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  Andy Richter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Andy Richter (born October 28, 1966) is an American comedian and actor, best known for his former role as Conan O'Brien's sidekick on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Richter was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan as the second of four children and was raised in Yorkville, Illinois, where he was elected Prom King.
His first major venture, Fox's critically acclaimed but little watched Andy Richter Controls the Universe, was cancelled after just two short mid-season runs.
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 Richter's sitcom rules universe - PittsburghLIVE.com
He may not control the whole universe, and actually he can't even control his own little slice of it, but Andy likes to dream that he does exert total control.
Andy's world seems to be collapsing when he discovers that he must share his office with a weird-looking guy.
Richter is so likable, it is hard to remember him as the second banana to Conan O'Brien.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/entertainment/tv/s_61915.html   (666 words)

  
 Andy Richter Controls The Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Richter tries to be the king of almost cool nerds, but you know he's the type of guy who played with action figures till he was 25, then somehow found fame.
And the one where Andy was accused of being racist b/c he insulted his African-American coworker's Irish heritage, and the whole office had to go to sensitivity training, and then he started dating the guy's sister, and they feared people would have a problem with their relationship b/c they both hated Riverdance.
Andy was the average joe, the underdog, the guy on the street, who everyone identified with.
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 Andy Richter seeks control of 'Universe'
The problem with Fox's "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" is that he doesn't.
Like the puppies with which Richter frolics in more than one of his Walter Mitty-esque daydreams, it all but dares you not to love it and, with requisite crinkled nose, note just how adorable it is. If only we haven't seen so many of the tricks in its bag before.
Richter, the former sidekick to "Late Night" host Conan O'Brien who resembles a young John Madden, is a put-upon technical writer at a Chicago mega-corporation that produces everything from night lights to nuclear missiles.
www.suntimes.com /output/television/cst-ftr-phil191.html   (324 words)

  
 Zap2it - TV news - Richter Takes Role in CBS Pilot
Richter has joined the cast of "The Lunchbox Chronicles," a comedy about a recently widowed woman adjusting to single motherhood with her two kids.
For Richter, the pilot is in "second position," meaning he would return to the FOX series if it's picked up, regardless of the pilot's status.
"Andy Richter Controls the Universe" is a favorite among critics, it's had trouble attracting an audience this season.
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 Andy Richter Controls the Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Of all the new sitcoms to come along this year, it was perhaps Andy Richter Controls the Universe for which I held out the least hope of success.
Andy Richter Controls the Universe, is actually quite a funny and delightful show.
The Andy Richter show isn’t perfect — I would scale back the fantasy sequences by maybe 10%, for example — but the production values are great, there’s a good solid cast, and, perhaps most surprisingly, Richter himself carries the show well.
ruk.ca /article/644   (206 words)

  
 Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | Bureaucracy made hilarious
Andy spends most of his time at the office, which means he actually spends most of his time in his head, rescuing all the colorless moments that make up the better part of his life from the yawning pit of workaday meaninglessness.
Maybe the sitcom universe is actually some kind of opposite land, where the jokes are meant to be predictable and the very special moments are a laugh riot.
In this week's episode, Andy figured out that the perfect man he has found for Jessica is actually a set of identical twins (whom she later describes as "Talky" and "Humpy") that are sharing her behind her back.
www.salon.com /ent/tv/diary/2002/12/12/richter   (1145 words)

  
 The GATE :: CTV TV Show Reviews - 2002
Andy Richter, who you probably know as Conan O'Brien's former sidekick, has finally gotten his own TV show - "Andy Richter Controls The Universe", and while it isn't exactly as good as a comedy like The Drew Carrey Show, it certainly takes a page from that book and runs with it.
Andy, who goes by the same name in the show, plays a guy who writes technical manuals for a giant corporation.
For instance, we see Andy wake up 3 or 4 different ways in the morning, including a couple where he dies, all of which are just part of what Andy imagines could happen to him each day.
www.thegate.ca /CTVshows-march18.htm   (1035 words)

  
 Richter's very likable universe
For people who never got Andy Richter as the sidekick on Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show, or for those who have never heard of him, the fact that he anchors one very funny new sitcom may come as a shocker.
Richter's new comedy is one of those dicey propositions that happens when someone says, "Can't we do something different?" People might not be ready for the quirky, even gimmicky nature of the series, because it doesn't flow like your normal 22-minute laugher.
This ultimately means Richter controls his own fate as well, since Fox could have a huge hit on its hands with this midseason star.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/03/19/DD22682.DTL   (601 words)

