Jeers to Are You There, Chelsea? for wasting Lenny Clarke.

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The Boston-born standup proved what a talented actor he can be — in both comedy and drama — as Denis Leary's hotheaded Uncle Teddy on Rescue Me. So it's a shame to see him spouting off standard sitcom punchlines as Laura Prepon's buffoonish dad on NBC's Chelsea Handler-inspired misfire.

Of course, Clarke is the least of the show's problems, given Prepon's wooden line readings, Handler's distracting appearances as her own judgy sister and the crass scripts. Are you there, Lenny? It's me, Bruce. Somebody needs to rescue you from Chelsea!

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