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Animal Practice

NBC, Wednesdays 8/7 Central

Aug 11, 2012 Web Exclusive
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A cat flings itself off a New York City skyscraper. This is the dramatic first scene of Animal Practice, a sitcom revolving around an animal hospital. The Dr. Dolittle in residence is George Coleman (Weeds’ Justin Kirk). George shares his Uncle Andy’s oversexed temperament, but his charms are of little use in the hospital among his animal patientsthat is until his ex-girlfriend Dorothy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) inherits the hospital from her grandmother and inadvertently becomes his boss. This Scrubs-with-wildlife hangs its humor on getting laid and on the animals; in the pilot there are racing turtles with guinea pigs as jockeys, as well as a scene-stealing, lab-coat-clad monkey called Rizzo. Most of the animals that find their way to the hospital are not even allowed within city limits, but this doesn’t seem to be much of a deterrent for Animal Practice. Its comedy-by-numbers workplace is so goofy that, coupled with Kirk’s lazy style, it just might work.


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Don Mans
April 25th 2019

When Animal Practice was first announced, the internet was all too ready to make fun of a sitcom starring a monkey, but the show itself has been far too stingy with the animals, if anything. It’s a Halloween episode, and we barely get any animals in costumes. The only real route to pet sitting services easton md I think Animal Practice could have taken towards success was the “cheap” one, the cute animals and monkey antics route. Unfortunately, it seemed to have real aspirations to climb out of that hole, but never quite made it all the way above ground. We get an ostrich, which is fantastic, but they really couldn’t have found an excuse to get that ostrich in a costume?