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Charlie Hoover 

Charlie is an accountant whose rat race life consists of an ungrateful family and boss Mr. Culbertson who ignores him. Then a miniature person Hugh advises him to live a little leading to crazy adventures.

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Ian Gurvitz
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Complete series cast summary:
Tim Matheson ...  Charlie Hoover 7 episodes, 1991
Lucy Webb ...  Helen Hoover 7 episodes, 1991
Julie Hayden Julie Hayden ...  Doris 7 episodes, 1991
Michael Manasseri ...  Paul Hoover 7 episodes, 1991
Leslie Kendall Dye ...  Emily Hoover 7 episodes, 1991
Sam Kinison ...  Hugh 7 episodes, 1991
Bill Maher ...  Elliot Weedle 4 episodes, 1991
Kevin McCarthy ...  Mr. Culbertson 2 episodes, 1991
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Charlie is an accountant whose rat race life consists of an ungrateful family and boss Mr. Culbertson who ignores him. Then a miniature person Hugh advises him to live a little leading to crazy adventures.

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USA

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English

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9 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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[Charlie's boss is telling a boring story at a dinner party. Hugh walks across the table beating a drum, a la the Energizer Bunny.]
Hugh: He keeps TALKING and TALKING and TALKING!
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Charlie Hoover's Achilles Heel
27 July 2005 | by nicksicSee all my reviews

Today's technical wizardry wasn't available when Charlie Hoover was in production. Sam Kinison's character was a little guy standing on Charlie's shoulder. The technical challenge of hand-coordinatng two cameras required Sam to stand still so they could position him -- maybe bowing a little, or maybe making a hand gesture or two. But his natural high energy was lost and his comedic genius was stifled. The whole thing could have been cured by allowing Sam to be a full-sized person. But no, a suicidal embrace of the "little guy" concept sent this show into the crapper. And more, the set was plagued by a director who micro-managed every tiny aspect of expression, vocal emphasis and movement. They couldn't have done a better job of suffocating the special talents of Sam Kinison, Tim Matheson, and Leslie (Engleberg) Kendall.


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