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It's Garry Shandling's Show. 

Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions in his own meta sitcom.
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Garry Shandling 71 episodes, 1986-1990
...  Nancy Bancroft 71 episodes, 1986-1990
...  Pete Schumaker / ... 71 episodes, 1986-1990
Scott Nemes ...  Grant Schumaker 71 episodes, 1986-1990
...  Leonard Smith 47 episodes, 1986-1990
...  Jackie Schumaker 42 episodes, 1986-1990
...  Ruth Shandling 30 episodes, 1986-1990
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Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions in his own meta sitcom.

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10 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Это шоу Гарри Шэндлинга  »

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Ruth Shandling's nickname for her son, Garry, is "Bubba". See more »


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This is the Theme to Garry's Show
Composed by Joey Carbone
Performed by Bill Lynch
[series' opening theme song]
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Breaking the third wall
11 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This very original comedy,which originated on Showtime,then relocated to Fox,was a joy to watch. Garry Shandling may not be everybody's cup of tea(then again,who is?),but to those who enjoyed his neurotic,self-effacing yet vain and confused humor will find this show a joy to watch.

It simply was a show that surrounded the "life" of Mr.Shandling,his inability to keep a relationship with a woman(perfect for episode TV),his duplex neighbors,the platonic friend who was once his girlfriend. And while it seemed to conduct this business in the ordinary type of TV studio,a la every other sitcom that has taped live in front of a studio audience,this show had one distinguishing trait:the third wall or the viewer was frequently referenced and addresses,to the point that the audience,both in the studio and at home,were a part of the show! Even the show's theme song was inspired--simple and direct("This is the theme to GArry's show/the theme to Garry's show/Garry called me up and asked if I'd write this theme for him/...)!

I realize that it was Mr.Shandling's later project,"The LArry Sanders Show" is more the critically darling of the two shows Garry has so far done,and while I was overall quite pleased with "LArry Sanders",this show I watched more loyally and still remember fondly. Can anyone tell me if this show has made it to DVD yet?


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