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Ned and Stacey Episode Guide

Starring

Creator Michael J. Weithorn
Executive Producer Michael J. Weithorn
Co-executive Producer Tony Sheehan
Producer/Creative Consultant Del Shores
Producer W. E. Baker
Associate Producer James Tripp-Heath
Executive Story Editors Jill Condon and Amy Toomin
Creative Consultant Jeff Stein
Story Editor David Litt
Hanley Productions in association with Tristar Television

Pilot

(95/09/11)
Written by Michael J. Weithorn Directed by Andrew D. Weyman
Up and coming ad exec Ned Dorsey wants a promotion, but learns that his bosses are looking for a family man. Stacey Colbert is sick of living at home with her parents, but strikes out in the apartment hunting game. Both see the fulfilment of their desires in the other (Ned has a huge apartment with a spare room, Stacey is desperate enough to do anything to live there) and arrange a marriage of convenience.
Additional Cast: Alan Oppenheimer as Spencer Haywood, Allan Wasserman as Clergyman, David Chisum as Ted, Tina Arning as Feminist Woman, Eric Drachman as Bartender

Portrait of a Marriage

(95/09/18)
Written by Michael J. Weithorn, Directed by Lee Shallat Chemel
Hosting their first business party together, Ned and Stacey discover that their fake marriage is more real than many of the dysfunctional ones on display at the party.
Additional Cast: , John Getz as Les Macdowell, Natalija Nogulich as Bernadette Macdowell, Robert Ridgely as Al Nolan, Kathleen Noone as Patrice Nolan, Leland Orser as Phil, McNally Sagal as Beth, Aleidah Viera as Woman (Caterer)

Take My Wife, Please

(95/09/25)
Written by Tony Sheehan, Directed by Rob Schiller
Stacey has an extramarital affair with a man who's turned on by the risk, but turned off when the truth is revealed.
Additional Cast: Simon Templemann as Nigel Davies, Marta Martin as Monique

Cover Story

(95/10/02)
Written by Del Shores, Directed by Rob Schiller
Stacey uses her position as Ned's wife to write a revealing article on one of Ned's clients. Additional Cast: John Getz as Les Macdowell, Natalija Nogulich as Bernadette Macdowell, Marta Martin as Monique, Helen Geller as Woman

Model Husband

(95/10/09)
Written by Tony Sheehan, Directed by Terri McCoy
A supermodel hired by Ned to star in a commercial grows fond of Eric, which doesn't sit well with Amanda. But Ned needs Eric, since Stacey's acting advice gives the model an acting block.
Additional Cast: Paulina Porizkova as Alexa Mirislov, Andrew Arons as Howard Moyer, Gregg Daniel as A.D.

Saul and Ellen and Ned and Stacey

(95/10/16)
Written by Amy Welsh, Directed by Rob Schiller
To Stacey's horror, Ned grows inordinately attached to her parents.
Additional Cast: Steven Anderson as Neil, Allison Smith as Veronica, Andrew Arons as Howard Boyer

Here's To You, Mrs. Binder

(95/10/23)
Written by Jill Condon and Amy Toomin, Directed by Paul Lazarus
Ned falls for Lucy Binder, the recently widowed best friend of Stacey's mother.
Additional Cast: Joanna Cassidy as Lucy Binder

Halloween

(95/10/30)
Written by Del Shores, Directed by Rob Schiller
In a case of mistaken identity, Ned and Stacey accidentally share a passionate kiss at a Halloween party.
Additional Cast: Scott Paetty as Scott, Kimberley Quinn as Rhonda, Marty Rackham as Jack Kieter, Karla Green as Kid#1, Jack Johnson as Kid#2

Reality Check

(95/11/13)
Written by Tony Sheehan, Directed by Alan Meyerson
Faced with massive debt, Stacey attempts to solve her fiscal problems without Ned's assistance.
Additional Cast: Loretta Devine as Mrs. Duncan, Lori Alan as Theresa, Michele Aimee Moore as Hostess, Monte Chambers as Diner#1, Susan Morrison Caresito as Diner#2, Phyllis Timbers as Woman, special appearance by [[Olivia Newton-John]]

