Running Wilde

Character: Emmy Kadubic
Created by: Will Arnett, Mitchell Hurwitz, James Vallely
Other cast: Will Arnett, Stefania Owen, Joe Nunez, Jayne Houdyshell
Premiere date: 21 September 2010
Episodes: Appeared in all episodes
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 30 min.

Steve Wilde has never performed a selfless act. But why should he - he's rich! The son of an oil tycoon, Steve hasn't had to work a day in his life and has always gotten everything he's wanted - with one exception: the love of Emmy. The daughter of a former Wilde housekeeper, Emmy is an earnest do-gooder who has spent her adult life trying to save the world. And though Emmy is content living with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest, her 12-year-old daughter, Puddle just wants to be a normal kid experiencing her adolescence in a normal place. And she would speak up except for the fact that she hasn't spoken in years. When Wilde Oil's expansion in the rainforest threatens her adopted tribe, Emmy decides to attend Steve's self-thrown "Humanitarian of the Year" award ceremony in hopes of convincing him to help her cause...and also maybe because she still has a thing for Steve. But same-old Steve is unwilling to help because fighting Wilde Oil (a/k/a Dad) means putting his meal ticket in jeopardy. Rather than run the risk of letting Emmy slip away again, Steve pulls out all the stops to win her heart. To do so, he enlists the only other people in his life who can help: MIGO SALAZAR (Joe Nunez, "Superbad," "Prison Break"), Steve's employee/sidekick/errand-boy, and Gertie Stellvertretter, Steve's nanny-turned-head-of-security as well as the biggest protector of Steve...and her own job. Despite having everything he ever wanted, Steve knows he can't buy love and happiness, which falls in sharp contrast to Emmy, who has nothing but love and happiness. So with Emmy committed to doing good for nothing, and Steve being a good for nothing, will this hopelessly mismatched pair ever be able to reconcile their differences?


Episode Guide

Season 1 – Episode 01 – Wilde’s Kingdom
Original Air Date: September 21 2010
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The series premiere of a comedy about a wealthy playboy, Steve (Will Arnett), who tries to woo his childhood sweetheart, Emmy (Keri Russell), now a single mom and a devoted humanitarian. In the opener, Emmy tries to get Steve to support her latest cause when she attends a party held in his honor.

Season 1 – Episode 02 – Into the Wilde
Original Air Date: September 28 2010
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Emmy’s fiancé (David Cross) shows up at Steve’s estate and ruins Steve’s plans to take Emmy and Puddle on a vacation.

Season 1 – Episode 03 – Oil & Water
Original Air Date: October 5 2010
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Steve promises Emmy he will quit his job at the oil company. Meanwhile, Puddle gets some unexpected assistance with a science project; and Fa’ad gets trapped in the vodka cellar.

Season 1 – Episode 04 – The Junior Affair
Original Air Date: October 12 2010
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Puddle’s boyfriend dumps her shortly before their school’s big fall dance, and Emmy and Steve try to get them to make up.

Season 1 – Episode 05 – The Party
Original Air Date: October 19 2010
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Steve hosts an eco-friendly party to impress Emmy.

Season 1 – Episode 06 – Best man
Original Air Date: November 9 2010
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Steve finds himself unintentionally throwing a wedding with a Renaissance theme for Emmy and Andy.

Season 1 – Episode 07 – Mental Flaws
Original Air Date: November 16 2010
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Emmy agrees to go with Steve to a charity ball, where she intends to teach him a lesson about valuing women for more than their physical beauty.

Season 1 – Episode 08 – It’s a Trade-off
Original Air Date: December 7 2010
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Thinking their own lives are more difficult than each other’s, Steve and Emmy walk in each other shoes, leaving Steve in charge of Puddle and Emmy socializing the night away to impress a powerful magazine editor.

Season 1 – Episode 09 – One Forward Step
Original Air Date: December 12 2010
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Steve gets a visit from his stepmother (Drea de Matteo), who wants to rein in his spending. But her timing isn’t good since Steve is about to finance a new nonprofit for Emmy.

Season 1 – Episode 10 – Jack’s Back
Original Air Date: April 28 2011
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Steve’s fraternity brother (Rob Corddry) visits and charms Emmy, much to Steve’s chagrin.

Season 1 – Episode 11 – Alienated
Original Air Date: May 6 2011
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Emmy gets Migo involved when she champions immigrant rights, and this tests Migo’s loyalty to Steve as Migo is thrown into the limelight of fame.

Season 1 – Episode 12 – The Pre-Nup
Original Air Date: May 14 2011
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Though Emmy isn’t interested in becoming Steve’s wife, she signs a prenup to prove she’s not after his money. This then fulfills an engagement clause for Steve, which triggers a financial windfall for him.

Season 1 – Episode 13 – Basket Cases
Original Air Date: May 21 2011
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In the series finale, Steve’s dad visits in the wake of an oil spill and gets Emmy to spearhead cleanup efforts, but Steve is suspicious of his father’s true motives.

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