A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.
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Series cast summary:
Rosanna Arquette ...  Kara Dimley 1 episode, 1987
Candice Bergen ...  Barbara 1 episode, 1987
Teri Garr ...  Robin Stone 1 episode, 1987
Spalding Gray ...  Gary 1 episode, 1987
Steven Wright ...  Dwight Harper 1 episode, 1987
Stockard Channing ...  Hilda Bundt 1 episode, 1989
Carrie Fisher ...  Enid 1 episode, 1989
Sally Kirkland ...  Agripina Gravanescu-Smith 1 episode, 1989
Robert Klein ...  Buddy Amber 1 episode, 1989
Jean Stapleton ...  Edna 1 episode, 1989
Jessica Harper ...  Sydney 1 episode, 1987
Tim Matheson ...  Mitch 1 episode, 1987
Ted Stidder Ted Stidder ...  Fred 1 episode, 1987
John Stockwell ...  Maxwell Fletcher 1 episode, 1987
Lyman Ward ...  George Stone 1 episode, 1987
Griffin Dunne ...  David 1 episode, 1989
Corey Feldman ...  Bill 1 episode, 1989
Sheila McCarthy ...  Jenny Amber 1 episode, 1989
Judge Reinhold ...  Jed 1 episode, 1989
Peter Scolari ...  Howard LaMotta 1 episode, 1989
Louie Anderson ...  Stu 1 episode, 1987
Catherine Bach ...  Actress 1 episode, 1987
Hagan Beggs Hagan Beggs ...  Dad 1 episode, 1987
Hope Lange ...  Frances Fletcher 1 episode, 1987
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ...  Mildred 1 episode, 1987
Gail Boggs ...  Luanda 1 episode, 1989
Anne De Salvo ...  Nancy 1 episode, 1989
Katherine McGrath Katherine McGrath ...  Mother St Helen 1 episode, 1989
Linda Purl ...  Laura 1 episode, 1989
Danitra Vance ...  Emma St. John 1 episode, 1989
Dustin Berkovitz Dustin Berkovitz ...  Young Gary 1 episode, 1987
David Byrne ...  Byron 1 episode, 1987
Bruno Gerussi Bruno Gerussi ...  Harry 1 episode, 1987
Betty Phillips Betty Phillips ...  Mom 1 episode, 1987
Ruth Springford ...  Dr. Iris Goldberg 1 episode, 1987
Richard Dimitri Richard Dimitri ...  Dean 1 episode, 1989
Alejandra Gollas ...  Jennifer 1 episode, 1989
Jerry Houser ...  Gene 1 episode, 1989
Marcell Rosenblatt Marcell Rosenblatt ...  Tracy 1 episode, 1989
Al Ruscio ...  Father 1 episode, 1989
Melanie Jones Melanie Jones ...  Gary's Mom 1 episode, 1987
Catherine O'Hara ...  Rebecca 1 episode, 1987
Keanu Reeves ...  Joey 1 episode, 1987
Robert Ridgely ...  Marlin Fletcher 1 episode, 1987
Ron Silver ...  Driving Instructor 1 episode, 1987
Eric Ayala Eric Ayala ...  Young Benjie 1 episode, 1989
Buck Henry ...  The Man on TV 1 episode, 1989
Kurt Knudson Kurt Knudson ...  Jack 1 episode, 1989
Jon Polito ...  Agent Caponello 1 episode, 1989
Tracy Brooks Swope ...  Allison 1 episode, 1987
Anne Ramsey ...  Gypsy 1 episode, 1987
Jeff Schultz ...  Frank 1 episode, 1987
Doug Tuck Doug Tuck 1 episode, 1987
Laura White Laura White ...  Jennifer 1 episode, 1987
George Belanger George Belanger 1 episode, 1989
Kalimba Kalimba ...  Abdul 1 episode, 1989
Max Perlich ...  Older Benjie 1 episode, 1989
Ken Smith Ken Smith 1 episode, 1989
Jay Brazeau ...  2nd Driving Instructor 1 episode, 1987
Norman Browning Norman Browning 1 episode, 1987
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ...  Charlie 1 episode, 1987
John Steadman ...  Grandpa Buckshot 1 episode, 1987
Álvaro Carcaño Álvaro Carcaño 1 episode, 1989
Ellen Gollas Ellen Gollas 1 episode, 1989
Dondee Spencer Dondee Spencer ...  Clarissa 1 episode, 1989
Alex Bruhanski ...  Bruno 1 episode, 1987
Brandon Call ...  Reggie 1 episode, 1987
David Alden David Alden 1 episode, 1989
Gabriela Goldsmith 1 episode, 1989
Ron Wertheim Ron Wertheim 1 episode, 1989
Janne Mortil ...  The Pregnant Daughter 1 episode, 1987
Jaqueline Fernandez Jaqueline Fernandez 1 episode, 1989
John Sabol John Sabol 1 episode, 1989
Irina Areu Irina Areu 1 episode, 1989
Jeff Daniels ...  Jim 1 episode, 1987
Christopher Durang Christopher Durang ...  The Waiter 1 episode, 1987
Julie Hagerty ...  Marsha 1 episode, 1987
Swoosie Kurtz ...  Wanda 1 episode, 1987
Roger Cudney ...  Persival 1 episode, 1989
Geena Davis ...  Daphne 1 episode, 1989
Nancy Lenehan ...  The Neighbor 1 episode, 1989
Peter Riegert ...  Bill 1 episode, 1989
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A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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JSD Entertainment,KCET See more »
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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Spun-off from Survival Guide (1985) See more »

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BEST TV of the 1980's
4 April 2006 | by spersingerSee all my reviews

Even as a High School student I knew this series was something special. I have no idea how many episodes they ran. The three (perhaps 4) I managed to catch featured, 1. Spaulding Gray, 2. Rosanna Arquette & David Byrne, 3. Steven Wright.

I would love to own these on DVD. Smart, funny, ironic, biting...as if Kurt Vonnegutt had written a TV show!

They ran on the local PBS station and as a result never had a regular time spot. I've tried searching for more information on the program but have turned up very little.

I'll try to write a few more details in regard to the individual episodes soon.


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