Andy Barker, P.I.

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Mar 15, 2007 on NBC
8.1
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Andy Barker, a happy and successful Certified Public Accountant, decides to take a risk and open his own accounting business, but later decides to become a great Private Investigator, also after he moves into the office of Lew Staziak, a former P.I.

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  • Andy Barker C.P.A transforms to Andy Barker P.I.

    8.5
    Let me first start by saying that I've been a big Andy Richter fan since his days on Conan O'Brien's show. It's nice to see Andy get another shot at a show since Fox's cancellation of the really funny,"Andy Richter controls the universe".



    With that being said, this show has great potential just with the talent assembled by the main character, co-starring with Andy is Nathan Hale from another Fox mishandled show,"Arrested Development", which Andy also had a small part on. With that out of the way I'll get to the pilot, it was funny in parts, o.k. for the most part. I think it's a little hard to be over the top funny in a pilot when you're trying to inform the audience how the transformation from accountant to P.I. takes place, and introduce the main characters all in a matter of 30 minutes. I'm willing to give the show a benefit of the doubt. The show did get more laughs as it went on and the end scene with Andy and Lew was hilarious all the way to the stop motion end.moreless
  • I didn't love it, but it was OK.

    5.2
    I didn't love it, but it was OK. I almost don't care about the plot if their are enough gags.



    Andy meets Simon, the guy who runs the video store downstairs. Simon relates everything that happens to Andy to some movie. "Chinatown" is the basis for this episode. I don't know if I would have liked the episode better if I was familiar with the movie. This will be likely that I will be unfamiliar with most of the movies they will mention.



    This gag is used on "NCIS" where Tony relates many things to movies. I believe they did it in "The District" too.



    Harve Presnell's gruff character isn't as amusing to me as I guess he's supposed to be. I would like to see more of Clea Lewis.



    I'll give it a second chancemoreless

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