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Men Behaving Badly (U.S. TV series)

Men Behaving Badly is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from 1996 to 1997. It serves as a transatlantic equivalent to the earlier British sitcom of the same name.

Men Behaving Badly
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Title screen
Genre Situation comedy
Based on Men Behaving Badly by Simon Nye
Developed by Matthew Carlson
Written by Matthew Carlson
Starring Ron Eldard
Rob Schneider
Justine Bateman
Composer(s) Ben Vaughn
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 35 (28 aired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Marcy Carsey
Tom Werner
Caryn Mandabach
Producer(s) Beryl Vertue
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Vanity Logo Productions
Carsey-Werner Company
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 18, 1996 – December 17, 1997
Chronology
Related shows Men Behaving Badly (UK)

Contents

SynopsisEdit

Set in Indianapolis, Indiana the show starred Ron Eldard, Rob Schneider and Justine Bateman. Eldard and Bateman left after the first season, and were replaced by Ken Marino and Jenica Bergere.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

Reviewers found the show's content to be too risqué, pushing its brand of gross-out humor beyond all but the raciest cable shows of the day.[citation needed] The first season ran for 22 episodes. Altogether 13 episodes were completed for the second season, albeit with Schneider as the sole original member in the main cast. Only six of those completed episodes ever aired during the initial run because of dropping ratings and steep competition from CBS's Top 10 hit Touched by an Angel, Fox's Top 20 hit The Simpsons, and ABC's Top 40 hit The Wonderful World of Disney—all of which were more family-friendly programs.[citation needed]

DVD releasesEdit

The entire series of 35 episodes was released as a Region 1 DVD box set in February 2007.

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1996–97)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Babies Having Babies" James Burrows Matthew Carlson September 18, 1996 (1996-09-18)
2 2 "Temptation" James Burrows Gary Murphy & Neil Thompson September 25, 1996 (1996-09-25)
3 3 "The Bed" James Burrows Matthew Carlson October 2, 1996 (1996-10-02)
4 4 "Hot Parkas" Jeff Melman Tom Brady October 23, 1996 (1996-10-23)
5 5 "Getting the Bugs Out" James Burrows Billiam Coronel October 30, 1996 (1996-10-30)
6 6 "Jamie's in Love" James Burrows Matthew Carlson November 6, 1996 (1996-11-06)
7 7 "Drunken Proposal" Michael Zinberg Gary Murphy & Neil Thompson November 13, 1996 (1996-11-13)
8 8 "Sarah's Vestigial Organ" Jeff Melman Bill Freiberger November 20, 1996 (1996-11-20)
9 9 "Road Trip" Tom Cherones Gary Murphy & Neil Thompson December 11, 1996 (1996-12-11)
10 10 "Christmas" Rod Daniel Matthew Carlson December 18, 1996 (1996-12-18)
11 11 "Wet Nurse" Ellen Gittelsohn John Frink & Don Payne January 8, 1997 (1997-01-08)
12 12 "The Odds Couple" James Burrows Tom Brady January 15, 1997 (1997-01-15)
13 13 "Jamie Needs a Kid" Michael Zinberg Reid Harrison February 5, 1997 (1997-02-05)
14 14 "Playing Doctor" James Burrows John Frink & Don Payne February 12, 1997 (1997-02-12)
15 15 "Brenda is Moved" Michael Zinberg Tom Brady February 19, 1997 (1997-02-19)
16 16 "I Am What I Am" Michael Zinberg Teleplay by: Tom Brady
Story by: Tom Brady & Bill Freiberger
April 2, 1997 (1997-04-02)
17 17 "The Party Favor" Michael Zinberg TBA April 9, 1997 (1997-04-09)
18 18 "Getting Rid of Harry" TBA TBA April 16, 1997 (1997-04-16)
19 19 "After Midnight" TBA TBA May 7, 1997 (1997-05-07)
20 20 "Testing, Testing" TBA TBA May 14, 1997 (1997-05-14)
21 21 "It's Good to Be Dead" TBA TBA May 21, 1997 (1997-05-21)
22 22 "The Box" TBA TBA June 4, 1997 (1997-06-04)

Season 2 (1997)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
23 1 "No Retreat, No Surrender" Michael Zinberg Teleplay by: John Bowman & Tom Brady
Story by: Jeff Martin
September 28, 1997 (1997-09-28)
24 2 "Got Milk?" Michael Zinberg Stacie Lipp October 5, 1997 (1997-10-05)
25 3 "The Sting" TBA TBA October 12, 1997 (1997-10-12)
26 4 "Spoils of War" Rod Daniel Rick Nyholm November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02)
27 5 "Special Delivery" TBA TBA November 9, 1997 (1997-11-09)
28 6 "The Gift of Jami" TBA TBA December 17, 1997 (1997-12-17)
29 7 "Here We Go Again" TBA TBA Unaired
30 8 "Jamie's Got Next" TBA TBA Unaired
31 9 "The Tape" TBA TBA Unaired
32 10 "The Truth About Cats and Ducks" TBA TBA Unaired
33 11 "The Fur Man Cometh" TBA TBA Unaired
34 12 "Welcome to JamieCo" TBA TBA Unaired
35 13 "Carpe Dino" TBA TBA Unaired

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