The New Show (1984– )

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Sketch comedy show, similar to Saturday Night Live but nowhere near as successful. Ran one season. Guests included John Candy.

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Sketch comedy show, similar to Saturday Night Live but nowhere near as successful. Ran one season. Guests included John Candy.

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Poor man's SNL
10 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I remember watching "The New Show" when I was in high school. It seemed mildly funny then. The only sketches I remember are one in which guest star John Candy played a Russian visiting ailing Yuri Andropov (he was the head Soviet honcho at the time) in the hospital, and another one in which a couple sees a doctor/therapist about the strange things they do every day, such as becoming unconscious for 8 hours at a stretch (sleeping) and sitting on a chair in a little room several times a day (going to the bathroom).

Was it funny? Probably not. With talent mostly drawn from SCTV, it might have gotten better if it had a chance, but the network (I don't remember which one) pulled the plug after one season.


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