Pseudo-European variety show with all the trimmings. Mr. and (the former) Mrs. Laupin and their dimwitted more-American-than-American sidekick Johnny Blue-jeans team up to bring their "... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Thomas Lennon ...  Meredith Laupin 16 episodes, 1997
Kerri Kenney ...  Agatha Laupin 16 episodes, 1997
Michael Ian Black ...  Johnny Blue Jeans 16 episodes, 1997
Betsy Chang Betsy Chang ...  Swimsuit Squad 13 episodes, 1997
Jill Nicklaus Jill Nicklaus ...  Swimsuit Squad 13 episodes, 1997
Kerri Quinn Kerri Quinn ...  Swimsuit Squad 13 episodes, 1997
Mira Tzur ...  Swimsuit Squad 13 episodes, 1997
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Pseudo-European variety show with all the trimmings. Mr. and (the former) Mrs. Laupin and their dimwitted more-American-than-American sidekick Johnny Blue-jeans team up to bring their "European" show to an American audience with hilarious results. As they say "Viva Variety is as American as French Fries... with mayonnaise and vinegar." Written by Joseph Pranevich <knight@wwaves.com>

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Canada | USA

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English | Spanish | Italian | French

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1 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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The Mr. and Former Mrs. Laupin Variety Program See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Underappreciated Gem of Wackiness
9 May 2000 | by BonzoDogSee all my reviews

Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney and Michael Ian Black of the comedy group "The State" did a real variety show that was both homage to and parody of this near-forgotten (in the U.S., anyway) type of TV show. They had name celebrities mixed in with weird novelty acts of the type you can only find at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. They never made fun of the acts, but created characters at whom they could jab. It was too original and weird to survive, alas. I hope they all put together another original creation this good!


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