Malcolm & Eddie

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Malcolm & Eddie
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(From left to right) Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin
Created byJoel Madison
StarringMalcolm-Jamal Warner
Eddie Griffin
Karen Malina White
Jaime Cardriche (seasons 1-2)
Miriam Flynn (season 1)
Christopher Daniel Barnes (seasons 3-4)
Ron Pearson (seasons 3-4)
Theme music composerGeorge Duke,
Eddie Griffin &
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Opening theme"The World is Ours"
Composer(s)Jonathan Wolff
& Paul Buckley
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes89
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Weiskopf (season 1)
David W. Duclon (season 3)
Jeff Franklin (seasons 2-4)
Production location(s)Kansas City, Missouri (setting)
Los Angeles, California (taping location)
Camera setupVideotape; Multi-camera
Running timeApprox. 22 minutes
Production company(s)Jeff Franklin Productions
TriStar Television
(1996-1999)
(seasons 1-3)
Columbia TriStar Television
(1999-2000)
(season 4)
DistributorColumbia TriStar Television Distribution
(2000-2001)
Sony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkUPN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseAugust 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]

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 has also aired on FamilyNet on September 1, 2014.[6] Since February 2017, Fuse is currently airing reruns of the show. As of 2018, repeats of the sitcom are being aired.

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 (1996–97)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"Rob SchillerJoel MadisonAugust 26, 1996 (1996-08-26)
22"Eddie by Moonlight"Arlando SmithSioux DoanhamSeptember 2, 1996 (1996-09-02)
33"On the Radio"Arlando SmithJoel MadisonSeptember 9, 1996 (1996-09-09)
44"Partnership of Fools"Amanda BearseJoel Madison & J. Elvis WeinsteinSeptember 16, 1996 (1996-09-16)
55"Someday My TAFKAP Will Come"Howard MurrayTom Devanney & Jerry PerzigianSeptember 23, 1996 (1996-09-23)
66"Little Sister"Mark K. SamuelsRichard DubinSeptember 30, 1996 (1996-09-30)
77"Big Brother is Watching"Rob SchillerFran E. Kaufer & Andy LiebermanOctober 14, 1996 (1996-10-14)
88"The Boy Who Cried Werewolf"Amanda BearseRichard DubinOctober 28, 1996 (1996-10-28)
99"Dead Guy"Mark K. SamuelsJ. Elvis WeinsteinNovember 4, 1996 (1996-11-04)
1010"Do the K.C. Shuffle"Rob SchillerTeleplay by: Eddie Griffin & Preston A. Whitmore II
Story by: Preston A. Whitmore II
November 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)
1111"It's the Bomb"Mark CendrowskiJoel MadisonNovember 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
1212"Sh-Boing-Boing"Mark K. SamuelsKurt TaylorNovember 25, 1996 (1996-11-25)
1313"Club Story"John BowabAndy Lieberman & Fran E. KauferJanuary 13, 1997 (1997-01-13)
1414"Lockdown"Amanda BearsePreston A. Whitmore IIJanuary 20, 1997 (1997-01-20)
1515"Hai Karate"Mark CendrowskiJ. Elvis WeinsteinFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
1616"Jugglin'"Mark CendrowskiAndy LiebermanFebruary 10, 1997 (1997-02-10)
1717"Everynight Fever"Ken WhittinghamJerry PerzigianFebruary 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)
1818"The Commercial"TBATBAFebruary 24, 1997 (1997-02-24)
1919"Whole Lotta Love Seat"Rob SchillerFran E. KauferApril 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)
2020"Swappin'"TBATBAMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)
2121"Retreat and Surrender"TBATBAMay 12, 1997 (1997-05-12)
2222"Jingle Fever"TBATBAMay 19, 1997 (1997-05-19)

