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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
20 March 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago... See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Hilarious, fresh and original show See more (32 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 12)

Andy Richter ... Andy Richter (19 episodes, 2002-2004)

Paget Brewster ... Jessica Green (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Irene Molloy ... Wendy McKay (19 episodes, 2002-2004)

Jonathan Slavin ... Byron Togler (19 episodes, 2002-2004)

James Patrick Stuart ... Keith (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
John Bliss ... Mr. Pickering (14 episodes, 2002-2004)
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Series Directed by
Andy Ackerman (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
John Fortenberry (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Writing credits
Victor Fresco (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michael A. Ross (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jim Bernstein (2 episodes, 2002)
Jennifer Celotta (2 episodes, 2002)
Michael Shipley (2 episodes, 2002)
Tommy Blacha (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Marc Solakian .... producer (19 episodes, 2001-2004)
Andy Ackerman .... co-executive producer / executive producer (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Victor Fresco .... executive producer (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Andy Richter .... producer / supervising producer (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jennifer Celotta .... producer / supervising producer (18 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michael A. Ross .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (18 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jim Bernstein .... producer / co-producer (17 episodes, 2002-2004)
Lisa Iannone .... co-producer / associate producer (17 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michael Shipley .... producer / co-producer (17 episodes, 2002-2004)
Steve Baldikoski .... producer (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Bryan Behar .... producer (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tim Doyle .... co-executive producer (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jay Dyer .... producer (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Will Gluck .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Dave Jeser .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Eric Kaplan .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Matthew Silverstein .... co-producer (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Rob Ulin .... co-executive producer (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Matthew Weiner .... supervising producer (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Original Music by
Greg Burns (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jeff Burns (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Brian Kirk (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephen C. Confer (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Victor Hammer (7 episodes, 2002-2004)
Levie Isaacks (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Film Editing by
Skip Collector (5 episodes, 2002-2004)
Steven Sprung (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Steven Rasch (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
David Rogers (4 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Casting by
Jill Anthony (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Julie Mossberg (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Production Design by
Wendell Johnson (17 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Amy Feldman (18 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Costume Design by
Nanrose Buchman (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 2002-2004)
Maxine Morris .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Production Management
Jeffrey M. Zeitlin .... unit production manager (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
Judy Oseransky .... post-production supervisor (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
John E. Vohlers .... production manager (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa J. Bloch .... second assistant director (14 episodes, 2002-2004)
Mark Tobey .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Daniel Silverberg .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2002-2004)
John Pontrelli .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 2003)
Brenda Kalosh .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2002-2003)

Libby Minarik .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Joe Murphy .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Tony Chavez .... propmaker (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
David Galvan .... paint foreman (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Timothy Sheehan .... on-set dresser (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Greg Benson .... construction coordinator (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
David Baker .... property master (7 episodes, 2002-2003)

Amber Haley .... assistant set decorator (unknown episodes)
Jessica McDonald .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Manuel Plank-Jorge .... illustrator (unknown episodes)
Craig Raiche .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Anthony C. Thorpe .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Todd Grace .... sound re-recording mixer (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Randal S. Thomas .... supervising sound editor (17 episodes, 2002-2004)
Ken McLaughlin .... production sound mixer (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
C. Darin Knight .... production sound mixer / production mixer (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Rudy Pi .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Charles Hamilton .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 2002)
John Asman .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2002)
Bill Thiederman .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2002)
Doug Davey .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2003)

Noel Vought .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Joe Murphy .... stunt coordinator (13 episodes, 2002-2004)

Ken Clark .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Bracamonte .... dimmer board operator (18 episodes, 2002-2004)
Don Muirhead .... camera operator / steadicam operator (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
Robert Ruiz .... first assistant camera (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
John Magallon .... chief lighting technician (12 episodes, 2002-2004)
Bill Witthans .... key grip (12 episodes, 2002-2004)
Lance Dickinson .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2002)
Steve Galvin .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2002)
Chris Hathaway .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2002)
Roy Heath .... best boy (6 episodes, 2002)
Rusty Davis .... grip (5 episodes, 2002)
Victor Hammer .... director of photography: additional photography / additional photographer (3 episodes, 2002)

Gina Degirolamo .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
David Gasperik .... additional camera operator (unknown episodes)
Ryan Pilon .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Stephen Sfetku .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Richard Stevens .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Tacon .... digital imaging technician (unknown episodes)
R. Gern Trowbridge .... dimmer board operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Sheila Guthrie .... casting executive (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
Helen Mossler .... casting executive (12 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Austin Myers .... costume supervisor (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Suzanne Flores .... costumer (18 episodes, 2002-2004)
Susan Roberts .... set costumer (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Missett .... on-line editor (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Marc Wielage .... HD colorist (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Elliot Greenberg .... post-production assistant / post-production coordinator (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michael Broome .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2002-2004)
Daniel S. Russ .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Paul Todisco .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Nicole Bottcher .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2002)

Kristen Reardon .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Emily Craig Macrae .... music editor (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Diane DeLouise Wessel .... music supervisor (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Transportation Department
Steven Salzman .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Rebecca Asher .... script supervisor (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Carey Goldstein .... stand-in (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Joanne Oboyski .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jeremiah Leibowitz .... assistant to producer (17 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michael Uppendahl .... assistant to producer (17 episodes, 2002-2004)
Ben Mandelker .... assistant to producer (16 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tricia Taylor .... assistant to producer (16 episodes, 2002-2004)
Sue Mutter .... set production assistant / assistant to producers / ... (13 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tommy Blacha .... story editor (12 episodes, 2002-2004)
Elliot Greenberg .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (10 episodes, 2002-2004)
Sharif Crawford .... assistant to producer (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Joey Trbovich .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Hugh Adair .... assistant to producer (8 episodes, 2002-2004)
Bob Ellison .... creative consultant (8 episodes, 2002-2004)
Gail Haller .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 2002-2004)
Ray Lancon .... assistant to producer (8 episodes, 2002-2004)
Lorena Mora .... assistant to producer (8 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michael Fitzpatrick .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
David Harris .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Corey Nickerson .... assistant to producer (7 episodes, 2002-2004)
Darren King .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2002-2003)

Matt Drumm .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Sorel Kaire .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Terry McConico .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Kerry Ray .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Katy Schlesinger .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The establishing shot of Andy's workplace, the Duke & Duke building, is lifted from Trading Places (1983)See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious, fresh and original show, 1 December 2002
Author: matlock-6 from Chicago, IL

Andy Richter was a brilliantly funny and much missed part of The Conan O'Brien Show. His own show is a welcome addition to Fox evening TV. We see Andy at work, interacting with his buddies and fellow employees, having the hots for a cute receptionist, and arguing with the strange old ghost of the company's foudner who taunts and derides Andy. The humor of the show is uniquely Andy's.

The series was originally canceled after the first season, like so many other original and clever shows. Fox has turned a complete 180 from their early days as a pioneer of "new" television with shows like Married With Children, The Simpsons and others. These days, they seem to prefer following trends and not being very different from the big 3 networks. This is why I was surprised to see Andy Richter brought back from the overflowing dumpster of shows Fox hasn't given a proper chance.

Apparently, the guidelines Fox gave Richter when they agreed to revive the show was that each show had to be a stand-alone rather than having episodes follow a linear pattern. This is so they can show them out of order. Why they insist upon this is beyond me, but if it brings back Andy then so be it.

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