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Stella 

A sketch comedy show that follows the absurd adventures of Michael, Michael and David.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Ian Black ...  Michael 10 episodes, 2005
Michael Showalter ...  Michael 10 episodes, 2005
David Wain ...  David 10 episodes, 2005
Heidi Neurauter Heidi Neurauter ...  Stacy 7 episodes, 2005
Andrea Rosen ...  Jennifer 7 episodes, 2005
Samantha Buck ...  Amy 6 episodes, 2005
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A sketch comedy show that follows the absurd adventures of Michael, Michael and David.

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Dumb comedy dressed up in a suit.

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Official Sites:

Comedy Central | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Стелла See more »

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Comedy Central See more »
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In the pilot, Michael, Michael and David's neighbors were Jennifer, Stacy and Karen; Karen was played by Rashida Jones. But after then, Karen disappeared and was replaced by Amy, played by Samantha Buck; nothing else was changed. The pilot was filmed on location in a New York apartment, which explains the differences in lighting and the appearance of the hallway scenes in the subsequent episodes. See more »

Quotes

David: I know I can hunt but can Mike hunt and Mike hunt?
Mountain Man: Of course.
David: No, no, but you say it.
Mountain Man: ...Mike hunt.
[Michael, Michael and David giggle]
Mountain Man: What are you guys laughing at? All I said is "Mike hunt." What's so funny about "Mike hunt?"
[more giggles]
Mountain Man: All right, enough!
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Connections

Spin-off Michael & Michael Have Issues (2009) See more »

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absurd and satirical
29 June 2005 | by sorrybuttSee all my reviews

after a string of filler and hyped failures and like the-prank-show-whose-name-i-don't-remember and hollow men, finally something for a shorter attention span. i've seen stella doing stand up on comedy central and didn't like them, so imagine my surprise and delight when the pilot turned out to be brilliant.

each scene features random clichés (mostly Hollywood conventions) that are fully developed within 10 seconds to 5 minutes. another joke starts before you realize the last one's over, and they are stringed together like this to form scenes within the show. the characters are completely nonchalant about the rules of their world. while all three actors are men, they switch between masculine, feminine, even animal clichés. the show's distinguishing schtick is that random sketches combine to form a storyline.

the show is relentlessly committed to its absurdity and satire. the underlying idea is not unlike traditional spoof comedies ranging from monty python to mel brookes films to the more recent scary movie series, but this is more shamelessly random and faster. the 3 guys are really good. i had a great time with the pilot. my only concern is as the show progresses, how they will be able to come up with as much material for every episode in order to not resort to running jokes.

best show introduced on the network since chappelle. but not for everyone.


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