September 1, 1993 |
John Larroquette, dressed in work boots, faded jeans and a denim shirt, draped his long body against a ticket counter, flipping his head sideways from time to time to keep his dark, tangled hair from falling in his face. The former scene stealer from "Night Court," who won four consecutive Emmys playing adolescent assistant Dist. Atty.
November 6, 1989 |
It won't take any supernatural prescience for most folks to know to steer clear of "Second Sight" (citywide), the new comedy about a wacky psychic detective agency; the ad campaign ought to offer sufficient forecast. Yet it's even more dire than one might have predicted. Forget earthquakes and assassinations: Where were Jeanne Dixon or Criswell when we needed them to warn us about this?
January 8, 1996 |
This is how devoted the makers of "The John Larroquette Show" are to being quirkily literary and sneakily true to their rather black comic vision: When NBC requested that this sitcom about an alcoholic struggling with sobriety dispense with any talk about alcoholism as a condition for renewal, they acquiesced. But they also hired an elephant. So far this season, without any explanation, the huge mammal has popped up in the background of the majority of the show's episodes.
October 25, 1988 |
Back when he was still looking for his big break, back when he did the narration for the 1974 horror film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," John Larroquette had no idea that he would become the first actor to win four consecutive Emmy awards.
January 16, 1986 |
On TV's "Night Court," the situation comedy that's doing well in the ratings this year, John Larroquette plays the role of Dan Fielding, the uncouth, bumbling assistant district attorney, whose "nerdy" antics not only contribute to the show's success, but also won Larroquette a 1984 Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy series. But in "real life," Larroquette is the antithesis of the character he plays.
September 2, 1993 |
"The John Larroquette Show" has the potential to be prime time's next great comedy series, one whose bluesy humor springs like a gusher from the pathos of contemporary urban life. It arrives at 9:30 tonight on NBC (Channels 4, 36 and 39), before moving to its regular 9 p.m. Tuesday slot. As a newly recovering alcoholic trying to repair himself as night manager at a wreck of a bus depot in a dismal section of St.
October 18, 1993 |
Howard Rosenberg's glowing review of "The John Larroquette Show" (" 'John Larroquette Show' on Right Track to Laughs," Calendar, Sept. 2), where he found it ". . . has the potential to be prime time's next great comedy series . . ." and ". . . is probably closest to the late, great 'Taxi' in the way it integrates interestingly written characters into soulful comedy . . . ," was a bit premature. Why? Well, the episode on Sept.
September 21, 1987 |
John Larroquette of "Night Court" was honored for the third year in a row and Jackee of "227" got her first win as the 39th annual Emmy Awards ceremonies got under way in Pasadena on Sunday night. "Oh, boy, I'm beginning to get slightly embarrassed by your generosity," Larroquette told members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
October 29, 1996 |
It's tough enough to get a TV show you created on the air. But then to be forced to watch two of your series go mano a mano in the cutthroat lions' den of Nielsen numbers is a predicament worthy of Job. Except that the pay is a lot better. "It's a really difficult, bizarre phenomenon," said Don Reo, who, beginning Wednesday, will watch two of his offspring--NBC's "The John Larroquette Show" and CBS' "Pearl"--square off against each other every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
February 2, 1996
Harry Anderson and John Larroquette, co-stars of the long-running series "Night Court," will reunite in the Feb. 13 episode of NBC's "The John Larroquette Show." Anderson, who now stars in the CBS sitcom "Dave's World," makes a one-time appearance as a plastic surgeon whom Larroquette consults about a face lift.