Episode 1: "Pilot" -
Episode 1.01 -- “Pilot”
Original airdate: September 21, 1995
Directed by James Burrows
We dive into Caroline in the City at the very beginning, with Episode 1.01 -- “Pilot”! Time travel with us to the era of Must See TV, trendy Himalayan cats, and so many clear beverages.
Here is the oral history of the pilot we referenced:
The Birth of a Sitcom : How a hopeful TV series called ‘Caroline in the City’ grew from dream to reality. Here’s an inside look at that mysterious and frenetic process known as pilot season (LA Times, 5/28/95)
Here’s a writeup of this episode from the Paper of Record -- Cinema Cats: Caroline in the City -- “Pilot”
If you want to call and get the time and temperature in Louisville, Kentucky just for kicks, the number is (502) 585-5961!
“All of the United Colors of Benetton at the same time”:
The fangirl’s (possibly homemade) Caroline swag:
Del and his Weird Greek Statue Faces tie:
Richard Karinsky, peanut butter sociopath:
Christine Taylor as Del’s “young” (???) date: