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Charlie Hoover

For the 19th-century baseball player, see Charlie Hoover (baseball).
Charlie Hoover
Format Comedy
Starring Tim Matheson
Sam Kinison
Lucy Webb
Bill Maher
Composer(s) Joey Carbone
Robert Crew
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Executive producer(s) Ian Gurvitz
Marc Gurvitz
Lillah McCarthy
Running time approx. 22 min.
Broadcast
Original run November 9, 1991 – December 28, 1991

Charlie Hoover was an American Fox Network sitcom which aired in 1991, starring Tim Matheson in the lead role and Sam Kinison, Lucy Webb and Bill Maher. The series was the only television series comedian Sam Kinison would ultimately have a regular role in. He died shortly after its cancellation.

Synopsis

Charlie Hoover is a man who just reached middle age when one day the voice within his head materializes in the form of Hugh, a foot high miniature alter ego. Hugh guides Charlie on the path to getting his life in order.

Episodes

Title Directed by: Written by: Air date
1 "Happy Birthday to Hugh" Peter Baldwin(Unknown)November 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)
On his depressing 40th birthday, Charlie meets his alter ego, a pint-sized loudmouth in a long coat, who helps start to get it together, and helps him to get his promotion. 
2 "Happy Anniversary" Jeff MelmanBill Freiberger,
Adam Markowitz
November 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)
To celebrate his anniversary right, Charlie takes Hugh's advice and sets up a romantic anniversary celebration; unfortunately it's the same night he must make a business dinner. 
3 "Two for the Road" Jeff MelmanNelson Costello,
Art Everett
November 23, 1991 (1991-11-23)
Hugh is horrified when Charlie decides it may be time to get a vasectomy. 
4 "Mother-in-Law" Rob SchillerDavid ChambersNovember 30, 1991 (1991-11-30)
With Hugh's help, Charlie learns how to deal with his mother-in-law. 
5 "Out of the Frying Pan" Jeff MelmanJoe ToplynDecember 7, 1991 (1991-12-07)
Emily has a problem with her cooking teacher and Doris has a blind date. 
6 "Old Flame" David TrainerStephen PaymerDecember 21, 1991 (1991-12-21)
A co-worker chases Charlie in search of a fling, which is something Charlie also needs because two months earlier Helen left with the kids. 
7 "Roll One for Ed" David TrainerScott BuckDecember 28, 1991 (1991-12-28)
When a co-worker dies, Charlie travels to Atlantic City to complete the man's dream of taking $100 and gambling it away. 

Sources

  • Charlie Hoover on TVGuide.com
  • "A Tribute to Sam Kinison" at EW.com
  • "Universal Set To Scream For Sam Kinison Biography" at IGN Movies
  • "Fox Makes Prime-Time Changes" at Los Angeles Times website
  • Sam Kinison Biography at FilmReference.com
  • Interview with Sam's brother Bill Kinison at Bullz-Eye.com
  • "Sam Kinison’s Wild Ride" at LasVegasWeekly.com
  • FOX programs that begin with C
  • Tim Matheson interview at AVClub.com
  • Charlie Hoover at SitcomsOnline.com
  • Episode guide at EpGuides.com

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • TV.com
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