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The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer 

The misadventures of Abraham Lincoln, his loony associates, and the only sane man amongst them, the President's black butler Desmond.
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Series cast summary:
Chi McBride ...  Desmond Pfeiffer 6 episodes, 1998
Max Baker ...  Nibblet 6 episodes, 1998
Dann Florek ...  Abraham Lincoln 6 episodes, 1998
Christine Estabrook ...  Mary Todd Lincoln 6 episodes, 1998
Kelly Connell ...  Ulysses S. Grant 6 episodes, 1998
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Desmond Pfeiffer (the P is pronounced) was a black British gentleman who was run out of England after being accused of cheating at cards. He takes a job as butler to a perpetually horny Abraham Lincoln in the White House during the Civil War. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Four episodes were broadcast before the show was canceled. It was later spoofed and referenced several times in Clerks (2000) (though the characters did not pronounce the "P" in "Pfeiffer"). That animated series was even more short-lived, lasting a mere two weeks on the air before it was canceled. See more »

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how could people actually LIKE this show???
14 November 2008 | by Brian14LeonardSee all my reviews

This may be the worst TV show ever to make it into a network prime-time slot. It was juvenile, dumb, and just plain not funny. Horny Abe?? A sarcastic black butler??? What were they thinking?????? I honestly think I'd rather sit through a Love Boat marathon than see this wretched refuse again, which is saying quite a lot. I'd love to give it a zero, but you can't--so I'm giving it one star apiece for Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies, Boston Public) and Dann Florek (Law & Order, L.A. Law). They deserved--and got--much better than this. I think this ended the production careers of the creators, and deservedly so. If you really must see it, I think it's on YouTube. But...please don't.


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English

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5 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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