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Meet Whoopi's Un-Handyman


British stand-up comic Omid Djalili feels perfectly natural in his role as Nasim, an Iranian hotel manager and handyman on Whoopi. That's ironic, since in real life, this 38-year-old father of three is the antithesis of Bob Vila. Translation: He's a total clutz!

"When they said I was playing a handyman, I thought, 'Oh God,'" Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick tells TV Guide Online. "My wife thinks it is the biggest joke. I can barely change a bulb. I changed a bulb once in 1998.

"I understand that women find it very attractive if [men can] do that," he adds with a chuckle. "So I'm actually trying to learn how to change fuses and put the right things in the plugs and that kind of thing. The people on the show don't know that I'm doing this, but I'm trying  Read Full Article

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Season 1, Episode 22
Courtney tells Mavis that the party wants him to run for state assembly.

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Season 1, Episode 21
Nasim gets a date through an agency.

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Season 1, Episode 20
Mavis's credit card is declined.

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Season 1, Episode 19
When an elderly tenant at the hotel becomes a safety hazard and drives Mavis and Courtney crazy as well, they take steps to move her to an assisted living facility.

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Meet Whoopi's Un-Handyman


British stand-up comic Omid Djalili feels perfectly natural in his role as Nasim, an Iranian hotel manager and handyman on Whoopi. That's ironic, since in real life, this 38-year-old father of three is the antithesis of Bob Vila. Translation: He's a total clutz!

"When they said I was playing a handyman, I thought, 'Oh God,'" Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick tells TV Guide Online. "My wife thinks it is the biggest joke. I can barely change a bulb. I changed a bulb once in 1998.

"I understand that women find it very attractive if [men can] do that," he adds with a chuckle. "So I'm actually trying to learn how to change fuses and put the right things in the plugs and that kind of thing. The people on the show don't know that I'm doing this, but I'm trying read more

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Premiered: September 09, 2003, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A highly opinionated and not always politically correct former pop star owns and runs a small hotel in Manhattan.

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