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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 Jiminy Glick / ... (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Adrien Van Voorhees (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Ladislof (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jackie Stevens ...
 Ronette (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Zoltan (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Carole - Guitarist / ... (17 episodes, 2001-2003)
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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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Trivia

Martin Short spoofs actors Tommy Lee Jones and John Malkovich multiple times in his parody commercials on the show. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: You're a overweight, frustrated, unsuccessful, stammering, stuttering, sweating, you know- completely out of your element, individual.
Jiminy Glick: [unphased] Aren't you kind.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Crystal Light Dancers (Reunion) (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Primetime Glick theme
Supervised by Nancy Severinsen
Arranged by Nelson Kole
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Primetime Hilarity
23 July 2001 | by (Memphis, TN) – See all my reviews

"Primetime Glick" may well be the funniest show on TV right now. Martin Short wears a costume that pretty much doubles his weight and he becomes "Jiminy Glick". He interviews celebrities both in studio and on location.

There are parts of the show that are quite scripted, but still hilarious. For instance, the 4-5 minute interview with Nathan Lane, who has had a stellar stage and film career, consisted mostly of conversations about the NyQuil commercial Lane did in the mid-80's, and what it was like to work that "old drunk actor with the three parts, the names and the initial" (George C. Scott). In this exchange it was obvious that Lane had no idea what the questions would be, and the laughter of Lane's was infectious.

The vocal inflections that "Glick" uses are funny enough to carry the show, but the exchanges with the guests during the interview, and the sheer ridiculousness of the questions carry it over the top.

The show always begins with a monologue, or sorts, in which Jiminy offers his thoughts of the day, usually something to do with tabloid journalists. It always ends with the in-studio guest and Glick in the sauna. Both are funny. Sprinkled throughout the show, as bumpers to the commercials, are parody spots that are a little hit and miss sometimes. My two favorite so far are Tommy Lee Jones starring in a movie where he becomes the new Pope. Imagine Jones' MIB role as the pontiff. Short, as Conan O'Brien, walking the Walk of Fame advocating a star be awarded to "The Guy With The Mustache from Cheers" (John Ratzenberg) is another good one.

To me, this is a Must-See show. Watch it, you'll love it !


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