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Love & War 

A comedy about a woman running a bar/restaurant in New York City while maintaining a tempestuous romance with an egotistical opinion columnist. Other comedic elements include the bar's ... See full summary »

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Diane English
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1995   1994   1993   1992  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jay Thomas ...  Jack Stein 67 episodes, 1992-1995
Joanna Gleason ...  Nadine Berkus 67 episodes, 1992-1995
Joel Murray ...  Ray Litvak 67 episodes, 1992-1995
Suzie Plakson ...  Meg Tynan 67 episodes, 1992-1995
Michael Nouri ...  Kip Zakaris 67 episodes, 1992-1995
Charles Robinson ...  Abe Johnson 57 episodes, 1992-1995
Annie Potts ...  Dana Palladino 44 episodes, 1993-1995
Susan Dey ...  Wallis 'Wally' Porter 23 episodes, 1992-1993
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A comedy about a woman running a bar/restaurant in New York City while maintaining a tempestuous romance with an egotistical opinion columnist. Other comedic elements include the bar's regular patrons, the restaurant's chef, and a neurotic waitress waiting for her husband to get out of prison. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Susan Dey was fired after the first season because the producers felt that she and Jay Thomas lacked chemistry. Dey was replaced with Annie Potts. See more »

Quotes

Dava: [Dava, an ex-girlfriend of Jack's has come for a visit and has proclaimed herself and Wally to be "sisters"] Wally, I ran out of underwear, so I borrowed some of yours; sisters can do this.
Wallis 'Wally' Porter: [taken aback, but making the best of it] That's fine... I hope they're all right.
Dava: [shrugs] A little loose.
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Connections

Referenced in Howard Stern on Demand: Jay Thomas (2008) See more »

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Uneven outing for a great ensemble
8 May 2020 | by d.rustSee all my reviews

Jerry Gold was Gold for Murphy Brown: although he was only in a handful of episodes he was like Q on TNG, people remember him being a regular character.

Jay Thomas (Jack) had a great time: they had a gimmick on the show. The two main characters would talk directly to the camera as little asides. However, the "love" interest, Susan Dey sounded like a preachier Candice Bergen. Fortunately, they got rid of the gimmick and Dey.

And then Annie arrived. What a breath of fresh air. Did you ever see Designing Women? I didn't. I did see Annie in "CRIMES OF PASSION" and of course "GHOSTBUSTERS" and did she ever deliver.

Let's talk about Joel Murray (the Zeppo of the Murray brothers) who plays garbageman Ray, and Suzy Plakson, the statuesque beauty playing a tom-boy sports writer Meg. These two are a Mutt and Jeff pair, friends who have been a fixture in the Blue Shamrock who have known Jack for ever. Jack is no major columnist, he dreams of working for the Times.

The cast is rounded out by Joanna Gleason and Charlie Robinson, who play the bar staff.

Uneven writing, a couple of very stupid situations plagued the series, but some absolutely hilarious lines: in the penultimate episode: "Mary Margaret, I love you dearly, but who died and left you a penis?"


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Country:

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English

Release Date:

21 September 1992 (USA) See more »

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Love is Hell See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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