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Short-Lived Shows: Buddy Faro

by Bob Sassone, posted May 31st 2006 2:36PM
Buddy FaroThis news instantly reminded me that Dennis Farina can be really funny in a comedy. You can see the movies Out of Sight and Get Shorty for examples, or try to track down copies of this short-lived CBS show from a few years back, Buddy Faro.

Farina starred as Buddy Faro, a famous private eye who disappeared in 1978 and is found twenty years later by Faro buff and fellow P.I. Bob Jones (Frank Whaley). It's hard to describe the plot (plots aren't that important anyway, as long as the cast and writing is good) except to say that the two team up to solve cases, and Faro tries to get by as a Rat Pack-type old school guy in an Internet world. To top off the casting, Allison Smith (Kate and Allie, The West Wing) played an actress who helped the duo, and Charles Robinson (Night Court) played a character named "El Jefe."

This shows seems like a natural for DVD (a cult show, short-lived, you can fit the whole run in one set), so I hope we see it some day. There are actually several episodes that never even aired.

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I thought that I would love this show,having been a big fan of "Crime Story" and DF.Wrong!

June 01 2006 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Buddy Faro was a cool cat. Remember the funky 70's pad he had with the sunken living room? Allison Smith had another fun short-lived show the year before Buddy Faro. She played Max London in ABC's(?) Spy Game.

May 31 2006 at 3:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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