  
 Lots of laughs in absurd new 'Richter' show
Andy, who works for a huge Chicago company that manufactures everything from night lights to nuclear missiles, has a crush on secretary Wendy (Irene Molloy, so good as the Shannen Doherty character on The WB's short-lived "Grosse Pointe").
Andy barely can get up the courage to say hello to her in the premiere episode.
"Andy Richter" follows the trend of other recent television comedies, forsaking a laugh track for special effects, including the frequent sound of a tape rewinding as Andy re-imagines a scene.
www.post-gazette.com /tv/20020317tvweek2.asp   (565 words)

  
 "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Andy tells her that he is uncomfortable with her view, and she points out that they don't have to have the same preferences or opinions, whether on food, entertainment, politics or race.
Andy leaves the woman without an explanation, and we are left at the end of the show knowing that A) Jews are nice old people who run community centers, B) bigots can be female too, but only White females, and C) Andy Richter is fully within the clutches of his Jewish masters.
She said nothing hateful, she even tried to have a discussion with Andy, and he refused like a good little lemming, instead choosing to live in his little PC universe where everything is fine and the only people capable of racism are whites.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=17601   (1230 words)

  
 Printer Friendly Version - Richter firmly in 'Control'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Pacing is everything on "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," which is jam-packed with rapid-fire sight gags and fantasies that run through the mind of Richter's character - an aspiring short-story writer who makes a living cranking out user manuals for a giant manufacturer.
Richter's show was part of last season's wave of quirky sitcoms that were shot on film without a laugh track or studio audience.
"Andy Richter Controls the Universe" is unlike the typical Fox sitcom.
www.nydailynews.com /entertainment/ent_radio/v-pfriendly/story/38235p-36076c.html   (433 words)

  
 Comments about "Andy Richter Controls the Universe"
Rather, the concept of 'sidekick' is inane, in and of itself, and Richter was merely playing that.
I always thought Andy Richter's comedy on that show was very funny, very self-effacing and a wonderful complement to Conan.
Andy Richter used to do brilliant "reporting" bits, thrusting himself into the middle of events.
ruk.ca /discuss/644   (175 words)

  
 Cinescape - Home - Editorial
Andy Richter, the former sidekick on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN, successfully set out on his own two years ago with a series of film and TV roles.
[Andy] is a guy who’s very aware of telling a story, and, in telling the story to you, the audience, is messing with you as he goes, which is not what Walter Mitty was.
Andy couldn’t narrate as he’s in a scene if it was in front of a live audience.
www.cinescape.com /0/Editorial.asp?this_cat=Television&obj_id=33037&aff_id=0   (617 words)

  
 Andy Richter Controls the Universe Episode Guide - Andy Richter Controls the Universe Season Episodes - TV.com
Meanwhile at work, Andy's best friend, Keith, is "so attractive" that Andy believes Keith doesn't have to work hard because "there are different rules in life for the attractive." Then to his horror he discovers that Wendy and Keith have already slept together.
Just as Andy is taking the blame for it—a rotten sandwich in his desk—the office is learning that the smell is coming for a co-worker who died in his office Friday night and was only discovered Monday morning.
But when Andy tells Jessica, she says Wendy is not interested in him romantically and he should forget about it.
tv.com /andy-richter-controls-the-universe/show/5905/episode_guide.html   (1152 words)

  
 TV Preview: Richter's 'Universe ' sidesteps reality
Richter's character, also named Andy Richter, works for a large, faceless Chicago-based corporation, founded by a long-dead white-haired man whom Andy imagines as an interfering bigot.
In another, Andy and his co-workers dump manure on the desk of a penny-pinching boss, only to discover he may be dying.
Even so, Richter said, he could have a greater influence on what made it to air on Conan's show than on "Andy Richter." He compared "Late Night" to guerrilla filmmaking, while "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" is a well-oiled studio-run machine that follows more rules of procedure.
www.post-gazette.com /TV/20020319richter0319fnp4.asp   (1034 words)

  
 HDNet Program Descriptions
Andy discovers that he is sharing a new office with a new co-worker and schemes to rectify the situation.
Andy considers trying his luck with Wendy, while the office is forced to take grief counseling when a co-worker dies at the office.
Andy is asked to baby-sit Jessica's nephew, and ends up being flmailed in the process.
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 It's a mad, mad, mad, mad 'Universe'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In fact, "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," which is getting a rebirth on Fox after a six-episode run last season, needs to be retitled "Andy Richter Saves the Sitcom," because it's one of the few truly great comedies on TV.
Irene Malloy is Wendy, the receptionist Andy used to have a crush on but who is now dating office heartthrob Keith (James Patrick Stuart), whose lack of morals and a muffler for his thoughts make a great combo.
Sheer numbers suggest that, yes, the sitcom is dying, but "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" does its ridiculous best to put some amps in the defibrillator.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/11/29/DD231361.DTL   (794 words)