Thanksgiving Day Massacre

(95/11/20)
Written by Jill Condon and Amy Toomin and Amy Welsh, Directed by Lee Shallat Chemel
A Thanksgiving at the Colberts goes poorly for all involved.
Additional Cast: Susie Essman as Aunt Ceil, Andrew Arons as Howard Boyer

Sleepless in Manhatten

(95/12/04)
Written by David Litt, Directed by Rob Schiller
The new bed Stacey buys suddenly doesn't seem so great to her when she learns that Ned bribed the salesman to snatch the bed from another prospective buyer.
Additional Cast: Kevin Meaney as Chuck, Andrew Arons as Howard Boyer

Threesome

(95/12/11)
Written by Michael J. Weithorn and Tony Sheehan, Directed by Rob Schiller
Ned and Stacey find themselves arguing over Sam, a new best friend for Ned and a wonderful man for Stacey.
Additional Cast: John Slattery as Sam, Nick Busco as Ray, Bob Bancroft as Larry, Mark Thompson as Gary, Brian Phelps as Earl, Pat Summerall as Himself

Accountus Interruptus

(95/12/18)
Written by David Litt, Directed by Lee Shallat Chemel
To win an account, Ned must sleep with the client, but Stacey's indignant words bother him more than he expects.
Additional Cast: John Getz as Les Macdowell, Kathy Griffin as Jeanne, Claire Stansfield as Jordan, Eric Drachman as Graham, David Sheinkopf as Rob, Anthony Beninati as Kyle

New Year's Eve

(96/01/01)
Written by Michael J. Weithorn, Directed by Alan Myerson
Stacey's New Year's Eve date turns out to be a dud, and Ned gets kicked out of his own New Year's Eve party.
Additional Cast: John Getz as Les Macdowell, Natalija Nogulich as Bernadette Macdowell, Arthur Malet as Cornelius, John Petlock as Frank Stone, Bibi Besch as Mrs. Porter, (?) Ellen Albertini Dow as Mrs. Porter, Robin Krieger as Fran, Thomas Calabro as Don Morelli

Paranoia on the 47th Floor

(96/01/08)
Written by David Litt, Directed by Alan Myerson
Ambitious young ad exec Clay forces Ned to take a mandatory vacation to get him out of the way for a pitch workup, sending Ned into self-doubts and paranoia that his career is in jeopardy.
Additional Cast: John Getz as Les, Tim Conlon as Clay, James Karen as Kirkland, Cylk Cozart as Doug

A Tender Trap

(96/01/15)
Written by Amy Welsh, Directed by Rob Schiller
Stacey begs Ned to help her get a steady writing job by going out with magazine big-wig Megan Foster, but Ned's in for more than he expects.
Additional Cast: Farrah Forke as Megan Foster, Kimiko Gelman as Kelly

Promotional Rescue

(96/01/22)
Written by Tony Sheehan, Directed by Rob Schiller
Ned helps Eric get promoted to head of accounting, then expects Eric to sign off on an exorbitant budget estimate for a commercial.
Additional Cast: James Karen as Patrick Kirkland, John O'Hurley as Kyle Roberts, Fort Atkinson as Jack Slattery

Friends and Lovers

(96/02/12)
Written by Lisa A. Bannick, Directed by Pam Fryman
Ned sleeps with Stacey's old high school nemesis.
Additional Cast: Lisa Edelstein as Janine, Ellen Albertini Dow as Mrs. Porter

The Gay Caballeros

(96/02/19)
Written by Del Shores, Directed by Rob Schiller
In order to keep a major account, Ned must convince the client that he is gay.
Additional Cast: Stephen Kearney as Brent Barrow, Victor Alfieri as Carlo

Gut Feeling

(96/02/26)

Written by Thom as R. Nance, Directed by Alan Myerson
The prospect of gall bladder surgery has Ned feeling mortal.
Additional Cast: Kellen Hathaway as Jimmy, Andrew Arons as Howard Boyer, Brooke Garrett as Lila, Peter Kluger as Surgeon, Michele Aimee Moore as Nurse, Iqbal Theba as Doctor

Pals

(96/03/04)
Written by Tony Sheehan and David Litt, Directed by Rick Beren
A sitcom star enlists the aid of Amanda on his apartment search, but gets a little too friendly.
Additional Cast: Jason Bateman as Bobby, Jim Meskimen as Bill, Lynn A. Henderson as Camera Assistant

