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Series cast summary:
Bob Newhart ...  George Stoody 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Judd Hirsch ...  Leo Wagonman 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Jason Bateman ...  Ted Stoody 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Darryl Theirse ...  Ambrose 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Robyn Lively ...  Casey Wagonman 21 episodes, 1997-1998
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George Stoody is a mild-mannered bookstore owner who encounters a hoodlum/magician named Leo Wagonman, the estranged father of his new daughter-in-law Casey. Leo, on the run from a mob intent on collecting the payoff money Leo stole from a Las Vegas casino, decides to stay in the spare room above George's bookstore. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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15 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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Bob Newhart's real first name is George so this series continued Newhart's streak of sitcoms named after himself (The Bob Newhart Show (1972), Newhart (1982), and Bob (1992)). See more »

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2 May 2001 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

It takes just one person to ruin a show, and in this case it was the idiot that cancelled it. Bob Newhart was back in a hit show after his series, Bob, was barely acknowledged. He was joined by Judd Hirsch, another great talent from Dear John and Taxi. The two of them made a successful and hilarious spin on the Odd Couple routine as Hirsch alluded to mob ties he had. His line, "Las Vegas...................Nevada." was hilarious as it annoyed Newhart to no end. The show also starred Jason Bateman, a rare talent barely seen on television. I haven't seen him since It's Your Move or Valerie, two other great shows that were cancelled before their time. Putting the axe to this show was one of the most unjust things that ever occurred to the CBS line-up, but at least that axe man got another job at NBC. How do you think we lost Working, Stark Raving Mad, Unsolved Mysteries and the new Dark Shadows ?


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