Andy Barker P.I., Season 1Closed Captioning
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Move over, Philip Marlowe. Meet Andy Barker — Public Accountant by day. Private Investigator by accident. Former Conan O'Brien sidekick Andy Richter stars as a happy-go-lucky CPA who, by a funny twist of fate, becomes the world's most happy-go-lucky detective. From tax man to crime fighter, he's the new man of action. And what hilarious action it is . . . Whether it's infiltrating the Russian mafia, exposing insidious credit card fraud, uncovering the 40-year-old mystery of a notorious femme fatale, or taking on nefarious chicken sellers scamming Wally, the owner of the falafel restaurant next door to his office, Andy soon discovers that crime can be very taxing. Good thing he has the help of his strip mall neighbors Wally and Simon, the video store clerk. Andy's wife Jenny, at first daunted by her husband's new vocation, proves a vital asset amidst the car chases and late-night stakeouts. And lest his new life of danger goes to his head, she's always there to tell him: "Might I remind you that you are an accountant!"
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoPilot||Andy Richter ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien") re-teams with Conan O'Brien (series co-creator and executive producer) in this comedy as he portrays Andy Barker, an earnest, hard-working CPA who has succeeded at everything -- until his new accounting business fails to take off. But when he's mistaken for Lew Staziak (Harve Presnell, "Fargo"), the retired private detective who used to occupy his storefront office, Andy embraces the twist of fate and dives into his double life. Andy's relentlessly supportive wife Jen (Clea Lewis, "Ellen") isn't sold on this risky new venture, that is, until she notices a sudden boost in Andy's self-confidence. Andy's fellow strip-mall neighbors -- Simon (Tony Hale, "Arrested Development") and Wally (Marshall Manesh, "Will & Grace") join him in the dicey investigation. In the pilot episode, Andy Barker, begins his double life as a private investigator when he's hired to solve a case involving a missing husband and the Russian mafia. This comedy series was created by O'Brien and former "Late Night" head writer Jonathan Groff ("Ed"), who executive-produce the series with Jeff Ross and David Kissinger. "Andy Barker, P.I." is from NBC Universal Television Studio and Conaco. The pilot was directed by Jason Ensler ("The West Wing").||22:32||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoFairway, My Lovely||When a client of Andy's (Andy Richter) drops dead while playing golf, his wife hires Andy to find the murderer. Andy is shocked to discover that his overweight, crass and rude client had been the object of desire for many people. Simon (Tony Hale), Wally (Marshall Manesh), Lew (Harve Presnell) and Andy's wife Jen (Clea Lewis) lend him a hand with the case. Meanwhile, Simon develops a crush on Andy's assistant.||21:16||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThree Days of the Chicken||When Wally, (Marshall Manesh) owner of the falafel restaurant is being scammed and forced to serve tainted chicken, Andy (Andy Richter) and Simon (Tony Hale) begin to investigate the chicken processing plant. Lew (Harve Presnell) gives Andy and Simon important information about the chicken industry. Meanwhile, in an attempt to impress her new coworkers, Jenny (Clea Lewis) hosts a barbecue at the house but Andy crashes Jenny's party when he suspects the chicken she is serving could be tainted.||21:19||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoDial M for Laptop||Tax day--Traci Lords "First Wave" and Frank Santorelli "The Sopranos" guest star--When Lew (Harve Presnell) forgets to warn Andy (Andy Richter) about an upcoming case, Andy's laptop is stolen before he is able to send in his father-in-law's tax return. The search is on as Andy races against the clock to file the return and expose a credit card scam involving Loretta Crispin (guest star, Traci Lords “First Wave”). Simon (Tony Hale) and Wally (Marshall Manesh) help Andy investigate the suspects. Clea Lewis also stars.||19:50||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Big No Sleep||Sleep deprived--Lew (Harve Presnell) enlists Andy’s (Andy Richter) help to investigate a dishonest doctor and his involvement with several of his attractive married patients. Meanwhile, Andy and Jenny (Clea Lewis) loose sleep when their daughter misplaces her favorite toy. Andy and Simon (Tony Hale) go on a quest to investigate the doctor and locate the missing baby toy. Marshall Manesh also stars.||21:16||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Lady Varnishes||Long lost love--Amy Sedaris 'Strangers With Candy" and Ed Asner “Mary Tyler Moore" guest star--Andy (Andy Richter) tries to prove that Lew's (Harve Presnell) old flame, Rita Spaulding (guest star, Amy Sedaris "Strangers with Candy") is innocent after she has spent the past 40 years in prison. While trying to solve the crime, Andy runs up against Lew's corrupt former LAPD partner, Mickey Wheeler (guest star, Ed Asner "Mary Tyler Moore"). Simon (Tony Hale) helps Andy gather evidence he needs to solve the 40 year old crime. Clea Lewis and Marshall Manesh also star.||21:16||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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You can get the whole season free...
...on NBC's website. Seriously. They're streaming the entire season. I love Andy Richter, but don't waste ten bucks.
A great series, I hope they pick it up for development...
I bought the whole season yesterday and could not stop watching. I was left wanting more and hope that NBC is smart enough to pick it up for a long run. The characters are interesting; the humor is not forced as it is in some comedies (and thank goodness there is no laugh track - a pleasant development in recent years); and the writing is well done (this should be no surprise since it comes from Conan O'Brien (previously a writer of the Simpsons). I reccomend this series to anyone.
The Pilot is pretty good! Worth a try!
I haven't watched all the eps. yet, but based on the pilot, this show has some comedic potential. It was pretty good, and could get a lot better when they find their feet. This is Andy's best attempt at carrying a show yet, and though he can't do it all on his own, he has a good cast backing him up this time. Speaking of which, I love seeing Tony Hale again, being a huge AD fan.