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Top of the Heap 

A spin-off with characters from the "Married...with Children" series. Intellectually challenged Vinnie and his chronically unemployed father share an apartment. Re-worked the following year as "Vinnie and Bobby."
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Complete series cast summary:
Joseph Bologna ...  Charlie Verducci 7 episodes, 1991
Matt LeBlanc ...  Vinnie Verducci 7 episodes, 1991
Joey Lauren Adams ...  Mona Mullins 7 episodes, 1991
Rita Moreno ...  Alixandra Stone 6 episodes, 1991
Leslie Jordan ...  Emmet Lefebvre 6 episodes, 1991
Christina Applegate ...  Kelly Bundy 2 episodes, 1991
Rod Arrants Rod Arrants ...  Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1991
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Storyline

Top of the Heap tells a story of an unemployed man and his rather dimwitted son. The father and son duo often argue about what they want out of life. Vinnie, the son, wants to marry for love and Charlie, Vinnie's father, wants his son to marry rich. Written by Celeste.

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Including the series pilot which aired as an episode of Married... with Children (1987), this television show featured the first screen appearance of Joey Lauren Adams. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Top of the Steve (2019) See more »

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Joey
31 August 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's a spin-off series from Married... with Children with two minor characters. In Chicago, Charlie Verducci (Joseph Bologna) is the crass father to good-natured idiot Vinnie (Matt LeBlanc). 16 year old jailbait neighbor Mona Mullins (Joey Lauren Adams) has a crush on Vinnie who gets a job at Rolling Hills country club run by Alixandra Stone (Rita Moreno). Emmet Lefebvre (Leslie Jordan) is a diminutive security guard at the club.

This one came and went real quick. I am a big fan of Married and I don't remember LeBlanc being on the show. Of course, it would be another three years before he's Joey. I think I kinda remember this show. I definitely watched it. I watched every Married episode. The Married kids keep dropping by on this show. There's no way I would miss it even if it's not that good and this is not a good show. Matt LeBlanc has plenty of charisma. Bologna fits the character but I don't think the character is optimized. Joey Lauren Adams is super cute and she could work over time. The big problem is the country club. It's not a good work setting for this show and it looks cheap. If he works at a big country club, the show can't just stay at that one cheap location. He needs to be working behind the bar. There is an overall sense of faltering sitcom energy coming from this jerry-rigged spinoff. I like some of the cast but it's a struggle to make this work.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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