  
 The W -- Andy Richter Controls the Universe
The W - Random - Andy Richter Controls the Universe
I like Andy Richter and I appreciate that the show seems to be going, on some level, for a "Being John Malkovich" kind of vibe for its office setting, but the fantasy thing has to go.
Andy Richter Bores The Universe might be a more apt title for the show.
the-w.com /thread.php/id=2038   (471 words)

  
 Andy Richter | Conan O'Brien | Fox | tv : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Richter stars as Andy (''they definitely wanted me to be called Andy -- I didn't realize I was a brand,'' he notes), a technical writer and aspiring author who toils away at a huge, faceless corporation that resembles General Electric, parent company of Richter's former employers NBC.
Yes, Andy Richter, a driving force of the Dadaistic comedy of ''Late Show with Conan O'Brien,'' is starring in TV's umpteenth office sitcom -- something he once said he'd never do.
Richter says he wanted to do the show because of its central conceit: His character unreliably narrates the story, which means that we see Andy's fantasies about dying or showing up at work in a suit made of puppies (yeah, it's a little bit like ''Scrubs'').
www.ew.com /ew/report/0,6115,217350~3~0~andyrichterexplainshis,00.html   (538 words)

  
 Cinescape - Home - Editorial
All kidding aside, ANDY was not originally conceived of with Richter in mind.
Andy Richter is a struggling short story writer in ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE.
Richter’s comedic background is only partly responsible for the humor incorporated into the series.
www.cinescape.com /0/Editorial.asp?this_cat=Television&obj_id=33036&aff_id=0   (681 words)

  
 Andy Richter Controls The Universe - RUTHLESS TV
Andy and his friends confront Conan about this and he agrees to take a new direction with his management style.
Andy is excited because he will finally see the inner workings of upper-level management.
Andy tells them that he hasn't changed, to which one friend counters, "Andy, you have a cheetah." Sure enough, Andy is holding a fucking cheetah on a leash!
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 Andy Richter Controls the Universe TV Show - Andy Richter Controls the Universe Television Show - TV.com
Andy (Andy Richter, " Quintuplets ") is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago, writing Technical Manuals.
But Andy and the gang wonder if Freddy should be in control of anything.
Andy Richter heads up a cast of office co-workers who can't help but trip over thier own idiosyncrasies.
www.tv.com /andy-richter-controls-the-universe/show/5905/summary.html   (462 words)

  
 Andy Richter
On Late Night, Richter was funny before O'Brien found his way, and some have suggested that O'Brien gradually grew into his role as host by absorbing some of Richter's easygoing style.
Before Late Night, Richter's fame was limited to an amusing portrayal of Mike Brady in The Real Live Brady Bunch on stage in New York and Los Angeles.
Since leaving Late Night, Richter has starred in two quickly-cancelled sitcoms, the critically-acclaimed but audience-ignored Andy Richter Controls the Universe, in which deranged daydreams spiced up his boring office job, and the universally-despised Quintuplets, where he was saddled with five unlikable teenagers.
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 Memorable Quotes from "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Andy: Your religion is the goofy fruit of the Ha Ha bush.
Andy: You know, there are pills I could take that would make me stop talking to you.
Andy: We were both interested in what things could do if they were other things.
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 Q13.com | KCPQ TV | Q13 FOX News | About Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Andy (Andy Richter) is a struggling short story writer in Chicago who's day job is writing technical manuals for a giant and totally indifferent company.
As Andy narrates his life, he not only reveals what happened, but also shows what could have happened, should have happened and sometimes even what he's thankful didn't happen.
Created and executive produced by Victor Fresco, Andy Richter Controls the Universe is produced by Paramount Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television.
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 CNN.com - This week's reviews: Jay-Z album, Andy Richter show, more - Nov. 27, 2002
Andy Richter, right, harbors envy of his babe-magnet friend, James Patrick Stuart.
Sometimes Andy Richter's office sitcom slays me. Sometimes the jokes fall flat and only get worse with repetition.
Andy, playing a technical writer with an imagination much livelier than his job, makes ethnic cracks that land him and a couple of supervisors in sensitivity training.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/11/27/people.review.picks.pans   (661 words)

  
 TWoP Forums -> Andy Richter Controls the Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Keith joining Byron and Andy in Byron's bed, not because he was depressed but because he thought it was nap time.
For those of you lucky enough to have HDTV, Andy Richter is being broadcast on HDNet!; The Pilot was broadcast yesterday, and episodes appear every Monday.
Andy has linked up with the mega-powerful Olsen twins, for a movie.
forums.televisionwithoutpity.com /index.php?showtopic=1883577   (751 words)

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