It was developed by Jason Katims and premiered on Fox on September 22, Richard and Jane Harper are a happy, successful and wealthy married couple who fall on hard times after losing their jobs. The Harpers then resort to a life of crime to regain their lost wealth. The Harpers were apprehended in the first season finale and were imprisoned for their crimes.
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005 film)
Dick and Jane - Wikipedia
Dick and Jane were the main characters in popular basal readers written by Zerna Sharp and published by Scott Foresman , that were used to teach children to read from the s through to the s. The main characters, Dick and Jane, were a little boy and girl. They first appeared in the Elson-Gray Readers used in the s. The books relied on sight reading or "whole word reading" and repetition , using phrases like, "Oh, see. Oh, see Jane. Funny, funny Jane," and they ignored phonics. For this reason, they came to be used less and less as studies supported phonics as a more effective method of gaining literacy.
Fun With Dick and Jane
The story focuses on a married, middle-class couple who resort to robbery when the husband's employer goes bankrupt. The following day, he is on a television program with presidential candidate Ralph Nader , who calls Globodyne "perverters of the American dream", claiming it helps the super-rich get even wealthier. As they speak, Globodyne's stock value collapses, rendering all investments — including all the employees' savings and pensions — worthless. Dick breaks the news of the company's failure over dinner. Despite his attempts, Dick is unable to find another job with comparable pay, and within a short time, the family is facing bankruptcy.
When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet. And just like that, Globodyne Corporation--the big media institution where the affluent suburbanite and the company's Vice President, Dick Harper, works--collapses in a grand scandal, Enron-style. To make matters worse, in the worst possible time, Dick's stressed-out travel agent wife, Jane, decides to quit her job--and if this isn't enough--their savings are gone, and nothing can stop Dick and Jane's downward spiral. Now, after a series of failed attempts to keep a job, the desperate and impoverished couple has only one method to stay afloat: to summon up the nerve and steal their way out of misery. However, are Dick and Jane cut out for a life of crime?