Season 2 (1997–98)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
231"Been There, Done That"Mark CendrowskiBrad Kaaya & Tim HightowerAugust 25, 1997 (1997-08-25)
242"Roofless People"Mark CendrowskiTeleplay by: Barry Vigon & Tom Walla
Story by: Jerry Perzigian
September 1, 1997 (1997-09-01)
253"Casino Evil"TBATBASeptember 8, 1997 (1997-09-08)
264"Sibling Rivalry"Mark CendrowskiTeleplay by: Jerry Perzigian
Story by: Malcolm-Jamal Warner
September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
275"A Police Officer and a Gentleman"Mark CendrowskiAndrea WileySeptember 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)
286"The Courtship of Eddie's Mother"Mark CendrowskiBrad Kaaya & Tim HightowerSeptember 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
297"Trading Spaces"Mark CendrowskiBarry Vigon & Tom WallaOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
308"Like Water for Chocolate Cookies"Mark CendrowskiCheryl AluOctober 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
319"Dream Racer"Malcolm-Jamal WarnerTeleplay by: Barry Vigon & Tom Walla
Story by: Eddie Griffin & Kara Saun
November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
3210"Hoop Schemes"Ken WhittinghamDoug McIntyreNovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
3311"Two Men and the Baby"Mark CendrowskiDavid TyreeNovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
3412"The Way We Weren't"TBATBANovember 18, 1997 (1997-11-18)
3513"It Almost Happened One Night"TBATBANovember 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
3614"Whose Room Is It Anyway?"TBATBADecember 9, 1997 (1997-12-09)
3715"Tough Love"Malcolm-Jamal WarnerFran E. KauferJanuary 12, 1998 (1998-01-12)
3816"A Decent Proposal"Jim DrakeMark E. CorryJanuary 19, 1998 (1998-01-19)
3917"Bachelor Daze"Malcolm-Jamal WarnerAndrea WileyFebruary 17, 1998 (1998-02-17)
4018"Mixed Nuts"John TracyTeleplay by: Ellen Hulkower & Brian Kahn
Story by: Kurt Taylor & Eddie Griffin
February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
4119"The Slender Arm of the Law"Madeline CripeAndrew GottliebMarch 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)
4220"A Few So-So Men"John TracyAndrew KreisbergApril 28, 1998 (1998-04-28)
4321"A Delicate Procedure"John TracyDonald Mark SpencerMay 5, 1998 (1998-05-05)
4422"Car Trouble"Mark CendrowskiAndrea WileyMay 12, 1998 (1998-05-12)
4523"Kansas City Split"John TracyTeleplay by: Cheryl Alu & Jerry Perzigian
Story by: Russell Marcus
May 19, 1998 (1998-05-19)

Season 3 (1998–99)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
461"My New Friend's Wedding"Tony SingletaryDavid W. Duclon & Gary MenteerOctober 5, 1998 (1998-10-05)
472"Back in Business"Tony SingletaryTrish BakerOctober 12, 1998 (1998-10-12)
483"Silenced Partner"Scott BaioMeg DeLoatch & Torian HughesOctober 19, 1998 (1998-10-19)
494"Twisted Sisters"Gary MenteerStephen LangfordOctober 26, 1998 (1998-10-26)
505"Dream Girl"Joel ZwickMeg DeLoatchNovember 2, 1998 (1998-11-02)
516"Menace II Theology"Joel ZwickTorian HughesNovember 2, 1998 (1998-11-02)
527"Love Thy Neighbor"Tony SingletaryDavid W. Duclon & Gary MenteerNovember 9, 1998 (1998-11-09)
538"Teed Off"Joel ZwickJason Ward & Dave GarrettNovember 9, 1998 (1998-11-09)
549"Requiem for a Lightweight"TBATBANovember 16, 1998 (1998-11-16)
5510"Bowl-a-Drama"TBATBANovember 16, 1998 (1998-11-16)
5611"That's What Friends Aren't For"TBATBANovember 23, 1998 (1998-11-23)
5712"Father of the Bribe"TBATBANovember 23, 1998 (1998-11-23)
5813"Paint Misbehavin'"TBATBAJanuary 19, 1999 (1999-01-19)
5914"Insemination Without Representation"Tony SingletaryJoAnn KienzleFebruary 9, 1999 (1999-02-09)
6015"The Mad Hatter"Gary MenteerWilliam DurenFebruary 16, 1999 (1999-02-16)
6116"Devil's Advocate"Malcolm-Jamal WarnerDavid Garrett & Jason WardFebruary 23, 1999 (1999-02-23)
6217"Badfellas"TBATBAMarch 2, 1999 (1999-03-02)
6318"The Fool Monty"TBATBAApril 27, 1999 (1999-04-27)
6419"Daddio"Malcolm-Jamal WarnerDavid W. Duclon & Gary Menteer & Stephen Langford & Meg DeLoatchMay 4, 1999 (1999-05-04)
6520"As You Strike It"Tony SingletaryTeleplay by: Ron Geiger
Story by: Amy Spriberg & Mindy Schnieder
May 11, 1999 (1999-05-11)
6621"The Sweet Hell of Success"Malcolm-Jamal WarnerMeg DeLoatchMay 18, 1999 (1999-05-18)
6722"B.S. I Love You"TBATBAMay 25, 1999 (1999-05-25)

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://fbibler.chez.com/tvstats/recent_data/1996-97.html
  2. ^ a b http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1998/05/25/DD61876.DTL&type=chart
  3. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20091029011819/http://geocities.com/Hollywood/4616/ew0604.html
  4. ^ http://fbibler.chez.com/tvstats/recent_data/1999-00.html
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  6. ^ "FamilyNet schedule week of September 1, 2014". FamilyNet. Archived from the original on 27 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.

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