The John Larroquette Show - Season 3

NBC (ended 1996)


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Episode Guide

  • Happy Endings
    Happy Endings
    Episode 24
    Now that they're both free and clear, Carly and John agree to a date, but advice from Dexter initially keeps them apart. No longer a bum, Oscar opens a shoeshine stand in the bus station. Meanwhile, John's landlord, Mr. Soulaymanulo, at to the station to berate John for causing a high electricity bill with his electric car, takes a fancy to Mahalia.moreless
  • Running for Carly
    Running for Carly
    Episode 23
    John reluctantly agrees to help Carly's rich, moronic boyfriend Karl campaign for the state senate, but after learning that Karl wants Carly only as a showpiece, John decides to run himself and saves Carly from a loveless marriage by purposefully losing a key debate.
  • Intern Writer
    Intern Writer
    Episode 22
    Fancying himself a newspaperman, John gets an apprenticeship as an intern at a major St. Louis daily, where he thinks he's stumbled upon a murder—the mysterious death of the paper's publisher.
  • Hello, Baby, Hello
    Hello, Baby, Hello
    Episode 21
    John eagerly accepts when Catherine asks him to father her child, but it's a problematic plan. Meanwhile, Dexter is a housemate in reality-based television show called Reality House.
  • Independence Day
    Independence Day
    Episode 20
    Mahalia accidentally gets the byline for John's article on racial equality, but when the piece wins a prize of an electric car, John happily assumes the role of "Mr. Sanchez". Meanwhile, when Gene asks Dexter to be his infant son's godfather, Dexter realizes that he was never baptized.
  • A Night to Remember
    A Night to Remember
    Episode 19
    It happened one night, nearly a decade ago. Or so says John, who recalls a visit he made to the bus station in 1987, when he first encountered Catherine and had a profound impact on his current friends.
  • The Dance
    The Dance
    Episode 18
    John gives Catherine dancing lessons, but she won't let him lead; Mahalia and Carly gives Eggers a makeover to prepare her for a date; Dexter and Gene run the Raincheck Room for a night while arguing about who's in charge; Hampton challenges himself to survive an entire work shift without eating a donut; and the elephant recently seen marauding around the city makes its nocturnal home in the bus station.moreless
  • Here We Go Again
    Here We Go Again
    Episode 17
    A parody of Sunset Boulevard ensues, with Betty White having written Golden Girls: The Musical and enticing John into rewriting it—with Catherine as lyricist—and staging it in the bus terminal.
  • Some Call Them Beasts
    John makes a bad impression upon meeting his favorite author, Jackson Bishop, but Dexter's friendship with the writer leads to a second chance for John—and a second faux pas when he succumbs to a seductive model who, unbeknownst to John, is Jackson's wife.
  • The Train Wreck
    The Train Wreck
    Episode 15
    Is it destiny that hooks up John with a pretty yoga instructor for a health spa vacation that he planned with Catherine? If so, why is Catherine on their train? Alone at first, Catherine meets her former high school boyfriend, Todd; and John, who has dumped the annoying Penelope, now does everything he can to keep Catherine from reuniting with Todd.moreless
  • Cosmetic Perjury
    Cosmetic Perjury
    Episode 14
    When Eggers consults a plastic surgeon for a breast reduction, John considers a nip-and-tuck when he fears he looks older than his 45 years.
  • The Housewarming
    The Housewarming
    Episode 13
    Mahalia starts a second career selling real estate, and Carly's millionaire boyfriend Karl is one of her first clients, buying a fabulous house and allowing John live there for free while Karl is traveling. When Carly helps John decorate the house, they consider acting on their romantic feelings for each other -- until a frighteningly jealous Catherine almost burns down the building accidentally.moreless
  • Black and White and Red All Over
    John quickly comes to regret writing a scathing newspaper review of performance artist Amanda Cox. Meanwhile, Catherine bribes her friends at the bus terminal to exaggerate her status to make her mother proud, and Hampton practices being a Buckingham Palace guard.
  • John's Lucky Day
    John's Lucky Day
    Episode 11
    On his "lucky day," John attends the wedding of Mahalia's ex and bets Catherine's IRS refund on a horse instead of depositing it in her bank. Meanwhile, Mahalia is furious when she learns that her shiftless ex-husband is marrying a sophisticated woman and sends off a strongly-worded letter.
  • Ring of Fire
    Ring of Fire
    Episode 10
    John assures Mahalia that he'll talk to her younger sister Venus about her overly seductive behavior and reckless living, but a case of mistaken identity causes him to end up in the bedroom with the alluring Venus instead. Meanwhile, Gene reluctantly agrees to make his professional boxing debut as the "Jolting Janitor" fighting against Tyrone Brisco, with Dexter as his manager.moreless
  • Master Class
    Master Class
    Episode 9
    Dexter joins John for a writing class, where another student entrances John—until she writes a cruel character study of him. Meanwhile, Dexter's bizarre piece of fiction is popular with the class. Mahalia ends up one of three women who show up at a rage management seminar harboring resentment towards John.
  • Love on the Line
    Love on the Line
    Episode 8
    John tells Catherine that she would love him if she could forget about their past together, and he logs onto an computer on-line service as "Fitzgerald" and types flirtatious messages to a user named "Ella." Meanwhile, Dexter tries to convince filmmaker Spike Lee to let him cater for Spike and his film crew while they are in St. Louis. John represents Mahalia during a deposition in her custody battle for her children.moreless
  • An Odd Cup of Tea
    An Odd Cup of Tea
    Episode 7
    Dexter accompanies John on a visit to his boyhood home in Chicago -- where John learns his departed father never departed. Meanwhile, Hampton gets flowers from his male doctor.
  • Night Moves
    Night Moves
    Episode 6
    After a burglary in the apartment building where John and Catherine live, he seizes the chance to play on her vulnerability; Dexter's mom and Cathy's beau have something in common.
  • Johns
    Episode 5
    Catherine accepts a date with a stranger—who thinks she's plying Carly's former trade. Meanwhile, the crew from TV's Cops rides with Hampton and Eggers, and Dexter is mistaken for a bank robber.
  • A Moveable Feast
    A Moveable Feast
    Episode 4
    After he discovers a collection of short stories he wrote as a young man, John enters a writing contest that could send him to Paris, and Catherine hints that she'd like to accompany him. Unfortunately, he wrote it while battling alcohol and may have plagiarized it.
  • Rachel and Tony
    Rachel and Tony
    Episode 3
    John's daughter and son hit town at the same time, and John decides to tell each of them about the other's existence, but they meet by chance beforehand and go on a date. Meanwhile, Mahalia persistently tries to seduce an attractive traveler, despite his protests that he is not available.
  • Even More Changes
    Even More Changes
    Episode 2
    John reconciles with Catherine, who takes on a new enterprise by buying the bus bar from Carly and turning it into a jazz club; the entire crew switches to the day shift; and Eggers introduces her beloved dog -- which turns out to be a wild wolf.
  • More Changes
    More Changes
    Episode 1
    John finally proposes to Catherine, she accepts, and everyone shows up for the wedding—except the bride and groom. Meanwhile, the St. Louis, Missouri Crossroads Bus Terminal begins closing at midnight.