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He's The Mayor aired from January until March 1986 on ABC.

Fun and games at City Hall was the premise of this 1986 comedy. Mayor Carl Burke ( Kevin Hooks), a black, had been elected at age 25, and found running things a little more difficult than criticizing from the outside. His " Kitchen Cabinet" consisted of his father Alvin ( Al Fann), who was the City Hall janitor and best friend Wardell ( Wesley Thompson), hizzonner's chauffeur.

A Review from USA TODAY


'He's the mayor': Call for a recount

He's not the King of the Mountain or the Duke of Earl-although he knows the lyrics. He's the mayor. You have to wonder how he ever got elected.

Somehow, ABC is hooked on series about minority candidates who become elected officials. He's the Mayor follows in the tradition of Benson and Hail to the Chief.

The comedic irony is supposedly heightened by the fact that the lieutenant governor is black, the president is a woman and the mayor is not only black, but under 30. After watching one of these political satires, however, you're relieved it's only make-believe. These characters are oddballs who supposedly work outside the system to make things work. However, they're utterly dependent on the system to make their jokes work.

Here, the mayor is portrayed as a naive and bumbling kid who lives with his dad and hasn't had a date in months. Dad, a longtime janitor in City Hall, naturally is mighty priud of Junior.

Kevin Hooks, who's the mayor of this unnamed city, is an appealing talent-vigorous, fresh. Yet, he's given nothing inventive to work with.

As depicted, this is your standard story of a renegade who surrounds himself with loonies while somehow managing to cut through the beurocratic red tape. For that he's supposed to be a hero.

This mayor shuns the trappings and perks of power, but every episode of this " elected official comedy" depends on his consolidation of power through devilishly unorthodoxed ways. That's not funny, although it's designed to be.

The formula is clumsy and lazy.The crazies are very crazy. The loonies are loony tunes. Everyone's a " type."

He's the Mayor just hands over a lot of jive. This mayor will do anything for a laugh, such as making a point at a press conference by holding up a dead fish. That's supposed to be believably irreverent. Unfortunately, it's just plain fishy.

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Date: Wed February 2, 2011 Filesize: 78.0kb Dimensions: 558 x 700
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