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The Famous Teddy Z (1989–1990)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

Ted Zakalokis' family has a bakery and it has always been assumed that he would one day work there. But that's not what he wants to do. So to avoid that he enlists in the army and after getting out, he gets a temporary job working in the ...See moreTed Zakalokis' family has a bakery and it has always been assumed that he would one day work there. But that's not what he wants to do. So to avoid that he enlists in the army and after getting out, he gets a temporary job working in the mail room of a Hollywood talent agency under Richie Herby. Now most of the people who work in the mail room are hoping that one of the agents will need a new secretary thus paving the way for them to be agents themselves. One of these persons is Laurie Parr, who Teddy tries to hit on but is shut down. While there he meets Abe Werkfinder, the head of the agency and basically a nice guy. He also meets Al Floss, the quintessential agent, oily, sneaky, deceptive. One day one his clients is arriving and he instructs Richie to meet him cause he doesn't want any of the other "mail room" people making a move on his client. Richie, not wanting to give him the satisfaction, sends Teddy instead. Now the man is arrogant, and pompous, he picks a fight with Teddy, that ends with Teddy slugging him to his knees. Teddy's spunk impresses the man that he wants Teddy to be his agent now. Al Floss is not happy about it, and he tries to dissuade Teddy from accepting his request. But Abe Werkfinder feeling that as long as the man wants to stay with his agency, he must do what he can to make him happy. So he convinces Teddy to accept, the high paying job, and instructs Al to train him. But Al is not exactly in his corner, so Teddy must rely on Richie and his secretary Laurie for help. And because his name is such a tongue twister, Mr. Werkfinder dubs him Teddy Z. Written by See less
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Updated Sep 18, 1989

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Sep 18, 1989 (United States)

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Jon Cryer
Teddy Zakalokis Teddy Zakalokis   See fewer
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Jane Sibbett
Laurie Parr Laurie Parr   See fewer
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Milton Selzer
Abe Werkfinder Abe Werkfinder   See fewer
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Erica Yohn
Deena Zakalokis Deena Zakalokis   See fewer
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Tom La Grua
Richie Herby Richie Herby   See fewer
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Josh Blake
Aristotle Zakalokis Aristotle Zakalokis   See fewer
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Alex Rocco
Al Floss Al Floss   See fewer
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Andrew Philpot
Floss' Secretary / Al Floss' Secretary Floss' Secretary / Al Floss' Secretary   See fewer
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Dennis Lipscomb
Harland Keyvo Harland Keyvo   See fewer
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Tony DiBenedetto
Uncle Nikos Uncle Nikos   See fewer
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Nick Segal
Marty Kane Marty Kane   See fewer
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Jack Armstrong
Marty Horn Marty Horn   See fewer
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Zed Westhymer Zed Westhymer   See fewer
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Esther Luna Esther Luna   See fewer
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Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Freddy Montane Freddy Montane   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 84 votes