A pilot for a sketch show. Features Spinal Tap among other comic performers.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The return of Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, on a sad final reunion.

Director: Jim Di Bergi
Stars: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer
Morton & Hayes (TV Series 1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rob Reiner hosts a showing of the long-lost films of that wacky old comedy team 'Morton & Hayes'... which is really just an excuse for Christopher Guest, Joe Flaherty & Dick Blasucci to ... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin Pollak, Bob Amaral, Rob Reiner
More Than Friends (TV Movie 1978)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Matty Perlman and Alan Corkus are old friends. He wants them to be more than friends. Sometimes she does too.

Director: James Burrows
Stars: Rob Reiner, Penny Marshall, Phillip R. Allen
I Am Your Child (TV Movie 1997)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Roseanne Barr, Mel Brooks, Bill Clinton
Forget Paris (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Crystal
Stars: Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Joe Mantegna
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/11 X  

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest
Free Country (TV Series 1978)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of a Lithuanian couple who emmigrated to New York City at the turn of the 20th century.

Stars: Rob Reiner, Judith Kahan, Renée Lippin
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, makes another final reunion. After all, it's rock'n'roll.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer
Sonny Boy (TV Movie 1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The owner of a toy store chain still lives at home with his mother and crazy uncle.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Allen Garfield, Florence Stanley, Yvonne Wilder
Million Dollar Infield (TV Movie 1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Hal Cooper
Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Costanzo, Rob Reiner
Likely Stories, Vol. 1 (TV Movie 1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Short Comedy Films, Video & Animation featuring the directing debuts of Rob Reiner, & Christopher Guest.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Richard Belzer, Christopher Guest, Bruno Kirby
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Various Characters
Tom Leopold ...
Various Characters
...
Various Characters
...
Various Characters
Deborah Harmon ...
Various Characters
Kres Mersky ...
Various Characters
...
Various Characters
...
Various Characters
...
Various Characters
...
The Kingfish
Brett Somers ...
Herself
Marvin Braverman
...
Dead Man on Telethon / Spinal Tap Keyboardist
Henry Harris ...
Andy
Edit

Storyline

A pilot for a sketch show. Features Spinal Tap among other comic performers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 July 1979 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Featured the first appearance of Spinal Tap. See more »

Goofs

Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, not 1932. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
ABC Announcer: Thursday is comedy night on ABC. First, a terrorist takes over the van on Three Girls and a Van. Then, pandemonium breaks out when Uncle Joe thinks he might be a Negro on Uncle Joe's Diner. Then, it's a surprise party and you're all invited: America's First All-Girl Fire Station, home of the Girls in Red. Then, there's trouble for Mickey when the car won't start on prom night on Trouble for Mickey. It all begins at 8 / 7 Central Time, right here.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The cast are credited "in order of salary". See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Elizabeth and Andy
Sung by Melissa Manchester
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sketch comedy show with potential.
30 April 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a failed pilot, but not a bad early outing for Reiner, Guest, et al. Reiner is terrific in a brilliant sketch where he plays Hitler on trial. The show also features an early performance of Spinal Tap. There are some dead moments where they dress is gratuitous drag and basically rip off the so-called "pepperpot" characters from Monty Python. I guess with Saturday Night Live and SCTV, network tv figured they didn't need another sketch show.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The T.V. Show (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?