The Dinette Set Author:Julie Larson Welcome to Crustwood Heights, USA, home of the Pennys, your favorite middle-class American family, and stars of "The Dinette Set." — Here in the Penny household, the cooking is pre-packaged, fattening and plentiful, the clothes are cheap, colorful and elastic, and the home decor is tacky, meticulously kept, cheap name-brand clutter. — The Pennys a... more »nd their acquaintances are embarrassingly familiar to every American. They're the people we all see at the supermarket, cutting coupons and tracking down the sales (as long as it doesn't require too much physical exertion.)
The Pennys are all around us. We might laugh at them, but don't we all aspire to feast from the same table? Sometimes it's too painful and too hilarious to take a long hard look into the mirror of reality.