The Comeback (2005–2014)
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Valerie Does Another Classic Leno 

Valerie goes on Leno to slam "The Comeback" and quit on air.

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Michael Patrick King (created by), Lisa Kudrow (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Kudrow ... Valerie Cherish
Malin Akerman ... Juna Millken
Robert Bagnell ... Tom Peterman
Lance Barber ... Paulie G.
Robert Michael Morris ... Mickey Deane
Laura Silverman ... Jane Benson
Damian Young ... Mark Berman
Lillian Hurst ... Esperanza
Kellan Lutz ... Chris MacNess
Vanessa Marano ... Franchesca
Jason Olive ... Jesse Wood
Kimberly Jeppson ... Shayne Thomas (as Kimberly Kevon Williams)
Anna Belknap ... Sara Peterman
Dan Bucatinsky ... Billy Stanton
Bill Escudier Bill Escudier ... Milo
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Valerie throws a giant party to celebrate the premiere of "The Comeback," and is horrified to discover they have taken nearly ALL of the footage and assembled it out of context, notably footage of her punching Paulie G and the two of them vomiting simultaneously. She vows to quit the show live on air at The Tonight Show , but ends up relishing the spotlight because it is such a huge hit. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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USA

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English

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4 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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Cherish
Written by Terry Kirkman
Performed by The Association
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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i don't do that on tv..
26 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Comeback

The creators Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow is deriving from an already established formula few steps ahead only to not end up with a definite answer. This Eric Rohmer-ness part of the series is what I adore. The rickety chair that this world hinges upon is, against all odds, balanced. Not fair, not sugar-coated, nor surrounded in the pathology that its characters tries to suppress, it is an adequate justice sentenced. The mockumentary theme has been around for a while and reasoning its way in, to the window that is framed as a part of narrative has to be and is pragmatic in here. Addition to that, the writing, the conversations, the small talks, is something that swoops us from the very beginning of the show.

It remains a reality show from head to toe for sure. Every last bit of its cookiness is sprinkled in the sneak peek of show business as an excuse of the character's nature and remains true to its tone throughout this exhaustive journey. It is exhausting, because it is intended to, plus following a character- literally- for this long ought to wear out the formulaic structure it bases the entire series upon. Enters Lisa Kudrow. Her overly hyped narcissistic version of attention seeking celebrity is a gold mine for any actor.

And carving out this character herself, she lives up to the vision she and her co-workers have imagined exceedingly making her the best asset of this show. And if the first season suffered the cliched diseases of such genre, the second one is a polished reboot that overcomes the limitation by first and foremostly dividing the perspective of her journey. Where actually then, supporting characters come under the limelight they deserved completing the series in a whole; The Comeback title stays meta.

Valerie Does Another Classic Leno

I am going to be honest, I didn't think this is where the series would end, in the beginning of the season. But as soon as the episode starts you can easily predict where it will land and ergo you will be thrilled through out until you walk out of the screen feeling euphoric and satisfied with the product.


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