Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his athletes and to the world around them he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire but without a conscience.

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 Arliss Michaels (79 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Rita Wu (53 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Kirby Carlisle (52 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Stanley Babson (46 episodes, 1996-2002)
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Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his athletes and to the world around them he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire but without a conscience. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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In July 1999, Robert Wuhl appeared on World Championship Wrestling's Monday Nitro in the company's dying days as a guest announcer. He did not appear as himself but was named as Arliss and acted in character. The Arliss appearance was panned by fans and wrestling critics, especially because most people didn't know what an "Arli$$" was. See more »

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[Arliss and some clients are playing poker]
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: Yeah, Arliss got me $4.6 million up front. What's the bet?
Arliss Michaels: $2.
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: That's too rich for my blood.
Arliss Michaels: I guess the bus stops here.
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Referenced in 30 Rock: The Beginning of the End (2012) See more »

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The best show on television today
11 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I love this show. It is absolutely brilliant, in my opinion. Despite the opinions of some prior reviewers, the cast has a strong chemistry with one another, and all the characters show both ambition and ruthlessness in the pursuit of their goals, as well as a human side, with real feelings and even a conscience. The actors fit their parts extremely well, so well in fact that I find myself despising Kirby just as much as I despised the idiot jocks I've known who were so hung up on themselves they couldn't see two feet past their nose. And I find that the comedic moments are excellent as well, some of the funniest have been provided by Sandra Oh as Rita Wu. This show, along with Dennis Miller Live, may be one of the two best items among the many that fill up HBO's time slots.


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