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I liked it. A few weak moments, but more than enough funny scenes to carry it. It's a sitcom pilot, so I'll give it time. Ted Danson is good, Bobby Moynihan was great, Holly Hunter can be a little too much. I remember the actor playing the daughter from Speechless.

Two episodes tonight, back to back.

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Mr. Mayor is an American sitcom television series created and written by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The series stars Ted Danson, Bobby Moynihan and Holly Hunter, and it premiered on NBC on January 7, 2021.

Premise: Mr. Mayor will show the life of Neil Bremer, a wealthy businessman, played by Ted Danson, who runs for mayor of Los Angeles "for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population."
 

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I remember that Sorkin' series about an SNL type show came out the same year as 30 Rock and while not a comedy they were compared quite often and I have to say I liked that one better.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It was sadly a one season show, the only one of his shows that didn't run multiple seasons. Great ensemble cast.
 

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Good episode tonight. Loved all the cameos. Chrissie Teigen was hilarious.

Was never a big Bobby Moynihan fan when he was SNL. But he is perfect in this role.

Read an interesting factoid today. They actually filmed the pilot and first four episodes before the Covid shutdown. Then started back up not long ago, and are now filming #9 this week. Tonight was #3.
 

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I've never watched an episode of 30 Rock. What's a 30 Rock feel?


(I know what the show is, just never watched it)
 

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I think this show is getting better and better each episode. I really enjoyed 'Respect in the workplace'. And when the woman stepped off the elevator, I actually laughed. Good stuff.
Agree. It's hitting its stride now.

Ted Danson makes anything he's in 100X better. I should go back and watch Cheers some day.
 

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Also enjoyed 'Respect in the workplace', but they need to get rid of "Jayden" - I know he's a white male and therefor stupid, but the character is too over-the-top stupid.
I think he's part of what makes this show so funny. I see him more as hapless, rather than stupid. And hapless, if written & acted well, can be funny.
 

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What's interesting is how polarizing Bobby Moynihan's character is (Jayden Kwapis). If you read the responses on various big TV forum (TVLine, THR, etc) , half love him, half hate him.
 

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For some reason I thought this was not renewed (cancelled?). I thought this was a decent if underwhelming show that could have been better, but I'll watch when it comes back.
All three of NBC's Thursday night mid-season sitcoms were renewed, albeit with miniscule numbers: Young Rock, Mr. Mayor, Kenan.
 

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I thought it was by far the weakest of the three NBC Christmas sitcom specials. It wasn't a very funny episode. Little humor in people wanting to get home, and the mayor just keeps them around. And the barely sweet ending did nothing to make up for 28 minutes of unfunny.

Of the three NBC Xmas sitcoms, my scores:
Young Rock: Solid A
Kenan: Soft B, a little too maudlin, but still good
Mr. Mayor: C
 

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I thought it was a nice surprise when it showed back up on the dvr. I had forgotten about the show and remembered liking it. After watching this Christmas episode I can't remember what I actually liked about the show.
My thoughts exactly!
 

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This last week was it for me. SP deleted.

Sitcoms that have stupid in them can be a challenge for the writers. Done well, eg Superstore, they can be really entertaining. Done poorly, eg American Auto, they are unwatchable. Mr. Mayor started out funny, interesting, but has veered into such dumb story lines that it's become painful to watch. When you cringe more than laugh...

All of this is obviously IMHO. YMMV.
 
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