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Wilfred 

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The story of a depressed man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit.
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Series cast summary:
Elijah Wood ...  Ryan Newman 49 episodes, 2011-2014
Jason Gann ...  Wilfred 49 episodes, 2011-2014
Fiona Gubelmann ...  Jenna Mueller 35 episodes, 2011-2014
Dorian Brown Pham ...  Kristen Newman 27 episodes, 2011-2014
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The story of Ryan, a depressed man who believes he is getting nowhere in his life and plans to kill himself. In the middle of his attempted suicide, he is asked to watch his neighbor's dog, Wilfred, but Ryan can only see Wilfred as a real person instead of an animal that everyone else sees. As they begin to bond more and become friends, Wilfred teaches Ryan a life lesson about people, love, and living. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vilfred See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Wilfred Productions See more »
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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On its premiere became the highest ranking debut sitcom ever for FX Networks. See more »

Quotes

Wilfred: All your questions will be answered, Ryan. Eventually. But the big answers are like those missing kids on the milk cartons. They don't want to be found. They'll turn up when they're ready.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Pee Lady (2016) See more »

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Mind-blowing!
2 July 2011 | by hiphoptouristSee all my reviews

This show explores a whole new realm of comedy television. Erie, intelligent, dry, profound, thought-provoking, outrageous, subtle - all intertwined into one overall theme: PERCEPTION IS KEY; open your mind, face your fear, and take risks.

There are multiple levels of perception that come into play. The dynamics between Wilfred and Ryan are simplistic in the eyes of all but Ryan (just a man and a dog), yet complex and unfamiliar (Ryan's very personal and strange experience with hearing/seeing Wilfred's complex thoughts, moods, erratic actions, etc). Such dynamics are carefully orchestrated to depict how one's perception and outlook can truly change or save you. I have not yet seen the (original) Australian version of this show, but I must say - truly ingenious and inventive.


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