Picks and Pans Review: Sherman Oaks

updated 07/24/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/24/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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Since I actually live in the Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks being mocked in this misguided sitcom, I suppose I should disqualify myself from reviewing it. However, you could live in a suburb of Kuwait City and still not find anything funny about the show, which follows an egocentric documentary filmmaker as he attempts to chronicle the lives of a plastic surgeon and his family. Albert Brooks did it better with his 1979 film Real Life.

(David Hiltbrand is on vacation.)

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