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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 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 / ... (84 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Catherine Merrick (48 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Oscar (34 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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John Hemingway's name is a shout-out to Ernest Hemingway. See more »

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Unknown singer: [played while Dexter drive John] Kill whitey! kill whitey!
John: What's the name of the song?
Dexter Walker: "Justice".
Dexter Walker: [Cop pulls car over. Dexter quickly turns music off, then turns to face cop at the driver's window] Evenin', officer.
Unknown singer: [John reaches over and turns music back on] Kill whitey! kill whitey!
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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Too bad it never really found its audience.
5 October 2000 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

From the start "The John Larroquette Show", was bright, literate, willing to touch on sensitive issues, and hilarious to boot. But its audience was marginal by network standards, and each year it received a makeover in hopes of boosting the ratings. Season launching episodes were not at all subtlety titled "Changes", "More Changes", and "Even More Changes" as fair warning to long time viewers. By the beginning of the fourth and final season "The John Larroquette Show" had in many ways become indistinguishable from the rest of prime time television. Still quite funny thanks to a very talented collection of actors and writers, but its rough edge was gone.


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