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The Single Guy (1995–1997)

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A struggling New York writer (Jonathan Silverman) attempts to find success and dates.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Doorman / ... (43 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Trudy (43 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Jonathan Eliot (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Sam Sloan (24 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Matt Parker (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Janeane Percy-Parker (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
 Marie Blake / ... (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
 Russell (19 episodes, 1996-1997)


Jonathan Eliot is an intelligent, sensitive New York writer, whose career is only making little headway, and bachelor who lives on his own, finding the dating scene even more daunting. In his apartment block, which has a very weird doorman, Manny, he gazes with some envy at the love life of others, especially one neighbor, the slick womanizer Dan Montgomery. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

21 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Single kommt immer allein  »

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(44 episodes)

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Did You Know?


Suzanne Pleshette was originally going to play Jonathan Silverman's character's mother in six episodes, but due to some writers changing the character to a stereotypical Jewish mother that was a shrew, Pleshette told the producers that she was only going to do the three that she had already done. She, being Jewish herself, to offense to the changes in the character. See more »


Marie Blake: I married that idiot, Ricky. I walked out on that idiot, Ricky. And I've had DATES WITH NOTHING BUT IDIOTS EVER SINCE.
Jonathan Eliot: That's not true, Marie.
Marie Blake: Oh yes, it is. On Halloween, I had a one-night-stand with a hunchback. WHAT IS THAT?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jerry Seinfeld/David Bowie (1999) See more »

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If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It, Part II
10 March 2004 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Once again, just like "Almost Perfect", this is another show that had all the makings of a great sitcom in season one; It was funny, entertaining, with a great cast that had great chemistry. Joey Slotnick and Ming-Na Wen were great together. Sam (Slotnick) had plans and schemes that would backfire and Trudy (Na-Wen) was there to keep Sam in check or pick up the pieces when things went wrong. Janeane (Jessica Hecht), Jonathan's childhood friend and her uptight-yuppie husband Matt (Mark Moses) were good as well. Although sometimes Matt could be a little obnoxious, but he was likable nonetheless. Then there was Ernest Borgnine as Manny the doorman; He was great.

At this time cannot remember the actress' name, but, she played Janene's older sister, who Jonathan couldn't stand because she would torment him as a child and nicknamed him "Nibbles". Even when they brought her on the show, she would continue to torment him, but a sexual tension developed between the two and they would end always end up in bed having sex. Both were great together.

After season one, the show was tinkered with and Janeane and Matt were gone as well as Janeae's older sister. They added Olivia D'Abo and others. To me, the original cast was wonderful and when you make changes like this, it can either be like "Law And Order" where things don't skip an beat, or it can mean disaster. The latter happened which was too bad. It could've had a good run if they didn't mess with a good thing they had.

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