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The John Larroquette Show 

Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now... See full summary »

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Don Reo
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
John Larroquette ...  John Hemingway 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Liz Torres ...  Mahalia Sanchez 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Daryl Mitchell ...  Dexter Walker 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Chi McBride ...  Heavy Gene 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Lenny Clarke ...  Officer Adam Hampton 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Elizabeth Berridge ...  Officer Eve Eggers 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Gigi Rice ...  Carly Watkins / ... 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Bill Morey Bill Morey ...  Oscar 67 episodes, 1993-1996
Alison La Placa ...  Catherine Merrick 49 episodes, 1994-1996
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Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now hangs in his office, 'This is a Dark Ride.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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USA

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English

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2 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossroads See more »

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(78 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The first twelve episodes were based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Larroquette is a recovering alcoholic in real life. See more »

Quotes

Unknown singer: [played while Dexter drive John] Kill whitey! kill whitey!
John: What's the name of the song?
Dexter Walker: "Justice".
Dexter Walker: [Cop pulls car over. Dexter quickly turns music off, then turns to face cop at the driver's window] Evenin', officer.
Unknown singer: [John reaches over and turns music back on] Kill whitey! kill whitey!
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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a great sitcom -- at first
16 August 2006 | by ericcchristensenSee all my reviews

The first season of Laroquette was, at least in my view, one of the most inventive and funny series on TV. A dark, dry and offbeat worldview pervaded the stories and the cast sold just incredible dialogue with rare verve and honesty.

I agree with the other reviewers, however, that later seasons became mundane and weak as they tried to broaden the show's appeal beyond the narrow group of devotees who found it during the first season.

I mean, my god, the episode where an employee from the U.S. Bureau of Weights and Measures passed through the bus station with the official inch measure of the United States and he asked John to watch the measure while he went to the men's room. Naturally, John became curious about it and, ultimately, wound up damaging the official inch measure. It was hilarious.

Or the episode where a teenage boy was at the bus station being transported back to his home in the rural south after running away from a sheriff's daughter. He was going to be sent to prison (unjustly) it turned out, when the local prostitute (a regular on the show) said she could tell he was a virgin. He admitted to this, and the cast decided that they would get together and hire the prostitute to "service him" before he went to prison. Unfortunately, the bounty hunter who was escorting him, wouldn't remove the handcuffs he had on the boy for the time he was to be serviced. So all you saw was this bounty hunter standing in John's office doorway with his arm flailing up and down in the door as the act was consumated. It was blindingly funny.

If there is any justice in this world, or appreciation for true dark humor, the powers that be will release at least the first season DVD.


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