Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Tom Cavanagh ...  Ed Stevens 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Julie Bowen ...  Carol Vessey 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Jana Marie Hupp ...  Nancy Burton 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Josh Randall ...  Mike Burton 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Lesley Boone ...  Molly Hudson 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Michael Ian Black ...  Phil Stubbs 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Rachel Cronin ...  Shirley Pifko 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Justin Long ...  Warren Cheswick 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Michael Genadry ...  Mark Vanacore 58 episodes, 2001-2004
Mike Starr ...  Kenny Sandusky 45 episodes, 2000-2002
Daryl Mitchell ...  Eli Goggins 39 episodes, 2002-2004
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Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he's fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville, "Anytown", USA. There he realizes he's been missed by a lot of friends whom he's missed; and he sees Carol, the girl he'd adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol's heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed, but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville. Written by Katchan

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USA

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English

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8 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Ed - Der Bowling-Anwalt See more »

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Closter, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Many of the scenes of the main characters walking on the streets of Stuckeyville were shot in the town of Westfield, New Jersey. Shots include the Rialto, and restaurants such as LIME and the Elm Street Café. See more »

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Mike Burton: Can't talk. Eating fried pie. Experiencing nirvana.
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Referenced in Pittsburgh (2006) See more »

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Next Year
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Performed by Foo Fighters
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Hysterical Lucidity
27 February 2003 | by SchleprockSee all my reviews

This past episode CAPTAIN LUCIDITY, where Ed gets control of his dreams through 'lucid dreaming' - was absolute genius comedy. I was deep in hysterics. A nice change of pace from the usual guy/girl friction.

Through a 'controlled' dream-state, Ed (along with all the other lovable clowns on this under-appreciated show) navigates his romantic concerns and desires for Frankie, and usual heart-beacon Carol Vessey. Nice concept, eh? Well, the writers hardly settled for the concept alone. They ran with it Gump style!! Absolute brilliant use of the entire cast's character traits (though some 'Cheswick' moments were sadly ignored). I'd swear 'Ed Stevens' wrote the episode. What higher compliment can you pay to the writers? That was one impressive hour of entertainment, folks. Absolute comic brilliance. And to boot - a fine dramatic closing. When you're laughing along with a tear-jerker moment - you know you've been won over.

I'll bet ya 10 bucks you can't top that episode...


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