Nothing like reminiscing today.
…random “Ed” spam ahead. Oh, how I miss that show.
My followers all should know this by how i was acting yesterday LOL.
Picspam Challenge Day 25: Your Favourite TV Series Finale.
Ed & Carol are married, Ed.
BEST TV OF THE ’00s
8. ED (2000-2004)
This NBC dramedy ran for four seasons, which, unlike the two below it on this list, felt like just enough time. Ed Stevens, a lawyer in New York City, is fired after a misplaced comma costs his firm $1.6 million. He comes home early to find his wife in bed with the mailman. (“Not THE mailman, he’s A mailman. He just happens to be one,” she clarifies.) He retreats to his hometown of Stuckeyville, OH, where he spends the next four years with old friends, including Carol Vessey, the girl he loved for all of high school but never had the courage to talk to. Determined to win her heart, he buys a bowling alley in town and opens up his own law firm, and becomes dubbed the “Bowling Alley Lawyer” (“I am a lawyer, I own a bowling alley. Two separate things,” he clarifies). What followed was some of the most heartwarming television ever made.
The series is filled with wonderful, fun moments, including a hilarious ongoing battle of $10 bets between Ed and his best friend Mike. The will-they-won’t-they tension between Ed and Carol is not overdone. The series also features the comedic genius of Michael Ian Black as Phil Stubbs, and awkward highschooler Warren P. Cheswick was one of Justin Long’s very first roles.
Executive Producers and Jon Beckerman and Rob Burnett (of David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants Inc.) have been working with NBC Universal and Viacom with their dispute over the rights of Ed, which, unfortunately, has yet to be released on DVD.
The above clip shows Carol betting Ed that he can’t fix her plumbing problem.
This is one of my favorite shows of all time.
I contribute almost my entire sense of humor to this show, and I cant seem to find anywhere to watch it. There are no DVD sets, no full episodes online somewhere, no syndication.
This makes me sad, because the genius that is Michael Ian Black, Justin Long, Tom Cavanaugh, and the guy that plays Ed’s best friend are still un-paralleled to me.
Maybe it’s childhood nostalgia, but I don’t care. I need this.
I’m pretty sure no one remembers the show Ed about a guy who owned a bowling alley in a suburb called Stuckeyville. It was on NBC from 2001-2004 and I was obsessed with it at a young age. I was so sad when it got cancelled but I’m determined to find the old episodes online and rewatch them. It was the best show.
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Image: promo image. Cast of “Ed”
- Tom Cavanaugh [Ed Stevens]
- Julie Bowen [Carol Vessey]
- Josh Randall [Mike Burton]
- Jana Marie Hupp [Nancy Burton]
- Justin Long [Warren Cheswick]
- Lesley Boone [Molly Hudson]
- Michael Ian Black [Phil Stubbs]
- Rachel Cronin [Shirley Pifko]
- Daryl Mitchell [Eli Goggins]