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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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She's got her head in the clouds. He's got his feet on the ground. Together, they're a match made in heaven. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

ABC

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dharma & Greg See more »

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Not only did the producer add a vanity card at the end of episode one, but at the end of every episode (visible for about two seconds, readable when freeze-framed). The main text included various "beliefs" of the producer, as well as various outlooks on life. One in particular simply read, "All work and no play makes Chuck a dull boy" over and over, except for the very middle of the screen, where it says, "If you have stuck with this and read this far you are an exceptional person." Another said, "the meaning of life might be "Sit, UBU, sit." See more »

Quotes

Greg: [marches with Pete, Larry, and Edward down a hallway like astronauts while triumphant music plays in the background]
[music stops]
Greg: What the hell are we doing?
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Crazy Credits

Producer Chuck Lorre ends each episode with what he calls a "vanity card" - At the top of the screen you see "Chuck Lorre Productions" and a different number followed by a big paragraph of quirky remarks. The card appears onscreen for less than 2 seconds, not enough time to read it. Each episode has a different card. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) 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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