Vinnie & Bobby
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|Vinnie & Bobby|
|Created by||Ron Leavitt|
|Written by||Marjorie Gross
Ellen L. Fogle
|Directed by||James Widdoes (episodes #1-6)
Howard Murray (episode #7)
Joey Lauren Adams
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Cinematography||Mark J. Levin|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||ELP Communications
Columbia Pictures Television
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||May 30, 1992– September 5, 1992|
|Preceded by||Top of the Heap|
|Related shows||Married... With Children|
Vinnie & Bobby is an American sitcom that aired on Fox on Saturday night from May 30, 1992 to September 5, 1992. The series is a spin-off of the 1991 sitcom Top of the Heap, which was itself a spin-off of Married... With Children. Series star Matt LeBlanc played the character of Vinnie Verducci on all three shows, as did Joey Lauren Adams as Mona Mullins, although she only appeared in the backdoor pilot of the Married... With Children episode.
Set in Chicago, Illinois, the series centers on Vinnie Verducci (Matt LeBlanc), a construction worker, and his roommate, Bobby Grazzo (Robert Torti) who share the same apartment Vinnie and his father once shared. Vinnie's father Charlie (Joseph Bologna) has apparently moved away, Vinnie's cat Fluffy has disappeared, and Bobby is moving his way in and has gotten Vinnie a job at a construction site. Others shown were Mona Mullins (Joey Lauren Adams), their 17-year-old neighbor, who still has a crush on Vinnie and is repulsed by new neighbour Bobby. Other characters include fellow construction workers Bill Belli (John Pinette), Stanley (Ron Taylor) and Fred Slacker (Fred Stoller). One theme this show added to its predecessor is at the end of two episodes, the cast would begin an a cappella rendition of a song, for example, in episode 5 Vinnie, Bobby, Bill, Stanley and Fred begin to sing "Get a Job" by The Silhouettes, before the end credits roll. They also do the same thing with another song in episode 7.
- Note: The table counts the pilot of Top of the Heap, and the same titled episode of Married.. With Children as two different episodes. Without this change, Mona Mullins would not be in any Married.. With Children episodes and Vinnie Verducci would be in two ("Old Ones But Young'ns" and "Kelly Takes Hollywood: Part 1").
|Actor||Role||Appearances in Other Shows||Episodes Appeared||Total Episode Count|
|Matt LeBlanc||Vinnie Verducci||10, 3 episodes of Married..With Children,
all of Top of the Heap
|Robert Torti||Bobby Grazzo||1 episode of Top of the Heap||1-7||7|
|Joey Lauren Adams||Mona Mullins||10, 3 episodes of Married..With Children,
all of Top of the Heap
|John Pinette||Bill Belli||0, no reference or appearance||1-7||7|
|Ron Taylor||Stanley||0, no reference or appearance||2-7||6|
|Sharyn Leavitt||Winnie||0, no reference or appearance||2-7||6|
|Fred Stoller||Fred Slacker||0, no reference or appearance||3-7||5|
|Jim Wotowski||0, no reference or appearance||1-2||2|
|Nº||Title||Directed by:||Written by:||Air date|
|1||"Full Heap"||James Widdoes||Ron Leavitt, Ellen L. Fogle||May 30, 1992|
|Pilot episode: Dull-witted Vinnie Verducci, no longer living with his father, moves into another apartment in the building and takes a new job at a construction site and meets Bobby Grazzo, a fellow construction worker whom he asks him to move in with him to help in paying the rent. Meanwhile, Mona Mullins is still pursuing Vinnie whom she still has a world-sized crush on.|
|2||"It's in the Bag"||James Widdoes||Marjorie Gross, Ron Zimmerman||June 6, 1992|
Bobby starts dating Vinnie's night school teacher.
|3||"Killer Shiller"||James Widdoes||Ron Zimmerman||June 13, 1992|
A co-worker tells Vinnie that his date looks like a wanted serial killer.
Robin Christopher guest stars.
|4||"Vinnie Gets Sued"||James Widdoes||Marjorie Gross||June 20, 1992|
|When Vinnie rescues an old guy from muggers, one of the attackers sues him.|
|5||"The Belli Ache"||James Widdoes||Calvin Brown, Jr.,||June 27, 1992|
Vinnie and Bobby try to get rid of Bill when he moves in with them.
Robyn Killian guest stars.
|6||"Spring Is In The Air"||James Widdoes||????||July 4, 1992|
Vinnie must learn to write poetry and Bobby must become a physics professor to get dates with their high school girlfriends.
|7||"The Credit Card"||Howard Murray||????||July 11, 1992|
|Bobby's shopping spree ruins Vinnie's plans of buying a motorcycle.
Guest stars: Cosie Costa, Colleen Morris as Casey, Hiram Kasten
- The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1268. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.