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 Charlie Hoover (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Helen Hoover (7 episodes, 1991)
Julie Hayden ...
 Doris (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Paul Hoover (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Emily Hoover (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Hugh (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Elliot Weedle (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Mr. Culbertson (2 episodes, 1991)
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[Charlie's boss is telling a boring story at a dinner party. Hugh walks across the table beating a drum, a la the Energizer Bunny.]
Hugh: He keeps TALKING and TALKING and TALKING!
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Charlie Hoover's Achilles Heel
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today's technical wizardry wasn't available when Charlie Hoover was in production. Sam Kinison's character was a little guy standing on Charlie's shoulder. The technical challenge of hand-coordinatng two cameras required Sam to stand still so they could position him -- maybe bowing a little, or maybe making a hand gesture or two. But his natural high energy was lost and his comedic genius was stifled. The whole thing could have been cured by allowing Sam to be a full-sized person. But no, a suicidal embrace of the "little guy" concept sent this show into the crapper. And more, the set was plagued by a director who micro-managed every tiny aspect of expression, vocal emphasis and movement. They couldn't have done a better job of suffocating the special talents of Sam Kinison, Tim Matheson, and Leslie (Engleberg) Kendall.


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