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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

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  • Starring: Harve Presnell, Marshall Manesh, Clea Lewis
  • Summary: Hard-working accountant Andy Richter inadvertently stumbles into a career as a private investigator working out of an office in a strip mall in this sitcom co-created by Conan O'Brien.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. It's as quirky, original and funny a comedy as "Universe."
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Nerdy sweetness and deep silliness flow effortlessly from Andy Richter.
  3. 80
    This amusing series is likely to leave you smiling rather than guffawing.
  4. It's funny, but it doesn't go for big laughs so much as a mood of whimsical parody.
  5. The show has a complex rhythm involving characters, satire and sight gags. You can watch "Barker" again and find things you missed the first time.
  6. Unfortunately, the idea's a little too thin to support a weekly sitcom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. TravisM
    Apr 14, 2007
    This show was so great... Bring it back NBC!!! Andy Richter's acting plus the writing of Conan O'Brien. This was amazing.
  2. BenG
    Mar 14, 2007
    A+ show
  3. GlendaS
    Apr 6, 2007
    This show is so much better than most of the stupid sitcomes that are on television today. It's extremely clever and yet clean enough for most children to watch. Too many sitcoms are mean spirited and scarcastic which is the least intelligent of all humor. Expand
  4. ScottT
    Mar 16, 2007
    Pretty darn funny. You can feel the Conan influence oozing throughout the show
  5. MarcusW
    May 7, 2007
    Good stuff. The episode with the chickens was hilarious. Other than that one I didn't laugh out loud that much, but the show is charming, funny, witty, and pleasant to watch. More than I can say about most sitcoms on TV. Expand
  6. EricC
    Mar 23, 2007
    I was prepared to hate this show. I was pretty disillusioned by new sitcoms after watching The Winner (go find my review for The Winner to find out how much I hated it. Here's a spoiler; deeply). But I gave it a shot, and while I wasn't laughing out loud, I enjoyed so much more than I expected to. I made the mistake of not watching 30 Rock after the first disapointing episodes, but I'm not gonna make that mistatke again. Expand
  7. JohnS
    Mar 15, 2007
    Another cheesy idea that isn't that creative or funny. Poor NBC can't make enough good shows so they have been trying to over hype this one by pushing promotion and putting it online before airing. Not a good sign. Collapse

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