Viva Variety (1997–1999)

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Pseudo-European variety show with all the trimmings. Mr. and (the former) Mrs. Laupin and their dimwitted more-American-than-American sidekick Johnny Blue-jeans team up to bring their "... See full summary »

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Unknown   1997  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Meredith Laupin (16 episodes, 1997)
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 Agatha Laupin (16 episodes, 1997)
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 Johnny Blue Jeans (16 episodes, 1997)
Betsy Chang ...
 Swimsuit Squad (13 episodes, 1997)
Jill Nicklaus ...
 Swimsuit Squad (13 episodes, 1997)
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 Swimsuit Squad (13 episodes, 1997)
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Pseudo-European variety show with all the trimmings. Mr. and (the former) Mrs. Laupin and their dimwitted more-American-than-American sidekick Johnny Blue-jeans team up to bring their "European" show to an American audience with hilarious results. As they say "Viva Variety is as American as French Fries... with mayonnaise and vinegar." Written by Joseph Pranevich <knight@wwaves.com>

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Underappreciated Gem of Wackiness
9 May 2000 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney and Michael Ian Black of the comedy group "The State" did a real variety show that was both homage to and parody of this near-forgotten (in the U.S., anyway) type of TV show. They had name celebrities mixed in with weird novelty acts of the type you can only find at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. They never made fun of the acts, but created characters at whom they could jab. It was too original and weird to survive, alas. I hope they all put together another original creation this good!


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