Dave's World

CBS (ended 1997)
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  • Dave's World is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry's syndicated columns. Dave is a child of the '60s trying to survive in the '90s, confronting the absurdities of life - as husband, father and semi-responsible citizen. He muddles through with the help of his wife, Beth, who's weary of being the responsible one; sons Tommy, 12, and Willie, 8; his college buddies, Kenny, whose claim to fame is that he records books-on-tape, and Shel, an overworked plastic surgeon who is still bitter over his not-so-recent divorce. Adding to their hectic lives is Mia, Dave's bubbly assistant who just moved in next door with her husband-to-be, Eric, the Barry's jack-of-all-trades handyman. The "framing device" for each episode is Dave at work on his newspaper column. The episode then illustrates his inspiration for the column. The theme song was a version of "You May Be Right" sung by Southside Johnny.moreless

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 24

    The Creeping Peril

    Aired 7/18/97

  • S 4 : Ep 23

    Let Simmer, Then Grill

    Aired 6/20/97

  • S 4 : Ep 22

    A Woman of Independent Seams

    Aired 6/13/97

  • S 4 : Ep 21

    Oh Dad, Poor Dad

    Aired 6/6/97

  • S 4 : Ep 20

    Tropical Depression

    Aired 5/7/97

  • Cast & Crew
  • Patrick Warburton

    Eric (1994-1997)

  • Meshach Taylor

    Sheldon Bailer

  • Harry Anderson

    Dave Barry

  • Andrew Ducote

    Willie Barry

  • DeLane Matthews

    Beth Barry

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Dave (V.O.): Life is filled with defining moments -- your first job, your first car, the first time you're released into the custody of your parents.

    • KENNY: If you didn't know me, and met me at a party, what would you think? BETH: I'd think, "What am I doing at this crappy party?"

    Notes (9)

    • Andy Berman is credited as Andrew Mark Berman.

    • Markie Post's cameo in this episode marks a reunion between her and Harry Anderson. They starred in Night Court together from 1985 until 1991.

    • This episode was made for the 1st season.

    • This episode was made for the 1st season.

    • This episode was made for the 1st season.

    • Mel Torme's cameo marks a reunion of sorts for him and Harry Anderson. Mel had a recurring role as himself on Harry's previous sitcom Night Court.

    • John Larroquette's guest appearance marks a reunion for him and Harry Anderson. The two starred together in Night Court from 1984 through 1992. This is the second time a Night Court cast member has appeared on Dave's World.

    • This episode was a reunion of sorts for folks from the cast & crew of Night Court. It was written by Harry Anderson, who played Judge Stone on Night Court, and guest stars former Night Court regulars Markie Post and Will Utay.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Continuity Error: Carly has aged considerably in the past year. She was elementary school last year, but is now able to drive.

    Allusions (10)

    • Episode Title: It's a Small Van After All This is a reference to the Disney song and attraction, "It's a Small World After All."

    • Episode Title: Four Characters in Search of a Ring The episode title refers to a famous Italian play by Luigi Pirandello, Six characters in Search of an Author.

    • The episode title is taken from Pauline Kael's celebrated first volume of iconoclastic film criticism.

    • Episode Title: The Last Auction Title This title comes from the 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Last Action Hero.

    • Episode Title: A Nightmare on Maple Street This episode's title refers to the 1984 horror classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street.

    • Episode Title: Tommy Doesn't Live Here Anymore This title refers to the 1975 Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, and Dianne Ladd film, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

    • Episode Title: Death of a Saleswoman This episode title refers to the 1949 Arthur Miller classic play, Death of a Salesman.

    • The episode title refers to a line from William Shakespeare's Othello, in which he calls jealousy a green-eyed monster.

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Funny

    By brewsblingsteen, Jul 15, 2005