Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002–2003)

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Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago, writing Technical Manuals. In his active, fertile, writer's imagination, we ... See full summary »

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 Andy Richter (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
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 Jessica Green (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Irene Molloy ...
 Wendy McKay (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
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 Byron Togler (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
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 Keith (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
John Bliss ...
 Mr. Pickering (14 episodes, 2002-2004)
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Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago, writing Technical Manuals. In his active, fertile, writer's imagination, we see (and hear as he narrates) the stories of his daily life, as they should be, could be, might be, and even actually how they are. Andy shares his office with the company's newest employee, and Andy's newest friend, the frail, jumpy, odd, loveable Byron. Also inhabiting Andy's world is his best friend Keith, who is "so good looking" that Andy must fight his own "prejudice against the 'attractive,' who seem to get everything they want, unlike ordinary humans." Supervisor Jessica is also Andy's longtime friend and uses her lightening sharp tongue to keep the group out of, or at times, to get the group INTO trouble. The newer receptionist Wendy (Irene Molloy, "Grosse Pointe"), whom Andy first had a crush on, is dating Keith (somewhat proving Andy's "Attractive Theory"). Written by Anonymous

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The establishing shot of Andy's workplace, the Duke & Duke building, is lifted from Trading Places (1983) See more »

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[Freddy is taking Andy and his friends to Rio de Janeiro]
Keith: I just talked to the pilot. We're not flying to Rio. We're flying to Mississippi.
Wendy: Mississippi, Brazil?
Freddy Pickering: There must have been a misunderstanding. I'll go talk to him.
[He walks to the emergency exit]
Freddy Pickering: .
Jessica: Uh, the cockpit's that way.
Freddy Pickering: [as he opens the door] I'm going to sneak up on him!
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Kinda Like Ally Mcbeal, but good
19 March 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I think it is great to see a talent like Andy Richter with his own show. I laughed my ass off through the entire first episode and I hope it stays on the air for awhile. The show is about a guy whose daydreams as we see how his day goes, whether it be hearing Etta James' "At Last" playing while he see the receptionist he has a crush on or thinking about wearing a suit of puppies. The best thing is that is done in a cinematic format, as opposed to the sitcom format which has gotten old. It is like Ally Mcbeal, but actually good and funny. I give it 4 stars out of 5.


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