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The Single Guy 

A struggling New York writer (Jonathan Silverman) attempts to find success and dates.

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Brad Hall
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1997   1996   1995  
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Complete series cast summary:
Jonathan Silverman ...  Jonathan Eliot 43 episodes, 1995-1997
Joey Slotnick ...  Sam Sloan / ... 43 episodes, 1995-1997
Ming-Na Wen ...  Trudy 43 episodes, 1995-1997
Ernest Borgnine ...  Manny Cordoba / ... 43 episodes, 1995-1997
Jessica Hecht ...  Janeane Percy-Parker 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Mark Moses ...  Matt Parker 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Olivia d'Abo ...  Marie Blake / ... 22 episodes, 1995-1997
Shawn Michael Howard ...  Russell 21 episodes, 1996-1997
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Jonathan Eliot is an intelligent, sensitive New York writer, whose career is only making little headway, and bachelor who lives on his own, finding the dating scene even more daunting. In his apartment block, which has a very weird doorman, Manny, he gazes with some envy at the love life of others, especially one neighbor, the slick womanizer Dan Montgomery. Written by KGF Vissers

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Suzanne Pleshette was originally going to play Jonathan Silverman's character's mother in six episodes, but due to some writers changing the character to a stereotypical Jewish mother that was a shrew, Pleshette told the producers that she was only going to do the three that she had already done. She, being Jewish herself, took offense to the changes in the character. See more »

Quotes

Marie Blake: I married that idiot, Ricky. I walked out on that idiot, Ricky. And I've had DATES WITH NOTHING BUT IDIOTS EVER SINCE.
Jonathan Eliot: That's not true, Marie.
Marie Blake: Oh yes, it is. On Halloween, I had a one-night-stand with a hunchback. WHAT IS THAT?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jerry Seinfeld/David Bowie (1999) See more »

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Followed strictly the rules written in the sitcom book...
26 July 2009 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

...the problem is that it lacked of a spark. Jonathan Silverman who has demonstrated comedic skills, starred in this overall entertaining and regularly funny sitcom. Don't get me wrong, I followed the show constantly and was involved with the characters and situations but to be honest, it had the phrase "easily forgotten" on it's face.

The situations were funny but not sassy or even very interesting. I mean, it displayed the life of a single man in his late 20's who didn't make a change on his life. The characters are super clichéd and didn't add something memorable for the plot. Ernest Borngine was the most likable and funny character in the show. He was memorable... sadly, the rest of the cast didn't show the necessary abilities to perform a more funny show.

Still, this is a prime example of mid 90's t.v. humor. It could've survived as "Friends" did after a period of uncertainty in American sitcom humor, but sadly, it lacked of arguments.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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(44 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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