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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
21 September 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Mike is a big thirty year old lug who didn't want to grow up. He worked as an EMS technician but his... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast [6])

Mike O'Malley ... Mike (2 episodes, 1999)
Mark Rosenthal ... Weasel (2 episodes, 1999)

Will Arnett ... Jimmy (2 episodes, 1999)

Kate Walsh ... Marcia (2 episodes, 1999)

Missy Yager ... Shawna (2 episodes, 1999)

Kerry O'Malley ... Kerry (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Directed by
James Widdoes (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Les Firestein (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Les Firestein .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1999)
Werner Walian .... producer (2 episodes, 1999)

Tom Brady .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Mike O'Malley .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Heide Perlman .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
John Dickson (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Cinematography by
Paul F. Petzoldt (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jesse Hoke (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Tammara Billik (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Thomas Azzari (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Daniel Maltese (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mel Cooper (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julie Rhine (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carrey Gibbons .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Werner Walian .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Barth .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Mark Brooks .... on-set dresser (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Sound Department
Gordon Klimuck .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David McMillan .... dimmer board operator (1 episode, 1999)

Kevin Edwards .... key grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Diana Guthrie .... casting associate (2 episodes, 1999)

Lesli Gelles-Raymond .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia McLaughlin .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Music Department
Dan Rimas .... music consultant (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Transportation Department
Jesse Dutchover .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Other crew
Marc Grossmann .... publicist (2 episodes, 1999)
Bob Pitto .... first assistant accountant (2 episodes, 1999)
Mark Torgove .... story editor (2 episodes, 1999)

Joe Black .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Theo Hidley .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lance Norris .... consultant (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Wilber .... production associate (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min
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Even after the pilot was rewritten and reshot, it was canceled after only two episodes aired.See more »

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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
That's My Weasel!, 18 September 2008
Author: Bolesroor from New York, NY USA

There are bad pilots that become good shows... there are bad pilots that become terrible shows. And then there is the pilot for "The Mike O'Malley Show," a project so ill-conceived, so derivative, so uninspired that it can only be described as still-born.

The plot? Mike is a man-child living in a house with his man-child buddies, one of whom is a house-bound stoner/slacker named Weasel. In case you couldn't tell, Weasel's the kook! You can tell because he's scruffy and unshaven and says "Dude!" a lot. But wait, there's more... At the ripe age of 33 Mike suddenly "realizes" that maybe girls aren't icky and it might be time for an adult relationship with one of the prettier ones. How do we know this? Mike stops the show to talk into the camera and tell us this, never cheapening his monologue with a joke or insightful observation. Is this camera-confessional a bad plot device to connect massive holes in the pilot or a mind-bogglingly clichéd segment we'll see in every episode? Yes.

After a few more "Dudes..." and a flashback Mike shows up at the wedding of his best friend as a sign of support (for growing up?) and runs into a girl he once dated and who is now destined to become his on-again/off-again, cliff-hanging, love-triangle sitcom soul mate. And in case you couldn't see that coming, Mike turns to the camera and says something like, "This one's gonna be something special." Yuzz. This show was the definition of going through the motions... how else can you explain a pilot in which no one seems to believe the show will become a series? No one bothered to give the characters last names! This show was a filmed surrender, the contractual obligation of O'Malley's development deal at NBC. He should be ashamed of this clueless, apathetic effort but I don't believe he's capable of shame.

To prove he had no talent Mike went on to do seven seasons of "Yes Dear," a sitcom so insipid, so backwards that the producers allowed him to wear sweatpants and a baseball cap on his head to cover his shame. Only one other episode of "The Mike O'Malley Show" was ever broadcast and then it was yanked like a subway strap. My only regret is that the show didn't air long enough for Weasel to become the breakout character he was destined to be... there's always hope for a spin-off: "That's My Weasel!" It has to be better than this.

GRADE: F

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