(The Halloween episode: The best ever!)
Everyone has a show that when it's cancelled they are dumbfounded, lost, floundering. I have never (even though it's like 9 or 10 years) gotten over the cancellation of "Stark Raving Mad." I was lucky enough to copy most episodes, but missed copying the Halloween episode--the funniest one. I have never felt so much regret about a show cancelling. It was my absolute favorite.
Tony Shalhoub and Neil Patrick Harris made this show an unbelievably entertaining 30 minutes. Shalhoub played a misanthropic, grouchy, moody and dark horror writer. Neil plays the preppy, germaphobic, ambitious New York editor forced to work with him and encourage him to get a second novel done after his blockbuster first one shot him upon the bestseller list and he is now experiencing writer's block.
The entire premise of the show with these this "odd couple" put together made it hilarious as did all the pranks that Shalhoub's character constantly played upon poor "Henry." I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will somehow come out on DVD. It was a short-run series but its impression on me was long-lasting.