Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »
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 Ed Stevens (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Carol Vessey (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Nancy Burton (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Mike Burton (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Molly Hudson (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Phil Stubbs (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Shirley Pifko (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Warren Cheswick (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Mark Vanacore (58 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Kenny Sandusky (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Eli Goggins (39 episodes, 2002-2004)
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Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he's fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville -- 'Anytown', USA. There he realises he's been missed by a lot of friends whom he's missed; and he sees Carol, the girl he'd adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol's heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville. Written by Katchan

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8 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Ed - Der Bowling-Anwalt  »

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The name of Ed's old law firm (Farmer & Sheehan) is an in-joke reference to Late Show with David Letterman (1993) stagehands Pat Farmer and Kenny Sheehan. See more »

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Mike Burton: These crazy Belgian bastards know how to live!
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Referenced in Pittsburgh (2006) See more »

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Next Year
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Performed by Foo Fighters
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Hysterical Lucidity
27 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This past episode CAPTAIN LUCIDITY, where Ed gets control of his dreams through 'lucid dreaming' - was absolute genius comedy. I was deep in hysterics. A nice change of pace from the usual guy/girl friction.

Through a 'controlled' dream-state, Ed (along with all the other lovable clowns on this under-appreciated show) navigates his romantic concerns and desires for Frankie, and usual heart-beacon Carol Vessey. Nice concept, eh? Well, the writers hardly settled for the concept alone. They ran with it Gump style!! Absolute brilliant use of the entire cast's character traits (though some 'Cheswick' moments were sadly ignored). I'd swear 'Ed Stevens' wrote the episode. What higher compliment can you pay to the writers? That was one impressive hour of entertainment, folks. Absolute comic brilliance. And to boot - a fine dramatic closing. When you're laughing along with a tear-jerker moment - you know you've been won over.

I'll bet ya 10 bucks you can't top that episode...


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