Question: Can you help me with the name of an old show I used to watch? It had "Hit the Road, Jack" as its theme song and was about a dad who would go down to the basement and talk to this stuffed bunny that used to come alive. The bunny was in love with a Barbie doll. There were either one or two boys and a daughter. No one seems to know what I'm talking about except my brother; what's the name of the show? Jordan, Peoria, Ariz.
Televisionary: Wow, Jordan. When you consider a show that ran from 1995 to 1999 "old," I begin to feel truly ancient.
You're thinking of Unhappily Ever After, a WB sitcom about used-car salesman Jack Malloy (Geoff Pierson), who was kicked out of the house by his wife (Stephanie Hodge) and given a stuffed rabbit named Mr. Floppy (voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait). The bunny, as you say, would come to life and was pretty much his only pal.
A few months after the show's debut, Jack was allowed to move back into his family's house, but was forced to live in the basement. Doing so allowed him to rejoin the lives of his disinterested kids (Kevin Connolly, Nikki Cox, Justin Berfield), for what that was worth. And his wife Jennie got hers, by the way. She dozed off in a tanning bed and died, only to return in ghost form.