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 TV14 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV14 hours ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV14 hours ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV14 hours ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV14 hours ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Slasher Season 3 Premieres Thurs 23 May on Netflix Former counselors return to the remote Canadian summer camp where they committed a crime long ago, only to find that... Episodes1 day ago Wife Swap: Chauhan vs. Lenoir-Johnson (Paramount Thurs 23 May 2019) Chauhan vs. Lenoir-Johnson: A vegan Hindu wife with children who are obsessed with eating sugar trades lives with a meat-loving... Episodes1 day ago iZombie: dot zom (S5EP4 The CW Thurs 23 May 2019) dot zom: Liv, Clive and Ravi investigate the suspicious death of Cornell Piercey, the head of Piercey Corp, a successful... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.