Working Stiffs Pilot Episode

A clip of the pilot.


CBS Promo for "Working Stiffs," 1979

A promo.


WORKING STIFFS opening credits CBS sitcom

The regular opening credits.


Working Stiffs Pilot Intro

The pilot opening credits.

Working Stiffs is a very short-lived 1979 sitcom starring Jim Belushi and Michael Keaton as Ernie and Mike O'Rourke, a pair of janitor brothers hoping to work their way up. The series debuted on CBS on September 15, with the episode "The Preview Presentation" (an early directorial effort for Penny Marshall), but ended up competing against NBC's CHiPs and ABC's The Ropers, resulting in its cancellation after 4 episodes out of a nine-episode order. Six episodes were released on VHS after Belushi and Keaton found success in the film industry, and although the nine episodes were shown on A&E, Comedy Central, and TV Land, the remaining three have yet to see the light of day in some form.

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