TV Ben Stiller Show, The (Fox-HBO 1992, Janeane Garafolo, Bob Odenkirk) Published 2 years ago on April 2, 2017 Emmy, schmemmy. Comedian Stiller’s sketch comedy show, which won an Emmy for comedy writing after its cancellation, is another fine example of how critical praise and cult status can’t save a show if there aren’t enough people in the cult. Axed by Fox after just 12 episodes (and a “lost” 13th installment that aired later on Comedy Central), the quirkily clever series costarred Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick and Bob Odenkirk, who added original comedy bits, hilarious TV parodies and playful slaps at celebs like Tony Robbins, Kevin Costner and Woody Allen. From “Melrose Heights, 902102402” and “Amish Studs” to “Cops in Egypt” and “America’s Most Suspicious” (hosted by Danny Bonaduce), no television entity was safe from the Stiller gang’s satire. Of course, given that both Melrose Place and Beverly Hills, 90210 were staples of the Fox lineup at that time, perhaps The Ben Stiller Show ruffled too many feathers. Still, many of the sketches proved memorable, including riffs on musicians like Bono and Bruce Springsteen, whom Stiller once hilariously parodied in a Sesame Street-like skit called “Counting with Bruce Springsteen.” Among the best original material were “Low-Budget Tales of Clichéd Horror,” “Bad Twist Ending Theater” and “The Pig Latin Ariety-Vay Ectacular-Spay,” which was the best of the cast’s many Pig Latin-themed shorts. Funny stuff–until the atings-ray ailed-fay to attract an arge-lay ase-bay of iewers-vay. production details USA / Fox-HBO / 13×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 27 September 1992 – 31 January 1993 cast Ben Stiller Andy Dick Janeane Garofalo Bob Odenkirk John F. Donohue Danny Bonaduce Andy DickBen StillerBob OdenkirkDanny BonaduceJaneane GarafoloTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes10 hours ago Your Worst Nightmare: Behind the Barn (S5EP8 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Behind the Barn: When 20-year-old college student Kristy Ray is kidnapped from her home in rural Tippah County, Miss., in... Episodes10 hours ago Ghost Adventures: Gates of Hell House (S15EP12 Travel Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gates of Hell House: The crew investigate intense paranormal activity at “the Freakling Bros., Trilogy of Terror,” an infamous haunted... Episodes10 hours ago Who’s Stalking Me? (Lifetime Sat 23 Feb 2019, Chelsea Ricketts, Michael Welch) Following a near-death experience when an attacker breaks into her home, Amanda can’t shake the feeling that she’s still in... Episodes10 hours ago Ransom: Black Dolphin (S3EP2 CBS Sat 23 Feb 2019) Black Dolphin: The FBI asks Eric to use his negotiating expertise to convince the brainwashed survivor of an internet predator... Episodes10 hours ago Heart of Darkness: Gambling With the Devil (S1EP3 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gambling With the Devil: When the police arrive on the scene, a few blocks from the Isle Casino in Pompano... search EPISODES Episodes10 hours ago Love on the Menu (Hallmark 23 Feb 2019, Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith) When chef Hank makes a deal with frozen food executive Maggie to save his restaurant, their unexpected attraction complicates matters,... Episodes1 day ago Last Man Standing: Arrest Her Development (S7EP15 FOX Fri 22 Feb 2019) Arrest Her Development: Vanessa “helps” Mandy and Kyle look for their first apartment. Meanwhile, Mike is thrilled when Ryan’s good... Episodes1 day ago Texas Flip N Move: Casey And Catrina’s Crafty House Vs. Hayhurst Brothers’ Modern Mother-In-Law (S11EP8 DIY Fri 22 Feb 2019) Casey And Catrina’s Crafty House Vs. Hayhurst Brothers’ Modern Mother-In-Law: Casey and Catrina get a good deal on a piece... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.