It Happened One Night

(96/03/11)
Written by Jill Condon and Amy Toomin, Directed by Rob Schiller
Tired of Ned's insults, Stacey flees to her parents' house. Ned and Amanda follow to attempt to bring her back, and the two Colbert sisters reminisce about the past.
Additional Cast: Kenny Johnson as Joey

You Bet Your Wife

(96/03/18)

Written by Jim Condon and Amy Toomin and Amy Welsh, Directed by Rob Schiller
Out of money at a poker game, Ned bets a night with his wife, and loses.
Additional Cast: Brian McNamara as Peter, Bill Macy as Jack, Greg Grunberg as Nick, Tom Silardi as Kevin, David Cowgill as Jim, Barbara Savage as Barbara, Heather McPhaul as Ticket Agent

The End?

(96/04/01)
Written by Michael J. Weithorn, Directed by Rob Schiller
A bet to see who can find the better date for the other is won by Ned, but his glee is short-lived as Stacey's affair consumes her time and winds up costing Ned an account. Enraged, Ned kicks Stacey out of his apartment.
Additional Cast: Cameron Watson as Alex, Elon Gold as Nick, James Karen as Patrick Kirkland, Beverly WIles as Frances, Ellen Albertini Dow as Mrs. Porter, Maggie Marshall as Olivia Kirkland, Fred Sanders as Ken Barnett, Kirsten Devere as Katherine Barnett

Details compiled by Ray Li

Season Two

Executive Producer Michael J. Weithorn
Co-executive Producer Tony Sheehan
Producer Charlie Kaufman
Co-producer/Executive Story Editor David Litt
Producer W. E. Baker
Executive Consultant Thomas Haden Church
Producer Rob Schiller
Associate Producer Shana H. Fischer
Consultant Producer Jay Kogen
Story Editor Jennifer Glickman

The Other End

(96/11/17)
Written by Michael J. Weithorn, Directed by Rob Schiller
The separated couple must make some decisions about their relationship.
Additional Cast: Cameron Watson as Alex Palmer, James Karen as Patrick Kirkland, Arthur Malet as Cornelius, Fred Sanders as Ken Barnette, William A. Porter as Old Man, Kirsten Nelson as Wife, Emily Hoover as Daughter, Brittan Reese as Son, Harrison Young as Mr. Palmer

Dorsey vs. Dorsey

(96/11/24)
Written by Tony Sheehan, Directed by Rob Schiller
As the couple nears a divorce, Stacey finds herself moving back in with Ned.
Additional Cast: Cameron Watson as Alex Palmer, Jacalyn O'Shaughnessy as Lela Cooper

The Muffins Take Manhatten

(96/12/01)
Written by David Litt, Directed by Rob Schiller
Ned and Amanda become business partners to open a muffin shop.
Additional Cast: Mark L. Taylor as Doug, Steve Hytner as Phil, Amzie Strickland as Bea, Ford Rainey as Nate

Computer Dating

(96/12/15)
Written by Charlie Kaufman, Directed by Rob Schiller
Ned's rich, computer-nerd client falls for Stacey and her ad-campaign ideas.
Additional Cast: Timothy Fall as Bob Gardner, Ford Rainey as Nate, Will Shriner as Host, Andrew Craig as Teamster #1, Mari Weiss as Computer, Kirk Geiger as Ray Niven, Bill Hollis as Executive, Brian Blondell as Teamster #2, Carole Wyland as Well-Wisher

Less Is More or Less Moral-Less

(96/12/22)
Written by David Litt, Directed by Rob Schiller
A shocking discovery about Les mars the office Christmas party.
Additional Cast: John Getz as Les McDowall, James Karen as Patrick Kirkland, Carole ?? White as Mary

Loganberry's Run

(96/12/29), NZ(5/3/98)
Written by Charlie Kaufman, Directed by Rob Schiller
Amanda tries to get on with running the Business, but Ned won't let her.
Additional Cast: Ford Rainey as Nate, Kathy Griffin as Jeannie, Robert Arce as Customer #2, Michael Campbell as Employee, Tom Dorfmeister as Jim, Art Frankel as Priest, Jill C. Klein as Customer #1, Ray Laska as Ted, Kelly Perine as Thad, Terry Rhoads as Ray, Ben Yeager as Foreman, Daniel Zelman as Dave, The Nickelodeon - as The Barbershop Quartet, (Jim Campbell, Phil Gold, Ken Neufeld, Jim Raycroft)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Eric

