History Series / CarolineInTheCity

2nd Jul '17 3:10:52 PM Mdumas43073
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This 199599 Creator/{{NBC}} SitCom was a starring vehicle for [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]], who played successful Manhattan [[SequentialArtist cartoonist]] Caroline Duffy. Wacky friends included [[DeadpanSnarker grim Richard]] (colorist with pretensions of being a [[StarvingArtist 'serious' artist]]), CloudCuckooLander Charlie, [[ReallyGetsAround slutty]] Annie ([[WaitingForABreak struggling actress]] and perpetual cast member of ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''), and [[TheDandy dandy]] [[HandsomeLech ex-boyfriend]] Del.

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This 199599 Creator/{{NBC}} SitCom was a starring vehicle for [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]], who played successful Manhattan [[SequentialArtist cartoonist]] comic strip artist]] Caroline Duffy. Wacky friends included [[DeadpanSnarker grim Richard]] (colorist with pretensions of being a [[StarvingArtist 'serious' artist]]), CloudCuckooLander Charlie, [[ReallyGetsAround slutty]] Annie ([[WaitingForABreak struggling actress]] and perpetual cast member of ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''), and [[TheDandy dandy]] [[HandsomeLech ex-boyfriend]] Del.
2nd Jul '17 3:08:36 PM Mdumas43073
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This 199599 Creator/{{NBC}} SitCom was a starring vehicle for [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]], who played [[SequentialArtist cartoonist]] Caroline Duffy. Wacky friends included [[DeadpanSnarker grim Richard]] (colorist with pretensions of being a [[StarvingArtist 'serious' artist]]), CloudCuckooLander Charlie, [[ReallyGetsAround slutty]] Annie ([[WaitingForABreak struggling actress]] and perpetual cast member of ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''), and [[TheDandy dandy]] [[HandsomeLech ex-boyfriend]] Del.

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This 199599 Creator/{{NBC}} SitCom was a starring vehicle for [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]], who played successful Manhattan [[SequentialArtist cartoonist]] Caroline Duffy. Wacky friends included [[DeadpanSnarker grim Richard]] (colorist with pretensions of being a [[StarvingArtist 'serious' artist]]), CloudCuckooLander Charlie, [[ReallyGetsAround slutty]] Annie ([[WaitingForABreak struggling actress]] and perpetual cast member of ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''), and [[TheDandy dandy]] [[HandsomeLech ex-boyfriend]] Del.
2nd Jul '17 3:07:44 PM Mdumas43073
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This Creator/{{NBC}} SitCom was a starring vehicle for [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]], who played [[SequentialArtist cartoonist]] Caroline Duffy. Wacky friends included [[DeadpanSnarker grim Richard]] (colorist with pretensions of being a [[StarvingArtist 'serious' artist]]), CloudCuckooLander Charlie, [[ReallyGetsAround slutty]] Annie ([[WaitingForABreak struggling actress]] and perpetual cast member of ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''), and [[TheDandy dandy]] [[HandsomeLech ex-boyfriend]] Del.

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This 199599 Creator/{{NBC}} SitCom was a starring vehicle for [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]], who played [[SequentialArtist cartoonist]] Caroline Duffy. Wacky friends included [[DeadpanSnarker grim Richard]] (colorist with pretensions of being a [[StarvingArtist 'serious' artist]]), CloudCuckooLander Charlie, [[ReallyGetsAround slutty]] Annie ([[WaitingForABreak struggling actress]] and perpetual cast member of ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''), and [[TheDandy dandy]] [[HandsomeLech ex-boyfriend]] Del.
25th Jan '17 7:26:23 PM nombretomado
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This Creator/{{NBC}} SitCom was a starring vehicle for [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]], who played [[SequentialArtist cartoonist]] Caroline Duffy. Wacky friends included [[DeadpanSnarker grim Richard]] (colorist with pretensions of being a [[StarvingArtist 'serious' artist]]), CloudCuckooLander Charlie, [[ReallyGetsAround slutty]] Annie ([[WaitingForABreak struggling actress]] and perpetual cast member of ''{{Cats}}''), and [[TheDandy dandy]] [[HandsomeLech ex-boyfriend]] Del.

