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The Ben Stiller Show 

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This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them.
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1995   1993   1992  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Ben Stiller ...  Various Characters / ... 13 episodes, 1992-1995
Andy Dick ...  Various Characters 13 episodes, 1992-1995
Janeane Garofalo ...  Various Characters 13 episodes, 1992-1995
Bob Odenkirk ...  Various Characters 13 episodes, 1992-1995
John F. O'Donohue ...  Various Characters / ... 13 episodes, 1992-1995
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This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Trivia

In college, playwright Jenelle Riley wrote her graduate thesis on The Ben Stiller Show's effect on comedy. It was subsequently published rumored to be used as an aid when putting together the DVD. See more »

Goofs

The timestamps on Ben's video diary segments never increment, even though the individual segments usually last more than a minute. This is probably due to the fact that they were added in post-production, and weren't a result of a real camcorder's time/date stamp. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, John F. O'Donohue was listed as a guest star although he appeared in every episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robot Chicken: 1987 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Groove Holmes
Written by Mike D, Adam Horovitz & Adam Yauch
Performed by Dweezil Zappa
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User Reviews

Doesn't quite hit the mark (anymore)
24 August 2005 | by yevonwmSee all my reviews

This show was probably really good in its day but unfortunately it just isn't funny enough to keep watching it. I got hold of a few episodes and although the odd joke is original enough to make you giggle, the general gist of it is more a case of period rebellion that doesn't translate any more. The series relies on a set of cameos that loose their comedy value as some of the actors are even dead now. It's also a bit americanised too, being British i have to hammer this web site to figure out whats going on with some of it. I'll probably try and get hold of the rest of the episodes and if you're a massive ben stiller fan like me, you're best off seeing the show for yourself to understand what i mean. Worth a watch but not hyped.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El show de Ben Stiller See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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