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"Family Tree" debuted on HBO in 2013 featuring Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock, who also wrote many episodes that Guest directed, in a mockumentary, or fake documentary, about discovering their rather unique heritage. They lampoon British and American values in a family-friendly fashion that is fun for everybody. The program also stars talent like Ed Begley Jr., Fred Willard and Nina Conti, who steals the show. Following its first season of eight episodes on HBO that aired from May to July, 2013, the show that was filmed in Los Angeles and Great Britain aired on BBC. The 30-minute show is an off-beat comedy with numerous layers of comedy and a bizarre monkey puppet Conti employs who pops up in just the right places. It's the kind of show made for a DVR and several viewings to catch all the nuances. It's a thinking person's comedy, but so much fun you don't need to think too much to get the jokes. "Family Tree" works on many levels and entertains as well as amuses with its mix of laughter and warmth.