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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2   1  
1965   1964  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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El congresista  »

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Show creator James E. Moser spent nine months in Sacramento researching the show. He repeatedly interviewed California Assembly leader Jesse Unruh, who helped to inspire the Slattery character. 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 (United States) – 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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