The John Larroquette Show

A fascinating case study in how to destroy a successful situation comedy. In its first season The John Larroquette Show was a daring dark comedy and a hit. Set in a St. Louis long distance bus terminal, with a recovering alcoholic protagonist adrift in a sea of losers, hookers, and street people, black and white, gay and straight, this was unlike anything seen in a sitcom since Hot'l Baltimore a generation before, a comedy that addressed issues on the dark side of the American dream: race, class, gender, abuse of authority, substance addiction, etc. In the second and third season NBC carefully removed each and every element that had made the show interesting, making nonsense of a premise and bland stereotypes of its hard-edged/bizarre characters, then cancelled the show abruptly once everyone had deserted its ridiculously bland fourth season; a great shame.

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  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 76895
  • Status Ended
  • Networks NBC
  • Runtimes 25 minutes (84 episodes)
  • Genres Comedy
  • On Other Sites IMDB TV.com Zap2It
  • Episode Screenshot Format 4:3 Screencap
  • Favorited This series has been favorited by 7 people.
  • Created February 4, 2008 by Administrator
  • Modified February 10, 2021 by pastekwxw

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