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"Retired at 35" Workin' Man (2011)

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Mike Dieffenbach (written by)
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Original Air Date:
16 March 2011 (Season 1, Episode 9)
Alan sets David up with some job interviews in an effort to build his confidence, but makes matters worse when David strikes out on all of them. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Lying Can Be the Best Policy ***1/2 See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

George Segal ... Alan Robbins

Johnathan McClain ... David Robbins

Josh McDermitt ... Brandon

Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Jessica Sanders

Jessica Walter ... Elaine Robbins

Jay Thomas ... Mr. Jenkins

Jonathan Palmer ... Interviewer

George Wyner ... Richard

Christine Ebersole ... Susan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Amanda Smith ... Bar Patron

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andy Cadiff 
Writing credits
Chris Case (creator)

Mike Dieffenbach (written by)

Produced by
Franco Bario .... co-executive producer
Keith Cox .... executive producer
Mike Dieffenbach .... co-producer
Lisa Iannone .... associate producer
Ben Raymond .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ron Wasserman 
Cinematography by
Donald A. Morgan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tim Ryder  (as Timothy Ryder)
Production Design by
Jay Pelissier 
Set Decoration by
Ron Olsen 
Makeup Department
Donna J. Anderson .... department head hair stylist
Lori Benson .... makeup department head
Lisa Hans-Wolf .... makeup artist (as Lisa Hans)
Deborah Humphries .... key makeup artist
Susan Zietlow-Maust .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Franco Bario .... unit production manager (as Franco E. Bario)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Fong .... second assistant director
Julie Meehan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gordon Germaine .... property master
Sound Department
John Hart .... sound recordist
Laura King .... sound mixer
Matthew McFadden .... boom operator
Wayne O'Brien .... m&e re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Baer .... camera operator (episode)
Pierre Bouazza .... videotape operator
Stephen A. Jones .... camera operator
Wayne A. Lee .... best boy
Gary Stark .... dimmer board operator
John Weiss Jr. .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Amanda Lenker Doyle .... casting assistant (as Amanda Lenker)
Other crew
Diego Garzon .... production assistant
Eric Kovtun .... production coordinator
Matt Pabian .... production assistant
Rebecca Roffman .... set production assistant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Case  creator

Camera and Electrical Department
George M. Chappell .... chief lighting technician
Casting Department
Amanda Lenker Doyle .... casting assistant (2010) (as Amanda Lenker)
Other crew
Jimmy Brooks .... production coordinator
Meaghan Carroll .... production secretary
Sunshine Freisleben .... set production assistant
Paul Jeans .... stand-in (2009)
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Additional Details

20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Lying Can Be the Best Policy ***1/2, 10 March 2011
Author: edwagreen from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

What's going on here? The show seems to be getting somewhat funnier.

With Allen's eyesight going southward, he accidentally hits his estranged wife with a golf cart and puts the blame on their son. With Elaine unable to get around, she winds up staying by Allen and the two seem headed back for romance.

The son's date with the lady in the restaurant runs into complications when his nutty friend invites a lot of people over. The theme here is the consequences of lying but things seem to work themselves out. It's funny the way Elaine finds out that Allen hit her with the cart, but as the true wife, she accepts it. The above review was basically the show before. Working Man refers to Allen's attempt to get his son back in the working world by paying someone to hire him. He did this while accusing Elaine of coddling their son, but Elaine goes one better by having someone by a condominium from the son. The show was not a good one and should be rated ** at best. It is so cliché where parents will do anything to help out their children. The season's finale had better be a better one.

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