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

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 Various / ... 9 episodes, 1984
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 Various / ... 9 episodes, 1984
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 Various / ... 9 episodes, 1984
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 Various Characters / ... 9 episodes, 1984
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 Various / ... 9 episodes, 1984
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 Various / ... 6 episodes, 1984
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 Himself / ... 5 episodes, 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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6 January 1984 (USA)  »

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At least as funny as SNL has been for the past few years.
26 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

My dad has a VHS recording of The Best of the New Show (yes they had a "Best of" show with the few episodes they had) which has some bits which still crack me up. There was the Frightened Family, a neurotic family whose hair-raising experiences actually raise their hair. ["I was just thinking about that BUG again!"] And the Den of Revulsion, where hopefully you don't see a little bit of yourself. ["That's like using someone else's toothbrush!" "What's wrong with that? I do that all the time!" "Ewww!"] There were lots of great guest spots, too; Kevin Klein, Gilda Radner, Paul Simon, Steve Martin... (Kevin Klein and Gilda Radner playing an ice-skating team from such a poor country they couldn't afford skates; Paul Simon coming to Roy's Food Repair (John Candy as Roy) to get the salt from the bottom of his pretzel bag put back onto the pretzels; Steve Martin in a spoof of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" video...)

Anyway, there were definitely some worthless skits, but no more of a ratio of bad to good than the current SNL. I hope someday someone stumbles across The New Show and releases it on DVD.


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