Malcolm & Eddie

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Malcolm & Eddie
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(From left to right) Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin
Created by Joel Madison
Starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Eddie Griffin
Jaime Cardriche (seasons 1-2)
Karen Malina White (seasons 2-4)
Miriam Flynn (season 1)
Christopher Daniel Barnes (seasons 3-4)
Ron Pearson (seasons 3-4)
Theme music composer George Duke,
Eddie Griffin &
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Opening theme "The World is Ours"
Composer(s) Jonathan Wolff
& Paul Buckley
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 89
Production
Executive producer(s) Kim Weiskopf (season 1)
David W. Duclon (season 3)
Jeff Franklin (seasons 2-4)
Location(s) Kansas City, Missouri (setting)
Los Angeles, California (taping location)
Camera setup Videotape; Multi-camera
Running time Approx. 22 minutes
Production company(s) Jeff Franklin Productions
TriStar Television (seasons 1-3)
Columbia TriStar Television (season 4)
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Release
Original channel UPN
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release August 26, 1996 (1996-08-26) – May 22, 2000 (2000-05-22)

Malcolm & Eddie is an American television sitcom that premiered August 26, 1996 on UPN, and ran for four seasons, airing its final episode on May 22, 2000. This series starred Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin in the lead roles. The program was produced by Jeff Franklin Productions in association with TriStar Television in its first three seasons and by Columbia TriStar Television in its final season.

Synopsis[edit]

Malcolm McGee (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) is a responsible and sensible twenty something who ends up sharing an apartment and a business venture with relentlessly enthusiastic tow truck owner Eddie Sherman (Eddie Griffin) in Kansas City, Missouri (which is Eddie Griffin's hometown). A fast talker with outlandish frenetic energy, Eddie's charming naiveté always seems to get the two into hot water. But no matter what the situation, these opposites always end up bailing each other out.

When the guys unexpectedly became recipients of a considerable sum of money, Malcolm and Eddie decided to buy not only the old Irish pub below their apartment, but the entire building, including Eddie's garage, as an investment. As new bar owners, the guys gave the place a face lift by turning it into a sports bar and renaming it McGee's. There, they hang out with local regulars, including Tim (Jaime Cardriche), a gentle giant working as a nurse, and Nicolette (Karen Malina White), the motor-mouth police academy cadet with a love-crazed obsession for Eddie. As Malcolm manages McGee's and Eddie tries to bolster his fledging one-man/one-truck towing operation into a fleet, success for these two could be as simple as staying out of trouble.

Cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Regular guests[edit]

  • Alexia Robinson — Ashley (5 episodes)
  • Andray Johnson — Irate Audience Member (4 episodes)
  • Kellita Smith — Danielle (4 episodes)
  • Dawn McMillan — Mia (4 episodes)
  • JoNell Kennedy — Maura McGee (3 episodes)
  • Angelle Brooks — Holly Brooks (1996–1997)
  • Chene Lawson Leslie Sherman (2 episodes)

U.S. Television Ratings[edit]

Season TV Season Ratings Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 1996–1997 #135[1] 3.4[1]
2 1997–1998 #149[2] 3.0[2]
3 1998–1999 #148[3] 2.3[3]
4 1999–2000 #137[4] N/A

DVD release[edit]

On April 21, 2009, Shout! Factory released the first season of Malcolm & Eddie on DVD in Region 1.[5]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
Season One 22 April 14, 2009

Syndication[edit]

Repeats of Malcolm & Eddie aired in local syndication in the early 2000s, and on cable's BET in early-mid 2008; recently, it has begun to air on BET's deriative network, Centric. Currently, it is airing on the British Channel, Trouble & on MTV2 as of July 1, 2011. It is also airing on Australia's 7mate. Selected Minisodes from the first two seasons are available to view for free on Crackle. The series will begin airing on FamilyNet on September 1, 2014.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Category Recipient
2000 Nominated NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm-Jamal Warner
2001 Eddie Griffin
2001 Nominated Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award Jerry Dunn and Stephanie Marra (For episode "Bullets Over Kansas City")

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • 1. Pilot (August 26, 1996)
  • 2. "Eddie by Moonlight" (September 2, 1996)
  • 3. "On the Radio" (September 9, 1996)
  • 4. "Partnership of Fools" (September 16, 1996)
  • 5. "Someday My TAFKAP Will Come" (September 23, 1996)
  • 6. "Little Sister" (September 30, 1996)
  • 7. "Big Brother is Watching" (October 14, 1996)
  • 8. "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf" (October 28, 1996)
  • 9. "Dead Guy" (November 4, 1996)
  • 10. "Do the K.C. Hustle" (November 11, 1996)
  • 11. "It's the Bomb" (November 18, 1996)
  • 12. "Sh-Boing-Boing" (November 25, 1996)
  • 13. "Club Story" (January 13, 1997)
  • 14. "Lockdown" (January 20, 1997)
  • 15. "Hai Karate" (February 3, 1997)
  • 16. "Jugglin'" (February 10, 1997)
  • 17. "Everynight Fever" (February 17, 1997)
  • 18. "The Commercial" (February 24, 1997)
  • 19. "Whole Lotta Love Seat" (April 28, 1997)
  • 20. "Swappin'" (May 5, 1997)
  • 21. "Retreat and Surrender" (May 12, 1997)
  • 22. "Jingle Fever" (May 19, 1997)

