Eastbound & Down (2009–2013)
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Chapter 1 

When he loses his speed, former Major League Baseball pitcher, Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) is forced to move in with his brother in his old home town. Kenny takes a job as a substitute physical education teacher at his old home town.

Director:

Jody Hill

Writers:

Ben Best (as Ben T. Best), Jody Hill (as Jody L. Hill) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Danny McBride ... Kenny Powers
Katy Mixon ... April Buchanon
John Hawkes ... Dustin Powers
Andrew Daly ... Terrence Cutler
Ben Best ... Clegg
Jennifer Irwin ... Cassie Powers
Steve Little ... Stevie Janowski
Sylvia Jefferies ... Tracy
Craig Robinson ... Reg Mackworthy
Ethan Alexander McGee Ethan Alexander McGee ... Dustin Jr.
Bo Mitchell ... Wayne
Daniel Bolton Daniel Bolton ... Marcus Shank
Joe Buck ... Joe Buck
Joe Inscoe ... Examiner
Noah Michael Levine ... Reporter
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Storyline

When he loses his speed, former Major League Baseball pitcher, Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) is forced to move in with his brother in his old home town. Kenny takes a job as a substitute physical education teacher at his old home town.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

TV-MA

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The show is named after the song "Eastbound & Down" by Jerry Reed. The show's creators initially weren't sure if they could keep this as the title without getting sued. See more »

Goofs

While talking to Kenny, Cassie picks up a blue motorcycle and places it in the toy box. In the next scene it is back at his feet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kenny Powers: When my ass was 19 years old, I changed the face of professional baseball. I was handed the keys to the kingdom, multi-million dollar deals, endorsements. Everyone wanted a piece of my shit. Just a man with a mind for victory and an arm like a fucking cannon. But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm.
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Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Let My Baby Ride
(uncredited)
Written by R.L. Burnside and Tom Rothrock
Performed by R.L. Burnside
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Magnificent Low Comedy -- An Anti-Hero For Our Times
1 February 2019 | by Dan1863SicklesSee all my reviews

Kenny Powers is cruder and dumber than all Three Stooges, more uproariously irreverent than the whole South Park Gang, and more sexually out of control than Kid Rock, Howard Stern, and Hugh Hefner combined.

But that's not the only reason why this outlaw HBO Series is so meaningful and profoundly stirring. It's about a man, or rather a legend, a super man, who has more natural, God-given talents (on and off the baseball diamond) than anyone else in his community, or indeed anyone else on earth. And it's about how even when society betrays him, and refuses to show him respect, and refuses to allow him to be the person he was meant to be, he never once gives in. He never compromises. He continues to be Kenny Powers, the hero that he believes in. This man is as pure in his anarchic fury as Alex in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, even if he is (generally) a less violent egomaniac.

Kenny Powers lives the dream. Kenny powers IS the dream.

And there's a little Stevie in all of us.


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