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4 February 2004 (USA) See more »
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Randy and Jason play fictitious ESPN research assistants who end up hosting comedy as they comment on the game action and announcers.
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Excellent comedy, horrible sports See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Jason Sklar ... Host (77 episodes, 2004-2006)

Randy Sklar ... Host (77 episodes, 2004-2006)
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Series Directed by
Alex Tyner (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Anthony Del Broccolo (26 episodes, 2006)
Michael Schmidt (25 episodes, 2004)
Jordan Kranis (14 episodes, 2004)
Mike Upchurch (13 episodes, 2005)
David Puner (9 episodes, 2005-2006)

Jon Glaser (unknown episodes, 2005)
Matthew Belinkie (unknown episodes)
Edward Butler (unknown episodes)
Bill Corbett (unknown episodes)
Wayne Federman (unknown episodes)
Zach Fox (unknown episodes)
Brian Frazer (unknown episodes)
Eric Friedman (unknown episodes)
Eric Immerman (unknown episodes)
Dino Markus (unknown episodes)
Kevin Murphy (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Nelson (unknown episodes)
Todd Pellegrino (unknown episodes)
Matt Price (unknown episodes)
Jeff Rosenthal (unknown episodes)
Jason Sklar (unknown episodes)
Randy Sklar (unknown episodes)
Lane Strauss (unknown episodes)
Jason Weber (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Edward Butler .... producer (78 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jordan Kranis .... producer (19 episodes, 2004)

Bart Coleman .... field producer (unknown episodes)
Jory Hirsh .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Todd Pellegrino .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jason Weber .... producer (unknown episodes)
Ari Yolkut .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Matt Crocco (unknown episodes)
Mark Rivers (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dave Solomon (unknown episodes)
David Solomon (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jesse Ehredt .... sound editor / sound re-recording mixer (77 episodes, 2004-2006)
Billy Gardner .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Crista Giuliani .... lighting director (20 episodes, 2004-2006)
Chris Rider .... video playback operator (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Other crew
Joseph Maar .... coordinating director (78 episodes, 2004-2006)

Todd Mason .... production executive (unknown episodes, 2005)
Matthew Belinkie .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Zach Fox .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tara Michalowski .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Omar Reid .... researcher (unknown episodes)
George Sample .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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"Cheap Seats" - USA (short title)
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USA:30 min
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Excellent comedy, horrible sports, 12 May 2004
Author: Rob Chauncey from Chicago, IL USA

The Sklar brothers are enormously, uproariously funny and usually show it unequivocally several times an episode. Their spelling-bee-bell montage is hysterical, I've recounted it several times to people who blink at me, uncomprehending of the humor. I discovered the show in a dinghy hotel room on a dull business trip; laughing that hard saved my sanity. It's testament to their acumen and humor when people as funny as Jon Benjamin or Ed Helms will work with them. Those guys crack me up.

They have a good thing going, but there are a few big obstacles. ESPN Classic isn't exactly a ratings draw, so they won't get a lot of new viewers unless people stumble across it. It's too irreverent for a Disney network... The source material, too, can be so dull that they can't primp it enough to keep me interested. Steve Garvey made me a bit ill. I also think the genre of running-commentary-over-video is of limited appeal, which is too bad -- I love it. MST3K never really took off, although it stands its ground as a comedy great. Beavis and Butthead, while also enormously funny, had a lot of marketing weight and, let's face it, a bunch of schtick that struck a chord at the time it was out. Far be it from me to question Mike Judge's genius.

This has a sweet spot for viewership that's thirties, educated, geeky sports fans. For those of us in the demo, it's (probably short-lived) heaven. It may have a broader appeal, but I certainly don't hear people talking. I'm interested to see what Randy & Jason do with it, but I think they'll do their best work after it. There is certainly room for the slapdash comedy repartee they get going in mainstream television comedy.

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