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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
27 September 1992 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often... See more »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Watchable? Yes. Recommendable? No. See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Ben Stiller ... Various Characters / ... (13 episodes, 1992-1993)

Andy Dick ... Various Characters (13 episodes, 1992-1993)

Janeane Garofalo ... Various Characters (13 episodes, 1992-1993)

Bob Odenkirk ... Various Characters (13 episodes, 1992-1993)

John F. O'Donohue ... Various Characters / ... (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Farzad Aghili ... Ben's Neighbor (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
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Series Directed by
John Fortenberry (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ben Stiller (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Troy Miller (7 episodes, 1992)
Paul Miller (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Writing credits
Judd Apatow (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jeff Kahn (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ben Stiller (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Robert Cohen (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Cross (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Brent Forrester (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Janeane Garofalo (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Bruce Kirschbaum (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Bob Odenkirk (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Sultan Pepper (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Dino Stamatopoulos (12 episodes, 1992-1993)

Series Produced by
Judd Apatow .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Robert Caplain .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
John Fortenberry .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Michael Jay Hill .... line producer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
James Jones .... producer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jeff Kahn .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Charlotte Bowen Roewe .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ben Stiller .... producer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Bruce Kirschbaum .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Denis Biggs .... line producer (3 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Original Music by
Greg O'Connor (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Cinematography by
Russ T. Alsobrook (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Clyde W. Smith (3 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kurt Heydle (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Vic Lowrey (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Richard LaBrie (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Casting by
Bonita Pietila (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Cheryl Bayer (3 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Production Design by
Sharon Seymour (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jeff Knipp (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Maggie Martin (13 episodes, 1992-1993)

Michele Munoz (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julie Carnahan (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Burnett .... makeup designer / special makeup effects artist (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Dianne Roberson .... hair stylist (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Peggy Nichols .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Barbara Gotschall .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Felicia Linsky .... makeup department head / makeup artist (7 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Production Management
John Dalve .... production supervisor (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Fuchs .... associate director (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Art Department
Scott Tabor .... property master (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jeff Wunderlich .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jeff White .... assistant property master (11 episodes, 1992-1993)

Michael Krantz .... art department production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mark Sakamoto .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Thomas Brandau .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1992-1993)
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Mark Weingarten .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1992)
J. Stanley Johnston .... post-production sound (3 episodes, 1992)

David Weinstock .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1992)
Michael Owen .... stunts (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rod Farley .... key grip (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Gerd Zimmermann .... grip / key grip (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Michael T. Balog .... gaffer (8 episodes, 1992)
Patricia Lee .... best person / electrician (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jeff Mirowski .... grip (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Brian Bernstein .... first assistant camera (6 episodes, 1992-1993)
Andrea Chesney .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jeff Zucker .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Curtis Bradford .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy J. Greiner .... key costumer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Philip Mershon .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michael Bateman .... post-production coordinator (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Music Department
Dweezil Zappa .... composer: theme music / composer: additional music (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Marc David Decker .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 1992)
John Zonars .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1992)
Scott Roewe .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Transportation Department
Bruce Comtois .... transportation coordinator (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Other crew
Jack Giarraputo .... assistant to Judd Apatow (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Rob Hammersley .... writers assistant (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Joann Kamay .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Cheryl Starbuck .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1992-1993)
Krista Larson .... production auditor (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ashley R. Friedman .... location manager (3 episodes, 1992)

Tom Bell .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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306 min | 30 min (13 episodes)
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Trivia:
The show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program after it had been canceled.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Starsky & Hutch (2004)See more »
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Groove HolmesSee more »

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10 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Watchable? Yes. Recommendable? No., 28 September 2005
Author: Superunknovvn from Austria, Vienna

"The Ben Stiller Show" certainly wasn't a highlight of television comedy, but for all the (justly) bad reputation it has gotten, it isn't as bad as you might think. Although you might not find yourself laugh out loud more than once when watching this show, it's still somewhat enjoyable and entertaining. The kind of thing you watch when nothing else is on. For someone like me, who is living outside the U.S. and never had the chance to see this show when it was new, it's also a pretty intriguing look at pop culture of the early nineties and the so-called "Generation X". It's stunning how far away this period of time already is and how aged the jokes seem, because none of them are really relevant anymore. Melrose Place/Beverly Hills, Grunge and Tales From The Crypt are all getting spoofed, some quite cleverly, but since those shows and trends aren't as immediate anymore, the humor has been lost along the way (if it's ever been there in the first place). The cast does a lot to save some of the very predictable sketches. Ben Stiller in particular is a shining light and shows much more versatility than he did in his last movies. His impersonations of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Cruise and Bruce Willis, to name but a few, are dead on and get a chuckle out of you now and then. Still, Colin Quinn gets it right when he states in one of the episodes that Ben Stiller is making fun of Melrose Place-type T.V. characters, but is no different himself. The intro of the show alone will make you cringe with it's "we are young and independent, yet totally in fashion" kind of-vibe. It's exactly the kind of program the corporate MTV guy (played by Stiller) made out of Winona Ryder's "documentary" in "Reality Bites". Stiller seemed to have a hard time being any different from the characters he parodied. Well, we all know how the story continued. Stiller became one of the most successful comedians of today despite the failure of this program. "The BS Show" (BS stands for Ben Stiller, in case you were wondering) is where it all began and good for a few hours of slight amusement. Don't expect much more, though.

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