Vinnie & Bobby is an American television sitcom that aired on Fox from May 30 to July 11, 1992. The series is a spin-off of the 1991 sitcom Top of the Heap, which was itself a spin-off of Married... with Children.[1] Series star Matt LeBlanc played the character of Vinnie Verducci on all three shows, as did Joey Lauren Adams as Mona Mullins, although she only appeared in the backdoor pilot of the Married... with Children episode.[2]

Vinnie & Bobby
Created by
Written by
  • Marjorie Gross
  • Ron Leavitt
  • Ron Zimmerman
  • Ellen L. Fogle
Directed by
Opening theme"Vinnie & Bobby" performed by Jimmy Thrill Quill & Danny Harvey
ComposerJonathan Wolff
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
CinematographyMark J. Levin
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseMay 30 (1992-05-30) –
July 11, 1992 (1992-07-11)

As of November 2020, Canadian residents can stream the series on CTV's website.

Premise edit

Set in Chicago, Illinois, the series centers on Vinnie Verducci (Matt LeBlanc),[3] a construction worker, and his roommate, Bobby Grazzo (Robert Torti) who share the same apartment Vinnie and his father once shared. Vinnie's father Charlie (Joseph Bologna) has apparently moved away, Vinnie's cat Mr. Fluffy has disappeared, and Bobby is moving his way in and has gotten Vinnie a job at a construction site. Others shown were Mona Mullins (Joey Lauren Adams), their 17-year-old neighbor, who still has a crush on Vinnie and is repulsed by her new neighbor Bobby. Other characters include fellow construction workers Bill Belli (John Pinette), Stanley (Ron Taylor) and Fred Slacker (Fred Stoller). One theme this show added to its predecessor is at the end of two episodes, the cast would begin an a cappella rendition of a song; for example, in episode 5 Vinnie, Bobby, Bill, Stanley and Fred begin to sing "Get a Job" by The Silhouettes before the end credits roll.

Cast edit

  • Note: This table counts the pilot of Top of the Heap, and the same-titled episode of Married... with Children as two different episodes. Without this change, Mona Mullins would not be in any Married... with Children episodes and Vinnie Verducci would be in two ("Old Ones But Young'ns" and "Kelly Takes Hollywood: Part 1").
Actor Role Appearances in other shows Episodes appeared
Matt LeBlanc Vinnie Verducci 10, 3 episodes of Married... with Children,
all of Top of the Heap
Robert Torti Bobby Grazzo 1 episode of Top of the Heap 1-7
Joey Lauren Adams Mona Mullins 10, 3 episodes of Married... with Children,
all of Top of the Heap
John Pinette Bill Belli 1-7
Ron Taylor Stanley 2-7
Sharyn Leavitt Winnie 2-7
Fred Stoller Fred Slacker 3-7
Mike Genovese Jim Wotowski 1-2

Episodes edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Full Heap"James WiddoesRon Leavitt & Ellen L. FogleMay 30, 1992 (1992-05-30)
Dull-witted Vinnie Verducci, no longer living with his father, moves into another apartment in the building and takes a new job at a construction site where he meets Bobby Grazzo, a fellow construction worker whom he asks to become his roommate to help in paying the rent. Meanwhile, Mona Mullins is still pursuing Vinnie whom she still has a world-sized crush on.
2"It's in the Bag"James WiddoesMarjorie Gross & Ron ZimmermanJune 6, 1992 (1992-06-06)

Bobby starts dating Vinnie's night school teacher.

Guest appearances: Colleen Morris, Mike Genovese and Barbara Alyn Woods
3"Killer Shiller"James WiddoesRon ZimmermanJune 13, 1992 (1992-06-13)

A co-worker tells Vinnie that his date looks like a wanted serial killer.

Guest: Robin Christopher
4"Vinnie Gets Sued"James WiddoesMarjorie GrossJune 20, 1992 (1992-06-20)

When Vinnie rescues an old guy from muggers, one of the attackers sues him.

Guests: Kevin Cart as Denny, Rocky Giordani as Gus, Debbe Dunning, Monica Lacy, Frank Lloyd as Frankie, Vidal Peter, Meg Register, and William Smith as Bean.
5"The Belli Ache"James WiddoesCalvin Brown, Jr. & Kim WeiskopfJune 27, 1992 (1992-06-27)

Vinnie and Bobby try to get rid of Bill when he moves in with them.

Guest: Robyn Killian
6"Spring Is In The Air"James WiddoesRon Zimmerman & Eddie GorodetskyJuly 4, 1992 (1992-07-04)

Vinnie must learn to write poetry and Bobby must become a physics professor to get dates with their high school girlfriends.

Guests: Lori Butler, Mark J. Goodman, Vidal Peterson as Carl Sweetwater, John Pinette as William Melvin Belli, Jennifer Runyon as Hillary Bomgarden, Julie Uribe, and Kym Whitley
7"The Credit Card"Howard MurrayEddie GorodetskyJuly 11, 1992 (1992-07-11)

Bobby's shopping spree ruins Vinnie's plans of buying a motorcycle.

Guests: Cosie Costa, Colleen Morris as Casey, Hiram Kasten

References edit

  1. ^ Vinnie & Bobby (in French), retrieved 2019-11-05
  2. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1268. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  3. ^ "Vinnie & Bobby | TV Guide". Retrieved 2019-11-05.

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