Papa stars as a reporter for a large newspaper who has bigger plans to become a comedy writer and move out of Jersey. He and his wife Karen are happily married and are each other's best ... See full summary »

Creators:

Greg Malins, Tom Papa
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2004  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Watching Ellie (2002–2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A single woman, Ellie Riggs, tries to navigate her way through the Los Angeles music scene and her own messy personal life. Told in real time, each episode is a linear 22-minute slice of Ellie's life.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Darren Boyd, Steve Carell
Over the Top (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Simon Ferguson (Tim Curry) is fired from a soap opera, he decides to crash with ex-wife Hadley Martin (Annie Potts) at the Manhattan hotel that she runs.

Stars: Tim Curry, Annie Potts, Luke Tarsitano
The Marriage Ref (2010–2011)
Reality-TV | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Couple marriage problems are discussed by a celebrity panel to come to a conclusion.

Stars: Tom Papa, Marv Albert, Natalie Morales
Suits (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A deodorant company with a product called "Smell No Mo" pits two rival ad agencies in a race to come up with a campaign for a new-fangled sanitary napkin called Vorcan. The advertising ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Weber
Stars: Robert Klein, Tony Hendra, Larry Pine
The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series 1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Riffs on pop culture, politics and even the show's own sponsors.

Stars: Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Bill Chott
Tom Papa: You're Doing Great! (TV Special 2020)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Gregory Jacobs
Stars: Paul C. Morrissey, Tom Papa
Life As We Know It! (TV Movie 1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sketch Comedy Special featuring the best talent from the Second City improv clubs.

Director: Jay Levey
Stars: Marvel Bell, Sherry Bilsing, Ken Hudson Campbell
The Office: Subtle Sexuality (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of how Kelly and Erin formed their own music group, "Subtle Sexuality."

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, B.J. Novak
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Charles is the owner of a photo-shop. He is not too friendly and spends his evenings alone, and one day he finally decides to get a social life. He meets elderly Florence, who is tormented ... See full summary »

Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Jim Earl, Frank Senger, Todd Barry
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A variety show with previously recorded comedy bits detailing the exploits of two unlikely friends.

Stars: Dave Allen, David Koechner, J.P. Fitting
Comedy

A middle-age man reunites with his college buddies for a European vacation.

Stars: Steve Carell
Drama

A terminally ill teacher travels the world to reconnect with hundreds of his students.

Stars: Steve Carell
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Tom Papa ...  Tom 4 episodes, 2004
Jennifer Aspen ...  Karen 4 episodes, 2004
Rob Benedict ...  Judah 4 episodes, 2004
Steve Carell ...  Blevin 4 episodes, 2004
John Salley ...  Mailman 4 episodes, 2004
Jayden Lund ...  Mark 3 episodes, 2004
Edit

Storyline

Papa stars as a reporter for a large newspaper who has bigger plans to become a comedy writer and move out of Jersey. He and his wife Karen are happily married and are each other's best friend. Tom's lifelong friend Judah (Robert Patrick Benedict, "Felicity") has chosen to not work and live off of his trust fund, even though it only gives him $8,000 a year. At the newspaper, Tom's boss Blevin attempts to make the office staff like him better than Tom -- which usually backfires and leaves him with an even greater disdain for Tom. Former Los Angeles Laker and Chicago Bulls star John Salley plays the angry, seven-foot-tall mailman who just grows angrier every time Tom tries to befriend him. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Papa's got a brand new comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve Carell was offered the part of Michael Scott in 'The Office', but turned it down since he had already committed to 'Come to Papa'. Since the latter was canceled so quickly, the former was still in pre-production, and he was able to take the lead role which launched him to stardom. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Different but good! Funny but also makes you think...
29 June 2004 | by nikos-16See all my reviews

The first four episodes were quite entertaining, and it feels sad to read all the negative critics about this show that in my opinion has great potential. Tom Papa has a unique sense of humor, which may be what scares the critics into talking down the show. I sure hope that NBC does not give up on the show and gives it a real chance with a full season.

Sometimes the show feels like it is changing styles in the different parts of a single episode. Tom Papa's monologue-like parts are funny in their own way by expressing things that you may have thought of but would never dare say. The dialog's with the mailman and Tom's boss tend to be exaggerated, which reminds of certain characters from Seinfeld or Everybody loves Raymond. But knowing that it is an obvious exaggeration makes these jokes OK. Tom and Karen have interesting and often very funny dialogs. Jennifer Aspen is probably the best part of the show, especially together with Tom Papa.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed