The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 607 users  
Reviews: 22 user

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 »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 12 Jun 2011
 
a list of 375 titles
created 17 Jun 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 65 titles
created 17 Jan 2014
 
a list of 261 titles
created 23 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996)

The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The John Larroquette Show.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1996   1995   1994   1993   Unknown  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Night Court (1984–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll
Dave's World (1993–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dave Barry, a Pulitzer prize winning columnist is dealing with his life in the suburbs together with his wife and two sons. Also starring in the series are Dave's amazingly stupid next door... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Anderson, Zane Carney, DeLane Matthews
Running Wilde (TV Series 2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Steven Wilde always had everything he wanted, due to his improbably rich father. Except the girl, Emmy Kadubic, who is an environmentalist. Emmy and her daughter, Puddle come to live with him.

Stars: Will Arnett, Keri Russell, Stefania Owen
Brothers (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Stars: Michael Strahan, Daryl Mitchell, Carl Weathers
Hearts Afire (1992–1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

John Ritter returns to TV in a genial sitcom, playing an aide to a senator (Gaynes). His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in ... See full summary »

Stars: John Ritter, Markie Post, Billy Bob Thornton
The Funhouse (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin
Hudson Street (TV Series 1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In Hoboken New Jersey, birth place of Frank Sinatra, a group of police

Stars: Tony Danza, Lori Loughlin, Jerry Adler
Caroline in the City (1995–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her ... See full summary »

Stars: Lea Thompson, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz
Murphy Brown (1988–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli
McBride: Dogged (TV Movie 2007)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The annual LA Kennel Club Dog Show gets treated to an unexpected surprise when a backstage murder incriminates the winning canines' handler.

Director: John Larroquette
Stars: John Larroquette, Marta DuBois, Matt Lutz
Everything's Relative (TV Series 1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Jill Clayburgh, Kevin Rahm
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: John Larroquette, Marta DuBois, Matt Lutz
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crossroads  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

John: [as he is about to have a drink with his new neighbor Carly] Cheers.
Carly Watkins: Seinfeld.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Funniest in it's first season.
9 May 2004 | by (Sacramento, Ca) – See all my reviews

I really liked this show during it's first season. It even had a local connection for me. The outside of the "bus station" was actually the historic railroad passenger terminal here in Sacramento.

The show was funniest in it's first year, because it showed him trying to balance recovering from alcoholism while managing this madhouse of a bus station on the graveyard shift. The alcoholism made for some very dark, (but very funny) humour.

A good example of the dark humour is when a robber is holding a gun on Larroquette and the black food counter owner (can't remember the character's name), the black guy says to the robber, "Shoot him (pointing at Larroquette) he's white." Larroquette responds "No. Shoot him (pointing at the black guy). You'll do less time." Edgy, but funny!

After the first season, they almost completely discarded the "recovering alcoholic theme" making it an OK show. But without the dark comedy of the alcoholism theme, it made it just another sitcom.

The show "held on" for one more year, and then pretty much floundered after that.


16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When will we get John Larroquette on DVD? FosterKane
Favorite Lines? geek_spice
The John Larroquette Show (1993) Should be on DVD AnnaTrue
john larroquette show on dvd djpjtj
Theme song sales-338
Episode where John dies fepepinar
Discuss The John Larroquette Show (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page