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Dharma & Greg 

A free-spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they get married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites, he fulfills her need of stability and she fulfills his need of optimism.
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2002   2001   2000   1999   1998   1997  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jenna Elfman ...  Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery 119 episodes, 1997-2002
Thomas Gibson ...  Greg Montgomery 119 episodes, 1997-2002
Joel Murray ...  Pete Cavanaugh 119 episodes, 1997-2002
Mimi Kennedy ...  Abby O'Neil 119 episodes, 1997-2002
Alan Rachins ...  Larry Finkelstein 119 episodes, 1997-2002
Mitchell Ryan ...  Edward Montgomery 119 episodes, 1997-2002
Susan Sullivan ...  Kitty Montgomery 119 episodes, 1997-2002
Shae D'lyn ...  Jane 96 episodes, 1997-2001
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There could hardly be an odder match, but love knows no reason. Assistant D.A. Greg Montgomery, the son of successful businessman Edward and Kitty, the queen of socialite snob-ism, falls madly in love with the utterly unconventional free spirit Dharma Finkelstein, the daughter of hippie couple Abby O'Neil and Larry Finkelstein. The in-laws never agree on anything and stir up trouble as they're shocked by each other's lifestyles. Greg's lazy, incompetent colleague Pete Cavanaugh and Dharma's odd friend Jane likewise develop improbably chemistry as they observe their friends' relationship. Written by KGF Vissers

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He's old school. She's new age. Together, they're just right. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Actors Alan Rachins and Mitchell Ryan, who play the respective fathers of the titular characters, have both played attorneys at Los Angeles law firms that employed an attorney played by Amanda Donohoe. Alan Rachins starred in all 8 seasons of the TV series "L.A. Law" (1986-1994), which also starred Donohoe for seasons 5-6. Mitchell Ryan appeared in the Jim Carrey film 'Liar, Liar' (1997). Additionally, Mitchell Ryan guest starred in an episode of "L.A. Law." Both actors also appeared in episodes of The Golden Girls (1985), playing men who dated Blanche Devereaux. See more »

Quotes

Kitty: What are you doing here? You can't see her in her dress!
Dharma: See, that's what I thought!
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Crazy Credits

The end of the opening montage for the series has several pairings of word expressing opposites, such as: sun and moon, yin and yang, sugar and spice. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on Czechoslovakian TV contains no laugh track. See more »

Connections

Referenced in RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers (2016) See more »

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Hilarious!! Original!!
18 September 2003 | by biszSee all my reviews

Dharma & Greg has changed how I view sitcoms. Having seen all of D&G I don't find anything else to be as funny as it used to be. Frasier, Home Improvement, Drew Carey, According to Jim, Sports Night, all used to be my favorites but now none of them make me bellow out in laughter as hard and as often as Dharma & Greg does.

This show has everything! Intelligent humour which requires the viewer to pay attention and of course the plethora of silly humour for which Dharma is famous. It's hilarious, but also very touching at times, both sides of the coin are written superbly and acted with great skill. Unrealistic things such as dead Indian ghosts and the general craziness of Dharma go side by side with the common realisms of life, characters munching on something as they talk, brushing their teeth, paying their bills. The show covers all types of humour, all types of emotion, all types of situations, it has everything.

The writing and acting in this show are superb. The perfect timing and tremendous skill of Jennal Elfman and Thomas Gibson translate into one of the most memorable relationships on television, Dharma and Greg are as real a TV couple as you can get. The other cast members are also all very talented and play their roles perfectly. With such a high quality of actors, the writers and producers were able to pull off some amazing shows.

Where Dharma & Greg stands apart from all other shows is in how you laugh at it. you don't! You laugh WITH it. In Raymond you laugh at the characters when they get in one of their many arguments. In Frasier you laugh when he and Niles do something snobbish. There is a general trend in sitcom humour, akin to the newspaper saying of 'it bleeds, it leads', that trend is making us laugh by making the characters miserable, making them argue, in general, we laugh at their misfortune. On the other hand Dharma is at its best when we are laughing with the characters, at their happiness, because unlike most other shows, the characters in D&G do laugh. They laugh at themselves, at each other, at the situations they encounter, and when they are laughing and having a good time I find it much more funny, much more real, then when I'm asked to laugh at Ray's pathetic brother or Jim's flimsy excuses to his angry wife. Life is funny, why do none of the characters in other sitcoms realize it?

In short, I find Dharma & Greg to be a very funny, uplifting show, the best I've ever seen. It's sappy to say, but watching D&G makes me feel good, and that's amazing seeing as its only a television show, but I guess that's what makes it such a good one.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (119 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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