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Dave's World 

Dave Barry, a Pulitzer prize winning columnist is dealing with his life in the suburbs together with his wife and two sons. Also starring in the series are Dave's amazingly stupid next door... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Harry Anderson ...  Dave Barry 98 episodes, 1993-1997
Zane Carney ...  Tommy Barry 98 episodes, 1993-1997
DeLane Matthews ...  Beth Barry 97 episodes, 1993-1997
Shadoe Stevens Shadoe Stevens ...  Kenny Beckett 97 episodes, 1993-1997
Meshach Taylor ...  Shel Baylor 97 episodes, 1993-1997
J.C. Wendel ...  Mia 96 episodes, 1993-1997
Andrew Ducote Andrew Ducote ...  Willie Barry 77 episodes, 1993-1997
Patrick Warburton ...  Eric 35 episodes, 1995-1997
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Dave Barry, a Pulitzer prize winning columnist is dealing with his life in the suburbs together with his wife and two sons. Also starring in the series are Dave's amazingly stupid next door neighbors Eric and Mia and Dave's two close friends: Kenny and Shel. Written by Danny Paikov <deepee@netvision.net.il>

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USA

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Release Date:

20 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Dave világa See more »

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(98 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Psych: Truer Lies (2009) See more »

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You May Be Right
Written by Billy Joel
Performed by Southside Johnny Lyon
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Shucks, I thought this sitcom was pretty good
4 January 2009 | by sts-26See all my reviews

I am surprised by some of the other comments regarding Dave's World. I think the series was generally pretty good. It was an old-fashioned comedy, one with laughs and character observations, and NO social commentary or Emmy-targeted sob-story episodes.

I was a fan of Dave Barry in the early 90s - and forgive me any Barry fans - but I did not think that his columns were so remarkable that the TV show was an insult to his work. Barry generally seemed to write from an urban "aw, shucks!" hapless male perspective, and Dave's World reflected this.

And, apart from Seinfeld, and a few other comedies, I do not think there were all that many shows from that period that were better than Dave's World. The show did not get the recognition it deserved, primarily because it was not trendy. It did not showcase a bunch of 30-something actors playing 20-somethings, did not have a "cool" city or neighborhood as its setting (back then Florida was Golden Girls territory), and did not feature 90s lifestyle hot keys (grungy youth, coffee drinking, the IT world, emerging celebrity culture) in its plots.

When I get a chance, I shall pick up the DVDs and sit down to a good, healthy, ingenuous laugh.


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