PRIMETIME GLICK {NATHAN LANE, MOLLY SHANNON} (TV)

Summary

One in this talk-show series hosted by the self-assured, yet incompetent, Jiminy Glick, who is played by comedian Martin Short. In this episode, Glick complains bitterly about tabloid magazines and their "lies" about his half-brother Clay being a shoplifter. As comedian duo Ironhead and Jeff take the stage for their routine, which involves Jeff breaking a series of objects over the elderly Ironhead's crown, Glick is upset to find his thieving sibling in his dressing room. They begin to argue about the magazine story, and things quickly devolve into a slap fight. Glick then hurriedly retakes the stage and dismisses Ironhead and Jeff, then sitting down with actress and comedian Molly Shannon. After Glick ignores a phone call from Jerry Seinfeld, they discuss her various characters on "Saturday Night Live" and inspiration from her dad, their shared love of Judy Garland, whether she enjoys playing pranks, and discussion of his wife Dixie and four alliteratively-named sons.

Short then appears as talk show host Conan O'Brien and expresses his affection for "the guy with the mustache" from "Cheers," also known as John Ratzenberger, and declares that he deserves a star on Hollywood Boulevard. Next, Glick sits down with actor Nathan Lane and questions him at length about his NyQuil television commercial, also touching upon his roles in "The Lion King" (1994) and "The Producers," the current Broadway musical also starring Matthew Broderick. Lane dissolves into helpless laughter as Glick asks him about starring with "that one famous drunk actor," George C. Scott, in the plays "Present Laughter" and "On Borrowed Time." Next is an ad for "Vince McMahon's X-Span," a very aggressive and macho program examining the workings of Congress. Glick enjoys a steam with Shannon, but they are interrupted by Clay, and Shannon is forced to break up another fight between the brothers. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: Comedy Central
  • DATE: July 18, 2001 10:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:73500
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: Showtime - TV series, 2001-2003
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Martin Short … Host, Cast, Jiminy Glick
    • Michael McKean … Cast, Adrien Van Voorhees
    • Nathan Lane … Guest
    • Molly Shannon … Guest
    • Judy Garland
    • Jerry Seinfeld
    • Conan O'Brien
    • John Ratzenberger
    • Matthew Broderick
    • George C. Scott