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      Season 1 – George & Leo

      1997 Comedy List
      70% 10 Reviews Tomatometer Mild-mannered Martha's Vineyard bookstore owner George Stoody turns a new page in his life (and gets a bad paper cut) when he meets his daughter-in-law's dad, Leo Wagonman, an abrasive, smalltime hood on the run from Las Vegas mobsters. Leo hasn't seen his daughter, Casey, in 20 years, and she likes it that way, but George's well-meaning son, Ted, has invited him to their wedding -- and once Leo sees that there's a spare room above George's shop, he decides that he has found the perfect hideout. Read More Read Less
      George & Leo — Season 1

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      Despite its wonky material, George & Leo shines due to the brilliant comedic timing of legendary comedians Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsh.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 15, 1997 Pilot George finds out that his in-law Leo, long-lost by choice, is an outlaw. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 22, 1997 The Wedding Casey decides to call off the wedding as a result of cold feet. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 29, 1997 The Bribe George follows Leo's advice and lands in jail; Casey and Ted cannot fire a waiter. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 6, 1997 The Baby-Care Class Practice grandpas George and Leo must care for a sack of flour. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 13, 1997 The Job Crustacean Leo gets a job working at a restaurant drive-up window. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 20, 1997 The Review A critic gives Ted's restaurant a bad review; Leo finds a new apartment. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 27, 1997 The Halloween Show Leo believes that a headless sailor is haunting the bookstore. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 3, 1997 The Cameo Show Leo turns a charity-auction van into a sightseeing taxi; George wins a therapy session. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 10, 1997 The Housekeeper George's sexy young housekeeper is so happy with his advice that she moves in. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 17, 1997 The Witness George's first date in six years has a mysterious past; guest Angie Dickinson. Details Episode 11 Aired Nov 24, 1997 The Thanksgiving Show Intense sibling rivalry spices up the Stoody's Thanksgiving gathering. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 8, 1997 The Smokers George and Leo make the decision to quit smoking, and go cold turkey. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 15, 1997 The Eggnog Leo and Ambrose spike the eggnog that George made for the house-tour. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 5, 1998 The Other Bookstore A flashy new bookstore opens across town; guest Dinah Manoff. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 12, 1998 The Nine Wives of Leo Wagonman Stricken Leo summons his nine ex-wives to his hospital bedside. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 19, 1998 The Teacher Leo's business teacher (Joanna Gleason) admires George's investment savvy. Details Episode 17 Aired Jan 26, 1998 The Poker Game Leo gets jealous over George's new poker-playing best friend. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 2, 1998 The Gift Leo's musical gift to Ted and Casey brings more than one surprise; guest Robert Goulet. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 23, 1998 The Nanny Ted and Casey hire a nanny for their baby, but she develops a crush on Ted. Details Episode 20 Aired Mar 2, 1998 The Massage Jealous Leo thinks George is out to steal his girl; guest Judy Geeson. Details Episode 21 Aired Mar 9, 1998 The Massage Bride Tasha cannot remember the groom's name; Leo's mobster pal has a crush on Alice. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 16, 1998 The Bongos Fledgling business professor George gets fired for sexual harassment. Details Next
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      Previous Howard Rosenberg Los Angeles Times Emulation is the soul of George & Leo, with mismatched, ever-clashing Felix Unger and Oscar Madison of The Odd Couple obviously the models for this uneven, moderately funny comedy pairing Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch. Aug 20, 2019 Full Review Steve Johnson Chicago Tribune Bob Newhart could read an apartment lease and make it funny. Aug 20, 2019 Full Review Tom Shales Washington Post George & Leo is less zany sitcom than heinous ordeal. Aug 20, 2019 Full Review David Zurawik Baltimore Sun The pilot is a wobbly one without much chemistry between the two. Aug 20, 2019 Full Review Alan Pergament Buffalo News [Bob] Newhart and [Judd] Hirsch play well off each other and are designed to be the odd couple of the late 1990s. The pilot is sharply written. Aug 20, 2019 Full Review Tom Jicha South Florida Sun-Sentinel George & Leo has it in abundance. Aug 20, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Season Info

      James Burrows, Michael Lessac, Pamela Fryman, Philip Charles MacKenzie, Peter Baldwin, Brian K. Roberts
      Executive Producer
      Rob Long
      Dan Staley, Aaron Shure, Reid Harrison, Bob Sand, Tom Anderson, Rob Long, Larry Balmagia, Betsy Borns, Howard Margulies, Drew Vaupen, Phil Baker
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      Release Date
      Sep 15, 1997
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