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Shy, unassuming Robert Dreyfus is a Boston based symphony violinist who is constantly falling in love. It never seems to work out so Robert generally hangs out with his brash brother Charlie and his wife Janice.
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Paul Sand ... Robert Dreyfuss (15 episodes, 1974-1975)

Michael Pataki ... Charlie Dreyfuss (14 episodes, 1974-1975)

Penny Marshall ... Janice Dreyfuss (14 episodes, 1974-1975)

Craig Richard Nelson ... Mason Woodruff (10 episodes, 1974-1975)

Steve Landesberg ... Fred Meyerbach (9 episodes, 1974-1975)

Series Directed by
Alan Rafkin (4 episodes, 1974)
Bob Claver (3 episodes, 1974)
Robert Moore (3 episodes, 1974)
Jay Sandrich (2 episodes, 1974)
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (15 episodes, 1974-1975)
Allan Burns (15 episodes, 1974-1975)
Steve Gordon (2 episodes, 1974)
Monica Mcgowan Johnson (2 episodes, 1974)
Steven Pritzker (2 episodes, 1974)
Bud Wiser (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (1 episode, 1974)
Allan Burns .... executive producer (1 episode, 1974)
Steven Pritzker .... producer (1 episode, 1974)
Michael Zinberg .... associate producer (1 episode, 1974)
Series Original Music by
Patrick Williams (1 episode, 1974)
Series Cinematography by
William T. Cline (1 episode, 1974)
Series Film Editing by
Michael Brown (1 episode, 1974)
Series Casting by
Linda Otto (1 episode, 1974)
Geri Windsor (1 episode, 1974)
Series Art Direction by
Lewis E. Hurst Jr. (1 episode, 1974)
Series Set Decoration by
James Hassinger (1 episode, 1974)
Series Makeup Department
Jerry Cash .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1974)
Lola Kemp .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1974)
Series Production Management
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1974)
Abby Singer .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1974)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Efros .... assistant director (1 episode, 1974)
Bob Lally .... associate director (1 episode, 1974)
Series Art Department
Jack Mann .... property master (1 episode, 1974)
Series Sound Department
Richard Weaver .... re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1974)
James R. Wright .... production mixer (1 episode, 1974)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rod Everson .... gaffer (1 episode, 1974)
Frank Jackson .... key grip (1 episode, 1974)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynne Albright .... costumer: women (1 episode, 1974)
Conrad Feia .... costumer: men (1 episode, 1974)
Series Music Department
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor (1 episode, 1974)
Series Other crew
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production executive (15 episodes, 1974-1975)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Friends and Lovers" - USA (alternative title)
"The Paul Sand Show" - USA (alternative title)
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30 min (13 episodes)
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great show, but Paul Sand's character played the bass., 14 March 2006
Author: lowintense from United States

I enjoyed the comment from Rosabel in Canada and agree the series was delightful. However, I must correct one point. In the series, Paul Sand played the double bass, not the cello. Also, if a series like this is ever done again (and as a classical musician, I hope it is) then the actors need help in adequately faking the playing of their instruments. That aside, as a classical bassoonist and former double bassist, I LOVED it. I'm surprised this show wasn't a hit. It was quite funny and was a good ensemble cast. Perhaps it was ahead of its time. But I very much remember the show as I was actually playing the double bass at the time in my high school orchestra (prior to switching to the bassoon). In fact, I studied briefly with a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. On a related interesting note, I remember reading in TV Guide where Paul Sand received some basic instruction from one of the bassists in the Philharmonic.

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