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The Larry Sanders Show 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (1992–1998)
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 46 wins & 135 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Larry Sanders 89 episodes, 1992-1998
...  Hank Kingsley 89 episodes, 1992-1998
...  Phil 89 episodes, 1992-1998
...  Arthur 89 episodes, 1992-1998
...  Beverly Barnes 82 episodes, 1992-1998
...  Paula 52 episodes, 1992-1997
...  Darlene Chapinni 45 episodes, 1992-1998
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HBO television sitcom about Larry Sanders, a talk-show host. This show goes 'behind-the-scenes' to reveal Larry's humorous interactions with the producers and guests. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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15 August 1992 (USA)  »

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El show de Larry Sanders  »

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The first cable series to receive an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Series. See more »

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Hank Kingsley: Can I ask you a question, can I? How would...
Larry: You're not going to go and come back, are you?
Hank Kingsley: How would you feel if I started dating Beverley?
Larry: I'd say it was your business, your life.
Hank Kingsley: Well I'm not into interracial dating, it never works - sex is good but in the mornign cultural differences start to raise their ugly heads.
Larry: I believe the cultural differences would occur with you and any woman Hank.
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Hilarious talk show satire.
13 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Larry Sanders has a broad range of humor. When on camera, the humor comes from how unfunny these characters actually are in front of the camera and how funny the audience finds it. Anyone who watches late night talk shows can relate to the "mock show" portion of each show. The behind the scenes, which makes up most of each episode relies on the situations as well as the dialogue which is usually very funny and well written, like something that would actually be said.

The characters were all very different and well written. Larry Sanders, played subtly and brilliantly by Gary Shandling. Larry is always smiling, whether he's happy or not. He's self centered, but not too much of a jerk. His manager Artie (Rip Torn) is more over the top rude and loud, but he's not an unbelievable character. Then there's Hank (Jeffrey Tambor) who plays second banana to Larry and the talk show, but on this show, often steals the episodes, taking many of the main plot lines, and he is hilarious as the alternate universe Ed MacMahon. Along with these three, there are many other less important characters, all very funny.

Overall, Larry Sanders was usually hysterical, but when not, it was still one of the most brilliant shows on television.


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