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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

Russell: I can't wait to see what this fool tips me today.
Jonathan Eliot: This guy's tipped you before, Russ?
Russell: Mm-hmm. The guy orders a bowl of soup and leaves a hundred dollar tip. What's up with that?
Trudy Sloan: [exchanges glances with Marie] Your boyfriend's rich.
Marie Blake: [nods her head] Cute.
Sam Sloan: You two look real good together.
Jonathan Eliot: Go for it, lamb chop!
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Referenced in Disjointed: Schrödinger's Pot (2017) See more »

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Lame, formulaic, crap...
22 August 2005 | by fishboy266See all my reviews

This was one of many mediocre shows that tried to ride the Seinfeld/Friends, photogenic, funny, off-kilter, character train in the mid 90's. An ensemble cast that never really gelled, focusing on the trite, relationship foibles of a hipper, slightly less neurotic version of Woody Allen. Annoying, clichéd characters such as the whinny, geeky, best friend who is married to a totally hot, intellectually superior and socially comfortable dish (yeah, that would happen in real life... you know some guy who was a total nebish in high school wrote this!) - nerdy geek marries hot shiksa! because he's so sweet and smart!; doesn't tend to happen in real life unless the guy is rich, rich, rich. Thirty minute filler material between Friends and Seinfeld, kind of like A Different World was between Cosby and Cheers... A grade or two below Caroline in the City, which wasn't exactly a huge Emmy award winning laugh fest either...


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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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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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