'The Michael J. Fox Show' premiere: Fox laughs at himself - did you laugh with him?

Consider the types of parts Michael J. Fox has been playing in recent years.Given his Emmy-winning work on "Rescue Me" and his recurring guest role on "The Good Wife" -- for which he's received three Emmy nominations thus far -- it should have come as no surprise the "Family Ties" and "Spin City" alum hit his Parkinson's-disease condition head-on in Thursday's (Sept. 26) premiere of his NBC sitcom "The Michael J. Fox Show."His latest character, newly back-on-the-job New York TV newsman Mike Henry, also has Parkinson's. That fact, along with Fox's reasonably autobiographical approach to it, was integrated in numerous ways in the opening half-hour. Among them:- As Mike explains his situation into a video camera operated by his daughter Eve (Juliette Goglia), she tells him, "Dad, you're moving too much."- A flashback shows Mike's on-air "chair incident" before he left his job -- he slides out of camera range, then overcompensates by pushing himself...



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