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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 John Hemingway (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Mahalia Sanchez (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Dexter Walker (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Heavy Gene (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Officer Adam Hampton (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Officer Eve Eggers (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Carly Watkins / ... (83 episodes, 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 hangs in his office, 'This is a Dark Ride.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The first twelve episodes were based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Larroquette is a recovering alcoholic in real life. See more »

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Tony Hemingway: [points to a sign on John's wall that reads: "This is a Dark Ride"] I heard about this.
John: Yeah. From the carnival. A pretty fair description of life too, I think.
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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1st season genius
9 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As has been mentioned before, this show had the potential to become another one of the big hits that NBC had in its stable. Everything about this show in the first season made it worth tuning in without fail every week. The problem came when in the second season, NBC decided to tone down the show, changing the entire storyline, and really trashing a great show. Cleaning up not only the rough and gritty setting, but changing the characters; what a shame. Basically, the end result is what would have happened to the film Heavy Metal if it were re-shot and re-cut, and edited by Disney. If Larroquette ever comes out on DVD, I'll buy just the first season. As I'm sure many others would as well.


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