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by Adam Finley, posted Apr 8th 2007 12:02PM

mickey rooneyAlthough I was only five or six when the very short-lived series One of the Boys aired, I think I actually remember it. At least, I remember Mickey Rooney being in it. I had no idea who the rest of the cast was, and neither would anyone else until years later.

The show centered on Rooney, who moved in with his college-age grandson (played by Dana Carvey) and his roommate, played by Nathan Lane. Meg Ryan also starred in the series, which, according to IMDb, ran for a whopping eight episodes.

The promo clip below, narrated by Casey Kasem, describes the show as The Mickey Rooney Show, but as Mark Evanier points out, that title was most likely given the kibosh before the show ever hit the airwaves.

It's pretty cool seeing a young Carvey and Lane before they hit it big, and it also silenced any doubts I may have had about Lane's acting ability: I genuinely believed he wanted to date a girl.

Does anyone else remember this series? Someone with more than just my vague, kindergarten recollection?

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I vaguely remember this. This ad looks and sounds like a parody.

April 08 2007 at 11:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Toby OB

I remember thinking at the time that Nathan Lane looked more believable as Rooney's grandson than Carvey. Around that same time, Lane did a very funny commercial for Nyquil in which he was a door to door salesman with an horrendous cold.

I still find it hard to believe that 'All In The Family' was ever offered to Rooney. Thank God he tried to force his own vision of how it should be played out so that Lear withdrew the offer!

April 08 2007 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mark Adams

At eight episodes, that was seven episodes too long. It was a horror. If you look closely, you can see Nathan Lane drooling over the youthful Carvey.

April 08 2007 at 2:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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