Check It Out

Check It Out

1985, Comedy
Canadian comedy following Howard, a supermarket Clerk.

Episode Guide

  • Check It Out - For the Book (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    For the Book

    The staff reflects on the past when Bannister compiles his career highlights for Cobb's 50th anniversary report.

  • Check It Out - Educating Leslie (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Educating Leslie

    Leslie's hopes of winning an acting scholarship rest on keeping his drama coach sober.

  • Check It Out - Smotherly Love (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Smotherly Love

    Christian pretends to be the manager of Cobbs when his mother visits.

  • Check It Out - Losing It (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Losing It

    Howard buys into a weight-loss franchise.

  • Check It Out - Vote for Me (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Vote for Me

    Bannister decides to run for councilman, then later discovers his opponent is a local hero.

  • Check It Out - Fatal Harassment (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Fatal Harassment

    Bannister is sued for sexual harassment by the new girl at Cobbs.

  • Check It Out - My Hero, Mr. Bannister (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    My Hero, Mr. Bannister

    Derek announces his plans to give up college in order to work full time at Cobb's.

  • Check It Out - Make Room for Daddy Christian (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Make Room for Daddy Christian

    Christian learns his new love has a 10-year-old son.

  • Check It Out - Marlene for Hire (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Marlene for Hire

    Marlene agrees to become a surrogate mother for a yuppie couple who shop at Cobb's Supermarket.

  • Check It Out - Edna, Howard, Cathy and Morty (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Edna, Howard, Cathy and Morty

    Edna attempts to make changes in her stagnant relationship with Howard.

  • Check It Out - Howard Hemingway (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Howard Hemingway

    Howard writes a romance novel using the staff at Cobb's as characters in his book.

  • Check It Out - The Naked Truth (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Naked Truth

    Unwitting Marlene agrees to be in a porn magazine.

  • Check It Out - Shrink From Sendrax (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Shrink From Sendrax

    Bannister must prove his sanity to a visiting psychiatrist sent to Cobb's to perform routine psychological tests.

  • Check It Out - Bannister & Dale (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Bannister & Dale

    Howard tries to help an old vaudeville comedian raise enough money to keep his retirement home open.

  • Check It Out - Mutiny on Mr. Christian (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Mutiny on Mr. Christian

    Marlene gets Christian in trouble after complaining to Howard about his behavior.

  • Check It Out - He's No Heavy, He's My Brother (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    He's No Heavy, He's My Brother

    Howard mistakenly thinks his brother is dying.

  • Check It Out - Edna's Choice (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Edna's Choice

    Edna and Christian both compete for the manager's job at a new Cobb's store.

  • Check It Out - Not for Commercial Use (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Not for Commercial Use

    Howard imagines himself a celebrity when he hears the store will be part of a television news feature.

  • Check It Out - I'm Okay, You're a Spy (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    I'm Okay, You're a Spy

    A corporate spy from the head office investigates Cobb's Supermarket.

  • Check It Out - Puppy Love (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Puppy Love

    Derek develops an infatuation for Marlene.

  • Check It Out - Hey Take Me Over (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Hey Take Me Over

    Howard must deal with new rules and a new boss (ELizabeth Hanna) when Cobb's is taken over by a conglomerate.

  • Check It Out - The Umpire Strikes Back (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Umpire Strikes Back

    Howard helps Marlene open the lines of communication with her father.

  • Check It Out - Put Your Best Face Forward (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Put Your Best Face Forward

    Bannister (Don Adams) hopes to look his best at his high-school reunion.

  • Check It Out - Here Comes the Bribe (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Here Comes the Bribe

    Christian (Jeff Pustil) agrees to marry the butcher's (Barry Baldara) niece (Barbara Von Radecki) to prevent her deportation.

  • Check It Out - The Son Also Rises (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Son Also Rises

    An old girlfriend returns with Howard's son.

  • Check It Out - Only God Can Make a Tree (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Only God Can Make a Tree

    Bannister leads a protest against the removal of a neighborhood tree.

  • Check It Out - My Girl Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    My Girl Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    A gangster's (Chuck Shamata) girlfriend (Heather Smith) hits Bannister's (Don Adams) car.

  • Check It Out - Chain Reaction (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Chain Reaction

    Accidents plague Bannister (Don Adams) after he breaks a chain letter. With Kathleen Laskey and Dinah Christie.

  • Check It Out - The Oddest Couple (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Oddest Couple

    After Viker's wife kicks him out, he moves in with Howard.

  • Check It Out - Tots 'R Us (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Tots 'R Us

    Bannister organizes a promotional gimmick with a baby-sitting feature.

  • Check It Out - Let's Get Metaphysical (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Let's Get Metaphysical

    Bannister (Don Adams) deals with changes in Marlene (Kathleen Laskey).

  • Check It Out - Love and Marriage (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Love and Marriage

    Edna's first sweetheart wants to rekindle the flame.

  • Check It Out - High Tech (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    High Tech

    Howard risks Edna's money in gold-mine stock.

  • Check It Out - Short One Jockey (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Short One Jockey

    Howard purchases a racehorse with the staff's funds without their knowledge.

