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>
What about the time I chipped my tooth on the bathroom urinal? What the FUCK is so comical about that!
It was a back tooth Hank.
[under his breath]
I don't know how you did it.
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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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