Minding The Store

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Sunday 10:00 PM on TBS Premiered Jul 10, 2005 Between Seasons

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Minding The Store

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Pauly Shore is back in TBS’s “Minding the Store”, where he manages the family business, world famous comedy club, The Comedy Store. Mom Mitzi Shore reluctantly hands over control to son Pauley with the hope that he can breathe new life into the club. Pauly has great plans for the club including renovations, A-list talent, and new promotions, but can he succeed with his mom watching his every move?
  • THE ONETIME DARLING OF THE MTV GENERATION IS RISING FROM THE ASHES OF JURY DUTY AND BIO-DOME WITH A NEW SHOW DESIGNED TO JUMP-START HIS STALLED COMEDIC CAREER. AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, HE'LL GIVE YOU A DOLLAR!

    Pauly Shore is Minding the Store

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    • A reality show about the daily happenings with Pauley Shore's life.

      5.2
      I am more than slightly annoyed by the "weasel". I have never been a fan. My husband, on the other hand, thinks he is great. In the interest of spending time together, I watch this t.v show with him called "Minding The Store".

      Pauley introduces us to his everyday life on this trek. We meet "Marlon", his hispanic assistant who speaks broken english. I don't think for a second that Marlon is employed by Mr. Shore in any capacity. Pauley is selling us a scripted attempt at a funny existance.

      The premise being, that he is at the point in his life where he needs some stability. A serious role in a movie. A serious girlfriend, for a long term relationship. A job running his mommas club for her, the legendary "Comedy Store" on Sunset BLVD.

      The series plays out as his movies do, full of bumbling errors that are supposed to be hysterical. Marlon is constantly trying Pauleys patience, refusing to take orders seriously, or follow through. Pauley acts like Marlon is too precious to fire, too darn lovable.

      Pauleys momma is always on the phone, whining her orders at him. He tries to re-decorate the club, make it more appealing, and does so without her consent. After construction is under way, she belts out the order to "leave the club AS IS". Of course, Pauley panics, but appeases her, by lying. He told her that he wouldnt touch a thing.

      So goes the life of a washed up comedian, trying to catch a new breath. It was entertaining at times, but nowhere near a program that I would watch alone. Sorry "weas", youre still a "spaz".moreless
    • A+

      9.4
      I hope this shows surpasses the on-air life of Beverly Hills 90210-long live Pauly Shore! The show is hilarious; both in it's irony that it's completely about Pauly Shore, and also because the people who work for him are far more entertaining than he actually is. Just when you were asking yourself, "I wonder what Pauly's been up tp lately..?"
    • This show is hilarious!

      10
      It's great to see Pauly Shore back. A lot of us has missed him. This show is a definate success and Pauly's career is going to revive again with this show. Watching Pauly try to be a business man and take over the store is genius. Look forward to every Sunday!
    • Pauly Shore. Various comedians. Reality. The ingredients that could end in a disastrous product. But you'd be surprised how funny it is.

      8.5
      The premise of Minding the Store was a little foggy to me pre-airing. Was it a sitcom? A reality show? And how will anyone be able to watch Pauly Shore week after week?



      Then I turned it on, and I was pleasantly surprised.



      Not only is Pauly trying to resuscitate his career and be a dramatic actor, he's also trying to run his mother's business, the world famous Comedy Store. In addition, he's trying, really trying, to take his life serious.



      So far, I'm still watching, and I think this show has great potential.moreless
    • Totally phony, totaly scripted, and totally unfunny.

      3.5
      I never got this concept of "reality shows" to begin with, considering none of them are anywhere close to reality. 7 young people in a free house and jobs they'd never be able to get in the REAL WORLD? A single bachelor who dates a dozen women he doesn't know then marries one of them? These shows atleast PRETEND to be unscripted and semi-real...no such luck with Minding the Store. This show is as phony and scripted as they come.



      Pauly Shore has a sex therapist? Come on, give me a break. He was a terrible actor a decade ago, and he's still a terrible actor today. His sidekick is some guy whose defining trait is the inability to speak the English language (or any language for that matter) and make any sense at all? His buddy is a large obese guy who looks like Eric Stoltz from The Mask and can do nothing but stuff things inside of his huge mouth the entire time?



      He's asking Fred Durst for relationship advice?



      He goes to a dinner party and is rude to everyone the entire time (give me a gun, he tells them, and pretends to shoot himself in the head)...wants to leave, so he tells his buddy to call him on his cell phone from the other room. He comes back into the room and he conveniently has his phone in his hand, and wow- ring ring...emergency, I have to go! Yet the party guests are too stupid to realize anything was fishy, besides asking why he left so abruptly? This is either scripted and just unfunny, or the guy is an ass with zero social skills. Either way, it's not good TV.



      I've no doubt that 95% of the show is totally scripted...normal human beings don't act like this. These things don't happen in the real world. What's worse- none of it's funny. Pauly drones on and on and on about being a sex addict (yeah right...I'm sure women are falling all over themselves to get to Mr. 37 yr old with no career), his friends/employees do nothing but screw stuff up (hey, let's take the limo to Mexico and get it painted red!), and you hear his mom over the phone complaining that he's screwing up.



      You'd think they'd aleast try to fool us into believing it's even remotely unscripted and real. And if not that much, couldn't they have made the unreality reality show a tiny bit funny?moreless
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