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MOST REQUESTED TICKET? NOT BULLS-JAZZ, BUT "ARLI$$" CAMEOS
Published June 5, 1998
The season premiere of HBO's "Arli$$," a Tollin/Roberts Production, airs this Sunday at 9:30pm. In the initial episode, titled "My Job Is To Get Jobs," AMM client Theo Holt is a reliable backup QB capable of winning games. But when Theo's team releases him, and no other team signs him, Arliss begins to wonder. When he learns of a league-wide rumor that Theo is gay, he resurrects Theo's career as only Arliss can. Cameos include Oscar De La Hoya, Bob Kraft, Al Michaels, Ken Norton Jr. and Craig Sager (THE DAILY). REAX: In N.Y., David Bianculli gives the episode two- and-a-half stars and calls Robert Wuhl "fun to watch" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/5). In Baltimore, Milton Kent writes that "if the first episode is any marker, 'Arli$$' will provide a hilarious way to pass the long, hot summer" (Baltimore SUN, 6/4). In L.A., Larry Stewart writes that the series "might be the funniest show" on TV (L.A. TIMES, 6/4).