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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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Cast

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 Kelly Connell ...  Ulysses S. Grant 6 episodes, 1998
Nick Jameson ...  Emperor of France / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Jack Salvatore Jr. ...  Young Abe / ... 2 episodes, 1998
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Storyline

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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Comedy | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Word of mouth spread quickly that the show was demeaning to African Americans and an untrue rumor circulated that a scene in the establishing pilot included hooded black men being executed. After protests, UPN ultimately bowed to controversy pulled the pilot off of the schedule just prior to airing, replacing it with another episode. See more »

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Referenced in Bamboozled (2000) See more »

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bum rap
20 June 2003 | by bad_jonasSee all my reviews

Sure this wasn't the greatest show on TV, but it seemed that those opposed to it (because of it "racial insensitivity") just wanted to get TV air time. The sole African American character (Chi McBride) the most intelligent! And the show tried to to meld well-worn characters into modern (albeit crude) comedy. By contrast the newer "Still Standing" (with Jami Gertz) is TOTALLY unfunny, and even rips off entire scenes (and plot lines) from another unfunny "hit" show ("Yes, Dear"). Maybe it's because I like history, but I can't believe this was off the air faster than any of those endless "Friends" clones.


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