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Series / The Single Guy

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An American sitcom starring Jonathan Silverman as a struggling writer, Jonathan Elliot and his close friends living in New York City as he tries to find success and a relationship.

The show also starred Joey Slotnick, Ernest Borgnine, Ming-Na Wen, Jessica Hecht, Shawn Michael Howard, and Olivia D Dbo.

It ran for two seasons on NBC from 1995-1997.

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  • Crossover: Ross from Friends appeared in one episode.
  • "Gift of the Magi" Plot: An episode has Jonathan and one of his female friends encountering this situation, the exact gifts being a Russian Doll and a comic book. In the end, he makes a quip that someone should write a book about this.
  • Ma'am Shock: After being addressed by the hated word, Janeane get a tattoo to prove she's still young and cool.
  • Mistaken for Gay: The Friends crossover as Jonathan and Ross each thinking the other is gay and hitting on them.
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  • Rogue Juror: The show used actual clips from the movie at one point.
  • Subways Suck: Jonathan eventually pries open the doors and braves the filthy underground tunnels trying to make it to freedom.

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