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This FOX comedy featured a lethal opening sequence each week, followed by several short, humorous skits and parodies of television commercials. Several of the players from this short-lived show furthered their comedy careers in more successful venues. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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In the 1992 fall preview issue of TV Guide, the show is described as "It's no Saturday Night Live. It's no SCTV. It's no In Living Color. It's no hit." See more »

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the height of sketch comedy
30 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

The 80's was truly the era of sketch comedy, but as we know: comedy is all about timing...and this series ran in 1992 (i.e. past the point where "In Living Color" brought down the bar on sketch comedy so low you couldn't even limbo under it). Nonetheless, The Edge had all the elements of a great sketch comedy show; a superbly talented cast (Julie Brown, Jenifer Anniston, Tom Kenny and Wayne Knight to name a few who were known before and after the series), a mix of thought-provoking, slap-stick and situational humor, and a finger on the pulse of current-events/pop-culture. One of the best examples combining these elements would be the hilarious sketch panning the then-popular Beverly Hills 90210 series. The two most unfortunate aspects of this show are a) it was so short-lived (ran for just 1 season/20 episodes) and b) sadly it was caught-up in greedy Hollywood licensing/royalty/ownership politics, which means it will most likely never be released on DVD or other media; truly a loss for anyone who appreciates the best of sketch comedy.


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