By Michael Slezak
October 29, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT

Andy Richter turned 41 yesterday, and since PopWatch is closed on Sundays, he didn’t get the respect that he’s entitled to. But that’s nothing new for the veteran of two wonderful, short-lived sitcoms, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Andy Barker. P.I. I’ve embedded clips from both shows as gifts to you, but for Richter, I offer this haiku.

brilliant but cancelled
sitcom format almost dead
won’t you try again?