BEN STILLER SHOW, THE {GARRY SHANDLING} (TV)

Summary

One this series of comedy shows hosted by Ben Stiller, with ensemble cast members Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, and Bob Odenkirk. Throughout this episode, Stiller and other cast members fawn over special guest Garry Shandling -- whom they have fooled into appearing on the show -- only to end up offending him. In the first sketch, "Hair Styling with Bruce," an annoying stylist harasses Gary Coleman while cutting his hair. Next, "Woody Allen's Bride of Frankenstein" examines the relationship troubles of a mummy couple resembling Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, and of their friends, Frankenstein's monster and his bride, who encounter marital difficulties because of the monster's attraction to a young human. Then, in "Club Fredrick: Work It On Out 2-3-4," an energetic fitness instructor and his perky assistant train an elderly man who goes into cardiac arrest after too much aerobic activity. Next, a sleazy talent agent talks Alex Karras into becoming the spokesperson for a company that sells balloons. And in "Cop Stories," a middle-aged policeman enjoys coffee and donuts while gloating during a mundane appearance in traffic court. Next, in "Bad Twist-Ending Theater," a couple of teenagers run wild through the Museum of Natural History, making fun of extinct animals and colonized cultures, until they too are enclosed in a glass box, under observation by aliens. The last sketch is a public service announcement by the network's scruffy mascot, Foxy the Fox. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: FOX
  • DATE: December 6, 1992 Sunday 7:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:23:04
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:55478
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: Fox - TV series, 1992-1993
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Judd Apatow … Executive Producer, Created by, Writer
    • Ben Stiller … Executive Producer, Director, Created by, Writer
    • James Jones … Producer
    • Robert Caplain … Associate Producer
    • Charlotte Roewe … Associate Producer
    • John Fortenberry … Director, For Garry Shandling segments, "Foxy the Fox,", and "Hollywood Agent"
    • David Cross … Writer
    • Jeff Kahn … Writer
    • Dino Stamatopoulos … Writer
    • Robert Cohen … Writer
    • Brent Forrester … Writer
    • Bob Odenkirk … Writer
    • Dweezil Zappa … Music by, Theme Music by
    • Greg OÕConnor … Composer
    • Scott Roewe … Music (Misc. Credits), Additional Music by
    • Ben Stiller … Host, Cast
    • Garry Shandling … Guest
    • Judd Apatow … Cast, Foxy the Fox
    • Gary Coleman … Cast, himself
    • Alvin Hammer … Cast, Hymie
    • Alex Karras … Cast, himself
    • Kelly Mullis … Cast, FrankensteinÕs Date and Endora
    • John F. OÕDonohue … Cast, the Cop
    • Amy Stiller … Cast, the Bride of Frankenstein
    • Becky Thyre … Cast, the MummyÕs Wife
    • Andy Dick … Cast
    • Janeane Garofalo … Cast
    • Bob Odenkirk … Cast
    • Woody Allen
    • Mia Farrow