Andy Richter Controls the Universe: Season 1 (2002)

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Andy Richter Controls the Universe

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Thanks to its playful tone and absurd storylines, Andy Richter Controls the Universe makes for a delightfully engaging series.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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Episodes

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Air date: Mar 19, 2002
2
Air date: Mar 26, 2002
3
Air date: Apr 2, 2002
4
Air date: Apr 9, 2002
5
Air date: Apr 16, 2002
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Air date: Apr 23, 2002

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Critic Reviews for Andy Richter Controls the Universe Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (12)

Andy Richter Controls the Universe is a delightful dally on the droll side, equal parts wit and whimsy, both parts well-written. Andy Richter could be the next Drew Carey, only a lot sharper.

Oct 30, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Conan O'Brien's former sidekick is as devilishly funny as he was with Conan.

Oct 30, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The writing is witty, Andy's fantasies creative and the good cast in tune with the urbane material. And as a bonus, no irritating laugh track, meaning viewers must decide for themselves when to guffaw.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Why does TV make some people famous for no apparent reason?

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Andy Richter has the misfortune of blending into the wallpaper. Conan O'Brien's former amiable sidekick is still amiable, but as the star of his own sitcom, he doesn't exactly fill up the room.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes [Andy Richter Controls the] Universe funny and not just wacky is that it uses the qualities that endeared viewers to Richter's Late Night persona, making the character the kind of sweet but snarky dreamer you would want in the next cubicle.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

The plots are so quirky that the frequent fantasy sequences can sometimes seem redundant, but the show's cheerfully loopy take on life more often feels sublime.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Richter shines as a bored writer of instruction manuals with a vivid imagination.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Best Walter Mittyesque Sitcom of 2002.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Some viewers may tire of effects and voice-over narration, but this style suits the Walter Mitty-esque qualities of "Andy Richter [Controls the Universe].

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Andy Richter Controls the Universe works as well as it does: because you can see yourself stuck in some of the same situations that he finds himself in.

Oct 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It takes them a few episodes to get the mixture just right; some of the early touches of whimsy, like an unexplained morphing of a funeral parlor to a disco, are a stretch.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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