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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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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A sweet, geeky comedy, 10 December 2000
Author: Rosabel from Ottawa, Canada

This short-lived comedy series revolved around the lives and misadventures of a concert cellist (Paul Sand) and his fellow musicians. I loved it for being one of the only series then (and since) to focus on classical music and musicians, and it had a gentle, geeky lovableness to it. I especially enjoyed Steve Landesberg as the German violinist with a very tense, uptight relationship with his demanding father. In one scene, Sand is trying to help the two men express their love for each other, and they end up facing each other in embarrassment, about 4 feet apart, as Landesberg announces "I think this is close enough". Sand's own relationship with his parents is also amusing, and almost prefigures Jerry Seinfeld by about 20 years.

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