A neurotic book editor is paired with an eccentric writer.

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Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Ian Stark 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Henry McNeeley 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Eddie McClintock ...  Jake Donovan 22 episodes, 1999-2000
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Henry (Harris) is a book editor assigned the task of un-blocking horror author Ian Stark (Shalhoub). Henry is nebbish and a "germophobe"; he always has his antibacterial lotion on hand. Ian is always pulling morbid practical jokes to obstensibly learn how people would react to horrific situations. Written by Tony B

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USA

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English

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23 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Kreisi kynäniekka See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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In this show, Tony Shalhoub plays a carefree type personality whereas Neil Patrick Harris plays a germaphobe. After the show was canceled, they both have successful careers playing the opposite roles. Tony as the germaphobe in "Monk" and Neil as the carefree Barney in "How I Met Your Mother". See more »

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Ian Stark: Ya know, James Joyce was weird. Van Gogh was weird - Stravinsky was weird. You know, talent doesn't always come wrapped up in a nice, new, shiny, little box, Henry. Sometimes it's messy and organic and raw and you might just have to look a little deeper to find it.
Henry: And sometimes when it's messy and organic and raw, it's garbage!
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One of the best!
9 January 2000 | by fidget-2See all my reviews

I absolutely LOVE this show! It's one of the best shows in the line up since the first seasons of Friends. Neil Patrick Harris and Tony Shalhoub are perfect foils... one neurotic and fresh, the other free and seasoned. Jake is fantastic, injecting the innocent, almost senseless humorous comments that draw a laugh almost every time. The execution of the humor is fresh also, delivered in such a way that we should see it coming but don't. With some time, this series could make a lot of people split their sides laughing. The chemistry among the cast is evident and wonderful... I can't wait to see more!


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