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Stark Raving Mad 

A neurotic book editor is paired with an eccentric writer.

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Steven Levitan
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Ian Stark 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Henry McNeeley 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Eddie McClintock ...  Jake Donovan 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Heather Dubrow ...  Maddie / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Dorie Barton ...  Tess Farraday 20 episodes, 1999-2000
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Henry (Harris) is a book editor assigned the task of un-blocking horror author Ian Stark (Shalhoub). Henry is nebbish and a "germophobe"; he always has his antibacterial lotion on hand. Ian is always pulling morbid practical jokes to obstensibly learn how people would react to horrific situations. Written by Tony B

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kreisi kynäniekka See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jessica Cauffiel appears in several early cast photos that are in circulation. She was replaced by Heather Dubrow prior to the show's premiere. See more »

Quotes

Henry: It doesn't have to be a pick-up thing. You just go up to her and say, "Hi, my name is Ian. I'm a best-selling author..."
Ian Stark: "I'm so lonely and desperate that I talk to strangers in restaurants. Hopefully your life is bad enough to welcome this kind of weirdness, so how 'bout we get together and disappoint each other?"
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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The network with a history of making mistakes has done t again.
16 August 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

They cancelled Star Trek, Quantum Leap, News Radio as well as 'letting go' the talents of Howard Stern, David Lettermen, Norm MacDonald... need I go on? To sum it up, NBC has a history of making the biggest mistakes in television history and they continued that tradition by cancelling this series. Stark Raving Mad was a hysterical and brilliant show and far better than any other new NBC show. It was more classy like The Odd Couple. I said it before and I'll say it again: NBC, cancelling this series makes you the dumbest network in the world without a doubt. And with a network like Fox around, that saying something.


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