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The Alan Brady Show (2003)

The writers of "The Alan Brady Show" have to deal with the star's antics.

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Carl Reiner
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Credited cast:
S. Scott Bullock S. Scott Bullock ... Mal (voice)
Carol Leifer ... (voice)
Rose Marie ... The Secretary (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... (voice)
Carl Reiner ... Alan Brady (voice)
Katy Selverstone ... (voice)
Dick Van Dyke ... Webb (voice)
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The writers of "The Alan Brady Show" have to deal with the star's antics.

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Goofs

One of the writers on the show comments that Webb Shockley was the head writer for the entire run of the Alan Brady Show except for five years when he took a leave of absence and was replaced by a writing team made up of Rob Petrie, Sally Rogers, and Buddy Sorrell. However, at various times on The Dick Van Dyke Show, it is established that Sally and Buddy predated Rob's tenure on the show by several years, Rob worked for the show before Richie was born, Richie was at turned six years old during the third season, and Rob, Sally, and Buddy worked on the show for at least two seasons beyond that. See more »

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Spun-off from The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »

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Had a few moments, but overall a waste of time
1 September 2003 | by Captain EdSee all my reviews

Carl Reiner has a long and storied career, but he may always be best known as Alan Brady on the Dick Van Dyke Show. His manic, monomaniacal Alan Brady was one of the most brilliant characters in sit-com history; the episode where Laura reveals that Alan is bald on national TV may be the funniest sit-com episode ever filmed.

All that being said, this animated effort only captures the faint echoes of the brilliance of this character. Maybe if 'The Larry Sanders Show' had never aired (or hell, even 'My Favorite Year'), this would be considered biting satire. As it is, it's just too slow to work. First of all, it misses a live audience, and the timing is all off. Secondly, the 3-D animation style used has very little energy to it. It's almost like watching the effect of Tylenol PM on adults. This needed a much more zany and somewhat less structured animation style in order to capture the energy of Alan Brady ... certainly not Bill Plympton, but something of that kind of kinetic energy.

As it is, it plays a bit like an old Catskills comedian who is working ten years past his natural retirement date. It has its moments, but Carl Reiner is not past his retirement date yet (see Ocean's Eleven), and this should have been done better in order to capture his genius. I gave it a 5 for a couple of laughs.


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TV Land

Country:

USA

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English

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17 August 2003 (USA) See more »

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