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Lookwell (1991)

The former star of a cancelled cop TV show solves crimes. Pilot episode for a TV series that was never picked up.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Frazier ...
Detective Kennery
Ann Weldon ...
Miss Royster
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Desk Sergeant
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Rental Agent
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Casting Director
Actor #2 (as Brick Karnes)
Steve Schubert ...
Policeman #1

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The former star of a cancelled cop TV show solves crimes. Pilot episode for a TV series that was never picked up.

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A part was written for Donna Rice as herself. But she turned it down. Her character was replaced with Deborah Richter as Miss Royster. See more »


Ty Lookwell: Pay no attention; I'm just a crazy old vagabond.
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Best Random TV Surprise Ever!
8 July 2005 | by (North Hollyweird) – See all my reviews

A friend and former roommate and I just happened to be sitting around watching TV, not expecting anything special, when this came on. It was a pilot episode and NBC threw it on the air during the dead summer months. We were bowled over by the sense of humor, right in our ballpark. The stamp of O'Brien and Smigel, that we now are quite familiar with from over 10 years of watching them on Late Night, is all over this puppy.

Adam West plays an actor who played a 1970's TV detective, who thinks he's a real detective. That's about all you need to know, but the writing and acting really sell the show. One of the funniest ideas ever. My friend and I still talk about it from time to time. (Okay, fine, we're losers who have nothing else to talk about.)

It is one of the crimes of television history that NBC did not pick this up even for a 6 episode run. I've been thinking about trying to dig up a copy of this masterwork. When I try to describe it to people who haven't seen it, they just shrug and go "whatever," but I assure them that they are missing out on comedy gold.

Okay, maybe I'm overhyping it, but it sure is one of my favorite undeservedly obscure TV nuggets of all time. I put it up there next to "Quark" with Richard Benjamin. At least that one had 6 episodes. Somebody dig this up and put it as a bonus on a DVD of Late Night or something, would ya?

NOTE: As of late 2006, the show is readily available on several different internet video sites for viewing. Apparently the show made an appearance on the late lamented Trio cable network within the past 5 years, and some people recorded it. Catch it if you can.

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