The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996)

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Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now... See full summary »


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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 John Hemingway (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Mahalia Sanchez (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Dexter Walker (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Heavy Gene (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Officer Adam Hampton (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Officer Eve Eggers (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Carly Watkins / ... (83 episodes, 1993-1996)


Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now hangs in his office, 'This is a Dark Ride.' Written by Tad Dibbern <>

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Release Date:

2 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crossroads  »

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(78 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The original working title of the series was "Crossroads" but NBC insisted on "The John Larroquette Show". Larroquette did not want his name in the title. See more »


[Mahalia and Catherine are wearing matching red dresses]
John: You two look like the Linda Ronstadt "Then and Now" album cover.
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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Pure genius
12 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unique, funny and pure genius. This show was the perfect forum for Larroquette's abilities and he played extremely well off of the other actors. I still hold a grudge against NBC for changing, then changing, then changing, then cancelling the show. If it had not been constantly tinkered-with and toned down, it might still be running. I mean, how many comedic programs deal with a recovering alcoholic and have a prostitute as a character? With the recent explosion of television programs dealing with darker content, it's easy to see that this show was ahead of its time. I'd love to get the DVDs, though NBC may not release them.

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