Question: Years ago, Mariska Hargitay was the across-the-hall best friend of the lead female in a sitcom, but I can't remember the star's or series' name. Do you know? By the way, I'm not really amused by catty humor, but you're so cute about it that I can't help but laugh. — Dennis

Ausiello: Well, I'm not really amused by research-intensive questions, but you were so cute about it that I can't help but lend a hand. After consulting my copy of TV Guide's handy new tube bible Guide to TV (Barnes & Noble Books, $12.95), I have come to the conclusion that you're referring to 1995's short-lived Can't Hurry Love. It starred Nancy McKeon as a New York career woman and Mariska as her best friend. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without my copy of TV Guide's handy new tube bible Guide to TV (Barnes & Noble Books, $12.95).