Oliver Beene

  • 2003
  • TV Show
  • None

Early-'60s dysfunctional-family humor, narrated by the (now-adult) younger son, `Wonder Years'-style. The dysfunction comes naturally when Mom is obsessed with Jackie Kennedy and Dad really enjoys being a dentist (it's his hobby as well as his job). As for 11-year-old Oliver, he's the `class clown' whose hero happens to be comic Lenny Bruce.

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Season 2, Episode 5 Ward Have Mercy

First Aired: March 7, 2004

Oliver and Charlotte both must contend with bullies. His takes lunch money, while hers is a tyrannical stickler for rules, being the president of the Beenes' apartment building. Both find ways to stare them down. Meanwhile, Elke (Maggie Grace) discovers J.D. Salinger's “The Catcher in the Rye,” which means that Ted discovers it, too. This is not good news for Salinger (John Lehr). Murray Wilcox: Kevin G. Schmidt. Ward: Josh Waters. Stitt: Ethan Phillips.

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  • Premiered: March 9, 2003
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Early-'60s dysfunctional-family humor, narrated by the (now-adult) younger son, `Wonder Years'-style. The dysfunction comes naturally when Mom is obsessed with Jackie Kennedy and Dad really enjoys being a dentist (it's his hobby as well as his job). As for… (more)

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