In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds ... See full summary »
According to the episode "Wedding Belles", Puss Puss is female. See more »
In "The French Take Woodland," Jacques Chirac calls a poker hand with three 9s and two queens a full house, "queens over nines"; similarly, Robert Evans calls a hand with three 9s and two kings "kings over nines." In proper poker terminology, the three of a kind is "over" the two of a kind. Therefore, the two hands described should be called "nines over queens" and "nines over kings." See more »
Puss, I can say "you take my breath away" in 67 different languages. Dammit, except for Dutch.
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Closing credits include the following disclaimer: All characters and events are fictional. Celebrity voices are impersonated but not Robert Evans, who is voiced by Robert Evans, who may or may not have slept with your wife. Program may contain coarse language and or adult situations and or childish situations. See more »
If you want to get every joke, you have to have read Evans' book or seen his autobiodocupic or, like the show's hilarious take on Kim Jong Il, have heard the Books-on-Tape version.
The man (former actor [he *played* Irving Thalberg!], movie producer [ever hear of Chinatown? Marathon Man? Popeye?], studio president, inspiration for Dustin Hoffman's character in Wag the Dog, and husband or lover of just about every movie star and model since the mid '60s, Robert Evans) has had more deaths and resurrections than a 16-part slasher series. This show parodies Evans mercilessly and equally mercilessly satirizes the corruption of the post-studio-system Hollywood way of doing business, along with plenty of famous people who have had it coming for a long time.
If you come into it cold, I suppose you'll just be left wondering "What the f--- was *that*?" But the Osbournes was a hit, so there's no reason to write The Kid off again. And even if you do, he'll just come back bigger and richer.
So is it the funniest show on television if you have the clues? You bet your ass it is.
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