)

Reception[edit]

"Real Rob" was met with a largely negative response from critics. The show held a score of 36 on Metacritic based on 5 critic reviews,[14] and a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 8 critic reviews.[15]

On February 20, 2016, Internet personality Arin Hanson voiced his frustrations regarding Real Rob on his daily Let's Play webseries Game Grumps. Hanson felt the show's main issue was that Schneider's character was both unlikable and unrelatable, going as far as to say that "it's a show with no demographic." While Hanson's overall feelings toward the show were negative, he stated that he felt compelled to keep watching and also praised the performance of Patricia Schneider, citing her as a legitimately funny presence.[16] Schneider eventually saw Hanson's rant and later appeared as a special guest on the show along with Patricia on May 16, 2016.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2015-11-20). "[VIDEO] 'Real Rob' Trailer: Rob Schneider Goes All Hollywood On Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ "'Real Rob': Rob Schneider's Comedy Series Coming to Netflix". Hollywood Reporter. 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  3. ^ "Netflix Renews 'Chelsea', 'Lady Dynamite' & 'Real Rob' For Season 2 -TCA". Deadline. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ "New to Netflix in September: 'Pulp Fiction', 'Jerry Before Seinfeld' and More". EW.com. 2017-08-23. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  5. ^ "Rob Schneider on Twitter".
  6. ^ Bethonie Butler (30 November 2015). "'Real Rob' is pretty much what you'd expect from Rob Schneider". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Review: Not the Real Rob Schneider, Just One He Plays on 'Real Rob'". The New York Times. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  8. ^ THR Staff (29 September 2015). "'Real Rob': Rob Schneider's Comedy Series Coming to Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Pilot". Real Rob. Episode 1.
  10. ^ a b ""Real Rob" is a Comedic Depiction of SNL Alum Rob Schneider's Real Life". TV Weekly Now. 2015-11-27. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  11. ^ "What's My Thing?". Real Rob. Episode 7.
  12. ^ "KYM JACKSON - Resume | Landrum Arts LA". Resumes.breakdownexpress.com. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  13. ^ "The Penis Episode Part 1". Real Rob. Episode 2.
  14. ^ "Real Rob". Metacritic. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Real Rob: Season 1". rottentomatoes.com. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  16. ^ GameGrumps (20 February 2016). "Super Mario Maker: Being Real - PART 67 - Game Grumps" – via YouTube.
  17. ^ GameGrumps (16 May 2016). "Mortal Kombat With Special Guests Rob and Patricia Schneider - Guest Grumps" – via YouTube.

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