The story of a depressed man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit.
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 Ryan Newman (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Wilfred (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jenna Mueller (35 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Kristen Newman (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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The story of Ryan, a depressed man who believes he is getting nowhere in his life and plans to kill himself. In the middle of his attempted suicide, he is asked to watch his neighbor's dog, Wilfred, but Ryan can only see Wilfred as a real person instead of an animal that everyone else sees. As they begin to bond more and become friends, Wilfred teaches Ryan a life lesson about people, love, and living. Written by Anonymous

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Elijah Wood's favorite film is Harvey (1950), which is about a man who is best friends with an invisible, 6 foot tall rabbit named Harvey that only he can see. See more »

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Referenced in Melissa & Joey: The Book Club (2015) See more »

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Haven't laughed like this in years
13 August 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This show is simply brilliant, it tickles my funny bone in a way that no other show has done in years, very will written, brilliant performance by the cast, and very addictive, i love it, i don't usually write reviews but this one is worth it, if i could give it more than ten stars i definitely would.

The acting is sharp and cunning and in Wilfred's case, his bite is worse than his bark. Other than talking, drinking and getting high, Wilfred behaves like any dog. Not to be cliché but Gann wears the dog suit perfectly. He's lovable and sweet though more times impetuous and you feel he needs the sting of a rolled up newspaper but he turns around and gives lessons and shares his wisdom that Ryan can take to heart.

For those who have some reservations about Wood's comedic talents, you can put them to rest. It's not that he's setting out to be humorous, but is simply reacting to odd and perplexing situations and those lead to some hysterical moments. I'd put this in the category of "funny man, straight man" comedy and it's Elijah's strong ability to give emotions to his characters without saying much at all that makes him perfect for this bewildered individual.


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