The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (1998– )

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The misadventures of Abraham Lincoln, his loony associates, and the only sane man amongst them, the President's black butler Desmond.

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 Desmond Pfeiffer (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Nibblet (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Abraham Lincoln (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Mary Todd Lincoln (4 episodes, 1998)
Kelly Connell ...
 Ulysses S. Grant (4 episodes, 1998)
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Desmond Pfeiffer (the P is pronounced) was a black British gentleman who was run out of England after being accused of cheating at cards. He takes a job as butler to a perpetually horny Abraham Lincoln in the White House during the Civil War. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Four episodes were broadcast before the show was canceled. It was later spoofed and referenced several times in Clerks (2000) (though the characters did not pronounce the "P" in "Pfeiffer"). That animated series was even more short-lived, lasting a mere two weeks on the air before it was canceled. See more »

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20 June 2003 | by (Echo Park, CA) – See all my reviews

Sure this wasn't the greatest show on TV, but it seemed that those opposed to it (because of it "racial insensitivity") just wanted to get TV air time. The sole African American character (Chi McBride) the most intelligent! And the show tried to to meld well-worn characters into modern (albeit crude) comedy. By contrast the newer "Still Standing" (with Jami Gertz) is TOTALLY unfunny, and even rips off entire scenes (and plot lines) from another unfunny "hit" show ("Yes, Dear"). Maybe it's because I like history, but I can't believe this was off the air faster than any of those endless "Friends" clones.


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