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** FIRST Season Episodes (1995) **

(Sept 18, 1995 - Feb 02, 1996) 19 episodes

Season Notes

Season Titles



























Season Notes




FIRST SEASON EPISODE TITLES


No. Airdate Title                        Production Number

  1. 09/18/95 pilot                                 0100
  2. 09/25/95 "Truth, Dare and a Rodent"            0101
  3. 10/02/95 "St Elgin Chicks"                     0102
              A.K.A. as: "Plaza Chicks"
  4. 10/09/95 "A Fish Called Gregg"                 0103
  5. 10/16/95 "Not Home Alone"                      0104
  6. 10/23/95 "Annie get your Armoire"              0105
  7. 10/30/95 "Party Chicks"                        0106
  8. 11/06/95 "The Burning Matress"                 0107
              A.K.A. as: "The Burning Bed" 
  9. 11/13/95 "Three Blind Dates"                   0108
  10. 11/20/95 "Glove Story"                         0109
    11/27/95  Pre-empted by state of the union address
              on the east. Repeat of #0101 on the west coast.
  11. 12/04/95 "Daddy's Girl"                        0110
    12/11/95  pre-empted by the sitcom "Almost Perfect"
  12. 12/18/95  "A Very Kafka Christmas"             0111
    12/25/95  pre-empted by the movie "E.T."
    01/01/96  pre-empted by the Orange Bowl
  13. 01/08/96  "The Rent Strike"                    0112
  14. 01/15/96  "Restless in Chelsea"                0113
  15. 01/22/96  "The Boss"                           0114
    01/29/96  pre-empted by the sitcom "Murphy Brown"
  16. 02/05/96  "Between the Lines"                  0115
  17. 02/12/96  "Valentine's Day Massacred"          0116
  18. 02/19/96                                       0117
  19. 02/26/96  "Who's Afraid of Elizabeth Taylor?"  0118
               A.K.A: "Liz Taylor Show"
      
      
      
      
      

      SEASON ONE EPISODES

       1. 09/18/95 "PILOT" (0100) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Gini Wendkos
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      Annie O'Donnell plays a single career woman living in New York City and searching for Mr. Right. In the season opener, Annie has a date with a homicide detective.

      It's a Saturday night, Annie meets him on the subway in car #3. She has said in the past that she'd never date a guy from the subway, or does she?

      Elliot got his wife Gail a gift certificate to the tire store for her birthday.

      Annie has named some pigeons, Bill and Hillary that she feeds on the window sill at her office.

      When Annie is getting ready for her date, Didi is giving her advice, like she always does, on what earrings to wear.

      Elliot and Gail help Didi paint her kitchen.

      Roger's date is so pleased with him that she gives him flowers.

      GUEST STARS:
         Blake  ........................... J.D. Cullum
         "man on subway" .................. Jack Kenny
         Peter Callur, Annie's date ....... Peter Dobson
      
      Season Titles         
      
       2. 09/25/95 "Truth, Dare and a Rodent" (0101) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Tom Palmer
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      When the gang comes to Annie's rescue after she finds a mouse in her apartment, they all end up playing a late night game of truth or dare. During the game, Annie accepts a challenge to ask a man out on a date, rather than identify the person about whom she had a sexual dream.

      When Annie fails miserably at the dating game, the rest of the group grapples with other dares: Elliot overcomes his shyness by walking through a bar in his brief, briefs.

      Roger overcomes his homophobia by getting a senual massage from another man, and Didi faces her fear of death by attending a stranger's funeral.

      GUEST STARS:
         Cario ..................... Larry Joshua
         Hutt ...................... William Bummller
         Todd ...................... Stan Cahill
         "the old man" ............. Ralph Manza
         Hoy ....................... Mike Finneran
         "the bartender" ........... E.E. Bell
         "the lod" (?) ............. John Patrick White
      
      Season Titles
      
       3. 10/02/95 "St Elgin Chicks" (0102) [] {/}
                       AKA. "Plaza Chicks"
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Amy Sherman
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      When Didi realizes that her irresponsible boy-friend isn't going to show up for her birthday, Annie O'Donnell uses a $100 off coupon and a virgin visa card with a $400 limit that she was saving for her honeymoon to treat Didi to a glamorous night at the Plaza Hotel.

