Listen Up (2004–2005)

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Tiny, O-shaped Tony Kleinman and his mate, former professional jock Bernie Widman, still a popular womanizer, co-present a TV talk show in Philadelphia, mainly devoted to sports and ... See full summary »

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2005 | 2004
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 Mickey Kleinman (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Tony Kleinman (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Bernie Widmer (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Megan Kleinman (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Dana Kleinman / ... (18 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Tiny, O-shaped Tony Kleinman and his mate, former professional jock Bernie Widman, still a popular womanizer, co-present a TV talk show in Philadelphia, mainly devoted to sports and athletes of all disciplines. Tony compensates his size by a big mouth, often cleverly phrasing but alas almost as often too quickly yapping, as all too often he only talks himself into more trouble, especially at home, where he faces a well-meaning wife, who happens to be 'always right' more often then a man can stand, especially as she isn't often really wrong, and a tomboy daughter driving anyone to despair, mouthier then him, devious, as assertive and selfish as only spoiled teenage girls can be, and convinced poor devoted dad is the scum of the earth, too embarrassing to take any notice of if it can be helped, and she can get away with an awful lot. Tony's firstborn, Mickey, is a darling boy, and a gifted golfer, but as meek as a lamb, as ambitious as a clam and as assertive as a punching ball: the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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He may be the first word in sports, but his family gets the last word at home.

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20 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Shut Up and Listen  »

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Mark Harmon had been in contention for the role of Tony. However, he was deemed "way too good looking" for the role. Tony Kornheiser, whose life was the basis of the show, was asked to read for the role. But the sportswriter turned the offer down stating he did not want to move to Los Angeles. See more »

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Tony Kleinman: I don't know what to say at this career day thing.I should do a Bob Newhart!
Dana Kleinman: Star on two highly successful TV shows?
Tony Kleinman: Yeah, that'd be nice.
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Got a few laughs
12 October 2004 | by (southbend, IN) – See all my reviews

This based on the writing of Tony Kornheiser or the Washington Post, ESPN and ESPN Radio. If you have not read his columns or seen his show Pardon the Interruption or had ever listened to his old ESPN radio show you probably will not see the inherent humor. I personally enjoyed the episodes shown so far as I have read, seen and heard the previously mentioned media outlets. The sit com is not dead, just misunderstood, we as a society are taking things too literally and seriously. Keep an open mind and just enjoy a show like this for what it is simple fun and pretty darn clean humor and not try to find some great social meaning or political statement in it.


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