Taking Care of Paul: episode 1 — He’s Dead
Marcy, Paul’s ex-girlfriend informs Bob (Paul’s best friend) that Paul is dead.
Paul Joseph is an elderly, cantankerous music teacher who's taught hundreds of students from famous musicians to the, um, not so famous. He's a know-it-all, a womanizer and frankly, a macho schmuck. He has a massive heart attack which triggers his only friend Bob to try to take care of him in his last days. Paul is given no more than a week to live and Bob panics - in desperation, he calls on some of Paul's former students to help. A (very) few reluctantly answer the call. As to what ensues, well...
Taking Care of Paul contains mature language and situations.
Cast Tina Benko as Lynda Dodger Reg E. Cathey as Arthur Hudson Stephen DeRosa as Dr. Tikku/Barney Charles Peter Gerety as Paul Joseph Anita Gillette as Eve Greyson Bob Jaffe as Jack, the Low Talker Brent Langdon as Gary Alexander/Man in Hospital Bed/Building Manager Announcer Lou Marini as Lou Marini Mandi Masden as Betty Jensen Steve Mellor as Bob Feldman Aedin Moloney as Marcy Blaine Kristine Nielsen as Sue Ann Alexander Maryann Plunkett as Regina Kahn Joe Randazzo as Joe Randazzo Jay O. Sanders as Thomas Kahn Tony Shalhoub as Franklin, The Funeral Director Rocco Sisto as Mike O’Connor Lois Smith as Ann Firmin
Special Guest Appearances Lynda Carter as herself Catherine Russell as herself Paul Shaffer as himself James Taylor as himself
Developed & Directed by Arthur Yorinks and Jim Simpson
Written by Arthur Yorinks
Executive Producer Mike Skagerlind
Theme Song – Paul Is Dead Composed and Produced by Edward Barnes Sung by Brittney Redler and Bradley Reynolds
Audio Direction Bill Moss and Arthur Yorinks
Engineers Chase Culpon and Bill Moss
Sound Editing and Design Bill Moss
Additional Sound Design Janie Bullard