The Ben Stiller Show (1992–1993)

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This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them in the comedy ... See full summary »

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This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them in the comedy sketches, with hilarious results. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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27 September 1992 (USA)  »

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El show de Ben Stiller  »

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The tune that plays in the background after the opening credits by Dweezil Zappa is an alternate version of the instrumental track "Groove Holmes" by the Beastie Boys, from their 1992 album "Check Your Head." Ben Stiller is a noted fan of the Beastie Boys. See more »

Goofs

The timestamps on Ben's video diary segments never increment, even though the individual segments usually last more than a minute. This is probably due to the fact that they were added in post-production, and weren't a result of a real camcorder's time/date stamp. See more »

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In the closing credits, John F. O'Donohue was listed as a guest star although he appeared in every episode. See more »

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Referenced in The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show' (2007) See more »

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Groove Holmes
Written by Mike D, Adam Horovitz & Adam Yauch
Performed by Dweezil Zappa
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Doesn't quite hit the mark (anymore)
24 August 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This show was probably really good in its day but unfortunately it just isn't funny enough to keep watching it. I got hold of a few episodes and although the odd joke is original enough to make you giggle, the general gist of it is more a case of period rebellion that doesn't translate any more. The series relies on a set of cameos that loose their comedy value as some of the actors are even dead now. It's also a bit americanised too, being British i have to hammer this web site to figure out whats going on with some of it. I'll probably try and get hold of the rest of the episodes and if you're a massive ben stiller fan like me, you're best off seeing the show for yourself to understand what i mean. Worth a watch but not hyped.


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