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Series / It's Like, You Know...

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It’s Like, You Know… was an American sitcom airing on ABC in 1999-2000. First airing as a midseason replacement in the spring, it debuted with a seven episode season. It was picked up for the fall and eighteen more episodes were produced, but the last seven were never shown on the network, although they did later surface on cable.

High-strung New York writer Arthur Garment (Chris Eigeman) decamps to Los Angeles to write an exposé of that city's excesses and folly. He stays as a guest of his friend Robbie Graham (Steven Eckholdt), an internet millionaire. Arthur's new circle of friends on the West Coast also includes Lauren Woods (AJ Langer), Shrug (Evan Handler), and actress Jennifer Grey.

Tropes for the Series:

  • As Himself: Jennifer Grey plays herself, making self deprecating references to things like her rhinoplasty. Her father plays himself in an episode as well.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Shrug is a trustafarian who doesn’t need to work for a living, and spends much of his time seeking out some kind of activity that will give his life meaning.
  • Fish out of Water: Arthur is this, thanks to the NY/LA cultural differences being emphasized.
  • Ivy League for Everyone: Comes up when Arthur is placating a group of Harvard men for a chance to meet John Updike, but they push him a little too far.
    Arthur: Oh come off it! Harvard’s a party school! Everyone knows it!
    Lauren: Harvard was my safety school.
  • Tech Bro: Robbie is an early media example, having invented a technology that can help Jews—which he isn’t himself—observe the High Holy Days remotely.
  • Will They or Won't They?: There seems to be a spark between Arthur and Lauren, but the show ends before it's developed.