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Platypus Man Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

13 Episodes 1995 - 1995

Episode 1


Mon, Jan 23, 1995 30 mins

Stand-up comic Richard Jeni plays himself---as the host of a New York City cooking show, not as a comic.

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Episode 2

9 1/2 Days

Mon, Jan 30, 1995 30 mins

Richard learns a lesson when he gets romantically involved with Lou Jr.'s teacher (Mary Crosby)---and finds out his lovemaking doesn't make the grade. Marjorie McAllister: Fritzi Burr. Jack McAllister: Edmund L. Shaff. Priest: Richard Stahl. Paige: Denise Miller. Tommy Jeni: David Dundara.

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Episode 3

The Apartment Show

Mon, Feb 6, 1995 30 mins

Richard learns that the key to keeping his rent-controlled apartment is allowing the real lessee---his ex-girlfriend Gina (Julianne Christie)---use of his bedroom for her trysts whenever she wants. Stavros: Tom LaGrua. Nurse Simms: Shirley Prestia. Angela: Nancy Cassaro. Paige: Denise Miller.

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Episode 4


Mon, Feb 13, 1995 30 mins

Richard exposes himself to criticism from Lou and Tommy when he starts dating a woman (Emily Procter) who posed for an adult magazine. Brandi: Lisa Robin Kelly. Tommy: David Dundara. Owen: Jonathan Slavin. Off. Joe Strickler: Richard Steinmetz. Sportscaster: Matt McKenzie.

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Episode 5

Sweet Denial

Mon, Feb 20, 1995 30 mins

Richard is down in the dumps when his girlfriend (Mia Cottet) decides to trash their relationship by taking him to a "recycling party"---where friends trade off mates they no longer want to date. Stella: Sofia Milos. Doug: Eric Allan Kramer. Marlene: Allison Mackie.

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Episode 6

New York on $2000 a Day

Mon, Feb 27, 1995 30 mins

Richard thinks he's pulled a successful double-cross by stealing his twin's girlfriend, until he finds out it may cost him more than just brotherly love: she's a high-priced call girl. Vince: John Kapelos. Luciana: Fabiana Udenio. Candace: Denise Gentile. Paige: Denise Miller.

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Episode 7

Lou's the Boss

Mon, Mar 6, 1995 30 mins

After a heated argument with Richard, Lou (Ron Orbach) decides to get out of the kitchen---he quits as producer of the cooking show. Also: Paige cries foul when Tommy gets her involved in a sports-trivia contest. Joanne: Marla Rubinoff. Sal: Bobby Costanzo. Patrick: Chip Mayer. Saul: Sandy Helberg.

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Episode 8

The Crush

Mon, Mar 13, 1995 30 mins

After receiving threats from an irate fan, Lou hires a guard (Diane Delano) to protect Richard---but it seems she's interested in more than just guarding his body. Meanwhile, Paige takes up smoking. Joe Doe: Jack Kehler. Paige: Denise Miller. Tommy: David Dundara. Lou: Ron Orbach.

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Episode 9

Both Sides Now

Mon, Mar 20, 1995 30 mins

Richard conducts an undercover operation to find out if his girlfriend (Sydney Walsh) is cheating on him. Meanwhile, Tommy and Lou are on cloud nine when they win a chance to appear on "Star Trek: Voyager." Speaker: Jim Doughan. Nurse: Ivelka Reyes. Tommy: David Dundara. Lou: Ron Orbach.

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Episode 10

Without a Hitch

Mon, Apr 10, 1995 30 mins

The reappearance of Richard's former fiancée (Karla Tamburrelli)---a woman he left at the altar 20 years ago---makes him consider another trip down the aisle. Mrs. Rubenstein: Susan Seaforth Hayes. Roger: Sandy Simpson. Kristi: Cynthia K. Ambuehl. Ben: Jon Manfrellotti.

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Episode 11

Lower East Side Story

Mon, May 1, 1995 30 mins

Richard decides losing his religion is better than losing his girl (Holly Gagnier), so he agrees to convert to Judaism. Meanwhile, Lou feels like less of a man because he never made his bar mitzvah. Rabbi Silverman: Claire Stansfield. Rabbi Rosenbaum: Len Lesser. Lou: Ron Orbach. Richard: Richard Jeni.

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Episode 12

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Mon, May 8, 1995 30 mins

When Richard gets caught with another woman by his girlfriend's "problem child" (Michael Oliver), the youngster blackmails Richard into setting him up on a date---with Paige. Mr. Angel: Ted Lange. Monica: Khrystyne Haje. Karen: Lisa Darr. Dr. Jahrwal: Brian George. Construction Worker: Anthony Russell. Paige: Denise Miller.

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Episode 13

Dying to Live

Mon, May 15, 1995 30 mins

Richard finds himself "Dying to Live" after a psychic (Terry Sweeney) predicts that he's going to expire in a few days---but only after being kissed by a Greek man. Stavros: Tom LaGrua. Mr. Loo: Mako. Paige: Denise Miller. Lou: Ron Orbach. Tommy: David Dundara. Richard: Richard Jeni.

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