Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Ellen Morgan (109 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Joe Farrell (102 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Paige Clark (96 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Audrey Penney (80 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Spence Kovak (72 episodes, 1995-1998)


Ellen Morgan is a neurotic, 30-something, bookstore employee who tries to get by life in dealing with her various friends who include the outgoing redhead Paige, insecure photographer Adam, her unsure-of-himself cousin Spence, coffee shop guy Joe Farrell, the critical and obnoxious Audrey, and most challenging of all, Ellen also has to contend being around her annoying and overbearing parents Lois and Harold. Written by Anonymous

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29 March 1994 (USA)  »

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These Friends of Mine  »

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10 August 1999 | by (Rome) – See all my reviews

Together with Seinfeld and Friends, it's another top American comedy show that we are viewing frequently in the U.K. recently. When I say "top", I mean "top notch". In the 70's and 80's I was used to switching off American comedies, but these 3 shows have made me reconsider my bias! I particularly like the way Ellen introduces so many irrelevancies into her dialogue, she kind of says what other people would only think but not dare say for fear of being boring. At some point in the series she declares herself to be gay, and while it obviously changes the direction of the show a little, it doesn't get heavy going about it and is still as funny as ever no matter what your tendencies. I love all the other characters too; the show was better for the entry of Audrey, Paige and cousin Adam - they each have their own very identifiable traits that enrich the plot. The cousin is particularly funny, especially in scenes together with Paige.

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