Illeana Douglas comically deconstructs her life, puts together her future, and with the help of big box giant IKEA discovers the best role she never played was herself.

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 Herself / ... (52 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Lance Krapp (29 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Tom Arnold / ... (23 episodes, 2008-2012)
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Actress Illeana Douglas attempts to live a "normal" life by working at her local IKEA. She soon finds she can't leave Hollywood behind when fellow actress and friend Justine Bateman starts a talk show called "Forty and Bitter" on the floor of IKEA. Forced to compete for IKEA "Coworker of the Year" or risk coworker downsizing Illeana beats out Justine, wins the coveted award, and a trip to Sweden to meet the head of the company. Soon she must decide if she will return to the spotlight and take over for Justine with her own talk show, "This Side Up". Written by Anonymous

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crazy funny; a weird ad for IKEA
28 April 2013 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Actress, Illeana Douglas, playing herself, is trying to get out of "Hollywood" by working in Burbank IKEA as a sort of entertainer to raise morale and co-worker team spirit. The Episodes are short - mostly under ten minutes, some only three or four, and have an impressive cast list, keep your eyes peeled for various actors either playing themselves or acting. Jeff Goldblum was a favourite. It's laugh out loud funny in places, but very very odd and quirky, with a lot of abstract situational laughs and set up (variously good and bad) Swedish impressions. Set in a real IKEA situation, not an ersatz-IKEA, notice that pretty much everything is yellow and blue. I can't believe how weird this is and how someone came to think of it but the story arch is quite engaging and there is a story to follow. Michael Irpino, playing Lance Krapp, the camp over-enthusiastic IKEAn is fun, and I really like him. Justine Bateman, again playing herself, is the main competition to Illeana's plans, and the cute, funny, love-interest, musical-guy is Robert Mailhouse (also in the band Sparhusen, with Illeana Douglas). Enjoyable. Weird. Lots of spin-off episodes/extras regarding Sparhusen, and they've even done albums of music! Very funny.


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