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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 Tony Kleinman (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Dana Kleinman (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Mickey 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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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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'Evan Peters' and Alexandra Krosney were originally cast as Tony's children but were replaced before filming began. 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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Listen up could have worked.
9 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every show has a catch. Whether it's a nutty neighbor, or an out of the "norm" situation. Listen up, having the huge star Jason Alexander was enough to make me watch. Before the debut in the fall of 2004, I was looking forward to this show more than any in the fall line up. But, once the plot was laid out, we found rather quickly the show lacked. Jason Alexander was surrounded with very serious characters. Everyone was expecting Alexander to mimic his George Costanza persona. He did, or tried to at least. The problem was there was nobody within the cast to bring out the hot tempered, overreacting character, Jason Alexander preforms so well.

Listen up needed a sidekick for Alexander. An overbearing parent, a busy body next door neighbor type, someone to fuel the fire of Alexander's character. Listen up would be the equivalent to the Jeffersons with out Tom and Helen Willis, Florence the maid, and Mr. Bentley. Without those people, who would have pushed George Jefferson to his limits? The same can be said here. There was nobody to push Jason Alexander to his limits. We were left forcing ourselves to laugh at Alexander, living around characters that lacked depth.


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