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Television sitcom factbook : over 8,700 details from 130 shows, 1985-2000
Terrace, Vincent, 1948-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2000]

Physical Description:
v, 164 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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PN1992.8.C66 T47 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PN1992.8.C66 T47 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Did you know that when Dave Barry ( Dave's World ) was in college, a "little experiment" caused Dave to see things in a different light ("my hairbrush became a tribe of pygmies who worshipped me")? That Jack Gallo ( Just Shoot Me ) considers his magazine office his castle and his assistant Dennis his gargoyle? That George ( Seinfeld ) has accomplished only one thing in his life-scoring 860,000 points in the video game Frogger ? Whether you are a couch potato enthusiast, a frantic researcher for your thesis on "The Hidden Aesthetics of Sitcom TV," or cramming for the next Jeopardy show, the examples cited above are just a few of the television sitcom facts available to you in Television Sitcom Factbook . At your fingertips in this volume are over 8,700 facts concerning 130 television sitcoms broadcast from 1985 to those still current in 2000 by ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, WB and in syndication. The information included is based on one source-the actual programs as seen on television. Long running series can be found, as well as those still memorable here-today-gone-tomorrow series. Most of the information that appears here cannot be found in any other source. If you are looking for addresses, nicknames, names of pets, character quirks, telephone numbers, license plate numbers, clothing sizes, favorite foods or jobs, to name just a few, this book is the source.

Author Notes

Vincent Terrace has worked as a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions (an independent film and television producing company for which he has created a projected television series called "April's Dream"). He has written more than 30 books, many about television and radio.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
Almost Homep. 5
Alright Alreadyp. 5
Amenp. 6
American Dreamerp. 7
Ann Jillianp. 8
Babesp. 9
Baby Talkp. 9
Between Brothersp. 10
Big Wave Dave'sp. 11
Billyp. 11
Black Tie Affairp. 12
Bless This Housep. 12
Blossomp. 13
Bobp. 14
Cafe Americainp. 16
California Dreamsp. 16
Camp Wilderp. 18
Can't Hurry Lovep. 19
Caroline in the Cityp. 19
Clarissa Explains It Allp. 21
Cluelessp. 22
Coachp. 23
The Criticp. 24
Cybillp. 25
Dave's Worldp. 26
Dear Johnp. 28
Designing Womenp. 30
Dharma and Gregp. 32
Dinosaursp. 33
The Drew Carey Showp. 35
Ellenp. 36
Empty Nestp. 37
Evening Shadep. 38
Family Albump. 39
Family Mattersp. 40
Family Rulesp. 42
Ferris Buellerp. 42
First Time Outp. 43
The Five Mrs. Buchanansp. 43
Flying Blindp. 44
Frasierp. 46
The Fresh Prince of Bel Airp. 47
Friendsp. 49
Full Housep. 51
The George Carlin Showp. 53
Get a Lifep. 54
Going Placesp. 55
The Golden Girlsp. 56
The Golden Palacep. 57
Good Morning, Miss Blissp. 57
Good Sportsp. 58
Grace Under Firep. 59
Growing Painsp. 61
Hanging with Mr. Cooperp. 62
Harry and the Hendersonsp. 63
Head of the Classp. 65
Head Over Heelsp. 67
Hearts Afirep. 67
High Societyp. 69
The Hogan Familyp. 69
Home Freep. 70
Home Improvementp. 71
Hope and Gloriap. 73
I Married Dorap. 73
The Jackie Thomas Showp. 75
Jennyp. 76
Jessep. 77
Joe's Lifep. 78
The John Larroquette Showp. 78
Just Shoot Mep. 79
Just the Ten of Usp. 80
Kirkp. 82
A League of Their Ownp. 83
Life ... and Stuffp. 83
Living Dollsp. 84
Living Singlep. 85
Love and Warp. 86
Mad About Youp. 88
Maggie Wintersp. 89
Major Dadp. 89
Malcolm and Eddiep. 90
Malibu, Ca.p. 91
Married Peoplep. 92
Married ... with Childrenp. 93
Maybe This Timep. 97
Mr. Belvederep. 97
Moeshap. 99
Molloyp. 100
The Mommiesp. 101
Movie Starsp. 102
Murphy Brownp. 103
My Two Dadsp. 106
The Naked Truthp. 107
The Nannyp. 107
Ned and Staceyp. 110
One Worldp. 110
The Parent'Hoodp. 111
Parker Lewis Can't Losep. 112
Perfect Strangersp. 114
Phenomp. 116
The PJ'sp. 116
Rocp. 117
Room for Twop. 118
Roseannep. 118
Sabrina, the Teenage Witchp. 121
Saved by the Bellp. 123
Seinfeldp. 128
Simonp. 131
The Simpsonsp. 132
The Sinbad Showp. 134
Sister, Sisterp. 134
Small Wonderp. 135
Smart Guyp. 136
Someone Like Mep. 137
Step by Stepp. 138
Suddenly Susanp. 141
Third Rock from the Sunp. 143
Thunder Alleyp. 144
The Torkelsonsp. 144
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Placep. 145
Two of a Kindp. 146
Uncle Buckp. 147
Unhappily Ever Afterp. 148
Valeriep. 151
Vinnie and Bobbyp. 151
What a Dummyp. 152
Will and Gracep. 153
Women in Prisonp. 154
The Wonder Yearsp. 156
Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Janep. 157
Performer Indexp. 159