It's Like, You Know...

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It's Like, You Know...
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Cast of the show
Created byPeter Mehlman
Starring
ComposerW. G. Snuffy Walden
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (7 unaired)
Production
Executive producersPeter Mehlman
Ted Harbert
Running time30 minutes
Production companies42 Pound Productions
EWH3 Productions
DreamWorks Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseMarch 24, 1999 (1999-03-24) –
January 5, 2000 (2000-01-05)

It's Like, You Know... is an American sitcom television series broadcast by ABC. It starred Steven Eckholdt, Chris Eigeman, Evan Handler, A. J. Langer, and Jennifer Grey, and depicted life in Los Angeles as viewed through the eyes of Eigeman's character, a diehard New Yorker named Arthur Garment. The series aired for two seasons, from March 24, 1999, until January 5, 2000.

Synopsis[edit]

The show sought to lampoon an upper class Los Angeles lifestyle, in part by presenting the Manhattan writer, Garment, as a fish out of water among Hollywood notables and the idle rich. In the pilot his character arrives with unconcealed hostility, intent on treating his readers to a bitter satire on the absurdities and excesses of LA culture. While staying with an old friend from college, Garment finds himself increasingly torn between button-down stern contempt for West Coast attitudes and a growing enchantment with the relaxed whimsy constantly swirling around him.

The show was also notable for featuring the actress Jennifer Grey playing herself, the source of a running joke related to her real-life rhinoplasty.[1]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1999)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected by [2]Written byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
TBATBA"Pilot"John WhitesellTBDUnaired17-98-100
Note: This is the series' original pilot, which went unaired.
11"Welcome to L.A."Andy AckermanPeter MehlmanMarch 24, 1999 (1999-03-24)17-98-101
22"The Getaway"John WhitesellPeter MehlmanMarch 31, 1999 (1999-03-31)17-98-102
33"Memories of Me"John WhitesellPeter Mehlman & Jon HaymanApril 7, 1999 (1999-04-07)17-98-105
44"The Client"John WhitesellRichard DoctorowApril 14, 1999 (1999-04-14)17-98-103
55"Two Days in the Valley"John WhitesellDawn UrbantApril 21, 1999 (1999-04-21)17-98-104
66"Author! Author!"John FortenberryJennifer EolinApril 28, 1999 (1999-04-28)17-98-111
77"The Conversation"John FortenberryPeter MehlmanMay 5, 1999 (1999-05-05)17-98-107

Season 2 (1999–2000)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected by [2]Written byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
81"Twins"John FortenberryCarol LeiferSeptember 21, 1999 (1999-09-21)17-99-201
92"Enchanted April"John FortenberryPeter MehlmanSeptember 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)17-99-203
103"The Long Goodbye"John FortenberryPeter Mehlman & Jon HaymanOctober 5, 1999 (1999-10-05)17-98-112
114"Coast to Coast"John FortenberryJon HaymanOctober 12, 1999 (1999-10-12)17-99-204
125"Arthur 2: On the Rocks"John FortenberryRichard DoctorowOctober 19, 1999 (1999-10-19)17-99-205
136"Lost in America"John FortenberryJill FranklynOctober 26, 1999 (1999-10-26)17-99-206
147"The Sweet Smell of Success"John FortenberryBill MastersNovember 2, 1999 (1999-11-02)17-99-207
158"Hollywood Shuffle"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Story by : Etan Cohen
Teleplay by : Carol Leifer & Peter Mehlman
December 8, 1999 (1999-12-08)17-99-208
169"The Life of Brian"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Richard Doctorow & Jill FranklynDecember 15, 1999 (1999-12-15)17-99-212
1710"Summer of '42"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Story by : Bill Masters
Teleplay by : Carol Leifer & Peter Mehlman
December 22, 1999 (1999-12-22)17-99-209
1811"The Apartment"Joe RegalbutoEtan CohenDecember 29, 1999 (1999-12-29)17-99-210
1912"Heat"John FortenberryPeter MehlmanJanuary 5, 2000 (2000-01-05)17-99-213
2013"Trading Places"John WhitesellJeff Astrof & Mike SikowitzUnaired17-98-106
2114"Walking Tall"John FortenberryAmy WelshUnaired17-98-108
2215"The Quick and the Dead"John FortenberryAllison AdlerUnaired17-98-109
2316"Raw Deal"John FortenberryStory by : Jeffrey Mehlman
Teleplay by : Peter Mehlman & Jon Hayman
Unaired17-98-110
2417"Lust for Life"John FortenberryPeter MehlmanUnaired17-99-202
2518"Hoop Dreams"John FortenberryPeter MehlmanUnaired17-99-211

Broadcast[edit]

When ABC canceled the series, seven episodes remained unaired (six episodes from the planned second season, in addition to the original unaired pilot). These episodes have since aired abroad, including in Argentina on Fox Latin America and in Australia on The Comedy Channel.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Ratings for the series were low, due in part to the sudden explosion of reality programming and ABC's decision to dedicate much of its primetime schedule to the then-popular Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huff, Richard (March 28, 1999). "Like, You Know... L.a. Has A Funny Bone, Too". New York Daily News.
  2. ^ a b c d From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "It's Like, You Know..."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-09-08.

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