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SCTV Network (1981–1983)
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SCTV (1976–1981)
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The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents. Such show topics included the eating of a space alien, a robotic paper-boy and ... See full summary »

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SCTV Channel (1983–1984)
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Newhart (1982–1990)
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 Garry Shandling (71 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Nancy Bancroft (71 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Pete Schumaker / ... (71 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Grant Schumaker (71 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Leonard Smith (47 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Jackie Schumaker (42 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Ruth Shandling (30 episodes, 1986-1990)
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Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions.

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One of the first, if not, the first sitcoms to go beyond breaking the fourth wall such as casually chatting with the studio audience and cast members, either in or out of character. See more »

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Referenced in This Is Comedy (2014) See more »

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Why is this not on DVD?
19 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I watched this in Britain in the late eighties/early nineties, and though it was relegated to the graveyard slot on a minor channel it still has a mass fan base who would love to buy it on DVD, even Region 1. But there's no sign of it being released! Why is this? If anyone associated with the relevant network reads this please consider releasing it. You may find that very soon someone will 'borrow' the idea, have a massive success with it, and the new version will be considered more successful, and the show will simply be relegated to history. The time is ripe for a Garry Shandling revival! Who's with me!!


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