Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Andy Barker, P.I. The Complete Series" Starring Andy Richter - Nov 17 DVD Release

Take another look into the wacky world of Andy Barker, accountant turned accidental gumshoe, with All-New Interviews, Commentaries, and Bloopers!

From the hilarious minds of Conan O’Brien and Jonathan Groff comes an off-the-wall comedy about earnest, hard-working CPA Andy Barker (Andy Richter), who has succeeded at everything — that is, until he opens his own accounting business and the phone fails to ring. But before he can really begin pushing those pencils, he’s mistaken for retired private detective Lew Staziak (Harve Presnell), who used to occupy his storefront office. Intrigued by his first task of locating a beautiful woman’s missing husband, not to mention the money she throws at him, Andy embraces the twist of fate and dives into his new double life, with his quirky strip mall neighbors and relentlessly supportive wife always at his side.

Shout! Factory will release the Andy Barker, P.I.: The Complete Series on November 17, 2009. This 2-DVD set contains all six episodes of the series, and extensive bonus material, including the retrospective feature Going Where The Numbers Take You, containing interviews with Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, and other members of the cast and creative team; the Writers Class 101 feature, with co-creator Jonathan Groff and writers Josh Bycel, Jane Espenson and Jon Ross; cast and crew commentaries; and a gag reel. Andy Barker, P.I.: The Complete Series is priced to own at $24.99.

Created by Conan O’Brien and Jonathan Groff, Andy Barker, P.I. premiered on the NBC network in the fall of 2007 and was greeted with critical praise. A parody of private eye movies with a blend of modern humor, the series showcases Richter’s easygoing charm as his alter ego attempts to solve cases despite a lack of experience or subtlety in handling his interrogations. His costars are Harve Presnell (Fargo), Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Chuck), Marshall Manesh (How I Met Your Mother) and Clea Lewis (Ellen), and features the extraordinary writing talents of Conan O’Brien (The Simpsons), Jonathan Groff (How I Met Your Mother), Jane Espenson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Caprica) and Josh Bycel (Psych).

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