Andy Richter Controls the Universe

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Andy Richter Controls the Universe

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Set in the offices of Pickering Industries in Chicago, the show revolves around technical writer Andy and his office friends, Jessica, Byron, Keith, and Wendy. Through his narration, Andy's fertile mind frequently plays out outlandish and hilarious versions of what he is telling us, before settling on the true account of what happened. He also has occasional conversations with Mr. Pickering, the long-dead company founder who pops up in Andy's mind to degrade him. Originally aired on FOX, many of its final episodes had their first airing on HD Net. In Germany the show is known as Die Welt und Andy Richter (The World and Andy Richter) In France the show is known as Le Monde merveilleux d'Andy Richter (The Wonderful World of Andy Richter) In Poland the show is known as Andy Richter - władca wszechświata (Andy Richter - Lord of the Universe)
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  • Dandy Andy

    8.5
    I could not begin to describe how much I miss this show. They may seem desperate, but that's exactly how I feel. Sadly, it is probably best remembered as one of those brilliant-but-cancelled shows that Fox dumped primarily for low ratings and not clicking with its audience, much like "Wonderfalls" and "Profit." What seperates "ARCTU" from those other shows was its numerous innovations; it was way ahead of its time in terms of wry narration, non-sequitor humor, and most importantly its rampant abuse and inevitable destruction of the much-hallowed fourth wall. If there's a cult favorite that has been grossly overlooked for a DVD release, my vote would definitely be for "Andy."moreless
  • The show premise had so many great opportunities to impress, and did so for the first six episodes. But it slowly went downhill from there and ultimately committed suicide causing its own cancellation.moreless

    6.0
    Perhaps that's a bit harsh for a show that I have rated a 6.



    Bottom line... it was reality as reality was. For most people, we live life and dream about how it could be.

    Amazingly, the writers managed to capture the essence of what "work life" is like... if not a little more sarcastically than we all actually live. But it was funny.

    The first several episodes had be breathing for air as I was laughing out laud at the characters...

    Unfortunately, the last few episodes were filled with low-brow humor that nobody laughs at unless there's a laugh track to inform you when the show is trying to be funny.

    This show had great potential and demonstrated it far beyond my expectations in the first several episodes... The rest of it ... not so good.moreless
  • Andy Richter Controls The Universe, A Smart, Funny, Well Thought Out Comedy That Is Another Prime Example That FOX Never Seems To Know When It Has Struck Sitcom Gold And Scraps All Of It's Good Shows That Never Get A Chance To Shine...moreless

    9.5
    Andy Richter Controls The Universe, A Smart, Funny, Well Thought Out Comedy That Is Another Prime Example That FOX Never Seems To Know When It Has Struck Sitcom Gold And Scraps All Of It's Good Shows That Never Get A Chance To Shine. The Show Mainly Consists Of Andy A Smart Aspiring Writer Who Works For A Large Soulless Company Where He Writes Manuals For The Products They Sell. This Show Only Aired 19 Episodes And Was Canceled Midway Through Season Two. Though This Show Involved The Typical Sitcom Plots It Separated Itself With It's Smart, Witty Sense Of Humor And It's Cast Of Quirky Characters.moreless
  • A very funny series that was ready an willing to make fun of itself and trid not to take anything seriously

    9.0
    This show was over before its time. Right from the beginning the show was making fun of itself. I love shows that don't take themselves seriously. It was full of rediculous scenarios and outrageous events. The characters were a collection of eccentric individuals who made just about anyone else look sane by comparison. They complimented eachother's quirks and personalities. It was funny to see how they tried to stay sane in this crazy world. The fact that sometimes the events being told were completely made up made finding out the truth even more entertaining. And the sometimes it was hard to decide wether the truth or the story was more rediculous. This show really was something different from everything else that was on at the time. It relly deserved more than it was give.moreless
  • Long live Conans old Sidekick!

    9.2
    I will sum this up quickly. Andy Richter Controls The Universe is a [BLEEP]ing funny show that Fox didnt give a chance. It would deffinintely be better than War at Home or whatever crap theyre airing now. Andy Richter is hillarius and Fox needs to step up and figure out what is good on their network, or they will wind up like WB and UPN in September......
  • O-BITCH-UARY

    Rest In Peace, Better Off Ted

    Better Off Ted is dead. Woe is the sitcom world.

  • ENJOY AN ARRAY OF OLDIES AND NEWBIES WITH THIS WEEK'S DVD RELEASES. GET YOUR MEDICAL DRAMA FIX WITH IN TREATMENT: SEASON ONE, SING ALONG WITH CALIFORNIA DREAMS: SEASONS ONE AND TWO, OR FIND OUT WHY YOUR DOG KEEPS CHEWING YOUR SLIPPERS WITH THE VERY BEST OF THE DOG WHISPERER. DON'T YOU WISH YOU COULD WATCH TV ALL DAY?

    March 24th, 2009 DVD Releases

    • Awesome News
      According to Amazon.com, production is underway on "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" DVDs!! It doesnt say if it'll be the enti...
      01/24/09
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    • What the hell happened??
      Sorry but this board is empty and i was just wondering what happened to this show. there onday gone the next. this just so happene...
      09/24/08
      9
    • Andy Barker P.I.
      Whats everyone think of the new show??I like it but its no ARCTU.
      04/24/08
      3
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