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The patriarch of F Is for Family, Frank Murphy (Bill Burr), is an angry dad and husband who manages an airport's baggage claim. Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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Dad Rage Fuels The Comedy Of 'F Is For Family'

The animated Netflix series features an often-frustrated patriarch named Frank Murphy. Comic and co-creator Bill Burr says the show is inspired by his own childhood stories.

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Dad Rage Fuels The Comedy Of 'F Is For Family'

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Chaga The Funk Ark
High Noon The Funk Ark
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Elizabeth Bay Hauschka
Barkersville Hauschka
Lost in the Wind George Varghese
Road Rage Breakdown Blockhead
Breath and Start Blockhead

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is aware that all of her film mentors have been men. "Part of my responsibility is I need to bring other women along," she says. Vincent Sandoval/FilmMagic hide caption

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Kathleen Kennedy: From Standing In Line For 'Star Wars' To Producing It Herself

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Star Wars/Theme
Cantina Band John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra
Thunder Chicken The Mighty Imperials
Buenos Modales Harold Lopez Nussa
Imperial Attack
Imperial March [From Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back] City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra et. al.
Japurá River Uakti
Just Mads Tolling
Starmaker Machinery (for John McLaughlin) Mads Tolling

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Massive Downsizing In Oil Sector Brings Acute Pain For The Holidays

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Fiji Milkdrive
Changa Chang Milkdrive
Chirizakura Geoffrey Keezer

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