Dave's World

Dave's World

1993 - 1997, Comedy
A syndicated columnist writes about the absurdities he encounters in everyday life.
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Episode Guide

  • Dave's World - The Creeping Peril (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    The Creeping Peril

    The Barrys hole up with Shel when a sinkhole threatens their home.

  • Dave's World - Let Simmer, Then Grill (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Let Simmer, Then Grill

    FBI agents question Dave and Beth; Mia lands a job working for the Miami Heat.

  • Dave's World - Woman of Independent Seams (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Woman of Independent Seams

    Eric accidentally sells Beth's cash stash.

  • Dave's World - Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Oh Dad, Poor Dad

    Shel hides his financial situation from his visiting daughter.

  • Dave's World - Tropical Depression (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Tropical Depression

    Shel's accountant absconds with all his money; Kenny practices to be a weatherman.

  • Dave's World - Testing ... Testing ... (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Testing ... Testing ...

    Dave minds the home front so Beth can study uninterrupted.

  • Dave's World - Liar's Poker (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Liar's Poker

    Dave learns a secret about Beth's college days during a poker game.

  • Dave's World - Bad News Barrys (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Bad News Barrys

    Dave is photographed with a mobster who turns up dead the next day.

  • Dave's World - Touched by an Agent (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Touched by an Agent

    Mel (Bea Arthur) gets Willie a commercial spot; talk-show guest Pat Boone uses Dave's material.

  • Dave's World - Dave Barry, Call Your Agent (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Dave Barry, Call Your Agent

    After Dave's agent dies, his widow (Bea Arthur) takes over the client list.

  • Dave's World - Spontaneous Combustion (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Spontaneous Combustion

    Cruiser Shel impulsively weds before the ship docks.

  • Dave's World - Play Date With a Playmate (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Play Date With a Playmate

    A centerfold model wants to meet Dave.

  • Dave's World - Does the Whale Have to Be White? (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Does the Whale Have to Be White?

    Tommy's teacher sanitizes 'Moby Dick.'

  • Dave's World - The Importance of Missing Ernest (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    The Importance of Missing Ernest

    Its former owner finds the Barrys' dog.

  • Dave's World - Starr Tours (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Starr Tours

    Eric leaves Dave's repairs for Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits.

  • Dave's World - Stress (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:


    Beth's decision to redecorate the house puts a strain on the Barrys' marriage.

  • Dave's World - Falling (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:


    Shel and Kenny worry an attractive fan (Markie Post) will tempt Dave.

  • Dave's World - A Very Barry Pumpkin Show (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    A Very Barry Pumpkin Show

    The gang relives Halloween's past.

  • Dave's World - Daveberry, RFD (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Daveberry, RFD

    Dave and Beth consider moving back to Ohio.

  • Dave's World - Miami Beached (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Miami Beached

    Shel and Kenny find a Cuban refugee washed up on the beach.

  • Dave's World - Crime and Coconuts (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Crime and Coconuts

    A judge (Ray Walston) makes an example of bachelor-party reveler Dave.

  • Dave's World - Missed Manners (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Missed Manners

    Shel refuses to tip an obnoxious waiter.

  • Dave's World - Solitaire (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:


    Dave relishes a weekend alone; Tommy discovers girls.

  • Dave's World - Based on a True Story (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Based on a True Story

    Dave balks at collaborating on a movie script about Shel's life.

  • Dave's World - It's Not About That, Either (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    It's Not About That, Either

    Dave's column about religion draws a fiery response.

  • Dave's World - L.A. Times (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    L.A. Times

    Author Dave does the Hollywood talk-show circuit.

  • Dave's World - The Good Doctor (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    The Good Doctor

    Celia must perform surgery on a little girl hurt in a bicycle accident.

  • Dave's World - Don't Blame Me (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Don't Blame Me

    Eric's (Patrick Warburton) attempt to build a sun deck by Dave's (Harry Anderson) deadline has disastrous results.

  • Dave's World - Double Fault (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Double Fault

    A hospital wing rides on Dave's tennis playing; with Elizabeth Ashley.

  • Dave's World - Do You Want to Know a Secret? (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?

    The stars nix Eric and Mia's nuptials; Kenny falls for a patient of Shel's.

  • Dave's World - Stayin' Alive (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Stayin' Alive

    Fame threatens Dave's friendships; Beth's birdhouse attracts rats.

  • Dave's World - My Girl (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    My Girl

    Shel frets when his girlfriend bonds with Beth.

  • Dave's World - Nuts and Bolt (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Nuts and Bolt

    Dave criticizes Beth's laugh and lands in the dog house; Eric proposes to Mia.

  • Dave's World - Loves Me Like a Rock (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Loves Me Like a Rock

    Dave finds a hot Valentine's Day bargain for Beth.

  • Dave's World - Fame (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:


    Dave's new-found celebrity status irks his pals.

  • Dave's World - Those Who Do Be Do Be Do (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Those Who Do Be Do Be Do

    Beth resolves never to give advice after her suggestions backfire.

  • Dave's World - Gator Bait (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Gator Bait

    Stressed-out Dave sees an alligator in the back yard.

  • Dave's World - Pardon My Nuptials (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Pardon My Nuptials

    The IRS tells the Barrys they are not legally married.

  • Dave's World - Working Stiffs (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Working Stiffs

    Instead of a raise, Kenny gets fired.

  • Dave's World - The Green-Eyed Monster (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Green-Eyed Monster

    Lovelorn Eric, Tommy and Shel come to Dave for advice.

  • Dave's World - Leave a Mystery at the Beep (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Leave a Mystery at the Beep

    A sailor mistakenly leaves a message for his girl on the Barrys' answering machine.

  • Dave's World - Health Hath No Fury (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Health Hath No Fury

    Beth and Dave see a morbid estate lawyer (John Larroquette) to update their wills.

  • Dave's World - Catch of the Day (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Catch of the Day

    Eric's dad returns from a fishing trip with a new flame.

  • Dave's World - Writing Wrongs (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Writing Wrongs

    Dave's book about the '60s has family and friends in an uproar.

  • Dave's World - Death of a Saleswoman (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Death of a Saleswoman

    Willie's school fund-raiser ignites Beth's competitive spirit.

  • Dave's World - Do the Write Thing (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Do the Write Thing

    Mia enrolls in the writing class Dave teaches at community college.

  • Dave's World - What the Early Bird Gets (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    What the Early Bird Gets

    While driving Shel's car, Dave is arrested for his pal's unpaid parking tickets.

  • Dave's World - You Must(ang) Remember This (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    You Must(ang) Remember This

    Dave's old Mustang inspires him to write another book about the 1960s.

  • Dave's World - It's Not About That (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    It's Not About That

    Construction of the new neighbors' house disturbs the peace.

  • Dave's World - Cleanliness Is Next to Nakedness (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Cleanliness Is Next to Nakedness

    Beth's plan to surprise Dave in the shower backfires.

  • Dave's World - Tommy Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    Tommy Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Tommy runs away to live with Kenny when his parents won't let him see a gory film.

  • Dave's World - Piano, No Strings (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Piano, No Strings

    Dave regrets bribing Tommy to play piano in the school orchestra.

  • Dave's World - The Mommies (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    The Mommies

    The gang recalls funny Mother's Day events; guests Florence Henderson; Audrey Meadows; Barbara Montgomery; Stella Stevens.

  • Dave's World - Nightmare on Maple Street (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Nightmare on Maple Street

    The Barrys discourage both Beth's sister (Tammy Lauren) and Shel from buying the house next door.

  • Dave's World - Those Wedding Shel Blues (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Those Wedding Shel Blues

    Dave, Kenny and Shel wind up at a bachelor party for Estelle's future husband.

  • Dave's World - The Joint Venture (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Joint Venture

    The Barrys invest in land that has marijuana growing on it.

  • Dave's World - The Accidental Tourists (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    The Accidental Tourists

    Dave must scatter a college pal's ashes from the Eiffel Tower.

  • Dave's World - The Country Girl (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Country Girl

    The foreign exchange student kills Will's pet rabbit, thinking it dinner.

  • Dave's World - A Cut Above the Rest (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    A Cut Above the Rest

    Beth's pregnancy scare sends Dave for a vasectomy.

  • Dave's World - Bear with Me (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Bear with Me

    Dave tries to retrieve Willie's stuffed bear from a classmate.

  • Dave's World - A Pool's Paradise (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    A Pool's Paradise

    The Barrys consider a pool, then realize the impact it would have on the neighborhood.

  • Dave's World - Dis Who's Coming to Dinner (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Dis Who's Coming to Dinner

    Misadventure marks the Barrys' dinner party.

  • Dave's World - Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

    Dave rues revealing a secret regret on television; guest Bob Goldthwait.

  • Dave's World - How Long Has This Been Going On? (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    How Long Has This Been Going On?

    Beth and Julie are shocked to learn their mom is still sexually active.

  • Dave's World - The Donor Party (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Donor Party

    Shel's brother (Montel Williams) needs a kidney.

  • Dave's World - One Mump Or Two? (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    One Mump Or Two?

    Dave moves in with Kenny when the boys contract the mumps.

  • Dave's World - Family Membership (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Family Membership

    Ineligible for a health club's family discount, Shel takes drastic action.

  • Dave's World - Lobster Envy (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Lobster Envy

    Tommy is hit by a car while trick-or-treating.

  • Dave's World - Gone With the Wind (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Gone With the Wind

    The gang copes with the aftermath of the hurricane; guest Eugene Roche.

  • Dave's World - Gone With the Wind (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Gone With the Wind

    Willie's birthday party coincides with a hurricane.

  • Dave's World - You Can't Always Get What You Want (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    You Can't Always Get What You Want

    Dave scrambles to get tickets for a Rolling Stones concert.

  • Dave's World - Please Won't You Be My Neighbor (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Please Won't You Be My Neighbor

    A thief infiltrates a neighborhood watch meeting.

  • Dave's World - A Room with a View (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    A Room with a View

    Tommy's treehouse allows a view of the neighbors' (John Ritter, Markie Post) bedroom.

  • Dave's World - The Last Auction Hero (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Last Auction Hero

    Mia quits her job; Shel is auctioned at a hospital fund-raiser.

  • Dave's World - I Lost It At The Movies (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    I Lost It At The Movies

    Kenny's and Tommy's dates go awry; guest Emma Samms.

  • Dave's World - Saved by Estelle (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Saved by Estelle

    Shel (Meshach Taylor) must spend the weekend with his ex-wife and her boyfriend (Jackée Harry, Phil Morris).

  • Dave's World - The Funeral (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The Funeral

    Beth (DeLane Matthews) forgoes a play to attend a distant relative's funeral.

  • Dave's World - Six Years Old and All Washed Up (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Six Years Old and All Washed Up

    Willie (Andrew Ducote) may flunk kindergarten; Dave (Harry Anderson) intervenes.

  • Dave's World - Rat Story (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Rat Story

    Dave keeps house when Beth returns to work.

  • Dave's World - Lost Weekend (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Lost Weekend

    Dave and Beth (Harry Anderson, DeLane Matthews) try to spend a romantic weekend away from the boys.

  • Dave's World - Four Characters in Search of a Ring (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Four Characters in Search of a Ring

    Dave and Kenny (Harry Anderson, Shadoe Stevens) take Shel (Meshach Taylor) to a singles bar.

  • Dave's World - Shel in Love (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Shel in Love

    Shel (Meshach Taylor) has his first date since his divorce.

  • Dave's World - The Road Taken (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Road Taken

    Shel (Meshach Taylor) sells his house, buys a boat and heads for the Caribbean.

  • Dave's World - Just Kidding (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Just Kidding

    Dave's column on salespeople prompts a deluge of angry mail; guest Fred Willard.

  • Dave's World - I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus

    Through a series of mishaps, the Barrys are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. With Harry Anderson and DeLane Matthews.

  • Dave's World - I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus

    Christmas commercialism overcomes the Barrys.

  • Dave's World - Exorcising With Dave Barry (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Exorcising With Dave Barry

    The Barrys think their house is haunted; guest Pat Morita.

  • Dave's World - Death and Mom Take a Holiday (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Death and Mom Take a Holiday

    Beth's mother (Florence Henderson) visits, bearing an unusual Christmas gift.

  • Dave's World - Educating Rita (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Educating Rita

    The attempt backfires to set up Kenny (Shadoe Stevens) with Beth's friend.

  • Dave's World - Writer's Block (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Writer's Block

    In a column, Dave (Harry Anderson) betrays Tommy's trust.

  • Dave's World - Heat Wave (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Heat Wave

    Everything breaks down during a heat wave; guest Dave Barry.

  • Dave's World - It's a Small Van After All (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    It's a Small Van After All

    A weekend trip to Walt Disney World turns ugly.

  • Dave's World - I Sort of Saw What You Did (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    I Sort of Saw What You Did

    Accident victim Kenny (Shadoe Stevens) wants Dave (Harry Anderson) to lie to an insurance adjuster.

  • Dave's World - The Great Mandala of Life (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Great Mandala of Life

    After the dog eats Tommy's (Zane Carney) frog, Dave (Harry Anderson) contemplates additional life insurance.

  • Dave's World - The Anniversary Schmaltz (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Anniversary Schmaltz

    Shel (Meshach Taylor) interrupts the Barrys' romantic anniversary celebration.

  • Dave's World - Martian Death Flu (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Martian Death Flu

    Dave and Beth (Harry Anderson, DeLane Matthews) get the flu on the eve of Willie's play.

  • Dave's World - The Insecurity System (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Insecurity System

    Beth (DeLane Matthews) buys a security system after Shel's van is stolen.

  • Dave's World - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Dave reluctantly agrees to coach Tommy's soccer team.

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