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1 | 2
Release Date:
8 September 1983 (USA) See more »
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Short-lived sitcom which lived two lives once on NBC and again in syndication. Two Manhattan bachelors... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 14)
Teri Copley ... Mickey McKenzie (46 episodes, 1983-1988)

Tom Villard ... Jay Bostwick (46 episodes, 1983-1988)

John Hillner ... David Tucker (24 episodes, 1987-1988)

Ron Karabatsos ... Max Papavasilios, Sr. (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lance Wilson-White ... Max Papavasilios, Jr. (24 episodes, 1987-1988)

Matt McCoy ... David Tucker (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bonnie Urseth ... Beth Sorenson (22 episodes, 1983-1984)

Stepfanie Kramer ... Claudia (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
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Series Directed by
Alan Rafkin (16 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jim Drake (6 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Gordon Farr (46 episodes, 1983-1988)
Lynne Farr (46 episodes, 1983-1988)
Coleman Mitchell (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Geoffrey Neigher (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Laura Levine (3 episodes, 1983)
Arnold Kane (2 episodes, 1983)
Bowie Lennon (2 episodes, 1984)

Ken Kuta (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Simon Muntner .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Tom Wells (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Film Editing by
Rich Blankinship (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Casting by
Lisa Mionie (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Art Direction by
John C. Mula (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jody Lawrence .... key hair stylist (45 episodes, 1983-1988)

Wendy J. Weiss .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (21 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Fischer-Doak .... associate director (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Sound Department
Ken Becker .... audio (1 episode, 1983)

Jeffrey C. Smith .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Browning .... video (1 episode, 1983)
Reg Leffler .... lighting director (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lee Smith .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Other crew
Ray Conners .... technical director (1 episode, 1983)
Madeline Cripe .... script supervisor (1 episode, 1983)
Norman C. Hopps .... production consultant (1 episode, 1983)
Ted Van Klaveren .... stage manager (1 episode, 1983)

James E. Williams .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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I swear I like the pilot, 15 December 2016
Author: SnoopyStyle

David Tucker (Matt McCoy) and Jay Bostwick (Tom Villard) are NYC roommates. Tucker is a buttoned-up conservative neat lawyer with girlfriend Claudia (Stepfanie Kramer). Bostwick is flaky selling outlandish products and dating kindergarten teacher Beth Sorenson (Bonnie Urseth). Tucker wants to hire a live-in maid. Bostwick resists until Mickey McKenzie (Teri Copley) shows up for the interview. It's basically a 5-person sitcom which barely lasted the full season. It returned years later with Villard and Copley. They got a new Tucker and added some neighbors. The second season does even worst.

The biggest selling point for the show is Teri Copley. She's hot. She's a cross between Marilyn Monroe and Chrissy Snow except not quite as dumb. She has a sweet innocence and is easy on the eyes. I actually like the pilot. That episode is a fun screwball comedy that sets up the five characters. The situation is ridiculous but that's 80s TV. The show never gets better beyond that. It takes a long decline until the network gave up on the show. I do remember it returned years later for a second season. Honestly, I don't remember any of those episodes, at least nothing good. I'm not going to downgrade the show any further for a season I literally forgot.

The problem is that the show stayed static. It rarely got funny after the pilot and sometimes it's awkwardly campy. Mickey is the center of almost every episode but neither guy could ever approach her sexually. The relationships between these characters are stuck. They have nowhere to go. The show needs to move off Mickey and add a neighbor for Mickey to flirt with. She becomes an object of desire for non of the regulars. Villard is a fun presence and he played those goofy characters well. I have no complaints about McCoy and Urseth is fun. On the other hand, Stepfanie Kramer does one note. I'm glad she eventually found her role in something less comedic.

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