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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 1993
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Starring: Harry Anderson, Tammy Lauren, Patrick Warburton
  • Summary: Harry Anderson stars as Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry. Each episode features a framing device featuring Dave at work on his newspaper column. The episode then illustrates his inspiration for the column. The show performed well in the ratings for its first two seasons, but declining viewership brought the show's end after season four. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2013
    91
    The concept seems to be an easy one to exhaust. But if the writing manages to stay fresh, we could be looking at the '90s version of The Bob Newhart Show.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Feran
    Jun 11, 2014
    80
    In a season overloaded with domestic sitcoms, Dave's World is distinguished by featuring the least annoying and most realistic kids, and by being based on the work of a Pulitzer Prize winner, humor columnist Dave Barry. [20 Sept 1993]
  3. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 11, 2014
    75
    Dave's World is shrewdly observant. It's a success by more than a few nose hairs. [20 Sept 1993, p.6]
  4. Reviewed by: Drew Voros
    Jun 11, 2014
    60
    Don't expect Dave's World to be as funny as the Dave Barry newspapercolumns that the series is supposedly based upon, but there are enough chuckles and a solid cast, led by former "Court" jester Harry Anderson, to keep this one going.[20 Sept 1993]
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 11, 2014
    60
    The difference between a Dave Barry column and Dave's World is roughly that between a backyard cookout and drive-through fast-food...Both go down all right, but one's more savory. [20 Sept 1993, p.3D]
  6. Reviewed by: Greg Dawson
    Jun 11, 2014
    60
    It all falls a bit flat. But not because Anderson lacks support...So why aren't we laughing more? It could be that Barry's trademark, his knucklehead hyperbole prose, doesn't translate easily to the spoken word and screen. [20 Sept 1993, p.D1]
  7. Reviewed by: Miles Beller
    Jun 11, 2014
    30
    The video equivalent of a cold fusion experiment. At first the results seem promising but prolonged scrutiny reveals deep flaws...In trying to turn Barry's written P.O.V. into the filling of a weekly sitcom, the humor undergoes a transformation that makes it disappear. From page to screen it can't be seen. [20 Sept 1993]

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