(97/01/05), NZ(5/3/98)
Written by Jay Kogen, Directed by Rick Beren
After being humiliated at work Eric refuses to talk to Ned.
Additional Cast: Ford Rainey as Nate, Arthur Malet as Cornelius, Gregory Thirloway as Danny, Eddie McClintock as Chazz Gordon, John DeMita as Bob, Ted Davis as Will, Alex Trebeck as Himself

Fifteen A-Minutes

(97/01/06) NZ(12/3/98)
Written by Bryan Behar and Steve Baldikoski, Directed by Rob Schiller
An acerbic commercial for the muffin shop earns Amanda her fifteen minutes of fame... but does she appreciate her mean public image?
Additional Cast: Ford Rainey as Nate, Michael Burger as Skip, Rachel Andersen as Lindsey, Bob Koherr as Host, Josh Adell as Brad, Johnny Cocktails as T-shirt Guy, Robert Gallo as Chuck, Helen Greenberg as Doris, Pamela Kosh as Fran

Prom Night

(97/01/13) NZ(12/3/98)
Written by David Litt, Directed by Rob Schiller
An employee at the muffin shop asks Ned to be her date for the prom.
Additional Cast: Sara Rueas Amy, Jason Horst as Barry, Jennifer Lyons as Alice, Tara Boger as Heather, Dustin Voigt as Jim, Megahn C. Perry as Janice

Saved by the Belvedere

(97/01/20) NZ(19/3/98)
Written by Bryan Behar and Steve Baldikoski, Directed by Rob Schiller
Ned is excited when he lands childhood hero Mr. Belvedere to star in a commercial... until he discovers how finicky the star is.
Additional Cast: Christopher Hewett as Himself, Doug Ballard as Warren Andrews, Andrew Craig as Jody, Andrew Aarons as Howard Moyer

Where My Third Nepal is Sheriff

NZ(19/3/98)
Written by Charlie Kaufman, Directed by Rob Schiller
Eric questions his masculinity after backing out of a trip to Nepal with Ned.
Additional Cast: Eddie McClintock as Chazz, Megan Mullally as Wendy, Catherine Lloyd Burns as Cynthia, Ford Rainey as Nate, Phil Diskin as Assistant, Michael Mack as Customer #1, Pamela Kosh as Customer #2

The following information is taken from the New Zealand screenings where the second series was shown two episodes one after the other at 10.30 p.m. This meant that alternate credits and intro's were not shown, having been cut to give the appearnce of a one hour show.

Sex, Lies and Commercials

NZ(26/3/98)
Written by Jennifer Glickman, Directed by Rob Schiller
Ned Gets duped by a rival advertising executive which starts off a tit for tat war, and Stacey does some research on the men who call phone sex numbers.
Additional Cast: Marcia Cross as Diana Huntly

Scenes From a Muffin Shop

NZ(26/3/98)
Ned goes on a very public dating spree with Diana and seems to be falling in love, but then Amanda and Eric see Diana out with another man. Ned tries to confront Diana about this but before he can she tells him she so is happy to have found someone who can share an open relationship with her. In an effort to make her jealous Ned starts dating numerous women, including Madonna, Princess Di, Tina Turner. Eventually he has to admit that this isn't what he wants and Diana agrees to end her other relationships.
Additional Cast: Marcia Cross as Diana Huntly, Ford Rainy as Nate, Joy Creel as Rachel, Leanna Creel as Kim, Monica Creel as Laura, Merrick Deanon as Stan, Suzanne Laiza as ?, Catherine McCord as ?

The Skyward's the Limit

NZ(2/4/98)
When her boss won't print her story, Stacey threatens to quit. Meanwhile Diana is out of town and Ned deciced to fly out to be with her. On the way he takes Stacey to work where she has to ask for her job back. Ned reads her article and decides to tell her boss what he thinks of him, thus missing his flight.

The Errand Girl

NZ(2/4/98)
Diana (Ned's girlfriend) hires Stacey as her personal assistant. Diana makes Stacey do menial and belittling jobs in an effort to find out if Ned has feelings for Stacey. Stacey quits after being made to dress as a worm for a literary event and Ned is worried about her. When Diana demands he stay at the event and not go to help Stacey, Ned leaves her to take Stacey home.
Additional Cast: Marcia Cross as Diana Huntly, Heene Curtis as Brent Nicholson,

No Retreat, No Surrender

NZ(9/4/98)
Written by Roger Retzile, Directed by Rob Schiller
Stacey organises an invite to Ned's agency's corporate retreat which cramps Ned's style in his attempts to seduce the new manager of office supplies. Eric and Amanda are on the sme retreat, but while Amanda is feeling romantic all Eric wants to do is attend seminars.

The Truth Shall Set You Back

NZ(9/4/98)
Stacey tries to tell her parents that She and Ned are going to get a divorce. Ned is scared of loosing their friendship so Stacey agrees to say it was her idea. Her parents are devistated and decide to call off their move to Florida, which makes Amanda tells them the truth about the wedding arrangement. Her parents are discussed and disown both Ned and Stacey. Ned is so upset that he gets drunk and stowsaway on Mr Colbert's boat and work things out. Stacey distracts her mother by telling her that Amanda is pregnent.
'Additional Cast: Dori Brenner as Ellan Colbert, Harry Goz as Saul Colbert, John Petlock as Calhane,

I Like Your Moxie

NZ(16/4/98)
Written by Jay Kogen and David Litt, Directed by Rob Schiller
When the ad agency gets a new board of directors, Ned is worried. As expected they ask Ned to prove his worth by creating a campaign to sell a client's sponges. But as Ned and his creative team are struggling, A fire forces Ned to relocate his office to his apartment. Meanwhile, Stacey agrees to babysit her nephew Howard while Eric and Amanda are at a hotel trying to get pregnant, but they soon return to find that Stacey has caused a roach infestation in their appartmant. Everyone then moves to Ned's place for the evening. Ed has to go to work without a pitch for sponges, but somehow flukes three other accounts.

Please Don't Squeeze the Eric

NZ(16/4/98)
Eric's new boss, Stephanie, makes a pass at him. Stacey has a toothache. To help Eric out Ned tries to pick Stephanie up but only succeds in harrasing her, which makes her realise how she must be making Eric feel.
Additional Cast: Corinne Bohneras Stephanie,

All That Chazz

NZ(23/4/98)
Written by Jeff Stein, Directed by Rob Schiller
Ned is jealous when Stacey spends the night with Chazz, the not very bright baker from the muffin shop, who it turns out is great in bed.
Additional Cast: Eddie McClintock as Chazz,

Skippy's Revenge

NZ(23/4/98)
Ned discovers that the bosses son has a grudge against him. When he threatens to quite his bluff is called which mean he and Eric are out of work. In an effort to start up his own Ad Agency he hires Loydd Bridges as celebrity spokesman for an ad campaign. Things look good until Loydd is arrested for shoplifting dressed as a pregnant woman.
Additional Cast: Loydd Bridges as Loydd Bridges, James Karen as Patrick Kirkland, Ben Bode as Skip Kirkland, Miles Marico as Young Skip Kirkland, Christine Devine as Anchor Woman,

Best of Luck on Future Projects

NZ(30/4/98) Screened at 11.40pm
Written by Michael J. Weithorn, Directed by Rob Schiller
Things aren't going well for Ned as he has no clients then Stacey moves out. A chance at getting a client means that Ned asks Stacey to pose as his wife. All goes smoothly until Ned wants to continue the marriage and insults Stacey in his efforts to convince her that she needs him, which causes an argument. Unable to pay the rent Ned decides to rope cows on a Texas ranch. On his way out of New York he visits Stacey and tells her that he is sorry for insulting her and that he loves her. She tells him she loves her and then he leaves. The regular cast wave goodbye throughout the end credits.
Additional Cast: Ford Rainey as Nate, Michelle Scarabell as Elaine Rossiter, Tony Carreiro as Jack Rossiter, Pamela Kosh as Mrs Aldridge, Phil Diskin as Lou Rizzo