First air date
January 10, 2001
At the beginning of the 21st century, a Staten Island family experiences the ups and downs of urban-suburban life. With strong Catholic, Italian and Irish backgrounds in tow, the family represents what has become a model of life in this New York borough. Three children, who range from elementary school age to teenagers, grow up with their parents close by their side. Sometimes, however, their journeys through school and social life land them in a little it of trouble. With plenty of comedy infused from secondary characters sure to raise havoc for the parents, this couple is truly emblematic of the series's title.