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.
Did You Know?
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
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.
And sometimes when it's messy and organic and raw, it's garbage!
Referenced in 20 Years of Must See TV