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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Thomas Haden Church ...  Ned Dorsey 46 episodes, 1995-1997
Debra Messing ...  Stacey Colbert 46 episodes, 1995-1997
Greg Germann ...  Eric 'Rico' Moyer / ... 46 episodes, 1995-1997
Nadia Dajani ...  Amanda Moyer 46 episodes, 1995-1997
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Ned and Stacey get married one week after they meet. He marries her to get a promotion. She marries him because she can't find a place to live and likes his apartment. She hates his self-righteous attitude. He doesn't like her re-decorating his living room. Will their marriage actually result in love? Will Ned finally figure out that those people he talked to at their wedding are Stacey's parents? Written by Danny Paikov <deepee@netvision.net.il>

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It takes most married couples years before they dislike each other... these two are way ahead of the game! See more »

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English

Release Date:

11 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Matrimonio de conveniencia See more »

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(48 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Hank Azaria was the first choice to play Ned, but he turned down the role. See more »

Quotes

[At a costume party]
Ned Dorsey: I'm looking for my mother. She said if I get lost I should stand next to the pretty bee.
Girl: Interesting line.
Ned Dorsey: Well, it usually doesn't work. Good thing you're dressed like a bee.
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One of my favorites!
21 October 2002 | by Brett_BuckSee all my reviews

Ned and Stacey is the hetero version of "Will and Grace". Except it's actually funny. The premise is virtually identical, platonic co-habitation, the roles are virtually the same. Everything is played for laughs, no serious undercurrents, no position to take; just go for the joke. Neds self-absorption, Stacey's contempt for Ned, Amanda's contempt for humanity, Eric's sad-sack befuddlement, it all just works. They did an entire show about the down-on-his-luck Mr. Beveldere, for God's sake! Any real TV fan has to admire that.

I can only imagine that the show was killed only because Thomas Hayden Church was just too far over the top for most people. I thought he was great but everyone I talk to absolutely *hated* him. But slap in Eric McCormack (who is undoubtedly a better actor, just too understated to really be funny), slap on a gay aspect to get some press and make it look like a different show, and problem solved.


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