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The Ben Stiller Show 

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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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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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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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 Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Groove Holmes
Written by Mike D, Adam Horovitz & Adam Yauch
Performed by Dweezil Zappa
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Not Very Funny
3 February 2004 | by horsehead77See all my reviews

I recently saw this set reviewed in rolling stone, and according to them it was the 'smartest pop culture parody show ever'. To me however it was a laughless, dated bore. The problem does not sit with the actors (all of whom do a good job) but with the writing and directing. Practically every skit falls flat, punch lines don't come where they should and after a while every skit seems identical. Several of the recurring skits (e.g. 'skank' and 'bruce springsteen') are painfully unfunny the first time, let alone the third time. Over all, this show is only worth a watch if you are a fan of obscure TV and perhaps old Gen-X pop culture.


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