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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)
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 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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El show de Larry Sanders  »

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David Duchovny's appearances on the show focused on his attraction to Larry. This is a joke that has outlived the Sanders show itself, resurfacing, among other places, on Duchovny's show The X-Files (1993) (in the episode "Hollywood A.D.", Garry Shandling, appears as himself, Gillian Anderson's character comments to Duchovny's character "I think that Téa Leoni has a little crush on you...I think that Shandling likes you a bit too.") and in a skit filmed for The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004). See more »

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Larry: So...
Dana Carvey: I'll host.
Larry: Don't host... host.
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The Larry Sanders Show
22 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Larry Sanders hosts a show named after himself. At the same time, we watch a show about that show, which is also called The Larry Sanders Show. We get to see actors such as Jeff Goldblum playing themselves, and just as the show that we watch parodies the Hollywood film and television industry, so the actors parody themselves, revealing themselves to have the quirks, neuroses, and flaws that make us all human and funny. While all the characters are funny, for me, the funniest character in the show is Hank Kingsley. He worships the ground that Larry walks on, yet carries around a repressed anger and frustration at the levels of sycophancy he can't help but stoop to. He is essentially a nice person, yet can express howlingly incorrect attitudes towards women, with absolutely no insight into why women might be offended, for example when he asks Drew Barrymoore to lift her blouse for the camera. My favourite moment, of all time, was when Hank met the Wutang Clan, and tried to engage them in an urban conversation, but got the "cool" handshakes and lingo all wrong. This was simply one of the funniest comedy moments ever.


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