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Primetime Glick 

Talk-show parody featuring obese host Jiminy Glick, who usually knows nothing about his guests and hurls veiled insults at them during his interviews.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Martin Short ...  Jiminy Glick / ... 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Michael McKean ...  Adrien Van Voorhees 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Brett Gilbert ...  Ladislof 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Jackie Stevens Jackie Stevens ...  Ronette 30 episodes, 2001-2003
David Lee McLain ...  Zoltan 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Alex Baker ...  Carole - Guitarist / ... 17 episodes, 2001-2003
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Storyline

Jiminy Glick, a character first introduced on the The Martin Short Show now has his own show. His gross incompetence and clueless confidence shine in conversations with various celebrities. There's also an opening monologue with Glick that usually involves his bandleader Adrien VanVoorhees (Michael McKean), plus commercial and movie parodies featuring other characters. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

If you think you know Hollywood... You don't know GLICK!

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

Comedy Central | Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2001 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Comedy Central See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jan Hooks , who plays Jiminy Glick's wife Dixie, previously guest starred on Martin Short's short running series The Martin Short Show (1994) See more »

Quotes

[interviewing Mel Brooks]
Jiminy Glick: Now, I have to ask you. What's your beef with the Nazis?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of every episode before the credits roll, Jiminy Glick is always in a steam room with his first guest he had on that show. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Entourage: Fantasy Island (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Joy Ride
(uncredited)
Music by Jack Coles
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Ahead of its time
27 August 2007 | by kegl9113See all my reviews

I can see why this show has such a low rating. When Primetime Glick was on the air, I hated it too. However, I caught some repeats of this under-appreciated gem late one night and laughed long and hard. Maybe my comedic tastes have matured (or devolved) a little, or maybe I appreciate the lampooning of a late night talk show more nowadays since I've lost interest in most of the late shows except for the occasional Conan. What ever it is, if you ever see this show on again, give it a chance. Glick grows on you, and Short's complete immersion into this character is a performance that's up there with Borat or Andy Kaufman's various guises. That said, Glick isn't perfect. When the celebrities he's interviewing try to get in on the act, it doesn't always work. The ones who try their best to pretend Glick is just another late show host, that's where Martin Short can do his best work. Still, the openings of the show that would follow Glick back stage during an intentionally poor first act, and the closings in the steam room were always priceless bits of comedy.


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