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A 1993-96 NBC sitcom about recovering alcoholic John Hemingway, the night shift manager of a bus station in St. Louis. Other characters include John's assistant, Mahalia Sanchez; lunch counter attendant Dexter Walker; janitor Heavy Gene; hooker Carly Watkins; cops Adam Hampton and Eve Eggers; John's AA sponsor, Chester; and starting in season 2, a nurse named Catherine Merrick.
This show provides examples of:
- Angry Black Man: Dexter (to John)
- Deadpan Snarker: Everyone
- Everything Is Racist: Dexter, who especially plays it up around John.
- Executive Meddling: The show's tone was lightened after the first season.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress: A wedding with a Cinderella theme.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Carly
- Ms. Fanservice: Carly, for obvious reasons
- Named After Somebody Famous: John Hemingway's last name may be a Shout-Out to Ernest Hemingway, particularly considering John has a masters degree in English literature
- Punny Name: A double pun with police partners Adam Hampton and Eve Eggers (Adam & Eve/Ham & Eggs)
- Spicy Latina: Mahalia
- Thematic Theme Tune: The Skrewy St. Louis Blues; basically no lyrics (just scat), but the title alone is very appropriate to the show.
- Work Com: The majority of the action takes place in the bus station and/or to the employees thereof.
- World of Snark