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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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)
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 Swimsuit Squad (13 episodes, 1997)
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 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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7 March 2004 | by (Lubbock, TX) – See all my reviews

This show was probably a little too intelligent for average viewers (hence it didn't last long) but if you saw it you know it was good. The bickering couple who hosted the show were very funny. I remember one episode when Ben Stiller was the guest. The gag was that Henry Winkler was supposed to be the guest and they got stuck with Ben Stiller. They made Stiller wear a black leather jacket and ride a motorcycle. Then they asked him questions ("What was it like playing Fonzi?") that were written for Henry Winkler. Very funny stuff. Any show that was able to keep up with a comedy giant like Ben Stiller must have been good. If you somehow get a chance to see this do what you can to catch it. This was real comedy.


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