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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 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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In the season finale, Justin Long, who plays Warren, tells the escort he hired to take with him to the prom to pretend she is a sophomore at Vassar. Long graduated from Vassar in 2000. See more »

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Warren Cheswick: [his anti-SAT rallying cry] Pencils DOWN!
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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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The Right Kind of Humour
24 June 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Humour may perhaps be divided into two broad categories: the kind that gets laughs at the expense of others, and the kind that lets you see people as they really are, and gets you to enjoy them and laugh with them. Obviously the latter is better and makes us feel better about ourselves and everything. It is perhaps also more difficult to create: witness the cheap shots Leno and Letterman always stoop to. But Ed loves its characters, and they are a wonder to watch. And the red line through it all is the relationship between Ed and Carol (Julie Bowen, Happy Gilmore): everyone knows they are made for each other, but the writers know too that postponing the inevitable is what keeps us coming back.


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