April 27, 1997
Pauly Sherman is the 28 year-old, slightly spoiled, slacker son of widower Edward Sherman, a hotel magnate. Pauly lives with his father in his Los Angeles mansion "to protect [his] father from low-rent bimbos" who are attracted to his father's money. Pauly is basically like every other character Pauly Shore has ever played, except toned down (RIP "The Weasel"). This is not to say that Pauly is stupid, just unmotivated; he occasionally provides good ideas for his father's hotel empire. His life-style is thrown into turmoil when Edward announces that his girlfriend of two weeks, twenty-something aerobics instructor Dawn Delaney, is moving in. Worse yet, they are engaged and she has a ten year-old son Zack. Pauly remains unconvinced that Dawn's feelings towards his father are genuine, given her past history of sleeping around (she won't tell Zack who his real father is, she knows hookers, and apparently every one of the San Diego Padres) and holding jobs where she is likely to meet wealthy men. Zack is remarkably well adjusted considering the maturity level of mother and the lack of a father figure in his life. The cast is rounded out by Sumi, the Sherman's wise-cracking asian housekeeper, who tends to side with Pauly against Dawn, and Berger, Pauly's friend since the sixth grade, who is the proprietor of a video store. The flow of the story is occasionally interrupted by Pauly's surreal dream sequences.
Pauly aired on the Fox television network in the United States, and was produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Seven episodes were produced, but only five of them were broadcast.
|Pauly Sherman||Pauly Shore|
|Edward Sherman||David Dukes|
|Dawn Delaney||Charlotte Ross|
|Zack Delaney||Theo Greenly|
|Created By||James Berg, Stan Zimmerman|
|Executive Producers||James Berg, Stan Zimmerman, Michael Rotenberg, Pauly Shore|
|Creative Consultant||Jonathan Prince|
|Supervising Producers||Mark Alton Brown, Dee Laduke|
|Produced By||Mitchell Bank|
|Associate Producer||Joe Caton|
|March 3, 1997 to April 7, 1997: Mondays at 9:30pm|
|1||3 Mar 97||Pilot|
|2||10 Mar 97||"Spies Like Us"|
|3||17 Mar 97||"Pauly Come Home"|
|24 Mar 97||Pre-empted by Cops Marathon|
|4||31 Mar 97||"Foreplay"|
|5||7 Apr 97||"Through the Ringers"|
|6||Not Aired||"Life's a Drag"|
Pauly's father has a surprise: his 20-something girlfriend of two weeks, Dawn, is moving in with them. But wait there's more: they're engaged! Even worse, she has a 10 year old son, and wants to kick Pauly's slacker butt out of the house. So Pauly goes on the defensive, and invites all her old dates (lots and lots of them) to the engagement party.
The Sherman's new handyman, Jake, keeps breaking everything that he tries to fix, and happens to be a stud. Berger thinks that he is around for "other" reasons because Dawn is the one who hired him. After unsuccessfully trying to tell his father that he thinks Dawn is fooling around with Jake, Pauly and Berger go through Jake's trash. They find a love note, so they decide to tape Jake's activities the next day. From what they overhear they decide that Dawn and Jake are going to kill Pauly and Edward. In the end, it turns out that Sumi and Jake are the ones having an affair, and that Jake is Dawn's cousin, who was just released from jail for taking the wrap for her Pyramid Scheme. (Pauly has a James Bond fantasy while staking out Jake's apartment.)
Pauly offers to judge a beauty pageant, unaware the contestants are drag queens. (From Tony Lammens's guide.)
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