Season 2[edit]

  • 23. "Been There, Done That" (August 25, 1997)
  • 24. "Roofless People" (September 1, 1997)
  • 25. "Casino Evil" (September 8, 1997)
  • 26. "Sibling Rivalry" (September 15, 1997)
  • 27. "A Police Officer and a Gentleman" (September 22, 1997)
  • 28. "The Courtship of Eddie's Mother" (September 29, 1997)
  • 29. "Trading Spaces" (October 13, 1997)
  • 30. "Like Water for Chocolate Cookies" (October 27, 1997)
  • 31. "Dream Racer" (November 3, 1997)
  • 32. "Hoop Schemes" (November 10, 1997)
  • 33. "Two Men and the Baby" (November 17, 1997)
  • 34. "The Way We Weren't" (November 18, 1997)
  • 35. "It Almost Happened One Night" (November 24, 1997)
  • 36. "Whose Room Is It Anyway?" (December 9, 1997)
  • 37. "Tough Love" (December 23, 1997)
  • 38. "A Decent Proposal" (January 19, 1998)
  • 39. "Bachelor Daze" (February 17, 1998)
  • 40. "Mixed Nuts" (February 23, 1998)
  • 41. "The Slender Arm of the Law" (March 2, 1998)
  • 42. "A Few So-So Men" (April 28, 1998)
  • 43. "A Delicate Procedure" (May 5, 1998)
  • 44. "Car Trouble" (May 12, 1998)
  • 45. "Kansas City Split" (May 19, 1998)

Season 3[edit]

  • 46. "My New Friend's Wedding" (October 5, 1998)
  • 47. "Back in Business" (October 12, 1998)
  • 48. "Silenced Partner" (October 19, 1998)
  • 49. "Twisted Sisters" (October 26, 1998)
  • 50. "Dream Girl" (November 2, 1998)
  • 51. "Menace II Theology" (November 2, 1998)
  • 52. "Love Thy Neighbor" (November 9, 1998)
  • 53. "Teed Off" (November 9, 1998)
  • 54. "Requiem for a Lightweight" (November 16, 1998)
  • 55. "Bowl-a-Drama" (November 16, 1998)
  • 56. "That's What Friends Aren't For" (November 23, 1998)
  • 57. "Father of the Bribe" (November 23, 1998)
  • 58. "Paint Misbehavin'" (January 19, 1999)
  • 59. "Insemination Without Representation" (February 9, 1999)
  • 60. "The Mad Hatter" (February 16, 1999)
  • 61. "Devil's Advocate" (February 23, 1999)
  • 62. "Badfellas" (March 2, 1999)
  • 63. "The Fool Monty" (April 27, 1999)
  • 64. "Daddio" (May 4, 1999)
  • 65. "As You Strike It" (May 11, 1999)
  • 66. "The Sweet Hell of Success" (May 18, 1999)
  • 67. "B.S. I Love You" (May 25, 1999)

Season 4[edit]

  • 68. "Hanging by a Dred" (September 6, 1999)
  • 69. "Ship Outta Luck" (September 13, 1999)
  • 70. "Hot Pants" (September 20, 1999)
  • 71. "Clubbed" (September 27, 1999)
  • 72. "Worst Impressions" (October 4, 1999)
  • 73. "The Tapawingo Witch Project" (October 18, 1999)
  • 74. "Won't Power" (November 1, 1999)
  • 75. "The Wrongest Yard" (November 8, 1999)
  • 76. "Fairly Decent Proposal" (November 15, 1999)
  • 77. "A Fowl and Stormy Night" (November 22, 1999)
  • 78. "Sneaky, Thieving, Double-Crossing Dates from Hell" (December 6, 1999)
  • 79. "Your Number's Up" (January 3, 2000)
  • 80. "Designing Woman" (January 24, 2000)
  • 81. "Bullets Over Kansas City" (February 7, 2000)
  • 82. "The Best Men" (February 14, 2000)
  • 83. "Swooped" (February 21, 2000)
  • 84. "Radio Daze" (March 20, 2000)
  • 85. "Buddy's Ashes" (April 10, 2000)
  • 86. "Moving Violations" (May 1, 2000)
  • 87. "Double Play" (May 8, 2000)
  • 88. "Mid-Wife Crisis" (May 15, 2000)
  • 89. "Three of Club" (May 22, 2000)

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