1 9 9 6 (USA)
7 (5) x 30 minute episodes
This blue-collar ripoff of Friends was about four twenty-something guys in Pittsburgh who had been buddies since high school.
Mert (Justin Louis), who worked with Eddie (Ken Hudson Campbell) on an assembly line, was semi-engaged to Bonnie (Kristin Dattilo-Hayward), while his three buddies were adamantly single.
Chunky Eddie lived at home with his widowed mother and slutty 16-year-old younger sister, Nikki (Tricia Vessey). Stosh (Jason Kristofer) was a glib cab driver and Jake (Jay Mohr) was a salesman at an audio/video store.
Gloria (Paula K. Cale) was the waitress/barmaid with an attitude at Blue Lou’s, their local hangout. She and Mert’s frustrated girlfriend Bonnie were best friends.
Only five episodes of the seven which had been filmed made it on the air before the show was cancelled.
Ken Hudson Campbell
Mert (Richard Mertola)
Paula K. Cale
Hometown Heroes | Big Bad Stosh | Mester Meister | Not the Booth Who Shot Lincoln | Unfriendly Skies | The Birds and The Bees*** | Eddie’s Secret***
NB: Episodes marked *** were not broadcast.