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This Creator/{{NBC}} SitCom was a starring vehicle for [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]], who played [[SequentialArtist cartoonist]] Caroline Duffy. Wacky friends included [[DeadpanSnarker grim Richard]] (colorist with pretensions of being a [[StarvingArtist 'serious' artist]]), CloudCuckooLander Charlie, [[ReallyGetsAround slutty]] Annie ([[WaitingForABreak struggling actress]] and perpetual cast member of ''{{Cats}}''), ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''), and [[TheDandy dandy]] [[HandsomeLech ex-boyfriend]] Del.
15th Dec '16 7:18:28 PM hitmonkey
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* CatchPhrase: A shared one: when hearing something incredible Caroline would say, "Get Out!" and her friend Annie would rejoin, "I'm out!" (or vice versa). One time her employee Richard was having an art show at an all-gay gallery due to being MistakenForGay; he tells Caroline he's sold a piece for $5,000, she says, "Get out," and he responds "I'm out!", [[ComingOutStory which causes the crowd at the gallery to applaud.]]

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* CatchPhrase: A shared one: when hearing something incredible Caroline would say, "Get Out!" and her friend Annie would rejoin, "I'm out!" (or vice versa). One time her employee Richard was having an art show at an all-gay gallery due to being MistakenForGay; he tells Caroline he's sold a piece for $5,000, she says, "Get out," and he responds "I'm out!", [[ComingOutStory which causes the crowd at the gallery to applaud.]]
15th Dec '16 7:17:19 PM hitmonkey
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Though critics found the show mediocre, it had [[CultClassic a loyal fanbase]]. It got very good ratings in its first season, largely thanks to being placed between ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and ''Series/{{ER}}'' on the schedule. In its second season, it shifted to Tuesdays between ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and ''[[{{Series.Dateline}} Dateline NBC]]'' and managed to hold its own.

Then NBC decided that ''Caroline'' was strong enough to carry a night of programming on its own and made the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork ill-conceived move]] of moving the show to Monday for its third season. Ratings fell, but the network still seemed to have faith in the show and renewed it for a fourth season, albeit with something of a ReTool; the show's main setting was moved from Caroline's apartment to an office, and several new supporting characters were introduced. It proved to be a disaster. None of the new characters stuck around, the quality of the writing dropped sharply (one plot revolved around Charlie accidentally seeing Caroline naked, then spending the entire episode trying to "be even" by streaking in front of her), and ratings nosedived. At the end of the season, NBC finally put the show out of its misery.

Animated versions of Caroline's comic strip served as BookEnds, a gimmick that wasn't exploited nearly enough. Later, the same cartoonist would use the same style for paper towel commercials.
6th Feb '16 9:13:48 PM nombretomado
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Though critics found the show mediocre, it had [[CultClassic a loyal fanbase]]. It got very good ratings in its first season, largely thanks to being placed between ''{{Seinfeld}}'' and ''{{ER}}'' on the schedule. In its second season, it shifted to Tuesdays between ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''[[{{Series.Dateline}} Dateline NBC]]'' and managed to hold its own.

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Though critics found the show mediocre, it had [[CultClassic a loyal fanbase]]. It got very good ratings in its first season, largely thanks to being placed between ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and ''{{ER}}'' ''Series/{{ER}}'' on the schedule. In its second season, it shifted to Tuesdays between ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and ''[[{{Series.Dateline}} Dateline NBC]]'' and managed to hold its own.



* CrossoverPunchline: The episode "Caroline and the Bad Back" ends with Niles and Daphne of ''{{Frasier}}'' discussing whether the most recent strip is funny.

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* CrossoverPunchline: The episode "Caroline and the Bad Back" ends with Niles and Daphne of ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' discussing whether the most recent strip is funny.
5th Feb '16 10:09:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* TakeThat: ''{{Baseketball}}'' was soundly mocked in the episode where Richard gets trapped in a video store. The owner anticipated it to be a huge hit and bought a mountain of copies.

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* TakeThat: ''{{Baseketball}}'' ''Film/{{Baseketball}}'' was soundly mocked in the episode where Richard gets trapped in a video store. The owner anticipated it to be a huge hit and bought a mountain of copies.
14th Nov '15 10:01:05 PM Citizen_Alan
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** In "Caroline and the Killer Dad," Del changes the punchline in Caroline's strip without telling her and then has to beg a succession of editors to allow him to change it back. The first one really likes his new leather jacket. The second really likes his shirt. At the end of the episode, Caroline admits that she now thinks his punchline was funnier ... oblivious to the fact that Del and Charlie are both standing behind her in the nude.
25th May '15 12:24:13 PM MarkLungo
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* BodySwap: In the SomethingCompletelyDifferent episode "Caroline and Series/TheOuterLimits''.
* CastingGag: ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' stars Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam guest starred in "Caroline and the Watch" as an old married couple.

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* BodySwap: In the SomethingCompletelyDifferent episode "Caroline and Series/TheOuterLimits''.
[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 The Outer Limits]]''.
* CastingGag: ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' stars Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam guest starred in "Caroline and the Watch" as an old married couple.
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