The Larry Sanders Show, Season 1Closed Captioning
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The Larry Sanders Show takes you backstage at a fictional late night talk show with real-life guests from movies, music, and television.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoWhat Have You Done for Me Lately?||During a meeting with network executives, Larry is asked to do live commercials to appease his show's sponsors. Reluctant to tamper with the format of his program, Larry worries that they will not work with the style of the show, while Arthur suggests that Hank should be the one to do the spots. However, when that idea is turned down because Hank is already overexposed in the commercial market, Larry is told that the owners are adamant that he be the one doing commercials for the Garden Weasel.||27:32||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoPromise||While preparing comedian David Spade for his fifth appearance on the show, Paula gives him a routine interview about his monologue. Being polite, Larry asks him to drop by his office, but is caught off guard when David actually comes in to chat before heading on his way. Then, while at home watching television with his wife, Larry is disturbed to see David on the Tonight Show doing the same jokes he told to Paula that very afternoon, and just two days before he is to appear on his own program.||24:31||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Spider||While preparing for a show with guest Carol Burnett, Larry is told that spider expert Steve Kutcher will also be appearing with some of his spiders. Asked to participate in a Tarantula Arm Race, Larry's fear of spiders causes him to worry but, when Arthur insists it will get huge laughs from his audience, he tentatively agrees to join in. Meanwhile, after having comedian Jon Lovitz and his date over for dinner, Larry tells Jeannie of his concerns about doing a show with spiders, while she points out hat he would do anything for a laugh.||27:21||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoGuest Host||When Larry asks a comedian and good friend Dana Carvey to host the show during his vacation, Hank is upset about having been passed over for the guest spot once again. Turning to Arthur, Hank insists on being given a chance to audition for the guest host job right then and there, as Larry gives Dana a run down on the show while discussing their fishing trip together later that week. Told to use Larry's office while he is away, Dana is surprised when Hank suddenly appears to remind him that he is there to help during the show whenever necessary.||28:33||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe New Producer||While recuperating from surgery, Arthur is upset with changes in the show made by substitute producer Jonathan Littman, even though the new head of Late Night Programming, Sam Fitsgerald, tells Larry that the network is happy with the new look. As Sam congratulates Jonathan for his pointed critique of the show, Larry asks that Jon's memo be kept from his staff and urges his network boss to go slow with any changes. However, when Phil steals a copy of the memo, panic breaks out among the staff as they begin to fear for their jobs.||27:37||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoFlirt||During an appearance on his show, actress Mimi Rogers claims that she would like to see Larry do a nude scene in a film. While pursuing the idea further, Larry flirts with Mimi and asks her to come back again the next night. Although hesitant about making such an unusual offer, Larry is calmed by Arthur and assured that having her back is a fine idea. Meanwhile, having run out of time for "Seinfeld's" Michael Richards, Larry is saved when Arthur intervenes to prevent an uncomfortable confrontation with the disgruntled would-be guest.||23:38||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoHank's Contract||While in the middle of his contract negotiations, Hank threatens to leave the show unless he gets both a raise and his own golf cart to drive around the studio. Learning of his demands from network lawyer Sheldon Davidoff, both Larry and Arthur mercilessly poke fun at Hank behind his back. Meanwhile, although thanking Larry for some words of encouragement during the show, Hank clears out his office in preparation for leaving.||28:13||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoOut of the Loop||After noticing that his head writer Jerry has been slacking off lately, Larry realizes that he knows little about his show's staff. Pressing Beverly for detail, he is told that Jerry has been having sex on the set with Sally, a new employee on the show. Learning that he was the only one who didn't know about the affair, Larry demands that Arthur help him become more connected with his staff and, going to see Jerry himself, asks him to rethink his romance with Sally or risk losing his job.