Men Behaving Badly (U.S. TV series)

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For the original British version, see Men Behaving Badly.
Men Behaving Badly
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Title screen
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Simon Nye
Written by Matthew Carlson
Starring Ron Eldard
Rob Schneider
Justine Bateman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 35
Production
Producer(s) Beryl Vertue
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 18, 1996 – December 17, 1997
Chronology
Related shows Men Behaving Badly (UK)

Men Behaving Badly is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from 1996 to 1997. It serves as a transatlantic equivalent to the earlier British sitcom of the same name.

Synopsis[edit]

Set in Indianapolis, Indiana the show starred Ron Eldard, Rob Schneider and Justine Bateman. Eldard and Bateman left after the first season, and were replaced by Ken Marino and Jenica Bergere.

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1: 1996–97[edit]

  1. "Babies Having Babies" / 1996.09.18
  2. "Temptation" / 1996.09.25
  3. "The Bed" / 1996.10.02
  4. "Hot Parkas" / 1996.10.23
  5. "Getting the Bugs Out" / 1996.10.30
  6. "Jamie's in Love" / 1996.11.06
  7. "Drunken Proposal" / 1996.11.13
  8. "Sarah's Vestigial Organ" / 1996.11.20
  9. "Road Trip" / 1996.12.11
  10. "Christmas" / 1996.12.18
  11. "Wet Nurse" / 1997.01.08
  12. "The Odds Couple" / 1997.01.15
  13. "Jamie Needs a Kid" / 1997.02.05
  14. "Playing Doctor" / 1997.02.12
  15. "Brenda Is Moved" / 1997.02.19
  16. "I Am What I Am" / 1997.04.02
  17. "The Party Favor" / 1997.04.09
  18. "Getting Rid of Harry" / 1997.04.16
  19. "After Midnight" / 1997.05.07
  20. "Testing, Testing" / 1997.05.14
  21. "It's Good to Be Dead" / 1997.05.21
  22. "The Box" / 1997.06.04

Season 2: 1997[edit]

  1. "No Retreat, No Surrender" / 1997.09.28
  2. "Got Milk?" / 1997.10.05
  3. "The Sting" / 1997.10.12
  4. "Spoils of War" / 1997.11.02
  5. "Special Delivery" / 1997.11.09
  6. "The Gift of Jami" / 1997.12.17
  7. "Here We Go Again" / *
  8. "Jamie's Got Next" / *
  9. "The Tape" / *
  10. "The Truth About Cats and Ducks" / *
  11. "The Fur Man Cometh" / *
  12. "Welcome to JamieCo" / *
  13. "Carpe Dino" / *

* Unaired

Reception[edit]

While somewhat tame by today's standards, many found the show's content to be too risqué, pushing its brand of gross-out humor beyond all but the raciest cable shows of the day. The first season ran for 22 episodes. Altogether 13 episodes were completed for the second season, albeit with only Schneider as the sole original member in the main cast. Only 6 of those completed ever aired during the initial run because of dropping ratings as well as because of steep competition with CBS's Top 5 hit Touched by an Angel, Fox's Top 20 hit The Simpsons, and ABC's Top 30 hit The Wonderful World of Disney, all of which were more family-friendly programs).

DVD releases[edit]

The entire series of 35 episodes was released as a Region 1 DVD box set in February 2007.

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