The San Francisco 49ers and Levi Stadium will have plenty of prime time national TV shows in the next few days.
Not only is the team hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC’s “Sunday Night Soccer” broadcast, but the Niners game provides a story for Wednesday night’s season 2 opener. “Home Economics” (9:30 p.m., ABC).
“Home Economics” is a family set based in the Bay Area. It follows the often bizarre relationship between the three adult siblings – one of whom is extremely wealthy (Jimmy Tetro as Connor), one tied to the middle class (Topper Grace as Tom) and the other who is financially strapped. Struggling as (Caitlin McGee as Sarah).
In the opener, Connor gets a few luxury suite tickets for a game in Santa Clara, where he hopes to close a major business deal. Her siblings and their children are invited, but things get a little painful because Tom, who was never a kid, doesn’t know much about football.
Instead of acknowledging his lack of knowledge, he tries to fake it (following the quick Wikipedia tutorial).
Some of the funniest moments of the episode come when 49ers fall through legend Jerry Rice’s suit. Tom certainly has no clue who the rice is. He tries to keep the football conversation with the Hall of Fame – and, of course, messed up.
TV comedies often get lame when they try (and fail) to imitate the pro-sports atmosphere. But at least the producers of “Home Economics” tried to go the extra yard.
Tom and his wife Marina (Carla Souza), for example, George Cutle and Jimmy Garopolo are dressed in jerseys, respectively. 49ers linebacker Fred Warner shouted. Bay Area rapper / singer and 49ers Super Fan 24kg Golden makes an appearance. And even. 49ers Schubner Sourdough Beans Shown for a cameo.
Now, if only we could put Tom on the bones. Jerry Rice’s Wikipedia page..