  • Check It Out - Edna Displays Talent (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Edna Displays Talent

    Edna stays up all night to set up a barbecue display resembling a photo of her first romantic weekend with Howard.

  • Check It Out - Don't Take My Job, Please (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Don't Take My Job, Please

    Bannister takes a restaurant job after he's fired from the supermarket.

  • Check It Out - Homewrecker Howard (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Homewrecker Howard

    A man mistakenly thinks his wife is dating Howard.

  • Check It Out - A Chocolate Chip Off the Old Block (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    A Chocolate Chip Off the Old Block

    Bannister befriends a bag lady he finds sleeping in the supermarket's parking lot.

  • Check It Out - The Bear Facts (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Bear Facts

    Howard and Simon get lost in the woods when Bannister attempts to help his stockroom boy win his Eagle Scout badge.

  • Check It Out - The Mis-Matchmaker (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Mis-Matchmaker

    Leslie falls in love when he chaperones Bannister's visiting niece.

  • Check It Out - Operation Bannister (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Operation Bannister

    Howard reluctantly agrees to having a hernia operation.

  • Check It Out - Buddy Can You Spare a Job? (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Buddy Can You Spare a Job?

    A temperamental friend of Howard's becomes the new butcher at Cobb's Supermarket.

  • Check It Out - Edna's Phantom Romance (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Edna's Phantom Romance

    Hoping to persuade Howard to take her on vacation, Edna invents a phantom lover.

  • Check It Out - Getting to Know You (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Getting to Know You

    Howard is faced with the unwelcome task of deciding which of his employees he should put on temporary layoff.

  • Check It Out - Sex Appeal (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Sex Appeal

    Mrs. Cobbs' spinster daughter (Ruth Buzzi) ruffles Edna's (Dinah Christie) feathers when she makes a move on Howard (Don Adams).

  • Check It Out - Jack Be Numbskull (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Jack Be Numbskull

    The thug that Marlene hires to discourage Jack Christian's advances inadvertently mistakes Howard for his target.

  • Check It Out - Edna's New Friend (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Edna's New Friend

    Cultural events are on the top of Edna's list when she befriends a man who shares her interests.

  • Check It Out - Oh My Darling Serpentine (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Oh My Darling Serpentine

    Marlene agrees to go to a school dance with Murray.

  • Check It Out - Dog Day After Dark (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Dog Day After Dark

    Health food fanatics who are offended by Howard's commercial promoting a new snack food, and the product itself, terrorize the store's staff.

  • Check It Out - Banzai! (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:


    Edna's implementation of a Japanese management technique causes disorientation for Howard and the staff.

  • Check It Out - Store Wars (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Store Wars

    Cobb's Supermarket faces a tough challenge when it wages a price war against a competitor.

  • Check It Out - Otherwise Engaged (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Otherwise Engaged

    Edna's mother begins making wedding arrangements after seeing Marlene's engagement ring on Edna's hand.

  • Check It Out - Supermarket Superbowlers (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Supermarket Superbowlers

    Cobb's bowling team is one game away from winning if only Edna doesn't play.

  • Check It Out - Love Is a Many Splendored Alf (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Love Is a Many Splendored Alf

    Edna matches up the store's security guard (Henry Beckman) with her friend.

  • Check It Out - Skip to the Loo (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Skip to the Loo

    Howard tries to cope with the son of an old army buddy and a man who's obsessed with trying to break the world's record in rope skipping.

  • Check It Out - Love on Sale (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Love on Sale

    Murray is the source of trouble when he starts an in-store dating service.

  • Check It Out - The Car Pool (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Car Pool

    The employees lose their parking privileges after Howard complains to Mrs. Cobb about the lack of customer parking.

  • Check It Out - Phantom of the Market (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Phantom of the Market

    Howard may have to relinquish his Manager-of-the-Year award unless he can find out who's been ripping off the store's deli department.

  • Check It Out - ... Or Get Off the Pot (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    ... Or Get Off the Pot

    Convinced that their six-year relationship has lost its magic, Edna issues Howard an ultimatum.

  • Check It Out - A Rosenbloom by Any Other Name (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    A Rosenbloom by Any Other Name

    When a promised raise doesn't appear, Marlene convinces Jennifer to sue the supermarket, Howard and Mrs. Cobb for racial discrimination.

  • Check It Out - Seven Days Make One Weak (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Seven Days Make One Weak

    Edna's outraged when an attractive health food representative expresses interest in Howard.

  • Check It Out - Everyone's a Winner (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Everyone's a Winner

    An in-store bingo promotion is a big success until Mr. Christian (Jeff Pustil) examines the cards.

  • Check It Out - X-Ray Marks the Spot (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    X-Ray Marks the Spot

    An obligatory insurance physical for the store's staff coincides with Edna's struggles to tell Howard some delicate news.

  • Check It Out - No Cause for Alarm (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    No Cause for Alarm

    Howard is about to realize his lifelong dream of managing a world-class hotel.

  • Check It Out - Labor and Other Relations (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Labor and Other Relations

    Cobb's latest directive prompts Marlene to call a strike among the supermarket employees.

  • Check It Out - No Security in Security (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    No Security in Security

    A new video security-system may put Alf out of work.