||22:36||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoTalk Show||As Larry is about to take the stage for his show, Jeannie tells him that his job has ruined their relationship. Claiming that the only way she can get a chance to talk to him is to be booked as a guest; her veiled threats force Larry to cut the monologue short. Confronted by Arthur about why he only did one joke, Larry says his wife is ready to leave him and that he had no other choice if he is to save their marriage. After discussing the difficulties of show business marriages with his guest Catherine O'Hara, Larry hurries back to his wife, leaving Hank to apologize for is erratic behavior.||24:31||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoParty||During a visit to the set, Larry's wife Jeannie invites Arthur and his wife over to their home for dinner the following night. Taken aback by the offer, Arthur asks for some time to consult with Elaine, mindful of the fact that Larry and Jeannie have never once invited them over to their home. Larry insists it will be in reality, he is really uncomfortable with the thought of entertaining Arthur and Elaine, he asks Beverly over for dinner as well to diffuse the tension.||22:39||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoWarmth||After an emotional moment on the air with Richard Simmons to discuss the progress of Hank's new diet, Larry comes across a report on his show's ratings in Arthur's office. Although concerned by the low numbers compared to his competitors, Arthur insists that they mean nothing and insists that Larry forget all about them. However, asked about his image, Jeannie claims it is the hostility bubbling beneath Larry's surface that viewers find attractive.||22:55||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoA Brush With the Elbow of Greatness||While watching the local news, Larry is surprised to learn he has been accused by a woman of rudely pushing her in a supermarket checkout line. Though admitting that he was at the market when Carol Biederman was shoved into a magazine rack, Larry denies having anything to do with the episode she described. Meanwhile, as reporters besiege the show office searching for stories of more rude and violent behavior by Larry, Hank asks to plug a product during the show in order to impress the company's owner.||21:58||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoHey Now||When his announcer Hank Kingsley falls asleep during an interview, late night talk show host Larry Sanders wonders just how committed his sidekick is to the job. After asking his producer, Arthur, to speak with him about the problem, Larry also discovers that Hank owns an expensive home in a neighborhood where he and his wife Jeannie are also looking for a house. Curious as to how he could afford to live in such a high-priced area, he is reminded by Jeannie of all of the commercials that Hank appears in.||21:38||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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this show is great
that character who gave this show one star and said this is for old people is a fool. this show is great, i am 28 so maybe this person is 15 and then i can see why they dont like it. however, i would reccommend the later seasons of this show but since they aren't available get the best of. one of my favorite shows of all time. i feel like if this show was on hbo now it would have been huge but hbo wasn't what it is now back in the mid nineties. if a seinfeld episode is too dated for you then this show might be like the 15 year old says. so you can go get your jonas brothers movie and watch that with your rings, or watch some quality stuff.
One of the all-time best
The series is one of the best in television history with a "warts-and-all" look behind the scenes at a second-rate Tonight Show competitor, The Larry Sanders Show, with Garry Shandling in the lead. Any fan of Shandling should watch this, as he is at his most brilliant: edgy, funny, nervous, depressed, needy. Rip Torn and Jeffrey Tambor are wonderful, unforgettable co-stars. (And to me, the series gets even better after the first season.)
Multidimensional and Hilarious
TV has to smack people in the face nowadays to be recognized as "great". We're mired in a world of crap like "American Idol" and reality TV. People have lost their appreciation for TRUE ART, which this show certainly was. Shandling created some of the most grating, obnoxious, self-centered, and hilarious characters in the backstage of a TV "show within a show" while also allowing true human emotion to show through in contrast. The casting is brilliant, the guest starts are brilliant, this was truly a one-of-a-kind edgy comedy from beginning to end. The highs and lows are engaging and heartwarming, and you feel the angst of the players. It's not just another comedy. It's not just a one-trick pony like Seinfeld. Shandling had the class and good taste to end this show as it peaked. This and the original Gary Shandling show were Gary at his best. Rip Torn has GREAT comedic timing, and showed a wide range of acting ability on this show. This is a "Must Watch" for anyone who takes their TV seriously.
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- Genre: Comedy
- Released: Nov 07, 1992
- © 1992 Partners with Boundaries Productions. All Rights Reserved.
- CCin English