A half hour sketch comedy show that is not politically correct (it was made in the early 1980's). It's not uncommon to see women in their underwear doing whatever is necessary to get a ... See full summary »
A half hour sketch comedy show that is not politically correct (it was made in the early 1980's). It's not uncommon to see women in their underwear doing whatever is necessary to get a laugh. It showcased the talents of veteran performers John Byner (the host) and Bob Einstein as Super Dave Osbourne. Written by
In an early "Super Dave" sketch, Super Dave attempted to overcome being crushed by a wrecking ball dropped on his head, by repeating the word "Balloonball". The result, at the end of the sketch, was Super Dave's helmeted head, with two sneakers poking out underneath. The sketch was so popular that for a period Showtime network used a cartoon icon of Super Dave's head on two feet in ads for the show. See more »
Very funny, racy original sketch show which spawned "Super Dave"
This show ran for a few years on HBO and later went into syndication. Hosted by the great comedian John Byner (who was very prominent in the late '70s & early '80s - notably as "Detective Donoghue" on "Soap" - but rather forgotten today), it was most notable for two things: it was the first sketch comedy show to regularly feature nudity (busty topless women often figured as punch lines in racy blackouts - this was cable, after all); and, it was where gifted comic writer Bob Einstein (brother of Albert Brooks) created his popular character "Super Dave Osbourne," the daredevil with extremely bad luck. Indeed, Super Dave became a minor cult phenomena in the '80s, the character's existence extending even after "Bizarre" bit the dust (much as Cassandra Peterson's "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" continued to flourish after "Movie Macabre" was cancelled). It was a very funny show which will probably never see the light of day again, but, if it pops up in syndication (with the nudity sliced out, of course), check it out - it's funny without bare breasts!
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