Animal Practice

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Aug 12, 2012 on NBC
out of 10
User Rating
45 votes

By Users Episode Review


    Animal Practice: Welcome to Animal House

    After years of making programming decisions at NBC, can a monkey save the network as an actor?

  • Episode Summary

    The founder of an animal hospital dies and leaves the hospital to her granddaughter who is the ex-girlfriend of the anti-social veteranarian and hospital director. The new owner has a lot of changes planned.

    Who was the Episode MVP ?

    No results found.
    No results found.
    No results found.
    • Animal Practice - Love that Monkey!

      I think this could be a fun successful comedy for NBC.:) I've only seen the pilot, but I like it. First, who doesn't love cute animals? And that Monkey! Jesus...what a star he/she turned out to be. Lol...a monkey in human clothes - it can't get better than that. "Rizzo - run some interference." lol:), I like Justin Kirk - he was my favorite character on Weeds. I think he's hysterical. I'll be watching this show this Fall...if they got some good writers that teach me something along the way...I think it could be a syndicated hit.moreless
    • Putrid

      My wife and I could only get through 15 minutes of this mess. Joanne Swisher is cute, but not enough to keep me interested. Blech!!
    • Animal Practice has Great Potential

      The Pilot episode of Animal Practice was a perfect beginning to what could be a great new series. I love the cast and they all play interesting parts which at first glance seem a little stereotypical. The underlying story was well told and established what we needed to know about the characters and initial plot lines. There was humor, a little drama, and lots of animals. I look forward to watching more episodes and I hope that the series finds it's success. It's nice to have a show like this which is about animals as much as their owners and the hospital staff that takes care of them!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Justin Kirk Does A House Impression

      That's pretty much the best way to sum this show up. Justin Kirk, scene-stealer from Weeds, plays a more bitter role here and while he was kind of good at it, no one can play that role like Hugh Laurie, so it just came off as phony. I am a fan of Joanna Garcia and she was decent here, but most of the cast is annoying. His assistant, or whatever it was, is brutal, Bobby Lee hasn't said a funny thing since Mad TV, and while Tyler Labine's character got a few chuckles out of me, I can't see much longevity there.

      It could work, but I just don't know how much originality there can be week to week with this concept. Animals doing crazy stuff, not much room for uniqueness there.moreless
    • Already ruined by NBC

      The show thus far isn't *very* appealing, but the fact that its pilot interrupted the Olympics' Closing Ceremony already left a bad taste that's hard to get over.

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions