Bizarre (1980–1985)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 229 users  
Reviews: 14 user

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 »

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 08 Mar 2011
a list of 262 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
a list of 524 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
a list of 385 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
a list of 30 titles
created 2 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Bizarre (1980–1985)

Bizarre (1980–1985) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bizarre.


1 | unknown


1982 | 1980
9 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host (1 episode, 1982)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

17 October 1980 (Canada)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(150 episodes)


See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Followed by Super Dave (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sometimes very funny
31 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Bizarre" is right! Very original sketch show from the early 1980s. Here in the US it premiered on HBO with all the topless female nudity and swearing in it. I admit I laughed more than once and (for the time) the almost constant nudity was kind of shocking. After awhile though the shock value wore off and it started to get pretty annoying. This show used the flimsiest excuses to have women take their tops off. I'm not protesting the nudity (the women were all attractive)--but it was the same joke over and over and over again. The show actually managed to make nudity dull! That's quite an accomplishment. On commercial TV they "cleaned" it up. The nudity wasn't there! It seems the sketches were shot from different angles to not show anything--they would show the back of the women but not the front. If anything the strange camera shots made it difficult to watch. And all the swearing was bleeped out.

It wouldn't play well today. It would be accused of being sexist (there was never any male nudity) and female nudity isn't half as shocking today as it was back in the early 1980s. Then again host John Byner himself was very funny and he carried the show. Maybe it would work. So--it had its moments but when every single episode had a joke involving a woman taking her top off it got boring real quick.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Volumes 3 + 4 swight12
All White Women? swight12
Start to the show psyduck19
The Avengers winosaur
Shot Twice Or Edited? swight12
Volumes 7 + 8 swight12
Discuss Bizarre (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page