Here at the end of my discussions of Andy Barker I think I may have figured out why I like this show so much, warts and all (and there were warts aplenty this week). I think I enjoy it as much as I do at least in part because I feel a certain connection to the […]Read more "Andy Barker, P.I.: “The Big No Sleep”, and “The Lady Varnishes”"
Episodes synopsis: In “Three Days of the Chicken” Andy goes on a wild goose… er chicken chase when Wally informs him that his poultry supplier is engaging in unfair business practices. He is helped by Simon and reluctant Lew (who, we discover, is an alektorophobe), but the road is twistier than expected, and may even […]Read more "Andy Barker, P.I.: “Three Days of the Chicken” and “Dial M For Laptop”"
For the next three weeks I will be reviewing the short lived, little loved, but terribly underrated Andy Barker, P.I. You can follow along with these episodes over at Hulu. Poor Andy Richter. Conan O’Brien’s once and future sidekick tried for several years to make his way as a sitcom star, first with Andy Richter Controls the […]Read more "Andy Barker, P.I.: “Pilot” and “Fairway, My Lovely”"
My friends, the people have spoken: despite a late surge by The Dick Van Dyke show, “Rotating cast of TV shows” held on to win the honor of being my first retro TV reviewing assignment. So, for the rest of the spring I will be reviewing several diverse sitcoms that, for whatever reasons, ran for very few […]Read more "Here’s What’s Coming…"