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Andy Richter Controls the Universe 

Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago, writing Technical Manuals. In his active, fertile, writer's imagination, we ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Andy Richter ...  Andy Richter 19 episodes, 2002-2003
Paget Brewster ...  Jessica Green 19 episodes, 2002-2003
Irene Molloy Irene Molloy ...  Wendy McKay 19 episodes, 2002-2003
Jonathan Slavin ...  Byron Togler 19 episodes, 2002-2003
James Patrick Stuart ...  Keith 19 episodes, 2002-2003
John Bliss ...  Mr. Pickering 14 episodes, 2002-2003
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Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago, writing Technical Manuals. In his active, fertile, writer's imagination, we see (and hear as he narrates) the stories of his daily life, as they should be, could be, might be, and even actually how they are. Andy shares his office with the company's newest employee, and Andy's newest friend, the frail, jumpy, odd, loveable Byron. Also inhabiting Andy's world is his best friend Keith, who is "so good looking" that Andy must fight his own "prejudice against the 'attractive,' who seem to get everything they want, unlike ordinary humans." Supervisor Jessica is also Andy's longtime friend and uses her lightening sharp tongue to keep the group out of, or at times, to get the group INTO trouble. The newer receptionist Wendy (Irene Molloy, "Grosse Pointe"), whom Andy first had a crush on, is dating Keith (somewhat proving Andy's "Attractive Theory"). Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

19 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Anything Can Happen See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trivia

The establishing shot of Andy's workplace, the Duke & Duke building, is lifted from Trading Places (1983) See more »

Quotes

Andy's Brain: [Trying to impress a girl] What would someone cool and suave say?
Andy: Ants are fascinating
[long pause]
Andy: sometimes.
Andy's Brain: Saved it!
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Funny stuff
27 March 2002 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

I've been a huge Conan O'Brien fan for years, and I'm glad to see his former sidekick succeed. He has a couple of movies out and a TV show--I just hope it lasts more than one season. It shouldn't get cancelled, because it is a very funny show, but networks tend to cancel the few good sitcoms on air and keep the bad or mediocre ones. It's nice to see that a couple of sitcoms aren't depending on a laugh-track to manipulate its viewers. This is one of them and, unlike "Watching Ellie," it works. The fantasy sequences are often funny, and the show doesn't try too hard. Andy Richter proves he can be as good a leading man as a sidekick. And that actress who plays Wendy is stunningly beautiful! God, I knew exactly how Andy felt when he was lusting after her. This show is definitely worth checking out. The only problem is it's on the same time as "Spin City." I guess I'm going to have to tape one of the shows.

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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