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The John Larroquette Show 

Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now... See full summary »

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Don Reo
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4   3   2   1  
1996   1995   1994   1993  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
John Larroquette ...  John Hemingway 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Liz Torres ...  Mahalia Sanchez 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Daryl Mitchell ...  Dexter Walker 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Chi McBride ...  Heavy Gene 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Lenny Clarke ...  Officer Adam Hampton 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Elizabeth Berridge ...  Officer Eve Eggers 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Gigi Rice ...  Carly Watkins 84 episodes, 1993-1996
Bill Morey ...  Oscar 67 episodes, 1993-1996
Alison La Placa ...  Catherine Merrick 49 episodes, 1994-1996
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Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now hangs in his office, 'This is a Dark Ride.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The tone of the show was lightened after the first season. See more »

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Tony Hemingway: [points to a sign on John's wall that reads: "This is a Dark Ride"] I heard about this.
John: Yeah. From the carnival. A pretty fair description of life too, I think.
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Network Execs gutted it.
30 July 2005 | by cul-de-sacSee all my reviews

Season 1 was superb: gritty, realistic characters who behaved like they lived gritty, realistic lives...unapologetic hookers, transvestites, bums, and alcoholics who were hilarious. Almost like watching a play...like "Hot L Baltimore" in the 70s. As the sign on John Laroquette's wall said, "This (was) a Dark Ride." Weird, fun, occasionally disturbing because it was a lot more lifelike than the usual sitcom.

Season 2? Blatantly obvious that the network got nervous about all those hookers, transvestites, bums, and alcoholics not being apologetic...the fix was in, they cleaned it up, and the show became just another basic sitcom about a bus station. I was sad to watch it go.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossroads See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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