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The Dana Carvey Show 

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Riffs on pop culture, politics and even the show's own sponsors.







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Series cast summary:
...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
...  Various Characters / ... 7 episodes, 1996
...  Performer 5 episodes, 1996
Jim Fagan ...  Announcer 5 episodes, 1996
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...  Various Characters / ... 3 episodes, 1996
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A Saturday Night Live alum, Dana Carvey brings his talent for sketch comedy to his own show with "The Dana Carvey Show." Not afraid to be lewd, crude, shrewd, or sophisticated, Dana Carvey and his team (mostly talented unknowns) embark upon a quest to lampoon the President, their sponsors, C-SPAN, and pop culture with their inventive and wacky skits. Written by Sam Hayes <gshayes@mail.gwi.net>

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Brace yourself for the most outrageous comedy show of the year!



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Release Date:

12 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Diet Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show  »

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Did You Know?


After the opening sketch, in which Carvey played Bill Clinton breastfeeding animals, six million viewers changed the channel and the ratings never recovered. According to Stephen Colbert, the next day, Carvey apologized to the cast and crew for ruining their careers. See more »


Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Jack and Jill (2018) See more »

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That other post seems to be forgetting something
21 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

If anyone else remembers the show, then you might remember that Dana made fun of the sponsors for the first 10 minutes of every show (at least that's my memory) Don't you remeber when, right after a mountain dew commercial, he made 3 minutes of mountain-dew-looks-like-p**s jokes? And as we all know from his movie Wayne's World, you don't make fun of the sponsors and get away with it. He had new sponsors every week, and pretty soon nobody would touch his show. Gee, what do you think happens next? Sponsors pay for the show. nobody pays to air the show, the show DOESN"T AIR. don't say that ABC is afraid of letting too much funny out, it's ABC. they needed funny (and they still do) more than [some clever analogy here].

This show is off the air because Dana Carvey expected it, wanted it, and wanted to have fun with it before it got pulled. He wouldn't have messed with the sponsors so much if he didn't want the show to be yanked, he did it anyways because it was insanely funny. That is comedic genius. Not "master of disguise."

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