Primetime Glick (2001–2003)

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Talk-show parody featuring obese host Jiminy Glick, who usually knows nothing about his guests and hurls veiled insults at them during his interviews.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Jiminy Glick / ... (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
 Adrien Van Voorhees (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
 Ladislof (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jackie Stevens ...
 Ronette (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
 Zoltan (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Carole - Guitarist / ... (17 episodes, 2001-2003)


Jiminy Glick, a character first introduced on the The Martin Short Show now has his own show. His gross incompetence and clueless confidence shine in conversations with various celebrities. There's also an opening monologue with Glick that usually involves his bandleader Adrien VanVoorhees (Michael McKean), plus commercial and movie parodies featuring other characters. Written by Anonymous

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If you think you know Hollywood... You don't know GLICK!


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20 June 2001 (USA)  »

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(30 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The show is mostly improvised by Martin Short. See more »


Jiminy Glick: [to Julia-Louis Dreyfus] And let this always be a reminder to you... you are a special spirit. Thank you very much.
[Julia laughs]
Jiminy Glick: [reconsidering] Oh, I hadn't heard the laugh yet.
[Julia's smile quickly fades]
Jiminy Glick: Oh, well, that can be taken out in editing.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of every episode before the credits roll, Jiminy Glick is always in a steam room with his first guest he had on that show. See more »


Followed by Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004) See more »


Primetime Glick theme
Supervised by Nancy Severinsen
Arranged by Nelson Kole
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Ahead of its time
27 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can see why this show has such a low rating. When Primetime Glick was on the air, I hated it too. However, I caught some repeats of this under-appreciated gem late one night and laughed long and hard. Maybe my comedic tastes have matured (or devolved) a little, or maybe I appreciate the lampooning of a late night talk show more nowadays since I've lost interest in most of the late shows except for the occasional Conan. What ever it is, if you ever see this show on again, give it a chance. Glick grows on you, and Short's complete immersion into this character is a performance that's up there with Borat or Andy Kaufman's various guises. That said, Glick isn't perfect. When the celebrities he's interviewing try to get in on the act, it doesn't always work. The ones who try their best to pretend Glick is just another late show host, that's where Martin Short can do his best work. Still, the openings of the show that would follow Glick back stage during an intentionally poor first act, and the closings in the steam room were always priceless bits of comedy.

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