      While the two girls attempt to live like queens on a serf budget, Roger and Elliot do some male bonding and discover that when it comes to women, they don't have anything in common.

      GUEST STARS:
         Maurey ................ Carl  Gordon
         Sid, delevery boy ..... Fred  Stroller
         Brain ................. Perry Stephens
         "the bartender" ....... Mike  Randleman
         "the waiter" .......... Nick  Jameson
      
      Season Titles
      
       4. 10/09/95 "A Fish Called Gregg" (0103) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Colleen Taber
         Ellen Syaco
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      Annie gets cold feet after she sees the webbed ones belonging to a doctor she's dating; and later finds that she wasn't the only one concerned about appearances. Meanwhile, Elliot has dreams about murdering Roger.

      GUEST STARS:
         Doc Gregg Finnley ............... Harry Van Gorum
         "the baggleman" ................. Leonard Termo
         Mr Moccio, man appling for job .. John Del Regno
      
      Season Titles
      
       5. 10/16/95 "Not Home Alone" (0104) [10/06/95] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Nick Lerose
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      Annie has a bad cold, so what she really needs is rest, but what she gets is locked out of her apartment, as well as a request to check on a neighbor whose friends fear may be dead. Annie's flu forces her to try to spend a quiet day at home alone, but her apartment turns into Grand Central Terminal when each of her friends has a crisis and comes to her for advice. Annie's day is anything but restful when Elliot asks her to critique his latest short story, Roger finds a mole on his neck and thinks he is dying, and Didi has an emotional breakdown when Jim cancels a date.

      BLOOPER: Annie says, "...Locked both locks behind me, came around, checked the messages no machine.....And then my mind goes blank. Where is my head?"

      GUEST STARS:
         Alfreda ............ Carlos Carrasco
         Flo ................ Billye Ree Wallace
         Arthur ............. Bill Macy
         Hal ................ Murray Rubin
      
      Season Titles
      
       6. 10/23/95 "Annie, Get Your Armoire" (0105) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         John Frink
         Don Payne
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      Roger proposes to Annie after he learns that his 93 year old Italian grandmother, Nona Carlucci, is about to pass away and her last wish is to see him married. Annie reluctantly agrees to let Roger videotape a pretend wedding, but when roger sees Annie in a wedding dress, he realizes he is not ready for commitment and leaves Annie at the altar. Annie buys an antique armoire and Elliot buys an old "C.H.I.P.s" lunch box to relive his childhood, from the antique salesman.

      GUEST STARS:
         "antique salesman" ....... Loren Freeman
          Leo ..................... James DuMont
      
      Season Titles
      
       7. 10/30/95 "Party Chicks" (0106)[10/25/95] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Amy Sherman
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      When Didi's ex-husband shows up at her rent raising party, Annie, who didn't know he existed, feels betrayed by Didi and considers ending their friendship. Also at the party, Elliot, who is feeling rejected by his career-oriented wife, flirts with another woman, and Roger complains that he is being smothered by his lastest conquest, a woman he met only hours before.

      GUEST STARS:
         Sid, delevery boy .......... Fred Stroller
         Mellissa, rogers date ...... Beckie Mullen
         Gail ....................... Lisa Waltz
         Sasha, rogers date ......... Dawn Padenbaugh
         Author Peoples ............. Bill Macy
         Ruth ....................... Nicole Nagel
      
      Season Titles
      
       8. 11/06/95 "The Burning Matress" (0107) [11/01/95] {/}
                   AKA: "The Burning Bed"
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Lenny Ripps
         Rob Dames
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      When Roger narrowly escapes death after his mattress catches fire, Annie takes him shopping for a new one; but, when the two have a close encounter on a matress in the department store. Roger interprets the incident as a sign from God. Convinced that God spared his life so he could start a relationship with Annie, Roger tells Annie that fate has brought them together. When Annie rejects him, he disappears and Annie, Didi and Elliot spend all night looking for him.

