A faded singer decides to reopen her hotel's lounge.




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Series cast summary:
Whoopi Goldberg ...  Mavis Rae 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Wren T. Brown ...  Courtney Rae 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Elizabeth Regen ...  Rita Nash / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Omid Djalili ...  Nasim / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Gordana Rashovich Gordana Rashovich ...  Jadwiga 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Mary Testa ...  Sophia 20 episodes, 2003-2004
MaryAnn Hu ...  Soo Lin / ... 14 episodes, 2003-2004
Danielle Lee Greaves Danielle Lee Greaves ...  Danielle 13 episodes, 2003-2004


A faded singer decides to reopen her hotel's lounge.

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America's most outspoken new comedy.


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Release Date:

9 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Rita: I'm no one's obligation.
Rita: I'm someone's prize.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Al Sharpton/Pink (2003) See more »

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19 May 2004 | by timothygilmoreSee all my reviews

Gutsy, innovative, abrasive, funny, at times hilarious, topical, thought-provoking, I can't say enough good things about this show and Whoopi! The only way to improve it would be to have Bruce Vilanch as a writer. Seriously. Courtney and Rita are an absolute delight, and Nassim and Jadwiga provide hilarious views on our arbitrary, confusing society and mores. I could live without the drinking and smoking shown, and hope that quitting these will be future episodes, with Lots of difficulties doing so to show the true nature of these debilitating addictions. The way the gay marriage scenes were handled were in very good taste, and I really like the digs Whoopi takes at Bush and Republicans, and want to see many more. Thanks.

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