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 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

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English

Release Date:

18 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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JSD Entertainment,KCET See more »
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(12 episodes)

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Color

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

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Wonderful series.
21 May 2005 | by foxbrick-1See all my reviews

Here's another television series that cries out for home-video rediscovery, or at least revival by public-broadcasting syndicates or Comedy Central, but instead languishes in obscurity. The standard of writing, performance and production on this anthology was very high, indeed, and it's a pity that the PBS network of stations weren't more supportive (of this production of LA's KCET), or didn't properly get the word out (perhaps it was feared that this was too much like commercial television offerings...although it handily outclassed most situation comedy on the other US networks, with even its weakest episodes worth the viewing). The Spalding Gray episode would seem particularly poignant as well as funny today, after his suicide; Catherine O'Hara, Steven Wright, and Teri Garr's episodes were all highlights.


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