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 Matthew Carlson
Written by Matthew Carlson
Starring Ron Eldard
Rob Schneider
Justine Bateman
Composer(s) Ben Vaughn
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 35 (28 aired)
Production
Producer(s) Beryl Vertue
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Vanity Logo Productions
Carsey-Werner Company
Release
Original network NBC
Original release 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]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Babies Having Babies" September 18, 1996 (1996-09-18)
2 "Temptation" September 25, 1996 (1996-09-25)
3 "The Bed" October 2, 1996 (1996-10-02)
4 "Hot Parkas" October 23, 1996 (1996-10-23)
5 "Getting the Bugs Out" October 30, 1996 (1996-10-30)
6 "Jamie's in Love" November 6, 1996 (1996-11-06)
7 "Drunken Proposal" November 13, 1996 (1996-11-13)
8 "Sarah's Vestigial Organ" November 20, 1996 (1996-11-20)
9 "Road Trip" December 11, 1996 (1996-12-11)
10 "Christmas" December 18, 1996 (1996-12-18)
11 "Wet Nurse" January 8, 1997 (1997-01-08)
12 "The Odds Couple" January 15, 1997 (1997-01-15)
13 "Jamie Needs a Kid" February 5, 1997 (1997-02-05)
14 "Playing Doctor" February 12, 1997 (1997-02-12)
15 "Brenda is Moved" February 19, 1997 (1997-02-19)
16 "I Am What I Am" April 2, 1997 (1997-04-02)
17 "The Party Favor" April 9, 1997 (1997-04-09)
18 "Getting Rid of Harry" April 16, 1997 (1997-04-16)
19 "After Midnight" May 7, 1997 (1997-05-07)
20 "Testing, Testing" May 14, 1997 (1997-05-14)
21 "It's Good to Be Dead" May 21, 1997 (1997-05-21)
22 "The Box" June 4, 1997 (1997-06-04)

Season 2: 1997[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "No Retreat, No Surrender" September 28, 1997 (1997-09-28)
2 "Got Milk?" October 5, 1997 (1997-10-05)
3 "The Sting" October 12, 1997 (1997-10-12)
4 "Spoils of War" November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02)
5 "Special Delivery" November 9, 1997 (1997-11-09)
6 "The Gift of Jami" December 17, 1997 (1997-12-17)
7 "Here We Go Again" Unaired
8 "Jamie's Got Next" Unaired
9 "The Tape" Unaired
10 "The Truth About Cats and Ducks" Unaired
11 "The Fur Man Cometh" Unaired
12 "Welcome to JamieCo" Unaired
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 10 hit Touched by an Angel, Fox's Top 20 hit The Simpsons, and ABC's Top 40 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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