Saturday, September 14, 2013

The John Larroquette Show



WATCH at this link: The John Larroquette Show 101 Pilot - daily motion


The John Larroquette Show is my favorite TV sit-com of all time. From Episode Guides: "A fascinating case study in how to destroy a successful situation comedy. In its first season The John Larroquette Show was a daring dark comedy and a hit. Set in a St. Louis long distance bus terminal, with a recovering alcoholic protagonist adrift in a sea of losers, hookers, and street people, black and white, gay and straight, this was unlike anything seen in a sitcom since Hot'l Baltimore a generation before, a comedy that addressed issues on the dark side of the American dream: race, class, gender, abuse of authority, substance addiction, etc. In the second and third season NBC carefully removed each and every element that had made the show interesting, making nonsense of a premise and bland stereotypes of its hard-edged/bizarre characters, then cancelled the show abruptly once everyone had deserted its ridiculously bland fourth season; a great shame." The John Larroquette Show - an Episode Guide by Russell Wodell, epguides.com

Continue watching The John Larroquette Show on You Tube:

Season 1
Episode #2 "Thirty Day Chip"

Episode #3 "Celibate!"

Episode #4 "This is Not a Step"

Episode #6 "Pros and Cons"

(I'll try to update this post with more links if they come up.)