A Minute With Stan Hooper

FOX (ended 2003)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Pilot
      Episode 1
      The show starts off with Stan and Molly entering the diner where they ate years ago when they first drove through Waterford Falls. They are surprised though to find that no one knows who Stan is except for Ryan who instantly begs to become Stan's cameraman. Stan also announces he and Molly have no place to stay, so Pete decides to show them some open property in the town. They find a place they really like, but it is only for rent, but they will be able to move into it that night. It costs $500 a month, and they are also surprised to find Gary Jamison, their new butler - who comes with the house. Gary instantly lays down the ground rules with Stan that he does the chores - not Stan. Stan then meets the head of the cheese factory, who unveils his own cheesehead .... of Stan!! When Mr. Hawkins gets angry about Stan employing Ryan, Stan finds, without his permission, that he is now housing Ryan. Stan constantly finds people coming in and out, and his house is like the whole towns, but in a small town, he's learning to deal.moreless
    • Stan Hooper Goes to Washington
      Stan decides to enter the race for town mayor when he discovers the same man has been mayor for five terms. Stan just wants to give people another choice, but he is surprised to learn of the cover up behind the mayor and the involvement that Fred Hawkins has in it, as well as the rest of the town.moreless
    • The Hustler
      The Hustler
      Episode 3
      When Stan decides to join Pete and Lou Peterson for a boy's night out at Jimmy's Tavern to play billiards for "dimes" and "nickels," he's accused of using trick shots every time he sinks a ball. Meanwhile, Gary invites Molly to join him and the girls at the weekly bridge game that meets at the Hooper residence. Ryan and Chelsea consult Stan for planning their future and Chelsea contemplates her opportunities at Penny's College of Cosmetology and Tattoo. When it's discovered that "dimes" and "nickels" are worth more — much more — Stan scrambles to save his opponent, Lou Peterson, from selling the diner.moreless
    • An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
      Stan gets interested in turkey hunting, ordering every possible item in preparation for an outing, then he enlists Chelsea to prevent Molly from cooking anything for Thanksgiving dinner.
    • Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie
      Fred's frustration mounts because Gary invites Molly and Chelsea to join the 'guys-only' Christmas caroling group, "The Silent Knights." Meanwhile, when the Petersen Boys run out of Stan's favorite treat, Clara Meek's apple pie, Stan sets out to secure the recipe before the ailing Clara dies.
    • Fear Finds the Falls
      Stan burglarizes the diner to prove Waterford Falls is not inviolable to crime.
    • Stan's Biggest Fan
      Stan discovers his biggest fan lives nearby and enlists the help of a cranky mailman to find him.
    • Good Golly, Miss Molly
      A typo in the "Cheese Quarterly" magazine naming Molly as Fred's mistress brings the tabloids and press down on Stan.
    • Snow Job
      Snow Job
      Episode 9
      The town's snowplow operator has a thing for Stan and when Stan denies her, the whole town suffers.
    • Ghost Family
      Ghost Family
      Episode 10
      Stan decides to investigate his property upon learning the people of the town believe there are ghosts living in his boathouse.
    • The Milkman
      The Milkman
      Episode 11
      After inadvertently getting the milkman fired, Stan helps him starting his own "business".
    • The Good Doctor
      The Good Doctor
      Episode 12
      Stan suspects that Doc Goodman is not really a doctor.
    • Stan's Best Friend
      Stan's Best Friend
      Episode 13
      Problems arise when Stan mistakes a wolf he found for a puppy.