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 Warren Fairbanks (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Frankie Zito (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Vern Limoso (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Meryl Doogan (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Pino Palumbo (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Joe Zito (4 episodes, 2001)
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 Connie Zito (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Mrs. Wiznewski (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Terry (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Pretentious Man (2 episodes, 2001)
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Jason Bateman plays a gay Greenwich Villiage writer. His sexual orientation isn't suspected initially by the fellow who has responded to his newspaper ad for a new roommate. Though the road is bumpy for them at first, they strive to reach a common understanding. Written by Katrina Hardaway

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The oddest couple ever. See more »

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28 February 2001 (USA)  »

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Kiss Me Guido  »

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The Vern character was originally written to be played by a fat white guy. However, when Alec Mapa wandered in to audition for the show, he wowed creator Tony Vitale, who immediately knew this was the guy he wanted in the part. Vitale had trouble convincing others that Mapa was the right fit, so the actor was repeatedly called back to audition. Finally in the zero hour Mapa won the role the character was re-conceived to suit him. See more »

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Vern: Warren, I'm sitting here reading "Peanuts" and it just occurred to me, do you think Shroeder could be gay?
Warren: What?
Vern: Well, think about it, you know. Everyone's outside playing baseball. He's inside playing the piano. Lucy's throwing herself at him like a tart. He could care less. And if I'm not mistaken, he colors his hair. . .
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Spun-off from Kiss Me, Guido (1997) See more »

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Not Bad, Not Great
3 April 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Some of My Best Friends" does follow the "Will & Grace" mold, with Warren, a regular-guy brand of gay man and Vern, a queeny sidekick. This time we have an odd-couple relationship between Warren and his new roommate, Frankie, a straight guy from a working class Italian Bronx background.

This show thrives on broad stereotypes of all kinds; sometimes it's funny and sometimes it's just tired. But the relationship between straight and gay men is ripe material for comedy. One hopes this show will grow a bit and mine that. Certainly it got off to a start with a few of the episodes, particularly the one from last week (3/28/01). The writing will have to improve though.


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