Action: Season 1 (1999 - 2000)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Lewd, rude, and viciously insightful of showbiz, Action skewers Hollywood with a bracing cynicism that rings true -- in large thanks to Jay Mohr's audacious and unapologetic performance.



Critic Ratings: 27


Audience Score

User Ratings: 6
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Air date: Sep 16, 1999
Air date: Sep 16, 1999
Air date: Sep 23, 1999
Air date: Sep 30, 1999
Air date: Oct 21, 1999
Air date: Oct 28, 1999
Air date: Dec 2, 1999
Air date: Dec 2, 1999
Air date: Aug 8, 2000
Air date: Aug 1, 2000
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Jay Mohr
as Peter Dragon
Illeana Douglas
as Wendy Ward
Buddy Hackett
as Lonnie Valiant
Jack Plotnick
as Stuart Glazer
Jarrad Paul
as Adam Rafkin
Lee Arenberg
as Bob Gianopolis
Fab Filippo
as Holden Van Dorn
Erin Daniels
as Jenny Johnson
Jennifer Lyons
as Reagan Lauren Busch
R. Lee Ermey
as Titus Scroad
Keith Diamond
as Big Dick Black
Amy Aquino
as Connie Hunt
Eddy Saad
as Momo Shabong
Jeff Yagher
as Marty Jordan
Terry Rhoades
as Guy Reynolds
William Monaghan
as Bernie Beckerman
Richard Burgi
as Cole Riccardi
Stuart Pankin
as Rick Rothstein
Gavin Palone
as Dodi Emmenthal
Steven Gilborn
as Irwin Klein
Harris Laskawy
as Elliot Rothstein
Betty White
as Betty White
Alfred Dennis
as Schlomo Gluckstein
Tom Knickerbocker
as Jim Maxwell
Raymond Ma
as Dr. Wong
Paul Webster
as Paramedic No. 1
David Franco
as Bernard Goullard
Jeff Austin
as Robert Kincaid
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Critic Reviews for Action Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

The acid Action will never be called stale: It takes in-your-face to new limits on broadcast television.

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Still ultimately satisfies with television too dangerous to have lived in its time.

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The overload of inside-showbiz wheeling and dealing is problematical. However, for those who get it, this is the funniest, most entertaining sitcom of the season.

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This half-hour filmed comedy is occasionally amusing, but it's way over the top in terms of language.

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Fast and furious, and sometimes quite funny, this filmed sitcom (no laugh track) is also quite raunchy and profane.

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Action, Fox's beautifully brutal spoof of modern-day Hollywood, is fantastic, funny, fascinating, ferocious, but for all its nasty hilarity, a nagging question persists: Is it a satire, or a documentary?

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Very few satires of the entertainment business have been this good, this true or this funny.

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No one is more perfectly cast on TV this fall; Mohr projects prickly anger lathered over a spot of vulnerability. He has about six expressions each for contempt and disgust, and the role of Peter Dragon requires them all.

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Action is a little in love with its own transgressiveness, but when it passes up broad, vulgar humor for smart, vulgar humor, it's the best excuse you'll find this fall for kicking the kids out of the living room.

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Its riskiness makes Action more appealing than one more bland, even-keel sitcom would have been. Still, it is sometimes easier to admire the show's daring than to laugh at its jokes.

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