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"The Ben Stiller Show" (1992) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1992-1993

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The Ben Stiller Show: Season 1: Episode 12 -- The cast introduces several comedy sketches. Sketches include: A Few Good Scouts - a parody of A Few Good Men; "Cops" in Medieval Times; Ben Stiller's Music News with Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg) and Casey Kasem;


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Release Date:
27 September 1992 (USA) See more »
This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often... See more »
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Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 21)

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)

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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Did You Know?

The show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program after it had been canceled.See more »
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 »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Yabba dabba doo, dabba dooby dabba dooby dabba., 1 October 2004
Author: Andy (film-critic) from Bookseller of the Blue Ridge

This series was released back in the early 90s before anyone really fully knew the potential behind the stars of this program. Ben Stiller had yet to become a household name, Andy Dick was … well … not yet Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo was not politically active, and Bob Odenkirk was just a glimmer in Mr. Show's eyes. Yet, somehow these four key players pulled off some of the funniest skits to ever hit television.

I remember watching this show when I was younger and not fully understanding the jokes. I remember my parents laughing, but I was not old enough to understand. Now, a bit older, I cannot keep my hands of this series. Andy Dick is brilliant. I think he is one of the most underrated comics out there. He should be given scripts daily for his work. Continually funny and the most bizarre in-your-face comedian. He has not sold-out … yet. Second, I was impressed with Odenkirk. I was worried that without Cross he couldn't carry himself, but I misjudged him. His humor, in the few skits he is in, is fantastic. It is subdued due to the material, but you can tell that he is just dying to show his stuff. While I am beginning to dislike Stiller daily, his work on this program was phenomenal. Garofalo did well playing the 'female' role in most skits. I only hoped that they would have given her more to work with.

My second love of this series was the guest speakers. It was fun to watch it recently and remember who was a popular icon back in the early 90s. I enjoyed remembering Flea and Rob Morrow. My favorite was a younger Dennis Miller and Gary Shandling. You could tell that Stiller had the ability of getting the big names on his little show. I was impressed.

Overall, this is a perfect opportunity to see Stiller's comedy when he was still in the young stage of his career. I would watch this series mainly for Andy Dick who makes me laugh all the time! I only hope his short-lived series is released soon so that I can get 100% Andy!

Grade: **** out of *****

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