      Charlotte Rae, who played a house-mother to series star Nancy McKeon's character, "Jo" on "The Facts of Life" (1979-88), makes a cameo appearance as Helen, a bitter woman who applies for a job with Annie because her husband of 26 years recently left her for a blonde hygienist.

      GUEST STARS:
         Helen ................... Charlotte Rae
         "matress salesman" ...... Shaun Toub
      
      Season Titles
      
       9. 11/13/95 "Three Blind Dates" (0108) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Pat Dougherty
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      [TRIVIA] Gray vase on coffee table was her grandmothers.

      GUEST STARS:
         Nick -------------- Ria Pavia
         Karen ------------- Peter Scolari
         Gino -------------- Pamela Rowan
         dad --------------- Rhonda Alorich
         Jack -------------- Al Sapienza
      
      Season Titles
      
      10. 11/20/95 "Glove Story" (0109) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         John Frink
         Don Payne
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      When Annie confessess to Peter Calder that she doesn't want to see him anymore because he hunts doves, Peter promises to forgo the sport if Annie agrees to date him again. Annie's relationship is going great until Roger knocks Peter out during a sparing(sp?) match and Peter tries to prove his masculinity(sp?) by challenging Roger to another round. Meanwhile, Didi finds the ultimate job as a cosmetics salesperson and Elliot discovers that therapy is a great thing after he and wife go to a marriage counselor.

               
      GUEST STARS:
         Carmen ...................... Daisy Fuentes
         Peter Callur, Annies date ... Peter Dobson
         Cleo ........................ Dot-Marie Jones
         "man in the crowd" .......... Michael Zorek
      
      Season Titles
      
      [ 11/27/95 pre-empted on the East coast by State of the Union Address
      repeat on the West coast of episode] #0101
      11. 12/04/95 "Daddy's Girl" (0110) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Amy Sherman
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      Annie plans a traditional Christmas at home with her dad, but but she find out the he had sold the old family house, in which she grew up in, she must finally face the facts of life and try to let go of the past.

      Annie fears that Christmas won't be as magical if she's not in her family home, so to make the holiday seem more traditional, Annie's dad buys her the biggest tree he can find without considering the true size of her apartment.

      Annie finds out that her dad has changed some of his old ways. He takes a train that's 3 hours earlier than his usual time. Insteed of his "Bommer" suite, that he has worned for years, he has bought a more fancy suit to wear to the China Grill, the most extravagant restaurant in town.

      Annie's brother went skiing for the holiday.

      Elliot and his wife Gail, on advice from their marriage counselor, stay away from his parents this Christmas.

      GUEST STARS:
         Michael, Annie's dad ......... Alex Rocco
         Barry, man appling for job ... Billy Gallo
      
      Season Titles
      
      [ 12/11/95 pre-empted by the sitcom "Almost Perfect" ]
      12. 12/18/95 "A Very Kafka Christmas" (0111) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      It's shaping up to be a not-so-merry Christmas when Elliot's wife tells him she is going home alone for the holidays and Annie gets mad at Didi for quitting her job as a department store wrap girl.

      Elliot is bitter because Gail left him alone, and Annie and Didi aren't speaking, so Roger tries to get the gang in the holiday spirit by soliciting their help to play Santa and his elves during a Christmas dinner at his church's soup kitchen.

      GUEST STARS:
      
      Season Titles
      
      [ 12/25/95 pre-empted by Monday night special movie, "E.T." ]
      [ 01/01/96 pre-empted by Orange Bowl ]
      13. 01/08/96 "The Rent Strike" (0112) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
         Maria Semple
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      After the heating system stops working for 2 weeks in the building, Annie organizies a rent strike with the other tenants in the building. When that backfires and the water and electrity get turned off, she goes to The New York Hall of Records, room 702-A, to try and find the name of the owner of the building from the superviser, Mrs N. Bradstock.

