The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

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 Larry Sanders (89 episodes, 1992-1998)
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 Hank Kingsley (89 episodes, 1992-1998)
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 Phil (89 episodes, 1992-1998)
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 Arthur (89 episodes, 1992-1998)
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 Beverly Barnes (82 episodes, 1992-1998)
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 Paula (52 episodes, 1992-1997)
Linda Doucett ...
 Darlene Chapinni (45 episodes, 1992-1998)
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HBO television sitcom about Larry Sanders, a talk-show host. This show goes 'behind-the-scenes' to reveal Larry's humorous interactions with the producers and guests. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Jeremy Piven left the show because he felt his character was not given much to do in the series. His character, Jerry, gets fired in the second episode of the second season. See more »

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Wendy Traston: [doing a stand-up routine] So I'm licking jelly off of my boyfriend, right? And I'm thinking, ew, I'm turning into my mother.
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Smart & Engrossing Satire
24 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Yes, late-night talk shows really are that calculated. They actually plan out the jokes that seem spur of the moment. It was interesting to learn these things in a documentary about talk shows recently, but more fun to see this reality skewered on the Larry Sanders show. Unfortunately, although it mocks late-night talk shows, it also falls into a few of their conventions. The show usually stops short for about a minute or so while the 'musical guest' on the show-within-a-show performs a song, and sometimes we have to sit through the lame monologues as well. Usually it's in the name of satire, sometimes it's puzzling. Anyway, this was much better than Seinfeld

  • to which it bears comparison for the similar reality base- because it was


allowed to be more real and was definitely more engrossing, never relying on shtick. Plus, Gary Shandling REALLY knew when to quit - way before there was any drop-off in quality. By the time Seinfeld signed off just about everything that had made that show what it was had already faded away. Catch it on HBO Comedy if you get that channel, where it airs nightly.


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