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Stark Raving Mad 

A neurotic book editor is paired with an eccentric writer.

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Steven Levitan
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Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Ian Stark 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Henry McNeeley 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Eddie McClintock ...  Jake Donovan 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Heather Dubrow ...  Maddie / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Dorie Barton ...  Tess Farraday 20 episodes, 1999-2000
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Henry (Harris) is a book editor assigned the task of un-blocking horror author Ian Stark (Shalhoub). Henry is nebbish and a "germophobe"; he always has his antibacterial lotion on hand. Ian is always pulling morbid practical jokes to obstensibly learn how people would react to horrific situations. Written by Tony B

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kreisi kynäniekka See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Jessica Cauffiel appears in several early cast photos that are in circulation. She was replaced by Heather Dubrow prior to the show's premiere. See more »

Quotes

Ian Stark: Ya know, James Joyce was weird. Van Gogh was weird - Stravinsky was weird. You know, talent doesn't always come wrapped up in a nice, new, shiny, little box, Henry. Sometimes it's messy and organic and raw and you might just have to look a little deeper to find it.
Henry: And sometimes when it's messy and organic and raw, it's garbage!
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The Greatest Show Unjustly Cancelled
12 April 2001 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

The NBC execs have quite a wierd streak going as they cancel great shows the general public loves and goes wild for in order to try shows that won't stand a chance. We've all seen Working, Unsolved Mysteries, Quantum Leap and the new Dark Shadows go down the pipe. Great shows, loved by whole cults of loyal fans, MURDERED by idiot and blind TV execs working at NBC. Stark Raving Mad was the Odd Couple of the 90s with Tony Shalhoub of Wings (another great show that ended too soon for me) playing a psychotic Stephen King horror writer with Neil Patrick Harris playing a Niles Crane literary agent as his foil and target of abuse. Rounded out with Ed McClintock, Heather Paige Kent and the beautiful Dorie Barton, the show had great scripts, funny jokes and hysterical unpredictable situations. It was Halloween all year round with this show, and Halloween itself was a little more surreal with this show on the air. The only thing that could possibly ruin this show would be an idiot tv exec with a grudge against a happy viewing public. this show will be sorely missed.


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