Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

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1965   1964  
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 James Slattery 36 episodes, 1964-1965
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

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21 September 1964 (USA)  »

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During the first season, the title of all of the episodes began with the word "Question," followed by a colon and what could have been a proposition placed before the Legislature (as in the pilot episode, "Question: What is Truth?") This naming convention was dropped for the 10 episodes of the second season that were broadcast before the series was cancelled. See more »

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[opening narration]
Narrator: Democracy is a very bad form of government. But I ask you never to forget. All the others are so much worse.
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A memorable opening line
8 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

If my memory serves--I was 12 at the time--the show opened with a voice over, maybe Crenna's, saying something to the effect that democracy was a terrible form of government: messy, wasteful, etc. BUT, all other forms of government were so much worse. As a callow, Beatle-crazed teen, this was the first time that I recall understanding irony.

I remember that my father watched the show religiously every week. I'm still grateful that he did. I think "Slattery's People" helped to develop my political conscience.

Why aren't these kinds of shows released to DVD?

Why are there 14,000 episodes of "Friends"?


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