Animal Practice: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (12 Aug. 2012)

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"Animal Practice" is a new comedy centering on Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk), a top veterinarian with an impressive list of famous animal patients at the Crane Animal Hospital - a ... See full summary »

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"Animal Practice" is a new comedy centering on Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk), a top veterinarian with an impressive list of famous animal patients at the Crane Animal Hospital - a bustling New York City veterinary practice where it often seems as if the patients are running the place. Despite his unorthodox style, George has an undeniable gift with animals of all kinds - except the human kind. Much to his chagrin, George recently learned that his ex-girlfriend, Dorothy Crane (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), has inherited the family business and is now George's boss. Whip-smart and ambitious, Dorothy shakes up the hospital as she brings order to the chaos and butts heads with George's animal-friendly administration. Written by Anonymous

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When Dr. George and Dorothy first go into his office there are two x-rays on a light board behind his desk. At first there is a horizontal x-ray on the left and a square x-ray on the right. Then mid-way through the scene the x-rays switch places, with the square x-ray on the left and the horizontal x-ray on the right. See more »

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A funny mix between "Scrubs" and Ace Ventura
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At this point in time, almost every single idea for a sitcom has been done. This is especially true of workplace sitcoms. There have been countless sitcoms about pretty much every occupation imaginable that would lend itself to big laughs. To my surprise, "Animal Practice" manages to be at least slightly original since, at least to my knowledge, there has never been a sitcom about an animal hospital before. Even more surprising is that "Animal Practice" is actually quite funny. One would expect the pilot to be filled with non-stop slapstick gags and jokes about animals' bodily functions. This easily could have been filled with endless amounts of low brow humor and been a chore to sit through. Thankfully, there is no slapstick or bodily humor to be found in this first episode. While there are many jokes about a particular monkey that may strike some viewers as gimmicky, most of the humor is character based. While it's true that some of the characters may come across as typical wacky sitcom characters, it seems that they will be more developed in later episodes. At least all the characters are funny and none of them are grating like most sitcom characters. Justin Kirk is fantastic as the lead, providing the same charm and great delivery he provides as Uncle Andy on "Weeds" only without the sleaziness. Tyler Labine is also highly amusing as one of Kirk's co-workers, playing a very different type from the characters that he played on "Reaper" and "Sons of Tucson". The scenes that Kirk and Labine share together in the pilot are the highlights as the two have fun chemistry that will hopefully continue to be put to good use in future episodes. While it's an entirely possible that "Animal Practice" could turn into more of a generic sitcom as the season progresses, right now it stands as an entertaining mix between "Scrubs" and the Ace Ventura movies. Recommended. 8/10


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