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Encyclopedia > Caroline in the City

Caroline in the City was an American sitcom that ran from September 21, 1995, to May 11, 1999, on the NBC television network. The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...

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Premise

Caroline Duffy is a cartoonist living in a Manhattan loft. She spends many episodes searching for a husband and meddling in the lives of those around her. Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The term loft mainly refers to two different types of rooms: An upper room or story in a building, directly under the roof, used either for storage (as in most private houses) or for a specific purpose, eg. ...


Richard, her coloring employee, develops feelings for her towards the end of the first season. He writes her a love note and leaves it in a pile of invitations. In it he tells her to meet him at Remo's, an Italian restaurant which appears in most episodes, if she loves him. She fails to show, prompting Richard to leave Manhattan and start a new life in Paris. It turns out that Caroline had never even read the note, resulting in a cliffhanger. The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


Richard fails to sell enough paintings to stay in Paris, and moves back to Manhattan. The box of invitations with his love letter ends up at one of Caroline's friend's apartment as they plan a wedding. Annie finds the love note, and uses it to torture Richard.


Richard was engaged to an Italian woman for a time, prompting a bitter love triangle between the three.


Towards the end of the series, Caroline and Richard do start dating.


The show continued a trend seen on 1990s NBC sitcoms: two aquantances who desire one another but don't have the nerve to ask one another out. This can be seen between Niles Crane and Daphne Moon on Frasier and among the characters on Friends. The 1990s refers to the years 1990 to 1999; the last decade of the 20th Century, but in an economical sense The Nineties is often considered to span from the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 to the September 11 attacks in 2001. ... Frasier was an American TV situation comedy. ... Friends was a long-running American television sitcom centered on the lives of a group of six twenty-somethings (eventually thirty-somethings) consisting of three men and three women living in New York City. ...


Characters

Caroline Duffy

Played by Lea Thompson. She was a cartoonist (author of the eponymous comic strip). She is from Wisconsin and often tries to make everyone water her. Lea Thompson Lea Thompson (born May 31, 1961 in Rochester, Minnesota) is an American actress. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... State nickname: Badger State Official languages None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 17 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ...


Del Cassidy

Caroline's sometimes boyfriend, played by Eric Lutes. They were engaged to be married during the first season, but broke it off in the season finale. Del worked at his father's greeting card company, but quit to form his own later in the series. Caroline becomes one of his only clients at this company, Eagle Greeting Cards. A season finale is the final episode of a season of a television program. ...


Richard Karinsky

The colorist for the Caroline in the City comic strip, played by Malcolm Gets. He was in love with Caroline herself. Caroline and Richard did end up having a relationship. There was no love lost between him and Del because of Del's relationship with Caroline and Del's lack of intelligence. Malcolm Gets is an American actor born on December 28, 1964. ...


Richard is highly sarcastic, especially to Annie. He is a struggling artist who usually lives in slummy parts of New York. A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages None. ...


Annie Spadaro

Caroline's across the hall neighbor and friend, played by Amy Pietz. Annie was a dancer in the Broadway production of Cats. She is somewhat promiscuous and wears unusual styles. Her mother was a recurring character on the show. Amy Pietz (born March 6, 1969) is an American actress. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ... CATS The Musical is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber (ALW) in 1981 based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, adapted by Richard Stilgoe. ...


After Richard writes Caroline a love letter which he later regrets, Annie manages to get her hands on it and makes several copies. She uses the copies to blackmail him in a couple of episodes. Blackmail is the crime of threatening to reveal substantially true information about a person to the public, a family member, or associates unless a monetary demand is met. ...


Supporting Cast Members

Supporting cast included Andrew Lauer, Tom La Grua, and Sofia Milos. Sofia Milos Sofia Milos (born September 27 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a Greek actress. ...


Trivia

  • Jane Leeves from the sit-com Frasier guest-starred as Daphne Moon on a 1995 episode of Caroline in the City entitled "Caroline and the Bad Back." On Frasier, Daphne is the physical therapist of the title character's father, Martin Crane.
  • The show was parodied on the cartoon Family Guy in one of its many off-topic scenes, in which Peter Griffin watches the show to "fool people into thinking he's gay".

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Cast of Spin City (as of 1997-2000) Spin City was a TV series that ran from 1996 to 2002, based on a fictional local government running New York City, originally starring Michael J. Fox as Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty. ... Michael J. Fox (born June 9, 1961) is a Canadian-born actor, made famous by his roles as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy and as Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties. ... Back to the Future is a 1985 film directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. ... A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that develop a single theme over three works. ... This article is about the year. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Jane Leeves Jane Leeves (born April 18, 1961) is an actress best known for her work as Daphne on Frasier. ... Daphne Spoiler warning: Daphne Crane (previously Daphne Moon) was a fictional character and the leading female character on the sitcom Frasier played by actress Jane Leeves. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... Family Guy is an animated television series created by Seth MacFarlane for FOX in 1999. ... Peter Lowenbrau Griffin (born July 1960s) is a fictional character in the Fox animated television show Family Guy. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Morey Amsterdam (December 14, 1908 - October 28, 1996) was a veteran television actor and comedian, renowned for his large, ready supply of jokes. ... Rose Marie (born August 15, 1923) is an actress who had a career as a child star under the name Baby Rose Marie but is best known for her adult role as Sally Rogers in the The Dick Van Dyke Show. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to September 7, 1966. ...

Timeslots

  • September 1995 to July 1996 - Thursdays, 9:30
  • August 1996 to July 1997 - Tuesdays, 9:30
  • June 1997 to July 1998 - Mondays, 9:00
  • June 1998 to April 1999 - Mondays, 8:30

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