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Sitcom pilot starring Mary Gross, Tim Kazurinsky, and George Wendt. Gross and Wendt are a couple, and Kazurinsky is staying with them after a divorce. The plot revolves around it being Wendt's 30th birthday and the other two attempting to arrange a special evening and facing a series of mishaps.

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01:26Copy video clip URL A live switch production of a development pilot for NBC in February 1981. It is produced through Second City Productions’ “visual script.” Tim Kazurinsky and Mary Gross are in the kitchen at breakfast talking about George Wendt’s 30th birthday. The two cook up plans for a surprise romantic dinner Mary can give to George that night. Tim calls his estranged wife for a vichyssoise recipe.

09:35Copy video clip URL George returns home that night and receives his surprise romantic dinner, but surprises Mary by saying he spontaneously invited his boss for dinner. Tim rushes to creatively turn a limited meal for two into a meal for four. Over dinner George complains to his boss that the reason he doesn’t have enough food on the table is because he is treated so poorly at the law firm. He feels he is being treated like a clerk, and deserves better. His boss surprises George by offering him a junior partner position.

23:23Copy video clip URL A final scene reflecting on the evening.

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