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F Is For Family Season 3 Gets A Trailer

The Murphy family is coming back for a long, hot, profane summer.

Netflix dropped a very NSFW trailer for season 3 of F is for Family, comedian Bill Burr's '70s-set animated comedy. It was announced earlier this month that the new season will premiere on November 30.

If you're familiar with the series — or with Bill Burr, for that matter — then you already pretty much know what to expect. Based loosely upon Burr's own childhood, F is for Family centers on Frank Murphy (Burr), a frustrated airline employee whose life didn't exactly turn out the way he'd envisioned. Wife Sue (Laura Dern) confounds her husband with her galling desire to carve out a career of her own, older son Kevin (Justin Long) is a belligerent stoner with a hidden heart of gold, younger son Bill (Haley Reinhart) is way too sensitive for his own good, and youngest child Maureen (Debi Derryberry) is... simply not quite right.

The new trailer — which, we can't stress enough, contains just ridiculous amounts of profanity — sees Frank striking up a summertime friendship with new neighbor Chet Stevenson (series producer Vince Vaughn), a war hero who seems to be cut from the same cloth as Frank himself. Also, Bill attempts to win the affections of a classmate with a mouth even dirtier than Frank's, Kevin continues driving his father to fits of screaming rage with his very existence, and Sue unveils her new invention, which appears to be the Swiss Army knife of kitchen utensils (the "Forkoonchula.")

With a style of animation strongly reminiscent of classic Hanna-Barbera and Filmation cartoons of the '60s and '70s, F is for Family's first two seasons struck a serious chord with viewers of a certain age. The series expertly and hilariously evokes a time when men were blatant chauvinists, women staged acts of quiet rebellion, and children were largely left to their own devices.

Speaking with NPR after the series' first season, Burr said, "What I loved about back then is you just went outside... and then, with your kid brains, you would decide what you were going to do that day. Sometimes it was play baseball and sometimes it was, 'Let's go break some windows or throw rocks in people's pools'... It was... the perfect time to be a kid, but also dangerous. You could've been killed easily by not wearing seat belts. Everyone was smoking."

The series gets plenty of comic mileage out of the contrast between the parenting styles and societal attitudes of then and now, and many of its gags and storylines were influenced directly by real events from Burr's childhood. Its writers are tasked with weaving these recollections into serviceable narratives, and Burr had one important rule when building the show's writing team. "We would just ask people about their childhoods," he said, "And if it was too nice — like, 'Oh, it was great. There was always an apple pie cooling in the window' — we were like, 'OK, take it easy.' But if they were like, 'My brother used to throw me down the stairs,' we were like, 'All right, let's see what you got. Send us some scripts.'"

Children of the '70s might find the series particularly engaging, but its pitch-dark humor and surprising penchant for poignancy make it a must-watch for any fans of animated comedy — as long as, again, you're not put off by voluminous amounts of foul language. Like season 2, the new season will consist of ten episodes, up from the first season's scant offering of six.

F is for Family season 3 is all set to serve up a helping of of summer fun (?) in the middle of winter, with a side order of extreme family dysfunction — just in time for your post-Thanksgiving viewing pleasure.