11/19/1984 at 01:00 AM EST
PBS (Friday, Nov. 16, 9 p.m. ET)
And in this TV version of the classic 1936 Broadway play, there are more crazy characters: Jason Robards heads a household inhabited by a clumsy ballet dancer, an incompetent playwright (author of Sex Takes a Holiday), a Beethoven-playing xylophonist and a basement fireworks manufacturer. The only normal one, granddaughter Alice (Maureen Anderman), falls in love with a normal fella, and when his parents come to dinner, sanity meets insanity. The moral: Nuts have more fun. It looks a lot like a straight La Cage aux Folles. But this You Can't Take It With You also looks dated.