      Meanwhile, Elliot and Gail realize their marriage is over, so Roger invites Elliot to stay at his new apartment, but the odd couple living situation is more than Roger bargains for when he ends up being mother and maid to sloppy Elliot.

      GUEST STARS:
         Maxwell Sheffield ............. Charles Shaughnessy
         Nell Carter ................... Mrs. Bradstock
         Gail .......................... Lisa Waltz
         Gilly ......................... Andrew Mark Berman
         Alfredo ....................... Charlos Carrasco
         Maggie ........................ Mathea Webb
         Eva ........................... Gigi Bermingham
         Dois, woman appling for job ... Danna Hanson
         Eddie ......................... Raf Mauro
      
      
      Season Titles
      
      14. 01/15/96 "Restless in Chelsea" (0113) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
             
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      On her birthday, Annie is feeling that she isn't "experiencing" life, goes on a quest to fulfill some liflong dreams, but a central park carriage ride triggers her compassion for animals and land her in jail.

      Meanwhile, Roger assumes Annie will be doing her laundry as usual on Saturday night and plans a surprise party for her apartment, but when Annie doesn't come home, Roger fears the worst and calls the police.

      GUEST STARS:
      
      Season Titles
      
      
      15. 01/22/96 "The Boss" (0114) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      When the new boss disguises himself as a job applicant to spy on Annie, Roger and Elliot. The three fail the test miserably and worry that their jobs are in jeopardy when Mr. Barbour reveals his true identity.

      Mr. Barbour pushes the three to the edge as he institutes strict new office rules, but Annie puts her job on the line when Barbour tells her to stop placing clients like Didi, who quits just about every job after a day.

      Meanwhile, Roger threatens to quit when Barbour insists that all employees wear a polyester uniform.

      Michael Jeter, who won an Emmy Award for his role as Herman Stiles in hte CBS comedy series "Evening Shade" and a Tony Award for his portrayal of Otto Kringele in the broadway production of "Grand Hotel" gues stars as Mr Barbour.

      GUEST STARS:
      
      Season Titles
      
      [01/29/95 Pre-empted by the sitcom Murphy Brown]
      16. 02/05/96 "Between the Lines" (0115) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      When Didi lands a job assisting a famous playwright, Annie lands a date with a handsome actor and Elliot convinces Didi to show her new boss his play.

      Meanwhile, Roger considers mending his womanizing ways when he falls for an independent career woman who asks him out and then dumps him after only one date.

      GUEST STARS:
         "handsome actor" ............. Scott Baio
      
      Season Titles
      
      17. 02/12/96 "Valentine's Day Massacred" (0116) [] {22/11.5}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      Annie is on cloud nine when her new boyfriend, Matt, promises her a Valentines Day night she won't forget; but, when Elliot's wife serves divorce papers that same day, Annie tries to split her time between Matt and Elliot, with disastrous results.

      Meanwhile, Roger and Didi decide to boycott Valentine's Day and spend the evening together, but when an obsesses ex-girlfriend stalks Roger all night, he and Didi seek refuge at a gay bar.

      GUEST STARS:
         Matt ................ Scott Baio
      
      Season Titles
      
      18. 02/19/96 "" (0117) [] {/}
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      When Roger's father, Nick (guest star Dean Stockwell) shows up unexpectedly, Annie tries to convince Roger that his dad probably wants to make up for lost time, but Roger can't help being suspicious of the father he has barely known.

      While Roger's dad is in town, Elliot moves in with Didi, but Didi immediately regrets inviting him after she excitedly appoints him her "diet cop" and he takes the job a little too seriously.

      GUEST STARS:
      
      Season Titles
      
      19. 02/26/96 "Who's Afraid of Elizabeth Taylor?" (0118) [] {/}
                       A.K.A: "Liz Taylor Show"
      WRITER(S):                          DIRECTOR(S):
      
      DESCRIPTION:
      

      Annie thinks the black pearls she found in a taxi are fake but really belonged to Elizabeth Taylor.

      GUEST STARS:
         "as herself" ............. Elizabeth Taylor
      
      Season Titles
      

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