It's Garry Shandling's Show

Showtime (ended 1990)
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  • It's Garry Shandling's Show is one of the first original programs created by the fledgling Showtime network in the mid-80's to compete with original HBO comedies like Not Necessarily the News. It lasted about 70 episodes. Slightly racier and self-effacing interpretation of several traditional comedy formats including sitcom and talk show, the program was the first to star stand-up comedian Garry Shandling. The show introduced much of the country to Shandling and paved the way for his more successful run as late-night talk show host Larry Sanders on HBO's, The Larry Sanders Show. Awards 1989: CableACE: Best Comedy Series 1989: CableACE: Best Writing in a Comedy Series, award shared with Tom Gamill, Max Pross and Alan Zweibel 1990: CableACE: Best Comedy Series 1990: CableACE: Best Actor in a Comedy Series ----------------------- Theme Song Title: "It's Garry Shandling's Theme" By: Joey Carbone, Garry Shandling, and Alan Zweibel This is the theme to Garry's show, The theme to Garry's show. Garry called me up and asked if I would right his theme song. I'm almost halfway finished, How do you like it so far, How do you like the theme to Garry's show? This is the theme to Garry's show, The opening theme to Garry's show. This is the music that you hear as you watch the credits. We're almost to the part of where I start to whistle. Then we'll watch It's Garry Shandling's Show. This was the theme to Garry Shandling's show. --------------------- FOX reran the Showtime episodes for new installments until 1990. FOX Broadcast History March 1988-July 1989...Sunday 9:00-9:30 July 1989...Sunday 9:30-10:00 July 1989-August 1989...Sun 10:00-10:30 August 1989-March 1990...Sun 10:30-11:00moreless

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  • S 4 : Ep 19

    Driving Miss Garry

    Aired 5/25/90

  • S 4 : Ep 18

    The Talent Show

    Aired 5/18/90

  • S 4 : Ep 17

    The Last Show

    Aired 5/11/90

  • S 4 : Ep 16

    Mad at Brad

    Aired 5/4/90

  • S 4 : Ep 15

    Family Man

    Aired 4/13/90

  • Cast & Crew
  • Garry Shandling

    Garry Shandling

  • Geoffrey Blake

    Lewis (Season 1)

  • Molly Cheek

    Nancy Bancroft

  • Scott Nemes

    Grant Schumaker

  • Michael Tucci

    Pete Schumaker

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Nancy: Garry, I swear, men don't know anything about what it means to be a man. Garry: Great, now there are two sexes I don't know anything about.

    • Garry: How do you decide what's great in bed from what's good in bed? I mean, does size matter? 'Cause, you know, I've got a king-size bed.

    • Garry: Wheat Chex, Rice Chex, Corn Chex, what's the difference? I'm basically cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!

    • Bert: I may not be Wink Martindale. This may not be Tic Tac Dough, but you should have the common courtesy to play Win, Lose or Draw, this is your house Jeff!

    • (Garry wonders why he hasn't seen Gilda lately) Gilda: Oh, I had cancer. What did you have?

    Notes (3)

    • This episode featured a theme song variation, made up to fit the mock new show title of It's Garry and Angelica's Show.

    • Two months after this appearance, Gilda Radner's ovarian cancer (which was in remission) would recur and claim her life in 1989—this episode marks her final television appearance.

    • Guest Bruce Kirby is the father of series regular Bruno Kirby.

    Allusions (5)

    • The title and plot elements emulate Mike Nichols' 1967 film of the same name.

    • The title, guest characters, and plot elements borrow from the original TV series of the same name.

    • The title, silent opening credit sequence, and plot elements borrow from Bernard Malamud's 1952 novel of the same name, later adapted in Barry Levinson's 1984 film.

    • The title is a loose play on Robert Benton's 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer.

    • The title and plot elements are plays on Bruce Beresford's 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • A personal favourite and solely missed.

    By D-LinkUK, Nov 18, 2006

  • This is the review to Garry's show. My review of Garry's show.

    By Dawnsdinosaurs, Sep 17, 2005